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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-08-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By Flo
I guess I was just born with a SCAM-dar that 99%...

I guess I was just born with a SCAM-dar that 99% of people on this site don't seem to have. As from the first post it was obvious this was a scam (hello....poor English, a high fee, and "consistent...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-06-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,968
Posted By Flo
You're nicer than me. I wouldn't have paid them...

You're nicer than me. I wouldn't have paid them anything :) You don't follow directions, you don't submit on time, and you don't produce the quality of work I need, you don't get paid. That's how it...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-06-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By Flo
Either that or your own sites. I run my own...

Either that or your own sites.

I run my own sites. They alone bring in $3,000 a month or more from AdSense and private advertisers. My other income comes from private clients, most of whom I've...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-06-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,682
Posted By Flo
Completely agree. They won't be around long.No...

Completely agree. They won't be around long.No advertising, so no income coming in, yet hiring many writers. Just another of those "let's get rich quick" companies from blogs, who don't have much...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-06-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By Flo
Add me as number 4. :) Love Hostgator. Their...

Add me as number 4. :)

Love Hostgator. Their customer service is awesome, I've never had downtime on any of my sites and for $9.99 a month, I host 7 enormous sites.

I wouldn't go with anyone...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-06-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By Flo
I wouldn't worry about it. Wisegeek isn't going...

I wouldn't worry about it. Wisegeek isn't going to be around much longer, and they know it.

They've lost almost50% of their page views since Panda (don't believe me - look at Quantcast.com) and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-03-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By Flo
Log in is on their main page - examiner.com, in...

Log in is on their main page - examiner.com, in the upper right hand side ;)

I write their very occasionally but page views are terrible. All you have to do is read their forums and it's nothing...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-02-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,753
Posted By Flo
Wouldn't worry about them making revenue share...

Wouldn't worry about them making revenue share off your articles. My guess is they'll shut down completely before mid-2012. They're bleeding money.

WiseGeek too is in trouble. They're dead in the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-29-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,840
Posted By Flo
Absolutely agree. I haven't used Google since...

Absolutely agree. I haven't used Google since Panda.

Yahoo is much more reliable now. You can actually find what you're looking for on the first page instead of having to wade through pages of...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-26-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,318
Posted By Flo
It's a scam. anyone with any common sense can see...

It's a scam. anyone with any common sense can see that. The next thing they'll want is you to send them money.

I mean honestly, why would ANYBODY pay someone $400 a week to write an article for...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-23-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By Flo
LOL, I'm with ya. I never share leads. Ever....

LOL, I'm with ya. I never share leads. Ever. Ever. Ever. But, then again, that's maybe why I also make upwards of $4,000 a month freelance writing - I'm not competing with thousands of other people...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-21-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 867
Posted By Flo
I have a fully-loaded Acer 10 inch netbook (best...

I have a fully-loaded Acer 10 inch netbook (best one you could buy at the time). It's fast, has an amazing amount of memory (I have 200 computer games stored on it and thousands of photos, and it's...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-18-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By Flo
Wisegeek was hit and continues to be hit. They...

Wisegeek was hit and continues to be hit. They haven't had positive page views since Panda.

Eventually, they'll go under, just like almost every content farm is as much of their material is...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-11-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Flo
Just post your articles elsewhere and forget...

Just post your articles elsewhere and forget about them, as Populis sure as heck isn't going to be paying for them, so they don't own them. (Associated Content still buys, and if they don't you can...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-09-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By Flo
Wow, now I was giving you the benefit of the...

Wow, now I was giving you the benefit of the doubt before but you've proven that I shouldn't have. You're an idiot.

You're STEALING people's photographs whether 100 other people are doing the same...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-08-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By Flo
>>I would like for you to include some form of...

>>I would like for you to include some form of image in each post and maybe a video here and there if it fits. You can just grab the image from Google Images, so that part will be easy.>>
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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-08-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Flo
Articles with this many keywords get demoted on...

