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    Potential Author Guest

    Scott, how come author's not paid?


    I like your site, and I can only guess you guys make a lot of money from advertising
    and now with your 2 books. How come you don't pay your authors? Obviously,
    you did not write your books without any payment
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    Ian S Guest

    Re: Scott, how come author's not paid?


    "Potential Author" <authornospam@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >I like your site, and I can only guess you guys make a lot of money from

    advertising
    >and now with your 2 books. How come you don't pay your authors? Obviously,
    >you did not write your books without any payment



    Most of us volunteered for the job. But thanks to it I have worked with a
    few publishers and also written for other websites. And it never hurts on
    a resume to mention it. Anyone can write one. Just write it up and send it
    in. It's that easy.
    Part of being a professional developer is not only knowing the technology
    but also assisting others in learning it. Just part of the job.

    just my two cents.

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    Scott Mitchell Guest

    Re: Scott, how come author's not paid?


    Hello Potential Author, thanks for the question!

    There are a couple of reasons... first, I want to keep the feel of 4Guys
    as follows: a site for the average ASP enthusiast created by the ASP community,
    a great group of developers who are passionate about ASP and enjoy sharing
    their knowledge with others. Those who only want to write for a quick buck...
    go to ASPToday.com, they'll pay you. I want people who want to write because
    they love ASP, because they think it's uber-cool and super-neat. Granted,
    I understand that many developers fall into that category but would also
    like to be compensated for their time, but I think that articles created
    by people FOR FREE is a true sign of their enjoyment of learning, sharing,
    and working with ASP!

    I started doing the whole site for free... I do make a living off of it now,
    but for over a year, I plugged away making very little, if any at all. In
    fact, in the early months, when I had no advertising on the site, I use to
    write a new article every single day! Why? Because I was infantuated with
    ASP. :-)

    So... I hope that answers your question. Have a great day!

    Scott Mitchell
    mitchell@4guysfromrolla.com
    http://www.4GuysFromRolla.com
    http://www.ASPMessageBoard.com
    http://www.ASPFAQs.com

    * When you think ASP, think 4GuysFromRolla.com!



    "Potential Author" <authornospam@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >I like your site, and I can only guess you guys make a lot of money from

    advertising
    >and now with your 2 books. How come you don't pay your authors? Obviously,
    >you did not write your books without any payment


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