Where to find cheap quality writers?

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Hi,

I've been looking at some freelancing sites to find cheap good quality writers to write product description for e-commerce sites and I'm a little lost. Does anybody have any experience on thi?

I'm talking about 300-500 words articles.

By cheap I mean no more than a dollar for each article.

Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by villano View Post

    Hi,

    I've been looking at some freelancing sites to find cheap good quality writers to write product description for e-commerce sites and I'm a little lost. Does anybody have any experience on thi?
    Bit of an oxymoron don't you think?



    Originally Posted by villano View Post

    By cheap I mean no more than a dollar for each article.

    Thanks in advance.
    Are you sure you didn't mean FOR FREE?
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    • Profile picture of the author goindeep
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      Bit of an oxymoron don't you think?





      Are you sure you didn't mean FOR FREE?
      I could not disagree more.

      All writers where writing free and cheap content at one stage in their writing careers. Time is a great diluter of perception.
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    I think is hard to get writer that write at that kind of price. Less than $1 is usually spin articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author TvMarcas
    I doubt you will get any good quality articles for that price range if you negotiate a per article price. You can try elance.com, odesk.com, or I recommend craigslist.com, and try to negotiate a low rate per hour. You can easily find a college student that can type 75-100 words per minute that wants to make 12 to 15 bucks per hour at home.
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    • Profile picture of the author jobfranko
      iwriter.com (Not affiliated) They have good offers
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    • Profile picture of the author villano
      Originally Posted by TvMarcas View Post

      I doubt you will get any good quality articles for that price range if you negotiate a per article price. You can try elance.com, odesk.com, or I recommend craigslist.com, and try to negotiate a low rate per hour. You can easily find a college student that can type 75-100 words per minute that wants to make 12 to 15 bucks per hour at home.
      Thanks for your reply. Have you tried CL yourself? Is there a way to know how many pords p/m someone can write?

      I'm not talking Shakespeare here, these are product descriptions. All technical data and keywords are provided, as well as general tone and basic structure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chrisb720
    iwriter.com is quite good if you choose elite level. Once you have added your favourite elite writers you can usually get them to write for you at the premium price.
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  • I've worked in TCA and iwriter before rates are good but projects are limited.
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  • Profile picture of the author aarthielumalai
    Nope, you'll never find a respectable and skilled writer who is willing to write articles for less than a dollar, especially if you want the articles to be of a good quality.

    As Owenlee said, be prepared to get a bunch or plagiarized or spun articles if you want to stick to your rate.

    I don't understand why people expect services to accept their low ball rates but still offer exceptional quality. Those two don't mix, you know?
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  • Profile picture of the author Super Affiliate
    I've also tried iwriter.com but you got to be very careful because there are a lot of people who would use best spinner or some kind of spinning software to re-write the articles within minutes you post your request. The quality of those articles are just plain BAD. I haven't tried Elite level so you might want to try that.

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  • Profile picture of the author villano
    But how would someone possibly spin an article about a specific product?
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Originally Posted by villano View Post

      But how would someone possibly spin an article about a specific product?
      They don't. They take a generic article in the same area, spin it and insert your product name into it.
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      • Profile picture of the author owenlee
        Originally Posted by Michael Shook View Post

        They don't. They take a generic article in the same area, spin it and insert your product name into it.
        Thats right! $1 writer does not care much. They just want that $1.

        So its not really worth it.

        After reading the articles, you might even think about writing it yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cali16
    Originally Posted by villano View Post

    By cheap I mean no more than a dollar for each article.
    If that's all you can afford - or all you're willing to pay - you need to rethink your business model. Essentially, you want slave labor yet expect good quality. At that rate, you'll get someone who can't write well at all and whose first language definitely isn't English.

    You need to adjust your expectations significantly. Offer crap rates and you're going to get crap, not quality.

    Originally Posted by villano View Post

    Is there a way to know how many words p/m someone can write?
    How fast someone can type or write has nothing to do with writing quality articles. Most writers will charge based on the length of the article. Writing is a skill; of course, you don't want to pay for a skilled writer at the rates you're willing to pay. Do you really think it's reasonable to pay someone between $1 and $3 per hour? Because that's really what you are offering. Would you be willing to work for that level of pay?
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  • Profile picture of the author ulianov
    I love Odesk and Philippino writes there. They are quality but cheap (I think)
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  • Profile picture of the author markeeter
    I think you can get people like that on Odesk, but I don't know what quality you're going to get. Money and value usually go hand in hand.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Originally Posted by villano View Post

    Hi,

    I've been looking at some freelancing sites to find cheap good quality writers to write product description for e-commerce sites and I'm a little lost. Does anybody have any experience on thi?

    I'm talking about 300-500 words articles.

    By cheap I mean no more than a dollar for each article.

    Thanks in advance.
    Seriously? You'll get what you pay for.
    If you want quality you'll need to invest on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author redlady
    Hi

    I would try Fiverr, or Guru.com. Please be very specific with your article writing job description. And ask for samples before you order.

    RL
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Most efficient way is to test as many writers as you can, there are some hidden gems that work for less, especially when the topic appeals to them. I had some great writers only cause they enjoyed writing in that specific niche.

      Im lucky that I'm in the position where I need a lots of link building content that doesn't have to be great, so from there I can pick my writers for money site content.

      When you make use of iWriter, HireWriters and other budget platforms make sure to include very detailed instructions like the flow of the article, this way you prevent people being able to copy it from the web and spin it. It forces them to think what they write.

