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Old 01-16-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
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I think my post got deleted and I don't know why. I'm just looking for some writers for my site. Is totally about gaming and we need some people who can post news and interesting articles.. The site is

http://twgnews.com

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jp2123@twgnintendo.com

We don't pay...

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Old 01-16-2009, 08:09 AM   #2
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Someone may have thought it was a paid position.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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Someone may have thought it was a paid position.
Ok I maybe didn't explain myself. But no is not paid. I was just saying that like any other site in here, if it becomes big it might... But that's in the long long run
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:00 PM   #4
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Cool I see no problem with this then
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:24 PM   #5
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I've been around this industry for a long time. Little sites don't become big. It's not possible. The ONLY (I SERIOUSLY have to stress "ONLY") smaller site that managed to become big without corporate dollars is Destructoid. Every other site that makes enough to pay its writers a respectable wage was bought up or started by a large corporation like Future, Ziff, or CNET and made into the site it is today.

There's nothing wrong with writing for smaller sites though. Just make sure you're doing it for the love of it, and not because an editor is promising you riches and an "opportunity to get in on the ground floor." I got burned by that line when I was young and new to the industry. I just hope nobody else makes the same mistake.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:29 AM   #6
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I've been around this industry for a long time. Little sites don't become big. It's not possible. The ONLY (I SERIOUSLY have to stress "ONLY") smaller site that managed to become big without corporate dollars is Destructoid. Every other site that makes enough to pay its writers a respectable wage was bought up or started by a large corporation like Future, Ziff, or CNET and made into the site it is today.

There's nothing wrong with writing for smaller sites though. Just make sure you're doing it for the love of it, and not because an editor is promising you riches and an "opportunity to get in on the ground floor." I got burned by that line when I was young and new to the industry. I just hope nobody else makes the same mistake.
I understand what you are trying to say, but those sites started from a point. I don't think 1Up was boughts by nobody, until UGO recently bought it. But I agree with you on most of what you said.

Also I would like to edit this post, cause we are now focusing on gaming not just Nintendo. So if anyone can fix that, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:10 AM   #7
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I don't think 1Up was boughts by nobody, until UGO recently bought it.
1Up was previously owned by Ziff.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:39 AM   #8
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I'm still looking for writers. We are doing a major redesign that is going to look incredibly amazing. So if you are interested, email me now!
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:35 AM   #9
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I've been around this industry for a long time. Little sites don't become big. It's not possible. The ONLY (I SERIOUSLY have to stress "ONLY") smaller site that managed to become big without corporate dollars is Destructoid. Every other site that makes enough to pay its writers a respectable wage was bought up or started by a large corporation like Future, Ziff, or CNET and made into the site it is today.

There's nothing wrong with writing for smaller sites though. Just make sure you're doing it for the love of it, and not because an editor is promising you riches and an "opportunity to get in on the ground floor." I got burned by that line when I was young and new to the industry. I just hope nobody else makes the same mistake.
What about Rock, Paper, Shotgun?
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:14 PM   #10
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I've been around this industry for a long time. Little sites don't become big. It's not possible. The ONLY (I SERIOUSLY have to stress "ONLY") smaller site that managed to become big without corporate dollars is Destructoid. Every other site that makes enough to pay its writers a respectable wage was bought up or started by a large corporation like Future, Ziff, or CNET and made into the site it is today.

There's nothing wrong with writing for smaller sites though. Just make sure you're doing it for the love of it, and not because an editor is promising you riches and an "opportunity to get in on the ground floor." I got burned by that line when I was young and new to the industry. I just hope nobody else makes the same mistake.
Speak for your self dude. Many small sites have become big. Also it all depends on what you consider big. Any of the game websites ranked in top 20k is pretty good and will get money from a sponsor, also other big names like AOL, CBS or Fox will pick you up to advance their game division. Right now Yahoo has no blog they use with their games section, but they are working on acquiring some, once you're acquired you'll be making money.

So I don't think you've been around the industry to under stand that much.
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