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by gators18
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Conclusions
Replies: 8
Views: 3280

Re: Conclusions

It's a standard content mill tactic. Keep writers down and hungry so they feel obligated to take those lower paid pool orders for the "chance to move up."
by gators18
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Conclusions
Replies: 8
Views: 3280

Re: Conclusions

Yeah, the conclusions on list style articles seems weird to me too, but I just wrap it up in 2-3 sentences. You have to use a conclusion on all articles. This is a made up fantasy by a single editor and not part of the guidelines. I have a format that sells well here and elsewhere. They pass throug...
by gators18
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Conclusions
Replies: 8
Views: 3280

Re: Conclusions

Yeah, the conclusions on list style articles seems weird to me too, but I just wrap it up in 2-3 sentences. You have to use a conclusion on all articles. This is a made up fantasy by a single editor and not part of the guidelines. I have a format that sells well here and elsewhere. They pass throug...
by gators18
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Suggestions or Requests
Topic: A plea to CC editors
Replies: 7
Views: 4732

Re: A plea to CC editors

Then you have the psycho editor making up requirements that aren't in the guidelines and aren't used by other editors. Make sure your article doesn't get reviewed on Friday night if it doesn't have a conclusion.
by gators18
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Site Renovations Writer's Suggestions
Topic: 40 percent of people abandon a website
Replies: 0
Views: 3496

40 percent of people abandon a website

that takes more than three seconds to load.

These slow servers are costing sales and harming the site's credibility.
by gators18
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Will I lose full license if....
Replies: 9
Views: 4037

Re: Will I lose full license if....

Thank you! I have gone back and priced my articles higher according to word count, and have made Unique and Full Rights the same price, with Usage rights half that amount. I sold all of my articles back in 2005 when I joined, but I think the competition is higher now that I've returned! But hopeful...
by gators18
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Stolen Articles
Replies: 11
Views: 5326

Re: Stolen Articles

Hey everyone! A client of mine just let me know that an article he purchased had long ago been scraped and posted here: m I've contacted CC and the site, and I'm just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions. I know that Google has a copyright removal page. Has anyone every successfully used i...
by gators18
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Review Times Seem Slow
Replies: 9
Views: 4175

Re: Review Times Seem Slow

yeah, I had to mess with it a bit. I sat there for 2 weeks wondering what was up with my resubmission. Whoops. I think I finally unchecked "unique" to get it to go through. I take my last post back. You don't have to mess with 0. You do need to uncheck "unique". If you did $10 u...
by gators18
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Review Times Seem Slow
Replies: 9
Views: 4175

Re: Review Times Seem Slow

So, I just realized that the article that I had resubmitted after a revision didn't resubmit. So, I tried again. No dice. It took a couple weeks for it to get reviewed in the first place, so maybe these issues are causing a backlog for review. I had that happen to me and finally I contacted support...
by gators18
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Do Author Bylines on Usage Only Articles Help/Hurt Sales
Replies: 8
Views: 4552

Re: Do Author Bylines on Usage Only Articles Help/Hurt Sales

Think of it from a buyer's POV: Does the byline add value to them? Unless someone here that I haven't noticed is a widely renowned expert in the field, no. So no one is buying an article BECAUSE of a byline on it. Are there at least some buyers who won't want to put up someone else's byline? Almost ...
by gators18
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Anyone doing these G/O Digital Requests?
Replies: 38
Views: 14568

Re: Anyone doing these G/O Digital Requests?

$25*.65/500=.0325 (originally $20*.65/500=.026)

For a rush request with a huge list of requirements up to CC's quality standards? Sorry, but that's a lower bid than Textbroken drivel and also less than people are receiving on spec articles here even when accounting for not selling 100%.
by gators18
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Usage paid for 0.00???
Replies: 5
Views: 2770

Re: Usage paid for 0.00???

I wrote to support as well, but I'm not sure they'll get to me any time soon. This is my problem. An article sold twice in the last week, both times for Usage. The first time, it went through alright, the second time (a couple of days later) it said that my usage fee is 0.00 so I got 0.00. Erhm. Wh...
by gators18
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Questions About Rejections
Topic: Are Conclusions Always Necessary?
Replies: 8
Views: 6036

Re: Are Conclusions Always Necessary?

I never do a conclusion, and I think it's not helpful to the client on a spec piece. Why? Because you don't know exactly what conclusion they want the reader to draw. Is it a call to action to read more of their blog, contact them about a product or service, feel enabled to to it themselves, or just...
by gators18
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: fairly priced spec vs. underpriced team: which is better
Replies: 57
Views: 20582

Re: fairly priced spec vs. underpriced team: which is better

I don't like to comment on what people should or shouldn't sell their work for. It's personal. I don't mind saying that, for myself, I tend not to go below the $20 sale price--but it depends. There might be a bulk job--product descriptions or something that I might tackle on a rainy weekend. Of cou...
by gators18
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: November Pay?
Replies: 11
Views: 5404

Re: November Pay?

Hi MKatz. It's Nov 17, so I'm watching if my payout goes through this time. CC normally pays on time. In my case, it's the 2nd and the 16th of every month, and I've been writing for this site for years. Hmm, could be PayPal-related perhaps? I'll post when my payout gets credited to my PayPal accoun...