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Old 06-11-2010, 10:01 AM
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Hey guys, I'm going to cut the introductions am jumping right into this. Fortitude is honestly the best writing site I have ever come across. Sites like Associated Content pay only $2 to $4 per article, and that's pitiful! Fortitude is the only site I've come across that legitimately pays a large amount for your articles, and that's awesome.

Let me tell you the reason I like Fortitude on a personal level, and my profession of love will also serve the purpose to explain how Fortitude works. For one, it feels great to use, with an amazing layout. More importantly, it brings out the best writing in people. You only get paid if your article is in the top 25% of articles submitted that day. If it is, then it gets posted to the front page, and you get paid between $10 and $100. How much you get paid and whether your article gets the Front Page is based on a voting system and an algorithm. In other words, the whole system is based on user voting, so if you can write something that will entice people to give you high scores, you will probably get paid for that article.

If you don't get the Front Page, don't worry! You can submit as many submissions as you want, and ones that don't make the Front Page you can republish elsewhere to get some kind of benefit. Plus, this is the only way Fortitude can work sustainably; if they paid everyone for everything, they couldn't pay so much for Front Page submissions. That's why this site is different from all the others.

In addition, you have to pay $23.99 to get in. That at first bothered me, but then I realized the entrance fee is necessary. Without it, there would be a huge number of submissions by less-than-quality writers, and it would block up the voting system and make things work inefficiently. This fee ensures a higher quality user base, and it gives the owners more revenue to work with.

When I first heard of Fortitude, my first thought was, "This will make people do really great writing, because they can make a substantial amount of money, instead of just dollars." To my surprise, that was the same mindset of the site's creator, Nick Oba. His goal is to harness the "Power of Passion" by letting people write about whatever they want, and giving them opportunity to make a lot. You could even write a poem or story, and as long as it gets a good score, you will get paid for it.

That's the real reason I like this site. Sure, I can make money (and I have), but I love reading the quality content that this system has inspired people to write. For example, I read an article about the Benefits of Working Out in the Morning, and now I actually changed my lifestyle because of that article! I would never have implemented such a significant change to my habits from reading material on any other site, but I did from this one.

If you believe in the power of your writing skills, this is the website for you. In the case you want to get paid for anything you do, go somewhere else, but Fortitude is for amateur writers who want to make serious cash from their work.

Also, I really want to help you be successful with this. If you want more information or advice of any sort, please contact me at kaabinator [at] gmail.com, and we can talk into the long hours of the night about how to make money with Fortitude. By the way, you get paid at least $8 per referral (right now the commission is $12), and you get $1 for every Front Page submission of your referrals. Therefore, if you sign up under me, I really will do my best to help you get those Front Page articles, REALLY!

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You just love, love it... and get psid for however many you suck in to this multi-level marketing scheme? That is just SO sweet
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Join Pornitude... make hundreds of dollars a day in the privacy of your own bedroom, before you even get out of bed and get dressed!

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Originally Posted by JustinK View Post
If it is, then it gets posted to the front page, and you get paid between $10 and $100. How much you get paid and whether your article gets the Front Page is based on a voting system and an algorithm. In other words, the whole system is based on user voting, so if you can write something that will entice people to give you high scores, you will probably get paid for that article.
"You will probably get paid for the article". A whole heap of uncertainties after working your butt off. Nice ...

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In addition, you have to pay $23.99 to get in.
Why pay for something you may not get back in return?
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I understand the objections here, so let me clear some of them up. First of all, this is NOT a MLM scheme. The fee is more of a way to make the site composed of serious writers than a way to make more money. That is only a side benefit.

In addition, as long as you write well, some of your pieces will get Front Page. Five of the seven I've submitted reached Front Page, I made about $54 from them, and I withdrew $32 of it to PayPal. This was so I could officially pay off the $23.99 I'd spent to join (plus have a bit more too). I don't like to withdraw often because of PayPal fees, which were recently extended to Personal accounts too, so I want to save up more before I withdraw again.

Also, the person who started Fortitude also owns Qondio, a highly successful article directory. A big reason I joined Fortitude was because I liked Qondio a lot, so when Nick, the CEO, came out with this, I knew it'd be good.

