Was there really work out there that consisted of a real company needing real copy (articles etc..) that would just pay us straight up for our work? Why all the dog and pony shows?
The failed web based business concepts, and the expensive overly informative, confusing rhetoric that always had a missing piece...
It still seemed like trading time for money was where the earning power was at, and I didn't mind it so much at this juncture, but please hold the fat, give me the skim milk version of writing for money. I was about to throw in the towel. Hubpages wasn't earning me anything, I was writing like mad, and frustrated. I didn't know it at the time but I just needed to steady the course, and be patient- answers will come. And they did, but not like I expected!
One day my friend sent me a link. A real link to a real site that was EXACTLY what I was looking for. You write copy, they pay you once a month (now biweekly) for your consolidated work- no BS, no fat, just pure skill for profit.
I ignored it. Why?
Because it was written in the same market-speak as every other site. Well not exactly but I was in "home based business my A** mode" burned out by the lies of bad marketing guru's selling crap and simply not getting a break (a sale? a click?).
What was ironic was that their site describing the position was dead on.. wow, imagine a company that delivers what they advertise.. It's so rare that I just didn't fall for it. Not at first. The web has a way of doing that. Someone writes a sales letter promising the world and delivering a shell of what you expected, by the time you read the real deal, a no BS company with nothing to hide, and you don't believe it!
My friend, however, still in her infancy of patience and ambition, regardless of my continuous, "that's just another scam" talks with her in messenger chats we had every other day, signed up, rather called them.
Reading this email I started to think about this. I mean could it be that she actually found something this time? Would this be the real thing? I admit my curiosity was heightened at this point, after all what’s the worst that could happen here, I find another disappointment? Or what if it was real and I could actually make money?
By noon three days later she was hired and knowing that I just wouldn't believe her word for it, she sent me the link again, this time with 4 new emails that were "forwarded" from her "welcome package". She also said just call Bob and he'll tell you, this is the real thing man. Ironically it was 2 days from payday and she had written a few "blurbs" that pay 1.00 each @ 100 words and you could even make up the blurb!
She sent me a paypal payment email to prove it and that was when I called Bob myself.