Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Unique content and earnings

  1. #1
    Aquarezz's Avatar
    Aquarezz is offline Master Net Builder
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    3,846
    Blog Entries
    4
    Thanks
    683
    Thanked 590 Times in 462 Posts

    Unique content and earnings

    Hi,
    Do you guys think it's worth all the effort to make a quality site with thousands of unique articles?
    It takes time, but does it pay off?

    A site like tech-faq...well that started before most other came, but if I would start it, it would be like over some days/weeks.. so hard to become good in Google...

    Or not?

    What do you guys think about this?

  2. #2
    Mike Dammann's Avatar
    Mike Dammann is offline Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Geographically flexible
    Posts
    963
    Blog Entries
    3
    Thanks
    237
    Thanked 182 Times in 148 Posts
    It all depends. If you want long term success vs. immediate income, I highly recommend doing what you suggested and start something of quality first. Many have created half hearted sites and got burned out, because the promotion part was too much work.
    If you have something that can carry itself once properly promoted, you have a sure winner and you can get to the point where building content and managing the site will be the main part of you work.
    If you are an expert at marketing and have a lot of sites, you can definitely focus on that as well. It really depends on where your strength lies and then I do suggest to put your best foot forward. Whichever one that foot might be.

    Mike
    For blood type dating go here. If your blood type is rhesus negative, go there. If you are bored and feel like liking a Facebook page, hit this one.

  3. #3
    Shenron's Avatar
    Shenron is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    1,900
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    561
    Thanked 548 Times in 368 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by firetown View Post
    If you want long term success vs. immediate income, I highly recommend doing what you suggested and start something of quality first.
    It's all summed up in here.
    Almost 2 years ago I decided I'd take the risk and stop thinking on 30 bucks here and there.

    Today I can't complain, and probably, 2 years from now I'll complain even less, so my answer is YES, you should work on quality content sites... afterall there aren't many around...

  4. #4
    Aquarezz's Avatar
    Aquarezz is offline Master Net Builder
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    3,846
    Blog Entries
    4
    Thanks
    683
    Thanked 590 Times in 462 Posts
    Alright, I will look into this
    And I won't make a new topic, but do people pay a lot for unique articles or not?

    Greetz

  5. #5
    Ash's Avatar
    Ash
    Ash is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    La-La Land
    Posts
    223
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 63 Times in 44 Posts
    I still believe its the question of "What works for you".

    You don't really need a pure content powered site in order to succeed, you can even succeed with a proxy network, a database driven site or a concept driven site.

    You just need to be sure:

    1. Of what your promoting.
    2. How your going to promote it.
    3. How much time your going to wait for the results.

    Its always a waiting game, the folks who are patient win.

    I know this from my own personal experience

  6. #6
    Will.Spencer's Avatar
    Will.Spencer is offline Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,033
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    1,010
    Thanked 2,327 Times in 1,258 Posts
    Those are some great posts in this thread!

    I focus on two things:

    To succeed, whatever you do must add value to your customers. This can be done with content or with a script or with a service; really this can be done in an almost unlimited number of ways. The more value you add, the more "defensible" your market position will be. "Thin" sites that don't add much value have to fight constantly to keep their rankings.

    The second thing I focus on is my own interests. If I'm not interested in a topic, I have a really hard time forcing myself to work on it. A few months ago I bought a web site for $8,500 -- only to realize that I have very little interest in it. That's $8,500 down the drain.


    On a very pragmatic level, I like services for near-term revenue and web sites from a large-payoff perspective. Unless you're independently wealthy, you still have to pay the bills while you build your web empire.

    Regarding article pricing -- I think that two to three cents a word is pretty common, but I see as low as 1c/w and as high as 5c/w regularly. Occasionally I will see a much higher rate request, but I tend to ignore those.
    Submit Your Webmaster Related Sites to the NB Directory
    I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

  7. #7
    Aquarezz's Avatar
    Aquarezz is offline Master Net Builder
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    3,846
    Blog Entries
    4
    Thanks
    683
    Thanked 590 Times in 462 Posts
    Thanks, but I mean more.. I write for example 5 or 10 articles about 'X' (a topic) ... how much will people give average?
    I know this variates from niche articles, but you got maybe a better idea as you're in the article business

    Greetz

  8. #8
    Will.Spencer's Avatar
    Will.Spencer is offline Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,033
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    1,010
    Thanked 2,327 Times in 1,258 Posts
    Just do the math. Ten 300 word articles at 2c/w is $60.00. Five 500 word articles at 3c/w is $75.00.
    Submit Your Webmaster Related Sites to the NB Directory
    I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

  9. #9
    Ash's Avatar
    Ash
    Ash is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    La-La Land
    Posts
    223
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 63 Times in 44 Posts
    At this point i'd like to re-assert that there's no "magic pill".

    Just by creating a site and having fresh content on it, you don't succeed.

    Try to equate means with goals.

    egz: What are you good at?

    Can you provide people some useful information on a particular topic or run a portal on a topic, are you passionate?

    Similarly, can you achieve your earnings target by setting up a site on that niche, also, does the niche have enough search data?

  10. #10
    Mike Dammann's Avatar
    Mike Dammann is offline Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Geographically flexible
    Posts
    963
    Blog Entries
    3
    Thanks
    237
    Thanked 182 Times in 148 Posts
    You need to attract traffic. Plain and simple. If you attract the *right* traffic, you will make money.
    *How* you do it all depends on you and your style.
    My style will not work for you and vice versa.
    You can focus on traffic from search engines or branding yourself and keep getting traffic as long as you keep your site fresh or maintained.
    I have seen people get huge results with minimal effort because they were able to produce content others liked.
    I have gotten great results with Costa Rica related blogs. Costa Rica is something I know about and there was not much competition.
    Many people here target the harder keyterms to get top adsense clicks and some succeed while others fail.
    Key is to find a strategy that works for YOU and makes YOU money.
    For blood type dating go here. If your blood type is rhesus negative, go there. If you are bored and feel like liking a Facebook page, hit this one.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What is unique content?
    By Mac in forum Content and Writing
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 7 June, 2013, 00:13 AM
  2. [WTS] $247 Earnings last February - $1714 Earnings for 2009
    By Pacman131 in forum Sites
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11 March, 2010, 16:32 PM
  3. [WTB] Websites with Unique Content - PR2+
    By 5starpix in forum Sites
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29 December, 2009, 15:47 PM
  4. What is unique content?
    By Nielsi in forum Building
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 21 July, 2009, 22:24 PM
  5. [WTS] Established Website ~ Quality Content and Earnings
    By kentuckyslone in forum Sites
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 4 February, 2009, 10:35 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •