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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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Re: some Success to follow Success

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

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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.

S_engineer
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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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exocet_cm
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2 recommendations

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

pokesph
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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'

batterup
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said by exocet_cm:

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

Cash? He want cash. ROTFLMAO.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdY8myCF···&list=UL
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exocet_cm
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Re: some Success to follow Success

JG Wentworth, 877 Cash Now, 877 cash now, 877 CASH NOW!

It's your money, use it when you need it!

Damn jingle stuck in my head now.

burner50
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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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cableties
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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...

ArrayList
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Re: What if...

+1

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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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.

exocet_cm
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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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Frink
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Thumbs Up!

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

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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roc5955
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How do you pay?

Seriously, do you pay by the word, or by the article?
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Karl Bode
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Re: How do you pay?

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

BronsCon

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Re: How do you pay?

I know a girl that bills based on length and overall quality.

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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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

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Re: Could you...

Karl, what you need are company insiders....... but I'm not offering myself....... lol
T4K

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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.
Expand your moderator at work

fifty nine

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When you say "all over the map" I was hoping I could write a few how to articles. If it isn't just news, I could be interested. Things like home networking etc. Would that be OK?

Karl Bode
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Re: Could you...

Yes, home networking discussions, review of new gear, and how to articles would be great!

56403739
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I could write a scathing behind-the-scenes expose about being a moderator at a high-traffic broadband tech site, but I doubt you'd pay me for that...

Actually, this is a decent idea (paid stories, not my smart-ass comment). It takes a lot of time to research and construct a compelling article (I've written several about embedded systems hardware and programming) and compensation for that effort might pull some talented folks off the bench. It might help if you gave a little better idea of what you are looking for. As you mentioned, consumer broadband is a huge field.

J E F F
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So this $50,000 could be spread over by more than one person?

I might be game, I just need to learn how to proofread my stuff.
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Karl Bode
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Re: Could you...

said by J E F F:

So this $50,000 could be spread over by more than one person?

I might be game, I just need to learn how to proofread my stuff.

Yes, it will be spread out over numerous people. We can help you with proofreading.
zed2608
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id rather see dslreports get into isp bussnuss

theyed be an awsome isp

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FastiBook

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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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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

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1 recommendation

A vacation for Karl?

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

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MerinX
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Great stuff

Awesome news i will have to click more ads on the site to help support the moneys!
Expand your moderator at work

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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Dustyn
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1 edit

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Want To Write For Broadband Reports?

I tried submitting quality stories in the past but only had one or two published. I've noticed it's mostly Karl Bode See Profile who get's published anyways. There are only a few others who get noticed too. Years ago I had certain stories on the front page and found many other members stories accepted too... not so much these days. I found there was a much more in depth variety of stories from many different posters. Those stories for submission got near instant approval. I lost interest trying to submit stories when I noticed that the daily stories now all come from the same person each and everyday... along with one or two other contributers. If anything I'm sure BBR has recieved a lot of unique insightful stories... but they were never published as it didn't meet a standard of some sort.
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jap
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Re: Want To Write For Broadband Reports?

But was BBR actively seeking and have a declared budget for articles at the time? And Karl's content gets published because he's the salaried news guy and has to show up for work daily whether he wants to or not.
Note: your post was edited as I was finishing my response. I did not review changes.

Karl, about "... that we will then highlight on the home page."
Is the plan is to integrate accepted articles into the current scroll of news items? I'd like to see them sticky at top for a period then rolled to a dedicated forum. It provides added incentive to create quality. I'd also suggest defining what constitutes a transient news item and require submissions to be of long(er)-form reference value. Industry news coverage is pretty good but the site could use a semi-regular supply articles not focused on current events.
OmagicQ
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Real cash...whoa

DSLR is actually offering cash instead of something like a free membership or tool points? Awesome.
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Maggs
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1099s

So will you issue 1099s for the money you pay the writer? They are on the hook for the SS, Medicare, taxes, etc.
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Re: 1099s

Good question.

I currently write for various other sources and would be interested in the BBR offer. They say they will try to compete with the various other entities in the market but do not list their prices anywhere.. interesting.

As for 1099's, I believe up to a certain amount it is your responsibility. After that it is theirs.

jap
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said by Maggs:

So will you issue 1099s for the money you pay the writer?

Payee is required to only if compensation exceeds $600 within the tax year. If you're paid $590 and do not receive a copy of the 1099 showing payer has reported it to the IRS then they didn't report it.

As to FICA you pay it if you're filing as self employed (not anyone's employee). Not sure how it works if it's simply additional income.

DownTheShore
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Good Idea

I've seen a lot of interesting posts here from people who would be capable of writing the kind of articles being requested. I hope they see this solicitation and decide to participate.

I'll pass the word on to people I know who might be interested.

Selenia
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Hey Karl!

What kind of topics could you use assistance on? This way, we can figure out if you could use anything I specialize in and like to write about. I was thinking I could contribute open source community news and UNiX/Linux topics, off the top of my head, as it seems largely ignored in the news section(you can't cover everything, but you do an excellent job in covering a lot). It's not talking about work, and it's a community in which I have deep roots and extensive knowledge. Anyways, let me know.
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kyjohn68

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50K?

I'm already receiving nearly 50K from Windstream »speedtest.net/result/1236684094.png

Link Logger
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Really???

Do we need to talk about payment before or after submitting to »/news?

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