      I think that's the best advice I can give you.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
    If you rely on cheap labor that might use shoddy practices, then you won't ever earn money. Your site could earn you so much more than those few dollars extra it would take to hire someone to write decent quality descriptions. Think of the long term investment and how all these descriptions can turn into money for you as that's what convinces the customer to buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeanneLynn
    Is this a serious question? I don't think you'd even find a horrendous writer who would write for that price. I've seen writer services advertising $1 per 100 words and I wouldn't expect much at that price, much less a 500 word article for $1. You'd be better off to buy spinning software and do it yourself because that's what you're going to get anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kralj187
    That standard price is about 4-5$ for 500word article. You won't get anybody who will do it for less
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  • Profile picture of the author Corey Taylor
    "cheap quality writers?"
    "By cheap I mean no more than a dollar for each article."

    I love the way you respect your employees.
    You must be a great boss.

    I hope you're not an employer in your "offline" life.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
    Originally Posted by villano View Post

    Hi,

    I've been looking at some freelancing sites to find cheap good quality writers to write product description for e-commerce sites and I'm a little lost. Does anybody have any experience on thi?

    I'm talking about 300-500 words articles.

    By cheap I mean no more than a dollar for each article.

    Thanks in advance.
    You've probably heard it said 101 times, but if you want cheap quality write then Fiverr is probably your best bet.

    Do a search on their platform for folk in the writing category who have a high rating, preferably with lots of positive feedback, top rated selling status and more importantly, are likely to meet your own requirements.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Originally Posted by shmeeko69 View Post

      You've probably heard it said 101 times, but if you want cheap quality write then Fiverr is probably your best bet.
      I suspect even Fiverr is too expensive for the O.P....
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      • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
        Originally Posted by Cali16 View Post

        I suspect even Fiverr is too expensive for the O.P....
        If that's the case then they're in the wrong business
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        • Profile picture of the author Sangfroid
          Try Content Authority.

          But it will cost $3-5.

          Don't be such a cheapskate! Is this the way you
          plan on running your business? You should quit
          right now if that is the case.

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  • Profile picture of the author gatorx
    At that price you wouldn't find 'quality' pieces even on sites like Odesk or Freelancer.

    Surely you are looking for writers from countries of non-native English speakers, like India, Bangladesh, etc, right? Only people from those countries can afford to write at this rate. I am not saying you can't find good writers, but you will have a hard time searching for such one.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    The cheapest you can get real quality is to buy PLR. You might have to resource it a bit, or even do a little messing with it yourself, but as pointed out, probably endlessly in this forum..................real writers are skilled (read: spendy education).

    One of the bad things about looking for people to support your business for nothing is that you will ruin your reputation as an intelligent business person. I'm degreed (linguistics) and used to teach writing and when someone asks me this question, there's not a chance I will ever take them seriously about anything again. There's one way to get what you need for nothing. It's called.....welfare. Writers and other professionals are not social services.
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  • Profile picture of the author safratime
    Hi There, try fiverr.com, it's awesome you''ll find Great writers there, who'll post many articles for you for 5$ I think...Check it out, it may helps you
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  • Profile picture of the author nizamkhan
    If you want quality articles, then I suggest you to increase your payout per article. There are many places you can hire good writers. I recommend these sites:

    1. oDesk
    2. eElance
    3. iWriter
    4. Guru
    5. Hire Writers
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony J Namata
    I'm sure you'll find writers in India who'll write for less than a dollar. In fact I'm dead certain. Check them out at Freelancer. But let me warn you, you're going to have to have them ALL rewritten...or hand them over to me to rewrite them for you. CHEAP is EXPENSIVE.
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    • Profile picture of the author aarthielumalai
      Originally Posted by Anthony J Namata View Post

      I'm sure you'll find writers in India who'll write for less than a dollar. In fact I'm dead certain. Check them out at Freelancer. But let me warn you, you're going to have to have them ALL rewritten...or hand them over to me to rewrite them for you. CHEAP is EXPENSIVE.
      Yes, its true that Indian writers tend to charge lesser than say, an American writer, but that's primarily because they are not very good at writing quality articles. Any respectable writer who can write grammatically correct articles charges at least $5/100 words, even in India, unless they're new to the business and are trying to build their reputation. If they are good, and they know it, they charge a LOT more than $1!

      $1/500 words is considered the lowest of the low rate, even for Indian writers, and most of the time, IF the article passes copyscape (and that's a BIG if), you'll pretty much won't understand a sentence of that article. I've read some pretty horrible articles where I couldn't understand what the writer was trying to say. I had to re-do the entire article, including the the research part (and no, I was not paying $1 ).
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  • Profile picture of the author anynewsbd
    Search/post add on Odesk & Elance to find your expected writer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carlos Stratton
    Don't expect to get quality article with $1!
    I usually get articles from an elite member of Iwriter.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I'm shocked people are trying to ANSWER this OP's questions.

      You cannot get any level of 'quality' for $1 per article. You can't find out how fast someone writes - and that has nothing to do with quality or price anyway.

      I suggest the OP write his own articles - that might provide a reality check.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmanD
    I've used Odesk successfully for cheap writers before, and you can get some that are ok that are just starting out there and willing to work cheaply to build up a reputation.

    But most of the time, at that price point the articles need editing, and they're never real quality. But ok for SEO purposes. I wouldn't use them for a website of mine though.
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    You have got to be kidding, you're going to get crap for $1 per article. I pay anywhere from $15 - $35 for my articles and press releases from a site that has a writer for hire section and these writers are mostly young journalists who write quality stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie123
    You get what you pay for. What makes you think there are good, cheap quality writers. My experience with outsourcing this task has been disappointing. I could have originated better material, I think. The problem with outsourcing this is that it can be hard for the hired writer to assume your perspective on any matter and be able to convey it in words. My two sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author ma247
    I think fiverr is best and cheap market for high quality article writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author @tjr
    I see we're starting the New Year off strong with the never ending "how much writers are worth" argument.
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