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Idea for a Writers Co-op

  1. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 9 years ago

    I've been thinking (uh-oh) about my writing here at the Hubpages. I have realized that I love to write, and that this is what I want to do to earn an income. Now, I have also come to realize that there is ALOT to learn about SEO, websites, traffic, blah blah blah.
    OK, so for me, it's about the writing, and interacting with the readers (which is what I love most) and I realize that there is going to be alot of my time spent marketing myself, proofing my work, learning how to post RSS, social networking and all that other great stuff. (which is going to take time away from what I do best and want to do)
    So I've decided in the interest of keeping my sanity that as soon as I start making some decent money I am going to reinvest part of that money into hiring someone to do some of the stuff that I'm not good at nor do I really care to do (such as spending time submitting work, blah blah blah)
    So I know there alot of writers here that seem to be very interested in making writing their career too, and I was thinking that those of us that want to "co-op" could maybe hire someone to do this stuff for us- and share the cost.
    What do you think and would you be interested?

    1. nstaylor profile image60
      nstaylorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dorsi,

      I'd like to give this a go. I'm SEO marketeer Liverpool, UK. My site is www.e-blueprint.co.uk. I'd be interested in exploring the possibility some exchange of 'labour'. Good content production is a bug bear for me. I'd also like to create an e-book and relaunch my own site towards the end of the year. 

      It may be the case that I could guide you on the SEO development front and you could proof and edit the documents I send through.Your experience and expected results may also form part of the content i.e. real life view etc and this would form the foundation of an e-book. I would like to make money from the e-book which you or a co-op could share. Alternatively I would be happy to give a lot of the information away for free or perhaps use open-content (if you know this) to do this, just like wikipedia.

      A co-op would be ideal and a good idea to keep in your back pocket as a future website! I would be looking for a slow burn development as I have a lot of other commitments - but happy to explore this with you further...

  2. thranax profile image52
    thranaxposted 9 years ago

    Interesting idea. I love writing too (when i can write something that is) and I love seeing page views etc. But I don't want to spend the time submitting them all to sites and stuff but I know I have to or else I'm not using all my available resources. What I find more interesting is doing that for someone else and getting paid for it. It's a great idea I think smile

  3. Inspirepub profile image80
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    I have heard that there are companies in low-wage countries like the Philippines which employ people to sit at computers all day and just social bookmark stuff. I haven't had time to track one down, but that's definitely something I would love to outsource.


    1. thranax profile image52
      thranaxposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't trust a low-wage company like one in the Philippines to access my information for uploading, uncopyrighted data or anything honestly. Got to be next to crazy to trust even the country your in with that stuff. Best if only a person you know personally does it or you trust one from a higher standard of business or common business sense... (english helps to)

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I received an overseas offer on a freelance site to do social bookmarking 4 hours a day, 7 days a week for $30.00/month. The employer thought that that was a high wage. (?)