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    Article Directory Managers Take Stand Against Private Label Content
    Copyright © 2006, Bill Platt

    You may use this image in your ezine or website if you choose to publish my article. --- Bill Platt
    You may use this image in your ezine or website if you choose to publish my article. Click here to see the picture full-sized.--- Bill Platt
    Every now and again, people come to my site and complain about 
    the high price of ghostwriting. Then they run off to Elance to 
    hire a writer for $5, $10 or $15 an article.
    Sometimes they try to stand me down and push my prices down to 
    that of another ghost writer. I don't play along. My ghostwriting 
    prices are as low as they are going to go.
    I understand that a business person must try to keep their costs 
    down, but there is another side to this.
    Writers are skilled professionals. Other skilled professionals 
    such as plumbers, electricians, etc. are paid a minimum of $55 an 
    HOUR for their time. They charge $55 just to knock on your front 
    door, then they charge $55 an hour after the first hour.
    You pay it because you have to get the work done... Either that 
    or you have to do it yourself.
    A well-written article can take anywhere from one hour to two 
    hours to write. Depending on the topic and the necessity for 
    research on the topic, a well-written article on some topics 
    will require 3-4 hours to research and write.
    Good writers know their worth. I know of a professional 
    copywriter who writes only sales materials. He knows his worth 
    and he charges accordingly. Through him, a five-page sales letter 
    will cost a cool 10 grand. And, he is worth every penny he 
    charges for his services. His sales copy produces lots of sales. 
    With the constant pressure to push our prices down, some writers 
    have decided to take the work that has been offered to them. 
    After all, they have bills to pay and families to feed.
    Now, they write articles for $5, $10 and $15 an article. But, 
    when they compromised their prices, they also made a compromise 
    with their integrity. They still believe that they should be paid 
    $100 or $150 for an article, so what they have done is to take 
    the jobs at a lower rate to get some income, then they turn 
    around and sell that same article to ten or twenty people.
    Their justification is simple. "The person who bought this from 
    me screwed me, so I will screw him back."
    Once the first person has pushed the writer to compromise his or 
    her integrity, there is no going back. It is all about the money 
    now. The writer is going to make his or her money one way or 
    another. And the market has forced them to do it in a way that 
    they may not like to do.
    It is a mindset. If you pay a writer what he or she thinks they 
    are worth, then they will not feel inclined to screw you over.
    If you treat them right, they will treat you right.
    All of us are skilled at something. Do you bring your best skill 
    to the table and then accept being paid peanuts for your skill?
    Yeah. And you expect others to behave differently?
    Instead of telling your writer what you are willing to pay, ask 
    your writer how much they need from you in order to GUARANTEE 
    that they will not sell your material to anyone else. Then pay 
    your writer what he or she asks from you.
    To do otherwise is inviting trouble.
    EzineArticles and Isnare are not the only article directories 
    putting the brakes on duplicate content, offered by several 
    "writers". Directory managers everywhere are putting the brakes 
    on this practice.
    What it is coming to is if you do not pay the fee required to 
    Guarantee exclusive content, then you are flushing your dollar 
    bills down the toilet. People are going to know that you are 
    using non-exclusive articles and they will penalize you for doing 
    Here you are, you are trying to pass off content as materials 
    that you wrote youself, and everyone knows that you did not. If 
    you wrote it yourself, how come others are saying they wrote the 
    same content themselves? You couldn't both have written it!
    thePhantomWriters guarantees that they will not sell your 
    articles to anyone else. Allwomencentral.com does the same.
    We still have our integrity, and we do not discount our prices 
    to match other ghost writers. We know our worth, and you should 

    Writer's Resource Box:
    Bill Platt is the owner of http://thePhantomWriters.com
    Bill specializes in the distribution of reprint articles for the 
    promotion of his client's business websites. Articles distributed
    by Bill reach tens of thousands of publishers and webmasters. 
    While most of his clients write their own articles, some of them 
    engage Bill and his ghost writers to create Exclusive Content for
    their own promotional use. All ghost-written articles purchased 
    from thePhantomWriters.com are GUARANTEED to be sold ONLY to 
    the client who has purchased it. In business since 2001.

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