One of the questions that people have asked us is why would people want to pay $99 a year to list their books on Writers Freak when they can list on other sites for free. It really has to do with that old saying, “You get what you pay for”. For starters when something is “free” it’s the first stop for people to get ripped off and taken advantage of by criminals and their scams.
Check out this headline for example…
Top 7 Craigslist Scams
Getting scammed on the internet is unfortunately becoming commonplace — and your ads on Craigslist are no exception. So, how do you avoid getting scammed on Craigslist?
By simply charging $99 a year, most criminals are too cheap to pay to run their scams when they can advertise and promote on websites for free. When they’re having to pay to play, it’s an immediate stopping point since they are entering their credit card information through PayPal in order to sell on our website and pay a fee. This is far better for the buyer’s looking to purchase products from legitimate people, who are actually listing on Writers Freak and paying to post.
Not only that, but there are millions of books listed on Amazon alone and each year more authors are self-publishing their work and trying to get noticed. How are you going to get noticed in a sea of books unless you spend a little bit of money to promote your work? You’ve invested how much time and money to publish your work and it’s not worth $99 a year to have it on a website that is dedicated to writers? Can you imagine if a car dealership only listed cars on their own lot and they never bothered to list their vehicles for sale on other websites dedicated to listing vehicles? You would think they were nuts, but that’s exactly what most authors and publishers are doing. They are secret agent authors that nobody knows have even written a book.
If you are someone who is already selling your books on other websites you know that those listing fees can add up pretty quickly. Listing fees can range from 5% to 15% depending on the amount of money that your product is selling for. If you’re selling a book for $15 for example those fees can add up to big money pretty fast. If you have an outside advertising fee of 15%, that’s $2.25 each time a sale is made.
There are no listing fees on Writers Freak, you can post as many books for sale as you want as often as you want and not pay any per post listing fees. Keep selling your books on those other sites, but why not add Writers Freak as another way to get exposure of your products? It’s $99 per year, so if you’re someone selling thousands of dollars a year on those other sites, Writers Freak is a bargain!