Find Writers as partners?

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Hi everyone,

Any idea where and how can I find freelance writers who would agree to think on the long run and partner, up instead of being paid/article?

I have a new website where I'm writing health-related product/service reviews and I want to grow my content. As this is hard alone, I would like to offer the opportunity for freelancers, internet marketers to write reviews on my website, and put their affiliate link.

I'm not looking for easy, fast profit. I want to grow my website, and I need frequent and quality content.

Where can I find people who would like to write and wait weeks/months their work to pay off?

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
    Originally Posted by BiZzKiD View Post

    Hi everyone,

    Any idea where and how can I find freelance writers who would agree to think on the long run and partner, up instead of being paid/article?

    I want to grow my website, and I need frequent and quality content.

    Where can I find people who would like to write and wait weeks/months their work to pay off?
    Writers like to be paid in one form or another and if you have no reputation or traffic to help promote someone it is difficult to attract anyone to dedicate time to improving your business.

    If you are looking for people who might write and be prepared to wait maybe you could try the local jail.

    Someone who is locked up might write for you but if there isn't any payoff later then you might be creating a bigger problem for yourself.

    You may like to think about creating a few large key pieces of content rather than thinking you need to create volume.

    Often you can get by with a few in depth pieces of content where you have clearly demonstrated the content has value.

    Have you looked at the content that is dominating the niche you are trying to target?

    Try making something better. Go deeper, add more references, collate mare data. That will get you further than trying to push out content because you think you need it.

    Kind regards,

    Ozi
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    I can't imagine that you'll have much success finding a decent writer who is willing to work for free with the hopes of maybe someday making money. There are too many options available to them where they can get paid per piece and those who are looking for bigger money/ownership, likely have their own websites set up already.
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  • Profile picture of the author fitchem
    Find reliable writers in fiverr. There's a lot of them there, plus the service fee are pretty cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by BiZzKiD View Post

    Hi everyone,

    Any idea where and how can I find freelance writers who would agree to think on the long run and partner, up instead of being paid/article?

    I have a new website where I'm writing health-related product/service reviews and I want to grow my content. As this is hard alone, I would like to offer the opportunity for freelancers, internet marketers to write reviews on my website, and put their affiliate link.

    I'm not looking for easy, fast profit. I want to grow my website, and I need frequent and quality content.

    Where can I find people who would like to write and wait weeks/months their work to pay off?

    Thanks.
    You need guest writers, not real freelance writers. I have been a freelance writer for more than a decade and whenever these types of "opportunities" come along, it's a HARD PASS for me.

    The problem is simple. As a freelancer, you want to get paid for your work and what you are offering has no guarantee of payment. If I charge you per article, I get paid, you get the content. If I write for you hoping your marketing "expertise" pays off, sure it may give me a bigger pay off in the end, but it could also flop and leave me with nothing.

    Most freelance writers are writing to pay the bills and need to make money for the writing they are doing now, not a few weeks from now or months from now or never. They aren't going to just trust that you will know how to use their content to make you and them money.

    Personally, I think you're better off paying for a good writer to do the work for you and taking on the entire risk of your project on your own. Writers shouldn't be taking on your risk, as well.

    Your best option outside of paying a writer is to find others in the same niche interested in submitting guest blog posts to you. They will want a link back and may not care about doing it for you if you don't have some traffic, however. Plus, they will likely only write one article or a couple for you before they move on to another site.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    One word that immediately springs to mind...credibility...or, in your case, lack thereof. You have been a member here for 5 years and have only written 6 posts?

    I have been a writer for 9 years and I certainly wouldn't gamble on what you're offering. You're basically begging writers to come and give you their expertise on the promise of a wisp of smoke at some stage in the next 10 years.

    As the others have said, No thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author K Edward
    I do not know what your business strategy is, but by now you should already understand that "Health and fitness" and any "health-related" niches are fiercely competitive.

    Your move to "offer the opportunity for freelancers, internet marketers to write reviews on your website, and put their affiliate link" is not entirely a bad move -it's just that it's a little too early at the moment. Let's be honest, would you submit your nicely written guest post to a new blog that has been barely been indexed by search engines? I thought so too.

    No one wants to spend money and time designing a very nice advert only to put it in the middle of a dessert. If you're serious about growing your new website and attract some meaningful traffic, then you will need to invest in Good content that you at least own, before bringing in external contribution.

    So, BEFORE you even start posting those reviews...have a content writer create about 4-6 really informative, provocative and insightful long-form pillar articles (1500-2000 words each) and then start posting about 2-3 well-optimized, supportive short pieces a week, followed by 1 long-form article per month moving forward.

    And of course utilize other channels of growing your traffic as well ....guest blogging, social media, email marketing ....you know, the usual culprits.

    After 6-12 months, if you diligently put in the hard work, you may start seeing some numbers that could attract "partnerships" from quest bloggers and the rest. And the keywords here is, as you will find out..... ***Patience***.

    I hope that helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author King Manu
    I think you have two options here, and I say these as a writer and website owner as well:

    1. Create some killer content yourself, grow your blog and offer guest posting. I mean, create a page with guest posting rules and get listed on lists of blogs that offer guest posting. This is hard work and it takes a lot of time, and not all the offers you will get will going to be good articles. And be ready to receive a lot of spam.

    2. Invest in 2-3 high-quality amazing articles that you can promote. Having big numbers is not always effective, the quality of your articles can bring more people and SEO juice than the number of your articles.

    Other members said it well. I am a writer, why would I invest time in writing in your own website for free for possible future benefits? I can write my own books or articles and grow my business. Why would I put my work in your hands? I can't control what you do with it.

    I am sorry if I am too blunt, but I think it's essential you get the real picture. Best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by BiZzKiD View Post

    Hi everyone,

    Any idea where and how can I find freelance writers who would agree to think on the long run and partner, up instead of being paid/article?

    I have a new website where I'm writing health-related product/service reviews and I want to grow my content. As this is hard alone, I would like to offer the opportunity for freelancers, internet marketers to write reviews on my website, and put their affiliate link.

    I'm not looking for easy, fast profit. I want to grow my website, and I need frequent and quality content.

    Where can I find people who would like to write and wait weeks/months their work to pay off?

    Thanks.
    This sounds like a tough call, I don't know how many people you will find that will do this.

    Personally, I'd rather keep writers as just a free lancer so I own my site 100%
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  • Profile picture of the author Tedel
    +1 to guest writers. That's the cheapest way to get content while you help another guy get a link.
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  • Since when did anywan willingly volunteer to enter into a proto-slavery arrangement?


    Take WRITER outta the original OP pitch an' replace with other skilled trades -- like COP or ENGINEER or BASKETBALL PRO -- an' see how the frickin' world runs on that baby ...
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi BizzKidd,

    I have a new website......

    1: You will not find skilled writers to work for free aka sans money because your site is new, not proven, untested, and not established at all.

    2: You will find skilled writers by paying them money to work on an untested, unproven, new website with no reputation.

    3: You will find unskilled writers desperate for exposure to partner with you, but they will write crap content that ruins your site, and its rep.

    2 options buddy: build your site up solo to attract skilled writers, down the road.....or pay skilled writers to create content now.
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