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Old 05-18-2006, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by annking

Me and another girl have been wondering just what the hell they want at AC too. I normally get Burns as editor and he's usually fair with me. She gets Burns on occassion and he gives her the lowest offers of all the editors.

I seem to get offered less for the stupid Calls for Content than I do just writing what "I" want to write...even if I come at the piece with a totally different angle than most other writers are..I get crap offers. I also get lower offers from the other editors too. Burns and Leah seem to be the fairest with their offers.

I make better money by writing about things that I'm actually interested in. I rarely load my stuff with keywords because frankly I write for people not for d**n search engines.

If you're still getting offers of $6-$8, consider yourself lucky, because mine are getting a lot lower than that. I'm not new to writing but I am new to content writing. I do enjoy it but I mostly do it because it pays. I hate to admit that, but it's the truth. I'd rather work on short stories or a great novel, but right now this is what's paying me so I continue to do it.

I told my friend that I don't think I will waste my time doing keyword searches anymore because I don't see where spending the time to do that has paid off. I write what sparks my interest now.

I seriously don't know what they want so I'm just going to write..LOL..I have a whole other rant of my own, but I won't invade your rant with mine. I may start a whole new rant thread about it though...after I cool off a bit. [img]smileys/smiley36.gif[/img]

Oh, and I haven't had any rejections (yet) but my friend has. Then she goes through all the keyword research bit, gathers all the results and emails them back with her proof. She keeps saying that one day they will ban her completely because she's anal retentive about the stuff. LOL..

I know this doesn't help, but we all seem to be getting the same results. Then there are those on the forum there that claim $10 is a low offer for them... I wish that was my lowest offer. [img]smileys/smiley7.gif[/img]
Hi Ann,
Associated Content offered me on average $10 to $14 when I first started writing for them. The offers have gone down since then. I have also noticed that even some of the topic requests from them haven't got any higher offers.

One editor actually rejected a article that I wrote that was on a topic that they requested then he claimed that people weren't searching for that information on the internet or something among those lines. I was quite surprised.

I don't love keyword articles, but it isn't the worst job in the world. I hope that AC improves somehow. I'm seriously considering writing ebooks instead or something. Leah is my favorite editor, but I notice that she isn't in charge of the dating and relationships section anymore.

I hope that you have a wonderful day. Thank you for taking time to reply.

- Michelle

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