Articles with this many keywords get demoted on Google, so clients who ask for them obviously have no idea how internet search works. :)
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-08-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Flo
anng, Populis seems to have died a quick death....

anng, Populis seems to have died a quick death. Articles still in review and nothing to write for almost a month now.

I'm about to publish the couple of articles I have stuck in limbo at Populis...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-08-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By Flo
There's a reason Demand Studios has a reputation...

There's a reason Demand Studios has a reputation as the worst content farm to work for. I ditched them months ago as I abhor their business practices. Plus not one of my professional writer friends...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-08-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,856
Posted By Flo
You can't plagiarize common phrases, but the...

You can't plagiarize common phrases, but the idiots at WiseGeek think you can. They're an amateur organization though, so not surprising really. If you ran any article from CNN, New York Times or a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-05-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Flo
Lisa, there's nothing you need to know except...

Lisa, there's nothing you need to know except Demand treats their writers, titlers and editors like garbage. It's no wonder they're known as the worst content farm site to work for anywhere and have...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-05-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By Flo
I'm in First Look but haven't seen anything worth...

I'm in First Look but haven't seen anything worth writing since they put me in there. I don't even look anymore.

DS can boot me. Don't care. There are better sites that don't treat their writers...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-02-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Flo
It's ILLEGAL and no professional writer would...

It's ILLEGAL and no professional writer would sign up for this.

You should also report her to Elance as spinning articles is not allowed. People who do this are known as 'blackhatters' and, like I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-02-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,987
Posted By Flo
There ya go. That was easy :) As a group,...

There ya go. That was easy :)

As a group, get together and contact the Decatur police dept if you're sure that's where she lives. If you don't, she'll continue scamming other people, IMO.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-02-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,987
Posted By Flo
Ah, good to know. Thanks for doing that :)

Ah, good to know. Thanks for doing that :)
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-02-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,987
Posted By Flo
You'll notice she's stopped posting anything or...

You'll notice she's stopped posting anything or replying to anyone since I mentioned reporting her to the FBI, LOL. Absolutely 100% a scammer.

BTW, if you do decide to report her and, if I was in...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-02-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,987
Posted By Flo
Annie, yes, you're absolutely correct. ...

Annie, yes, you're absolutely correct.

But....if you can't find the IP, the group who are being scammed could forward all their emails to the FBI. And, yep, I know that sounds really stupid, but...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-01-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,231
Posted By Flo
First prize, for the dumbest thing I've seen...

First prize, for the dumbest thing I've seen online all day. LOL
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-01-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Flo
Amber, I wouldn't waste time fighting HER either....

Amber, I wouldn't waste time fighting HER either. She's just a scammer.

If I was you, and others, I would however contact her client and also the police dept in her town (town trackable via IP on...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-01-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,987
Posted By Flo
While "me and my team of writers enjoy making...

While "me and my team of writers enjoy making money"? Really. Have you PAID them yet. Of course you haven't because you are a scammer.

BTW, for anyone who is being scammed by her, you should be...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Flo
Oh and btw, if you don't get paid, make sure you...

Oh and btw, if you don't get paid, make sure you contact the client you were writing for thru her and tell them she never paid you. That way, she won't be getting work from them again or being paid...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-01-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Flo
Sorry to say it but you are all far too trusting....

Sorry to say it but you are all far too trusting. Of course she's "nice", scammers always are nice. That's how they rope people in. I've met some of the world's worst scammers - nicest people you'd...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-01-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,987
Posted By Flo
Amazing she has time to post garbage, but doesn't...

Amazing she has time to post garbage, but doesn't have time to pay people, eh? And from her tone, she knows she's scamming, and she knows you know she is.

thank heavens my parents brought me up to...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-01-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,231
Posted By Flo
She's showing every sign of being a scam artist....

She's showing every sign of being a scam artist. I'd run quickly from this woman.