By the way, to encourage people to write more articles, Fortitude is now paying $1 per any article, including those published on internal pages, until the site grows much larger. And if you read through the site, including the FAQ and Vision pages, you will see that this is definitely some legitimate and well-intentioned. I'm not kidding, I do love this website, for both the money it's given me and the interesting content to read about.

If you have any questions, I'll still be here to answer them. I'm not a spammer and I don't just care about making money, although that certainly is important to me. I also want to help too!
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First of all, this is NOT a MLM scheme.
So you charge people because the MIGHT make some money and you get a downline over-ride, but it's not a MLM scheme?
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Funny that you're being so enthusiastic about promoting this when you apparently have nothing to gain by doing so. Seriously, how stupid do you think we are?
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The definition of a multi-level marketing scheme is one that depends on new members for the venture to continue functioning. Fortitude is a writing site, that sustains itself by selling high-quality content and advertising. In addition, this didn't just come out of nowhere. It was made by Nick Oba, who also owns the highly successful article directory Qondio. You don't need to refer anyone to make money; everything I've withdrawn is from the money I've made with my articles. In fact, affiliate commissions are locked for 60 days, in case your referral reverses his account.

Dragon King, I do have something to gain; I would like to get some referrals from this. However, I am also sharing it for your benefit too, believe it or not. I love how this site has given me the opportunity to make money from writing about things I enjoy talking about, as I have not been able to find that anywhere else.

Also, there is definitely the possibility you won't make money on this site. If your articles are not good enough, none of them will make the Front Page, and you won't make your money back. But I've submitted seven articles so far, and five of those have made the Front Page, and I've made around $10.50 per article. As I said, I already withdrew $32 of it, and I don't want to withdraw any more for awhile. If you guys are half as good writers as me, you should be able to easily make back the entrance fee.

I'm not leaving here until you understand that I am serious about this. Actually read over this site; read the "Power of Passion", read "Vision", and read some of the articles that have made the Front Page. If you do the research, you'll see this is for real.
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The definition of a multi-level marketing scheme is one that depends on new members for the venture to continue functioning.
Is that why you are running around to writers boards with your throbbing love porn of this site...because you don't need new members to make it work?

Sorry to hear you won't be leaving this pitch, but we can see you are serious. And, if you are serious about reading and doing research into order to help you get your bonus, you're also kind of nuts.

Your definition of MLM is ludicrous, by the way. Reminds me all the definitions we see of "vanity press" by people trying to get authors to come pay them to get published.
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First of all, I am not the owner of this site. Second, I would like to make money both through writing and getting referrals. Just because something has an affiliate program doesn't make it an MLM. Amazon and eBay have affiliate programs, but no one in their right mind would call them Ponzis.

I wanted you to check out this site so you could understand what I am saying. Fortitude is great because it has the right idea behind it; that if you pay people to write about what they love, they will create high-quality, amazing content. And based on what I've read on Fortitude so far, that idea is actually working. It's not just about the money, it's also about ideas, although I will be honest and say I'm more interested in the money aspect of it. However, the content is still important to me.

I figured that a site full of writers would be interested in making some actual money from their writing. Sure, you have to pay to get in, but I was confident enough in my abilities that I thought I could make back what I invested, and I have (plus more). Once you understand the potential here, and do the research to see it's not a scam, you'll be as excited as me.
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I would never pay to join a site unless I'm guaranteed at least 95% of paid work. It's like paying an annual membership fee for some occasional paid work. I've been down that road before - for a lot less too. No thanks.
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Well you've been down it for less, but this is more. If you're a professional writer making thousands of dollars from your writings, this probably isn't for you. It's for amateur writers who don't make that much from their writing, and with this, you have the opportunity to get at least $10 an article, and to me, that's a good amount.

