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QUESTION: Can I Provide URLs for the Writers to Write From?
« on: April 10, 2013, 07:42:58 PM »
Jon,

So far, I'm really impressed with the service. I've ordered 3 articles so far and they've been great. This is one of the very rare services that I'm looking forward to using on a regular basis!

I do have a question. Since we now have the "Article Instructions and Details:" box, am I allowed to provide the writer with website URLs that contain information about the topic that I need an article written about and simply ask the writer to create an original article using the info from the sources that I provide?

Does that make sense? Just hoping that my questions isn't confusing is all.

Say I need an article about the origin of Hannibal Lecter.

My article keywords are "Origin of Hannibal Lecter". I don't need that keyword phrase used numerous times in the article, so I leave the "Use my EXACT KEYWORDS in the article" unchecked.

Then, in the "Article Instructions and Details:" box, I simply state,
"Please use these URLs to create an article about the origin of Hanibal Lecter:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannibal_Lecter
http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/weird/lecter/1.html
http://fictionencyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Hannibal_Lecter"

Is that acceptable? Would I need to include any other instructions or pay any additional fees for this?

Please let me know!

Thanks again!

Chris

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Re: QUESTION: Can I Provide URLs for the Writers to Write From?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 08:38:58 PM »
That's only acceptable if you pay the extra research fee. The reason is that the research for the keywords provided automatically shows up next to the submission form for the writer, so it's significantly faster than having to open up a separate browser window and go back and forth from there.

But if you pay the extra research fee, then yes, you can provide specific URLs for them to write from.

Re: QUESTION: Can I Provide URLs for the Writers to Write From?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 08:21:17 AM »
The reason is that the research for the keywords provided automatically shows up next to the submission form for the writer, so it's significantly faster than having to open up a separate browser window and go back and forth from there.

Really? I didn't know that! Interesting...

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But if you pay the extra research fee, then yes, you can provide specific URLs for them to write from.

I'll try it without first and see how they do. If they can provide what I need, or even an article close to what I need, I'll go with that.

I can always pay the extra later if I need to.

Thanks!

Chris

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Re: QUESTION: Can I Provide URLs for the Writers to Write From?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 09:14:16 AM »
They generally do a pretty darn good job given the price. It's mostly for technical keywords or unusual keywords that the extra research is needed.

Re: QUESTION: Can I Provide URLs for the Writers to Write From?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 02:50:44 PM »
Jon,

I was looking at this and if I do choose the "Extra Research" option, there's no place for me to add the URLs for the extra research.

Am I missing it?

Where the "Article Instructions and Details:" box is, that will only accept up to 100 characters. URLs are usually pretty long.

Please let me know if this is something that I'm overlooking.

Thanks!

Chris

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Re: QUESTION: Can I Provide URLs for the Writers to Write From?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 05:16:02 PM »
That's the only available box. I had to limit how much information could be past on because a bunch of people were making all kinds of ridiculous demands for the price.

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Re: QUESTION: Can I Provide URLs for the Writers to Write From?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013, 05:39:08 PM »
how about a box that accepts only URLs and only one or two of them and only if the extra research box is ticked?

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Re: QUESTION: Can I Provide URLs for the Writers to Write From?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 07:35:13 PM »
I'm considering that or something very much like that.

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Re: QUESTION: Can I Provide URLs for the Writers to Write From?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2013, 09:24:35 PM »
Jon,

Thanks for considering this. I can always use a URL shortener and place them in the "Article Instructions and Details:" box if I need to, but doing  something like what was mentioned above would be a lot easier.

Thanks a lot!

Chris

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Re: QUESTION: Can I Provide URLs for the Writers to Write From?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2013, 11:07:02 AM »
I'd like to second this request. I have a few niches in which I am the expert or I have a specific viewpoint. I would love for the writers to be able to read one, two or three of my published articles and write from that. Basically, they could just rewrite the articles, perhaps making up new examples or whatever they want like that.
I understand about paying the research fee for this. I would rather not waste my time doing a link shortener, unless that's really necessary.

I just started with getting my first two articles in a common niche and was pleased with the results. I still needed to do a little bit of editing to match my professional viewpoint, but still consider it a success.

I will try ordering one article for one of my other niches and see how it goes. I may try one with and another without the research.

I'd like to learn more about what the writers do when they don't know enough about a subject. I'll look around in the forum, or please let me know where I can find this.

Thanks again for a great service.