How many of you hire writers to write your content?

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For all my online career I have done the content creation myself. Most of the time I work in niches where I myself have a lot of knowledge, and I imagine out sourcing the writing would lower the quality of the content.

So how many of you (preferably people who own authority sites) outsource your writing work? Do you manage to find writers that are actually capable of sounding knowledgeable about the topics you give them?
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    writing yourself is best if time permits. slowly as people gets busy they start hiring writers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Henson
    It's hit or miss but when you hit with a great content writer or service at a good price, you need to ride that wave as long as you can.

    I'm with you. I would rather write my own articles because I can inject my knowledge and personality. I believe I rank better because of it.

    Still, there are many writers and services out there that are definitely worth considering. Just about all niche site gurus use other writers for most of their content because it's cost effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author robertrock
    I have a large number of ecommerce sites, adding to all the time, and outsource all the content writing. To find a new writer for each market/niche I go into, I submit 5 separate jobs to Elance. Each job has 3 articles to be written on detailed aspects of the niche that would hard to copy from existing content online. I end up with 15 pieces of content to add to the new site, then I carry on working with the best writer from the 5 jobs.
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  • Profile picture of the author blitz20
    I outsource writing on 10+ sites to someone in the US to get top quality content written each day. This of it like this, do what makes you the most money. Writing content is not making you the most so outsource to focus on building your business.
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  • I outsource everything and its always great. The most I have ever had to do was edit a few words.
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  • Profile picture of the author slammer81
    Definitely jump into this and give it a shot.

    You'll likely spend a little bit of time sourcing and sorting the best out from the rest, and expect to pay up for a really good quality article.

    It's cheap to try out on fiverr - I like it there as you'll get quite a few US and Canadian etc people you can choose from. Go for native speakers.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigcaveman
      I used to have a team of writers back when I had many websites. It saved me hours of time so I could focus on more important tasks.

      In the end, it's a personal preference. Eventually, when your business gets big enough, you're going to have to start outsourcing jobs because you can't do everything yourself.

      The hardest part was finding good writers for a reasonable wage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vickx69
    Well, I've wrote everything myself and was good. Then I got busy and hired a couple of cheap writers just to have a little time. Not excellent writings but I preferred to edit a little than doing it all myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I write my own content. But most writers i've dealt with will take a generic 700+ word article about "joint venture marketing" from somewhere on the internet, and make 5 different versions of the article, then give the crap back to me. Alot of writers suck. That's just the bottom line. Some will con you into saying they've been doing this for a long while, and $20 per article is their rate. Period. And then have no samples or case studies to back it up with.
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  • Profile picture of the author newideamarketing
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    yeah, if you find the right person then it will work out great and save you lots of time just find the right person interview lots
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by Ben West View Post

    For all my online career I have done the content creation myself. Most of the time I work in niches where I myself have a lot of knowledge, and I imagine out sourcing the writing would lower the quality of the content.

    So how many of you (preferably people who own authority sites) outsource your writing work? Do you manage to find writers that are actually capable of sounding knowledgeable about the topics you give them?
    Occasionally for my blogs I do outsource. Not so much anymore at least here lately. But for awhile I was really in to it.

    I know there was a company in WSO section I found that I used for several years.

    Some of the writers were dreadful but some were really good. It was kind of a hit or miss.

    The ones that were dreadful were redone for me in a timely manner. And they ended up to be really good.

    So it was a good experience for me , overall.

    If I recall the username of the owner of the company was renaissanceman, I think


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  • Profile picture of the author TeKn1qu3z
    I hired two to three times for writing 5 articles on travel niche because I am not a citizen or country for that blog.
    For my personal blog, I've written myself everything and few of the content comes for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Multimedianaire
    I run an exclusive membership service that provides expertly-written WordPress content every month to WordPress-related businesses (e.g. web designers) and I do all of the content writing myself, but now the business is beginning to grow to the point where I need to start looking for someone I can start outsourcing some of the content writing to.

    It's not that easy to find someone who can write expert-quality content like comprehensive WordPress tutorials and in-depth educational articles for non-technical users. I'm scouring the freelance sites at the moment and I see a lot of "blog filler" content writers, which is not what I'm looking for.

    I'm actually running a WSO to help raise funds to pay for the cost of outsourcing a high quality writer. If anyone knows an expert WordPress content writer with published material I can review, please feel free to pm me their details (or ask them to contact me via my website - see my signature).

