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Comments on news posted 2011-03-21 08:57:32: If you think you can write something of interest for our readers then we'd like to talk. We have budgeted $50,000 this year to encourage unique articles that we will then highlight on the home page. ..

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Noah Vail
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some Success to follow Success

I'm impressed you've $50k to budget for guest writing.

Congrats on earning that kind of scratch.

NV
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Rob
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2 recommendations

Oh, you didn't hear? AT&T bought DSLReports..


exocet_cm
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2 recommendations

reply to Noah Vail
It is like the "USA Prime Credit" commercial. After fees and conversion costs it actually comes out to 1 dollar.


cableties
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join:2005-01-27

What if...

...we paid you NOT to have specific members write here!

I could think of a few, besides me... Wait!! Doah...

The trick here is, how do you write an article that isn't a reboot/refresh of something from Light Reading, or EEtimes, or other news source, legally?
Or are you looking for someone to post articles with your wit (that is hard to top!)? I mean, I can be critical of VZW to almost libel! HEH...

elizabeth

join:2010-07-23
reply to Rob

Re: some Success to follow Success

said by Rob:

Oh, you didn't hear? AT&T bought DSLReports..

I always thought if DSLReports was going to sell itself, Google would be involved.


Veloslave
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Are you kidding me???

They came up with that much just this weekend with " $5 per verb, $4 per noun, and $3.75 for each individual use of punctuation" and also the new ATT inspired "Comment caps" with overage fees.

I'm just glad to see they are re-investing the money right here at home.
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Frink
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Thumbs Up!

I am loving the direction this is taking...great idea!


ArrayList
netbus developer
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reply to cableties

Re: What if...

+1


milnoc

join:2001-03-05
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reply to Veloslave

Re: Are you kidding me???

How do you know they only made $50K? Maybe this is what was left after the bonuses were handed out.


spewak
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I am sorry

But I need HuffPo kind of money for me to start writing for dslreports!
That's just the way I roll.
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exocet_cm
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reply to milnoc

Re: Are you kidding me???

said by milnoc:

How do you know they only made $50K? Maybe this is what was left after the bonuses were handed out.

AND after DSLreports.com was bailed-out by Uncle Sam.
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roc5955
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How do you pay?

Seriously, do you pay by the word, or by the article?
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burner50
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reply to Noah Vail

Re: some Success to follow Success

Google adword bring in a shitload of money. Pay to increase traffic and increase adwords clicks = MORE MONEY.

I am on another site that is like DSLR, A leading information source in its field, however a different subject matter and considerably smaller. There is usually around 800-1k people online at any given moment.

The owner says he makes $800-$900 per day on adwords clicks and that's just one small facet of his online presence. Not even the major point of income for him.
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Koil
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Could you...

maybe post a few examples of the quality of writing / depth / etc you're looking for...would like to be able to see what we're looking at here.
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Karl Bode
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reply to roc5955

Re: How do you pay?

As the article notes, pay will be determined by length and the overall quality of the piece.


Karl Bode
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reply to Koil

Re: Could you...

We'll take any length as long as it's good. Subjects could be all over the map. Spent a life in first-tier support and want to talk about it? Want to compare a bunch of Internet video options? Want to compare three different third party router firmware solutions? Want to discuss the accuracy of usage meters? Pitch me an idea, write something up, and if we like it we'll use it.


ryder9

join:2003-01-09
here
Karl, what you need are company insiders....... but I'm not offering myself....... lol


S_engineer
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reply to elizabeth

Re: some Success to follow Success

said by elizabeth:

said by Rob:

Oh, you didn't hear? AT&T bought DSLReports..

I always thought if DSLReports was going to sell itself, Google would be involved.

Maybe AOL could buy DSLReports. Like HuffPo, we'd all start whining about being unpaid contributors!
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zed2608
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id rather see dslreports get into isp bussnuss

theyed be an awsome isp

T4K

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reply to Karl Bode

Re: Could you...

We'll take any length as long as it's good. Subjects could be all over the map.

LOL sorry that just seemed weird. Sounds like a giant global orgy.


Alcohol
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reply to zed2608

Re: id rather see dslreports get into isp bussnuss

Yeah, the 50k just needs a few more 0's at the end.
Expand your moderator at work

zed2608
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reply to Alcohol

Re: id rather see dslreports get into isp bussnuss

said by Alcohol:

Yeah, the 50k just needs a few more 0's at the end.

they can start by offering dialup im sure lots on here would get it be good backup for when other internet goes out and help site grow (wonder how much it would cost to offer dialup internet service)


pokesph
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reply to exocet_cm

Re: some Success to follow Success

said by exocet_cm:

It is like the "USA Prime Credit" commercial. After fees and conversion costs it actually comes out to 1 dollar.

Thanks for that information uhh, umm 'Peggy'


FastiBook

join:2003-01-08
Newtown, PA

I'll have to think about it.

While i'm sure i could write something i like, i'm not sure how many others would like it, so i'll have to think about it.

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thegeek
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right here
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Mobile App

How about taking a portion of your wealth amassed from advertising on this site and have a good mobile app developed for browsing and posting to the forums.

rdmiller

join:2005-09-23
Richmond, VA

1 recommendation

A vacation for Karl?

Does this mean Karl won't have to work 52 weeks a year?


MerinX
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Great stuff

Awesome news i will have to click more ads on the site to help support the moneys!


Jovi
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reply to rdmiller

Re: A vacation for Karl?

said by rdmiller:

Does this mean Karl won't have to work 52 weeks a year?

I was gonna say, Justin wont buy him a new hamster to power the wheel for all his office equipment so he is looking for ways to cover his butt.
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BillRoland
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I'd never get published here

I tend to have a more laissez-faire, market based approach to problems, nothing I ever wrote would get published on this site.
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