I am looking for a resourceful individual to create a list of journalists who have written articles on golf equipment. You will use a variety of tools and techniques to find these articles, and then use another set of tools and techniques to get their contact information. You must be very good with Google, and you must know the difference between a press release and an editorial.
At the end of the project, I'd like to see between 100-300 rows in a spreadsheet with the following info:
1) URL of the article
2) Name of the author
3) Author's email address
4) Author's phone number
#1-3 are mandatory. #4 is optional (if the person's phone number is there, copy/paste it. If not, don't worry about it). I am willing to pay $2 per email address. If you can only get #1 and #2 (you're unable to get the email address), I will still pay you $0.10 for each of these rows.
I would like to see at least 25 email addresses before the first payment ($50) is made so that I can judge the quality of your work. I will pay $2/email, and I expect at least 100 email addresses by the end of this project (within 5 days). If you've done this type of work before, you should be able to find at least 10 contacts per hour.
I reserve the right to reject contacts if they're not of acceptable quality. But the more high-quality contacts you find, the more I pay you. I might also pay you a bonus for excellent work, and will write an excellent review for you here on GAF.
Cookie cutter responses will automatically be ignored. In your bid, PM me with 1) a technique you'll be using to find email addresses of journalists and 2) A list of men's magazines in the US like Maxim, GQ
I expect only 1 or 2 of you will actually understand and follow through with the above test. So if you do it, you're almost definitely hired! :)
Here are some tools/techniques that I can think of that you'll be using to find sources of golf equipment articles:
1) Search [url removed, login to view] for "golf equipment" and "golf club review"
2) From the list of men's magazines, google the phrase "golf site:gq.com" for example
3) Make a list of golf magazines, and google the phrase "review site:golfdigest.com" for example
I will be working closely with you, and I expect daily updates as soon as you start. I do this kind of research for clients in other industries, so if you're good - I will give you more GAF projects like this.