Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Finding Partner: Problems of Cooperation

When you reach a definite point of success and there are more worries about how to accomplish all the orders than where to find them, you begin to think of him. The Partner. Someone to rely on, someone to share your work with. You wouldn’t lose profitable orders anymore. The two of you could divide your assignments and salary in half. Just imagine that – you could go on holiday and actually get money for this whole period of time, because your partner would accomplish orders for you. Surely, you would gladly repay him with the same kindness later.

These dreams are sweet, but we live in a harsh world, my friend. I have cooperated with several authors myself, and in some cases it was indeed a pleasure, in other – pure hell. I have to admit that in general the idea of having a partner is a good one. Nevertheless, the devil is in the details.

Rule number one: don’t cooperate with a friend. You might know his/her personality, but you also might have never faced his working style. It’s a pity, when relationships are destroyed just because of unfortunate cooperation. Choose a colleague as your partner. You may find him on professional forums or… by placing an order on a custom writing service. Find a good author and offer him cooperation.
Rule number two: talk everything through before the actual cooperation begins. Decide on the ratio of salary distribution, define the amount of work each of you has to accomplish within a week and dispense your holidays. Not a single thing should be let out or you will be sorry about this later.
Rule number three: be careful. It would be perfect to sign some kind of a contract, but when it comes to custom writing it’s out of the question. Especially if you two decide to work from the same account, which is comfortable, but pretty risky. Don’t try this experiment with someone you barely know - your partner might change the password and steal all your achievements. I also wouldn’t recommend you working under the same identity with someone, whose writing style is distinctively different from your own.
Anyways, if you think you know the right person and that it won’t be hard to cope with all the problems - good luck.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Stability Syndrome

There is a very dangerous moment in life of every academic writer. It comes right after the success, when you have already developed a strong connection with several qualitative custom writing services or got yourself reliable clients, who provide you with orders regularly. It’s a moment of a sudden relaxation and silly arrogance, which come upon you unexpectedly and break every business connection you have. I have experienced a light version of this disaster several years which, fortunately, was pointed out by one of my most favorite customers and stopped before it was too late to save my reputation. I like to call this phenomenon “stability syndrome”.
So, here are 3 alarming signs of you allowing yourself too much:

- Late order delivery

 At first it’s just once and not so late. You promise that will never happen again and the client who doesn’t want to lose a good writer because of one small failure readily forgives you. If it happens for the second time and reaction from the client is the same, a feeling of relaxation gets all over you. You think: “That will do. After all, I am a damn good writer!”. Not too good to get rid of, mind you.

- Skiving
Several grammar mistakes here, a piece of a copy-pasted material there. Long-time customers trust you and have already stopped checking the orders for plagiarism. Well, if they find out about you being a sloven, you will not only lose their trust, but all of their orders as well. When it comes to downloading bad quality texts to custom writing services – well, you’ll get kicked out soon enough.

- Disregard towards precise directions

There was one occasion when the client praised you for being creative and now you just ignore most of his suggestions. You know everything better, you are the writer capable of creating a proper writing assignment, after all. Perhaps this is all true, but don’t forget an old saying – the customer is always right. He has a reason for giving you specific directions, and creativity has nothing to do with not following them.

Pay attention, avoid mistakes – and you will defeat the “stability syndrome” once and for all!

PS. Have you experienced the stability syndrome? How did you manage to recover?