Best Sites for Finding Writers NEEDED

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I'm always in constant need of writers for different writing projects, but the problem is I don't necessary have the budget to to be paying high price for writing contents so I bounce from writers to writers.

I've tried sites like eLance, oDesk, Gurur, and Freelancer, but I never seen to find any writer for the budget I have, besides those with poor English with contents making no sense with huge dramatic grammar errors. Also I find there's more success here for big projects rather than small one-time projects for one 200 words article.

I've tried iWriter, but the contents are not suprisingly scraped and only respun, far worse than those mentiond above. (Haven't tried HireWriters.com yet, but looking into it.)

Is there any article writing sites or content creation sites that are low-budget but still produce great work at a mass production level or need by need basis for just 1 new article needed?
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  • Profile picture of the author 321phim
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    • Profile picture of the author AdrianSeo
      What you pay is what you get! So stop looking for cheap content and big quality.
      You can't expect to get ultra quality content for few $.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alast
    Essentially, you get what you pay for.

    How can you expect to get high quality articles for $5 a pop? If you're serious about expanding your business, then you wouldn't be finding the lowest budget writers.
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    • Profile picture of the author girl on fire
      Originally Posted by Alast View Post

      Essentially, you get what you pay for.

      How can you expect to get high quality articles for $5 a pop? If you're serious about expanding your business, then you wouldn't be finding the lowest budget writers.
      Agreed 100%! It's really sad that a skill that so few people are actually good at is discounted and downgraded this way. If it takes a writer half an hour to write an article that you're only paying $5 for, that means their writing skill is worth $10 an hour (minus any fees charged by the site?). Seriously, isn't the new minimum wage $10 an hour? I think a good writer deserves far more compensation than a McDonalds worker.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Originally Posted by Jason H View Post

    I'm always in constant need of writers for different writing projects, but the problem is I don't necessary have the budget to to be paying high price for writing contents so I bounce from writers to writers.

    I've tried sites like eLance, oDesk, Gurur, and Freelancer, but I never seen to find any writer for the budget I have, besides those with poor English with contents making no sense with huge dramatic grammar errors. Also I find there's more success here for big projects rather than small one-time projects for one 200 words article.

    I've tried iWriter, but the contents are not suprisingly scraped and only respun, far worse than those mentiond above. (Haven't tried HireWriters.com yet, but looking into it.)

    Is there any article writing sites or content creation sites that are low-budget but still produce great work at a mass production level or need by need basis for just 1 new article needed?
    That depends on what you consider "high price".

    You can't expect a professional freelance writer to WANT to write articles for you when you're not able to afford his rates. You have to decide if you want a lot of low quality articles or a few high quality articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    You have listed practically all the writing sites to get what you are
    looking for so the problem must be with your expectations and
    not with the writers. Increase your budget and you may get what
    you want.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Jason H View Post

    Is there any article writing sites or content creation sites that are low-budget but still produce great work
    There really aren't, Jason.

    It's possible, occasionally, to "get lucky" and find a really promising writer at the start of their career and briefly pay "below-market prices" for what they produce, but it's very much hit-and-miss, and their prices will quickly rise anyway.

    A relationship with a reliable individual writer, rather than "buying things through a writing service/content-mill" is always likely to serve your purposes and your business better, in the long run.

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  • I definitely find that http://www.odesk.com would be the best option for you. They have really great reviews and a solid fan base.
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  • Profile picture of the author bennie07
    I think the OP stated that Odesk and eLance don't have writers within his budget, coupled with the fact many have poor English grammar skills.

    If your business is important to you, then you'll have to invest something into it. Having cheap articles created, usually lack the quality that you're requiring... Hopefully in the future you'll find someone, who's reasonably priced and that fit your writing needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexanderSaroyan
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    iwriter.com & peopleperhour.com are good sources to starting writing!
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  • Profile picture of the author SoloSmith
    I would have suggested practically all of the sites you listed there. As many have said previously, it's more likely that your expectations/budget is the problem.

    People have this strange perspective than more content is always better. Sure, some niche's benefit from spamming the crap outa articles every day but equally as many perform better with higher quality articles from a more knowledgeable source.

    I've been working as a freelance writer for 4 years now, it has been my only source of income for 3. I have worked at both ends of the scale and I'm always heavily involved in a project and can say from past success, a great writer can take you far.

    As an example.

    One client originally hired a writer that wanted $3 per 500 word article relating to MMO gaming. After 1 month the website had attracted <100 viewers to the articles and 0 comments.

    I was the next writer he took on board and charged $7 per article but also supplied direct connections to PR within the gaming industry, marketed my own articles, and provided additional free advice on basic on-page SEO, giveaway marketing, social media campaigns and maximizing revenue.

