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rubylipsAfter years of writing exclusive adult content for clients, I’ve become aware of a need for lower priced, non-exclusive adult content. Using pieces that I was going to put into an anthology (before Amazon banished their adult content to the unsearchable realm), I’m now offering up twelve different short stories to purchase on a non-exclusive basis. In exchange for an extreme discount on my normal adult written content rates, you give up the copyright associated with exclusive content.

But Ruby…what is non-exclusive content good for with the possible SEO penalty for duplicate content? 

Obviously, this type of material isn’t for everyone. It’s really for a select group – those who are looking to offer paysite customers something more in the member’s area, private web forums, phone sex scripts, and for the grey and black hat world – a base for spun content. Sure, you can put this up on your open-to-Google blog, but you’re the one dealing with the possible penalties.

The pieces you’ll find on Downloads.RubyGoodnight.com are a mix of mainstream and fetish, lesbian and hetero, romantic and hardcore. I’ll be adding to the selection frequently, so be sure to bookmark the page for the latest updates. You can purchase pieces separately, or you can buy one of three bundles to save even more. If you don’t find something that you like, you can always get in touch with me and we can discuss creating non-exclusive content for your site based on your needs.

Are You Selling Yourself Short?

I received a freelancing request last night, and the communication spilled over to this morning.

The request was to create a 15,000 word piece on female masturbation. In the job spec, they were looking for writers from the UK, USA, or Canada, and wanted a number of sample pieces before the interview process began.

This came through oDesk (a freelancing site that I used at the start of my career and still keep a profile on). I don’t actively seek out work on oDesk any more, but I do keep the profile up and running as sometimes those looking for adult writers come across my info, then make their way to my site. I tend to brace myself when I get oDesk job interview requests through, for a number of reasons. First, it’s not unheard of for the interviewees to take the samples you send them and do a runner. Get 100 people applying to a job, you’ve got yourself 100 free pieces of writing. The site is also used by a large number of contractors from countries where the standard of living is quite low, and as a result, the payment rates are very minimal. I’ve often seen writing jobs posted for less than half a penny a word.

Given the fact that the job poster was very specific about wanting native-English speaking writers, though, I was thrown for a bit of a loop with the offer – $250, or around $0.017 per word. I usually just click the ‘Decline’ button on these and send the reason as “Rate Too Low”, leaving it at that. For some reason, I thought I’d find out a bit more about this, so I accepted the interview and sent this message. Keep going…I want more…

FAQ

So who is Ruby Goodnight?

‘Ruby Goodnight’ is my pen name, and how I’ve been known in the adult world for the last few years. I’m an American freelance adult writer, currently living in the United Kingdom. I worked in the adult fetish industry as a performer for a number of years. I take those experiences, as well as my own lifestyle, to bring a realistic quality to the work I produce. I enjoy working on projects where I can be unique and provocative. I specialize in creative writing with a focus on fetish & BDSM, but can work on general adult material as well. including gay and lesbian pieces.

How do I contact Ruby?
Click here to get to my contact page. This will send me an email, and I’ll respond within 24 hours Monday through Friday.

What does Ruby charge for her work?
As a general guide, most works are charged between $0.04 and $0.10 per word. The exact price is dependent on a number of factors, including the turnaround time required, the amount of researching I need to do, if I am coming up with the concept for the piece or if you have something already in mind, etc.

For example, providing me with an article that you basically want hand-spun will be at the lower end of the range. A ghostwritten erotica novel where I come up with characters, story line, concept, and is needed to be completed in two weeks will be at the higher end of the scale.

What methods of payment do you accept?
For those with UK based bank accounts, payments are requested through the Faster Payments System. Alternatively, I’m able to be paid through Paypal.

Does you write non-adult content under a different pen name?
For those who do not want to have an adult content writer associated with their non-adult web site, I do write under a different name for those type of projects.