She's not responding to emails (when was the last time you didn't get an email??? I get ALL my emails) and then...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-18-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Flo
DS has fired most of their writers. Of...

DS has fired most of their writers.

Of course, the ones still writing over there think they'll still get work. They won't.

They've stopped putting up new articles on eHow and, like Mallory...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-18-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,324
Posted By Flo
Honestly, I'm not meaning to be brutal, but if...

Honestly, I'm not meaning to be brutal, but if you can't figure out how to write using SEO, then you will never be a successful online writer. Being able to get page views for a client is what makes...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-18-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Flo
I wonder if it's the time you're trying to claiim...

I wonder if it's the time you're trying to claiim them?

I signed up with MC a couple of weeks ago and there were at least 100 articles to claim from but, when I saw the low low pay, I didn't...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-18-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By Flo
I know three people who used to write for them...

I know three people who used to write for them but stopped as they say there is never any work and their pay is always late. I've heard the owners are nice though.

Other than that, I don't know...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-18-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,790
Posted By Flo
Wow, you're really clueless aren't you. I"M...

Wow, you're really clueless aren't you.

I"M out of line???? LOL.

This company has managed to pay us late FOUR times in the last couple of months. Yesterday is just one more example of a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-18-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,682
Posted By Flo
Wow, you guys must be DESPERATE for money. The...

Wow, you guys must be DESPERATE for money. The pay on this 'job' is so low it's beyond insulting. She's all over AC as well asking for her 400 writers. Most people just ignored it as they could all...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-18-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,790
Posted By Flo
Anng, if I was you, I'd give them another week or...

Anng, if I was you, I'd give them another week or so and then just publish your articles elsewhere. If they don't pay for them, they don't get to keep them. That's what I plan on doing with my...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-18-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,790
Posted By Flo
They're also late with payments AGAIN today. They...

They're also late with payments AGAIN today. They only owe me for a few and they can't even pay that on time.

Crap doesn't even begin to describe Populis.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-10-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By Flo
I did try to look at it for you, but it won't...

I did try to look at it for you, but it won't load for me at all.

Don't know if it's the flash but all I'm getting is a blank white screen and my browser just keeps trying to load and load and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-07-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,200
Posted By Flo
LOL. I actually don't have any complaints today....

LOL. I actually don't have any complaints today. (Except I'm sick of content farms taking advantage of writers and paying them slave labor wages :)

I just had money arrive in my PayPal account...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-07-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,294
Posted By Flo
It's not worth my time ( I've written online for...

It's not worth my time ( I've written online for 10 years and have never worked for that low a rate). And I was kind of disappointed as so many people on here were banging on about how good it was,...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-07-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,294
Posted By Flo
I signed up for MC a few weeks ago, realized they...

I signed up for MC a few weeks ago, realized they only pay 4 bucks per article (I've NEVER been paid that low on any site I work for) and promptly left.

I'm still amazed at the people who go on...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-07-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Flo
I also host with HostGator. Phenomenal company. I...

I also host with HostGator. Phenomenal company. I have no complaints and recommend them to anyone who asks. For $10 a month for unlimited websites, you can't beat it and their help desk is excellent.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-06-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,644
Posted By Flo
Um, yep. Because if you think DS is out to help...

Um, yep. Because if you think DS is out to help anyone, yes, I do believe you, or anyone else who believes they are, is naive. It's not an attack, it's simply a fact.

DS is a business whose only...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-06-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,644
Posted By Flo
Absolutely true. Anyone that thinks DS is out to...

Absolutely true. Anyone that thinks DS is out to "help" anyone is extremely naive, IMO.

DS is out to make money for DS and for Richard Rosenblatt, the scumball who owns the company. While he sits...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-06-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,644
Posted By Flo
Whoops, sorry. Didn't mean that to come off as...

Whoops, sorry. Didn't mean that to come off as harsh as it sounded, and not really directed at you :) Sorry.

I just hate everything Demand stands for. They treat their writers like crap, always...
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