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    Firm solicits Idiots to Write an Ebook on Internet Marketing
    Here's a help-wanted ad I saw on Craigslist today, which might help some folks understand the mindset of people who sell internet marketing ebooks. Their plan is to hire a few people for one to three weeks to write the entire book. (Hmm, maybe what this really means is, they'll hire people to work for one week to produce a detailed outline, then refuse to pay them and send the outline offshore to be written into a book.)

    This is the actual ad -- just one solid jpg image, no text (gosh, I wonder why?). I've merely removed the company's logo from the upper right corner. (The company's web site, which was first registered in mid-February of 2009, is little more than a placeholder, with no valid contact info and no meaningful information for advertisers or affiliates.)
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    I make it a point to never respond to job ads that use the word "gig" in them.
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    Anyone that would sell years of experience for a few bucks is surely an idiot.

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    In all fairness, they've got to have someone to write all those "Books For Dummies".

    Just kidding.

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    Personally I find this quite refreshing. I thought they were all written by monkeys.

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    Curses. Now the pressure's really on to finish MY Internet marketing ebook before this team effort makes me obsolete.
    Generate more fake news.

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    Why can't they just pull content from ABW like everyone else?
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    Shhhh.
    Generate more fake news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    Why can't they just pull content from ABW like everyone else?
    Exactly! Well said. I know that's how I get all the content for my sites.

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    ABW Ambassador writerguy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfinch
    Exactly! Well said. I know that's how I get all the content for my sites.
    Yeah, but ain't it just a LITTLE embarrassing when those tiny angel icons show up in the middle of a paragraph??

    Generate more fake news.

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    no comment.........
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    craiglist "freelance" jobs = ripoff for the most part.
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