    Also, if anyone reading this post is currently using the services of a seriously excellent WordPress content writer and (quite understandably) feels reluctant to pass on their details, please know that I would be willing to give the referrer a free membership to my unique service in exchange for helping me find the right person. This way you will get way more content every month about WordPress than what you're probably currently getting, and at a much cheaper price than what you're probably paying.

    Thanks,

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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    I think writing the articles and everything else by yourself, is best. However, if you don't have the time or the proper English skills or even if you're bad at writing interesting content, then yeah, hiring someone is a better idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author rohan333
    you dont need to hite writers if you give proper time and dedication to your blog ... hardwork and passion for your job is very important

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  • Profile picture of the author MarkAse
    Finding quality writers, regardless of niche, can be difficult. I find that at times, managing a handful of writers ends up taking just as long as writing myself.

    When I hire professionals though, it's basically zero maintenance....which is sweet.

    As an example, I have a professional writer coming on board at $75 per blog post....that's expensive, but not necessarily cost prohibitive if you've been around a while-
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    • Profile picture of the author san2hnl
      Originally Posted by MarkAse View Post

      Finding quality writers, regardless of niche, can be difficult. I find that at times, managing a handful of writers ends up taking just as long as writing myself.
      This.

      But the main reason I don't outsource my content is that I don't trust anyone to produce a completely unique (and good) article that hasn't been plagiarized from somewhere else.
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  • Profile picture of the author WDR
    I mostly write my own content. However, when I find myself in a writing slump, I will hire some of the writing out. In buying content, I have tried writers who work very cheap, and I have tried those that charged more than I thought I could really afford and, with a couple of exceptions, I haven't seen much of a difference. When I pay for content, I usually have to rewrite it, but it gets me past a slump, so I will continue to do so.
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  • Profile picture of the author bluejeans
    I outsource most of the writing and edit to my standard. That has meant, at times, a lot of editing, and for one project, so much so I should have just written it myself I made so many changes!

    But it's about leveraging your time; even if you're a one-man band, you can't play every instrument at the same time.

    You also get what you pay for. Premium writers will always deliver what you want, it's when you cut corners and desire to pay less that you run into issues with quality. In order to ensure the voice of the writer is what I am looking for, and to find people who are knowledgeable on the subject matter, I generally get a sample of their writing first, and offer to pay for that. This has proven to be a most successful way of ascertaining if they will be a good fit.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I currently need articles that are based on scientific research / clinical studies, of which I just don't have access to all the necessary research needed. So I have been working on finding writers that do, to outsource it to.
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  • Profile picture of the author andorod77
    Writing your own articles is always the best option, provided you have the time and writing skills.
    If not you can always visit Odesk or in Elance to get high converting quality content.

    You can also try Easy Outsource to connect with Job Seekers in outsourcing from the Philippines, Which I have found to be the most loyal and great to work with.
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  • Profile picture of the author wordsuwant09
    I personally have tried for years to make money online, and as much as I have tried, I can't seem to learn and get the concept of creating a site and making money with it. I personally am a writer, and have decided to try and make writing a full-time thing for me. I love doing it, and have found that a lot of people have had bad run-ins with writers which makes it hard for us good writers to find work.

    I hope to learn more from this site and personally if I could be successful, I would hire a writer as it is a lot more cost effective and can free up time to concentrate on other areas of a business or becoming more successful and making money elsewhere as well.
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  • I don't hire many people to write for me since others would pay me before to write for them.

    But it's worth it to hire somebody who can write with a good grasp of the English language.
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    To get free content created for you, in exchange for a link..

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  • Profile picture of the author navyvai
    I have been managing 3 blogs. Most of the time, I write my blogs content myself, beside this I hired a freelancer, who write for me. I found at a cheap rate freelancer, his English & Writing quality is also good. Actually he work for me at a fixed rate. he is not full time worker for me. I knock him sometimes, whenever I need him. Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author JenniferGiacoppo
    So far I have always written my own content because I love to be creative and be involved. That's not to say I wouldn't outsource. It is totally dependant on what you are wanting to achieve. Perhaps there may be alot of pride within you because you are so good at what you do. It would be like asking a chef to step down from his cooking and get someone else to do it. -If you know what I mean. But I think that you could do a little of both until you got comfortable with the change and then gradually let someone do most of it. Life is supposed to get easier and if you are questioning outsourcing then maybe it's time you gave it a go.Hope this helps.
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