As I said, if you are confident in your abilities, you should be able to make money. I'm just a college student, and as I've repeated several times, five of the seven things I've submitted have gotten Front Page, and I already withdrew some of that money and it is fully in my possession. I made more back than the $23.99 I invested, and it was only from article revenue. Plus, I didn't spend that much time writing the articles, and the time I did spend, I enjoyed immensely. Sounds pretty good to me.
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It might help if you didn't sound like an infomercial.
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All I'm doing is describing exactly how I feel and exactly what happened to me. If what I'm saying comes off as an infomercial, I guess that's a good thing, because that means there are tons of benefits and positive features to this. The only "negative" is that you might not make back the $23.99 you invest. But I don't think that fee is bad, because it keeps the group smaller and higher quality.
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All I'm doing is describing exactly how I feel and exactly what happened to me. If what I'm saying comes off as an infomercial, I guess that's a good thing, because that means there are tons of benefits and positive features to this. The only "negative" is that you might not make back the $23.99 you invest. But I don't think that fee is bad, because it keeps the group smaller and higher quality.
You can't know that. Some poor schmuck without funds could write rings around all the suckers you get to contribute. Why keep the number of contritutors small if you're really interested in paying for quality work? You taking my money is not going to make my writing any better. Crapola.
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If what I'm saying comes off as an infomercial, I guess that's a goodthing, because that means there are tons of benefits and positivefeatures to this.
Are you absolutely stupid to make a statement lke that????? Putting up a ham-handed, sleazeball "informercial" for something means it's a postive, beneficial thing?
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lin you read my mind.

pay 24 bucks to get in??

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Well you've been down it for less, but this is more.
My point exactly. I've paid a lot less for an annual membership with no guarantee of paid work ...

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As I said, if you are confident in your abilities, you should be able to make money.
There's that word again - "should". How about "you will make money"?
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I think everybody should be able to make money. So send me twenty bucks and hang tough.
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First of all, Paco's logic is incorrect. While there are many people who could write better than me but don't have money, statistically, if the service was free then it would get flooded with low-quality writers. Most of them would be low-quality, but I'm sure some of the ones who could get in free would be good.

And I made my infomercial statement because, if everything in an infomercial was true, then it would actually be good. The negative connotation comes from infomercials being filled with lies and deception. Since my thing sounds like an infomercial and is true, it's good!

You guys are just being assholes, I'm sorry but it's true. I've tried to explain this the best I can, but it's just not getting through. You have no guarantee to make money, the $23.99 is the price you pay for opportunity. I paid that price, and the opportunity worked out well for me. You don't need to take it if you don't think you're good enough to get Front Page articles, but don't insult the opportunity just because your writing skills suck. I'm out of here.
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WE are being assholes????? You come in here with this bullshit, pulling your pud about your love affair with this writing scam that CHARGES WRITERS FUCKING MONEY
but YOU GET PAID FOR OTHER PEOPLE'S WORK and somebody other than you is being an asshole??? Un freaking real.
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You guys are just being assholes, I'm sorry but it's true. I've tried to explain this the best I can, but it's just not getting through.
A classic case of a writer not being able to handle rejection - by insulting the people they are trying to pitch their sale to.

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I'm not leaving here until you understand that I am serious about this.
If you can't handle the fact that people just aren't convinced, go somewhere else.
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I think what people are getting upset about, JustinK, is that--whereas the site may be great--the fact that it gets people coming around from all angles, trying to get referral money makes it seem shady. It seems like they're financing the payment of articles from the entrance fee . . . which only works, then, if more and more people sign up for it. So no matter how great the place is, it feels like it's their own money-making scheme and not a legitimate place to write for.

I understand you "infomercialling" it, but only because I feel as though you want the X amount of dollars you get if we put your name as the referring source . . . which is not appealing to me. I don't want to feel as though the only way to make money there is to get other people to spend $24 and sign up. I know, I know--you can get the whole "front page" article and make it back, but if they're really looking for top-notch writers, instead of charging a fee, I would think they would just have some kind of testing or query system set up. Have the writer show what they can do, and sign them up based on that, rather than taking their money.
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And don't infer that we don't want to join because our "writing skills suck". I've seen work from everyone here and it doesn't suck, they're just not willing to fall for what looks like a thinly veiled scam.
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Okay, so I've been investigating this Fortitude place after someone on Associated Content was pushing it.

We all know the rule of thumb for writers - money should flow TO the writer, not FROM them. This site violates this rule already.

So here's the thing - this is the SECOND forum I've seen our friend JustinK post to with this stuff. He's trying to drum up people to sign up under him, which gets him $9. Very nice for him, but the site will still pocket $15. Hm...

Moreover, another person on Associated Content noted that all the contributors to Fortitude got an email saying that the site is having problems and may need to shut down. Well, fancy that? They're going to walk away with all those registration fees and cop out of giving the front pages to real members.

Beware - this is sounding worse and worse by the minute!
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