    My advice to you would be to increase your budget and pay for what I consider, a true freelance writer. Nobody survives on the ability to write alone, find someone that can bring many skills to the table and you may find the additional investment to be 10x more beneficial than your original.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emailerbyheart
    Hire writers is also good place to start with...
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    • Profile picture of the author grantveronica
      You've already mentioned all sites that offer the best writers. The pay is reasonable. You'll get what you pay for. Just be careful looking for cheap services. You might end up spending your money for nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I concur with what others have said. Perhaps review your budget and your actual reasons for wanting the content.
    I am an experienced writer with repeat customers and have never had complaints but I am not "cheap" either. So the ball is in your court, Jason. I think you have had plenty of good advice here.
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    Maybe try writersaccess.com
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  • Profile picture of the author elusian
    Hi

    Getting good quality content costs money. I have found good quality writers on all of those sites, even fiver. The trouble is that they start out at a low price and then increase it when they get enough ratings.

    One idea that I have toyed with is hiring students as interns. They get the experience to put on their resume and you get written content.

    Has anyone on here tried this strategy?
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesDLayton
    As a best selling Kindle author, previously a content writer and now a copywriter this is how things pan out.

    You go on these sites looking to write for money. You get a reputation and good feedback. Then you suddenly have an issue. You have soared above the non english speakers almost overnight. People KNOW you are english and love your writing style. Not so much grammar or spelling but just how we talk in the western world. Very different to how people are taught english in other countries.

    So then you have two options. Increase price or volume. You can outsource the writing to increase volume. Bad idea. Or charge higher prices. Either way YOU as a buyer have two choices also.

    Pay more. Get less.

    Simple.

    My advice? Go to Fiverr and try 10 USA and UK writers. Get to know them, find out if you like them then STICK with 2 you like. When they eventually leave Fiverr to get bigger money (they always do.... I did) then at least you know a market rate writer and will be happy handing over market rates.

    Rather than finding a market rate writer NOW and worrying about paying them market rates NOW.

    Find someone at the start of the bell curve and go along for the ride.

    Or keep hunting for new writers who are cheap to start with and watch your workflow hit the floor like a drunk fat chick.

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    • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
      Originally Posted by JamesDLayton View Post


      Or keep hunting for new writers who are cheap to start with and watch your workflow hit the floor like a drunk fat chick.

      James
      Really? A drunk fat chick? How hard do they hit the floor, pray tell?
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      • Profile picture of the author BudaBrit
        Originally Posted by angiecolee View Post

        Really? A drunk fat chick? How hard do they hit the floor, pray tell?
        I take it you've never been to Cardiff...

        WARNING: may not actually be fat, but I was struck by the sheer ridiculousness...


        Yes, that is a PIZZA PILLOW.

        Maybe we could sell it.

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          Originally Posted by BudaBrit View Post

          I take it you've never been to Cardiff...

          WARNING: may not actually be fat, but I was struck by the sheer ridiculousness...


          Yes, that is a PIZZA PILLOW.

          Maybe we could sell it.

          How You can Consign Those Midnight Fridge Raids to History!

          Introducing the Pizza Pillow, the world's first edible sleeping aid!
          Agreed. This one's not fat.

          Be forewarned though - you don't wanna meet me face to face if sexist slams tend to be your go-to comparisons
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            Originally Posted by angiecolee View Post

            Agreed. This one's not fat.

            Be forewarned though - you don't wanna meet me face to face if sexist slams tend to be your go-to comparisons


            There is a world of difference between a "bird" anywhere else in the world (except Newcastle, of course) and a Welsh woman.

            They come in two breeds. "Beautiful" and "fall over in the street utterly drunk and pissing themselves".

            I was merely trying to dig our friend the great white out of his hole.
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        • Profile picture of the author girl on fire
          Please don't call this girl fat unless you are going to call Kim Kardashian Jaba the Hut! This is just an unfortunate angle and an even more unfortunate pillow choice!
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          • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
            Originally Posted by girl on fire View Post

            Please don't call this girl fat unless you are going to call Kim Kardashian Jaba the Hut! This is just an unfortunate angle and an even more unfortunate pillow choice!
            Uhh...they didn't.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesDLayton
    Sorry drunk fat guy. I lost 70lbs and gave up booze last year so I guess I'm okay to say that. Everyone happy? Aaaaaaaalrighty then.
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    • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
      Originally Posted by JamesDLayton View Post

      Sorry drunk fat guy. I lost 70lbs and gave up booze last year so I guess I'm okay to say that. Everyone happy? Aaaaaaaalrighty then.
      Not pissed or anything. Just occasionally feel a reminder is needed for the fellas that this is no longer just an old boys' club. Sometimes the skirts don't like being referred to as skirts
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesDLayton
    You dames don't know what's what. Broads be going crazy and sh**t. Ahhh if only Trish could hear me now. I'd be crucified. And she's a Mormon so she probably knows how!!
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    Broads always start shit. Trust me, I know.
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