Seeking $$ Writers and Picture/Video Curators for Pay

Discussion in 'Community Cooperative' started by Drastic, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Drastic

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    Genre: Mostly American news and right wing politics, entertainment (celebs,media), and opinions.

    Forum Software: Custom system.


    Paid Position (yes/no): Yes

    If Paid, How Much: $5 per approved article and $2 per approved picture gallery or video.

    How do you wish to be contacted: Inbox here.

    Descriptions...

    Writers:
    Your job is to write a few paragraphs that summarize a story in your own words. Just login, pick a story, read it, then write it real quick and that's it.

    The stories have the title, picture, and quote already inserted for you. Our stories are 500-700 words, but that includes the quote which is usually 100-200. This is something most people can do in 15 minutes since you don't create any pictures or find stories on your own. There's no research or anything else involved. There's directions in each story to give you a quick guideline to makes things go faster. It's literally the easiest writing job you can do.

    Content curators:
    We accept video and picture gallery uploads. Approved content pays $2 per approved item. Galleries are 15+ pictures. Videos are whatever is hot/trending at the moment.

    If you know how to download videos from FB, Twitter, or YouTube, then this will be super easy for you.

    Minimum payout is $25 and paid via PayPal.

    If interested in writing, then send a writing sample to my inbox here. It can be a link to something you've written on a website.

    If interested in content curating, then sign up and upload content. If it's approved, then you'll see earnings in your stats.

    If you're not earning much on your own website, then write a few articles for us and invest that money into your own site.

    If you made it this far, then the site you'll work on is https://TrendingViews.com


    Here's a screenshot of what we've paid out so far.
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  2. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    curious, what software are you using for your site?
     
  3. Drastic

    Drastic Habitué

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    https://www.mechbunny.com/tube-script out of the box, then had a ton of custom mods added that don't usually come with the standard product. It's $499 to start, but I paid about $1500 years ago when it came out and was one of the first scripts like this. It powers some sites that do over a million users per day. It's a pretty good script. It probably cost us about $6-10k to get this built the way we want from designs to coding etc... I could've just used WordPress with some premium plugins, but this was so much easier to scale and was built exactly to our needs. No bloat whatsoever.

    We ditched an XF site with thousands of posts to use this instead. Made more sense for our type of site/content. We still have the forum live and plan to import the old content, but not in the form of a forum. Maybe as articles with comments or something else....not sure yet. It may not even be worth it.
     
  4. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    thanks for the reply.. i havent heard of that script before, interesting.
     
  5. Drastic

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    It's been out for maybe 15 years. If you only run forums, then there's not really any reason you would've heard about it. They don't advertise or anything, but they're well known in the niches that mostly use them. Kinda like how XF is popular among forum builders. These guys are popular among people who run picture/video sites.
     
  6. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    Once upon a time I ran a video site... a long long time ago..even made some money off it but closed it eventually..

    Using a script called phpmotion back in 2012..
     
  7. Drastic

    Drastic Habitué

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    Current rates: $6 per article or $3 per thousand views. Go with the pay per article plan now, switch to per views later when we're bigger.

    Work required: short 400 word articles. Writers can pitch their own stories or be assigned stories that I hand pick for our audience.

    Very easy work. Looking for team of people to stick around as we grow. Growth = increased rates for writers.

    Hit me up if you're familiar with American news/politics, entertainment, tech/sci, inspiring viral stories, or would like to do some opinions pieces.
     
  8. VICE

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    Damn, those are some awesome offers but unfortunately I'm far left. :(
     
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  9. Drastic

    Drastic Habitué

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    No worries. We've had a few people sign up and then realize we were on opposite sides. I'm glad you read that part first!
     
  10. PoetJC

    PoetJC ❤ Jacq Owns The Beanstalk ❤

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    Do you even accept article submissions that are written from a more liberal perspective? Or are only right-wing viewpoints welcome? Also when you say:
    Where exactly do you pick stories? Is there a todo topics list of sorts? I think we may have chatted briefly about this before. I'm kinda interested in writing for you, but generally the majority of my views is quite liberal, especially as concerns social issues...

    J.
     
  11. Drastic

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    We have a mostly right-wing audience, so posting news/social issue stories from a liberal perspective wouldn't make sense.
     
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  12. PoetJC

    PoetJC ❤ Jacq Owns The Beanstalk ❤

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    Give them something to scream and yell and (most importantly) post about? :morganna: Lol

    J.
     
  13. Drastic

    Drastic Habitué

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    They can go to a liberal site for that.
     
  14. PoetJC

    PoetJC ❤ Jacq Owns The Beanstalk ❤

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    Actually... One thing I'm noticing about your site's content is that though the niche is aimed at a mostly conservative audience - the bulk of articles that I've peeped are not at all sharing right-wing views. With the exception of a few of the synopsis-like blurbs at the beginning of some pieces, it seems rather a reporting of news stories that *may* inspire right-wing political commentary. The content itself actually seems a bit sedate and a simple reporting of the story's "facts" as opposed to offering any author-inspired, conservative commentary or viewpoint. Kinda reminds me of the old FNC tagline: "We report. You decide." And IF that's the sorta writing you're looking for, I could probably come up with some interesting content without expressing my tendency towards an extreme socially liberal political philosophy...

    Thoughts?

    J.
     
  15. BioWarfare

    BioWarfare The uphill battle

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    You know, the first thing I noticed about that site is that looks like a lot of porn sites. Is mech bunny's tube script what they use? If so, makes a lot of sense why most porn hubs look the same.
     
  16. PoetJC

    PoetJC ❤ Jacq Owns The Beanstalk ❤

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    Hmm... Speaking of the naughtiness... Interesting article idea... Our great President planning a political rally of sorts near the Alabama border next week. Tacit endorsement of the embattled Moore, who would obviously serve in a greater capacity for the ideal of Trump's stalwart America First philosophy? Why can't the libtards simply embrace the wonderful concept of making America Great again after the failed leadership of Barrack Obama? :mad::D:confused:

    J.
     
  17. Drastic

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    It is Mech Bunny! I wanted something lightning fast that handled pictures/videos well, then had a custom article module built....along with a million other custom mods.

    My writers are going to LOVE the next version that's coming out. It's all about them.
     
  18. Drastic

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    Some stories are better with just the facts, then letting readers spark the conversation one way or the other, with probably 90% of it being moderate/right.

    I'm testing the realm of eliminating the commentary and saving that specifically for opinions pieces. I think people really just want the facts these days. But then there's the part where you want your writers to have a true voice and not sound robotic. Finding the appropriate spots for commentary/snark while providing an easy to read fact-based story is the key.

    While some of the new stories don't have as much commentary, the topics themselves favor the right wing - specificially those in the politics category.