View Full Version : How much should one expect to pay per ezine article?
05-13-2004, 08:28 PM
I just have a quick question. I have NO idea what to expect as I have 0% experience in this field.
How much should one expect to pay someone who writes an article for their site or newsletter?
05-13-2004, 09:53 PM
If I write the article, then mucho bucks! :-)
Seriously, you might get away with having the person
promote their website of business by providing them
a link. I think a lot of articles are "published"
For a real dollar price, your might search the web for
05-14-2004, 05:43 AM
For webpage writing/editing you're looking at $50 to $125 per hour with the mid-range being $85.
This depends on what needs to be written, how it will be used, how popular your site is, the experience of the writer and so on.
There are many free article sites. I offer free articles on writing, photography, art and business at http://www.creativecauldron.com/articles.shtml and free articles on website design at http://www.creativecauldron.com/WebsiteNewsletterArticles.shtml
Some other free article sites are:
05-14-2004, 01:42 PM
I moved this thread to Internet Industry where it will hopefully get a better response.
Good luck with everything!
05-14-2004, 05:08 PM
Thanks for the info... I couldn't find the post... lol!
05-21-2004, 10:59 PM
BlackIcicle, I have a whole lot of articles that also can be used:
Personal growth/self-actualization type articles (http://www.thehappyguy.com/self-actualization-articles.html)
Humor articles (http://www.thehappyguy.com/humor-articles.html)
marketing/media-relations/search engine articles (http://www.thehappyguy.com/marketing-articles.html)
If you are interested in any, please email me for an appropriate resource box.
05-22-2004, 12:11 PM
How much you pay for an article will totally depend on your budget. How much can you afford to pay per article? You should set up a writers guidelines page on your website stating specifically what you are looking for, how many word, what rights you will take, and how much you will pay. Set up a separate email address for submissions. Then pick and choose which articles you would like to showcase in your e-zine.
Another method of accepting e-zine articles is to use free content groups. In other words, search sites that allow you to reprint articles for free based on the writer's stipulations. The advantage to this method is that you get free content, and often some good stuff. The disadvantage is that you will be using the same stuff that many other sites are using.
So my word of advice is this: Do BOTH.
Vary your e-zine articles with both free reprint and paid original articles. That way your e-zine stays fresh and your readers want to stay.
If you choose to write your own articles to help promote your e-zine or website, check out this article: thedabblingmum.com/books/marketing_acampaign.htm
05-23-2004, 02:18 PM
Generally as long as you include the author's resource box (their name, site address if any, and short bio perhaps) you can reprint articles that are suitable for your newsletter or site at very little or no cost.
There are a lot of places you can find articles to use on your site. Here are a few:
I did a search using the keywords: "article reprint" and then added "movies" (I think your site has to do with movies? - leave off the quotes in an actual search). You'll still spend plenty of time looking for articles, but if you find authors you like you could always encourage them to submit articles to you directly. Eventually, you'll have more articles than you need.
I do all my own writing in my newsletter, Bits-n-Bites for People Who Chew, and The Daily Bites (which aren't daily, BTW), but I find I have much more to say than time to say it, so it's easy for me.
Here is an example of the page we have posted on my husband's site, Daytrader's Bulletin, with the info regarding reprinting of articles found on that site: http://www.daytradersbulletin.com/html/articles.html
You'll find similar offers on many sites. Hope this helps,
05-27-2004, 09:30 PM
Well...I've just started writing Ezine articles...I can work for free if I have an "about the author" box at the bottom of the article. What's your ezine subject?