Where can I find great product review writers? And how much can I expect to spend?

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I want to do a product review blog and want to hire writers to write small 1 -2 paragraph reviews. Just little 300 word blurbs.
I've used people on Fiverr before but the results were bad, writers who clearly were terrible or non english speakers.

I was wondering where I can go to find good writers who can do 1 to 2 paragraph reviews, and how much I can expect to spend for that for each review.

thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author focusedlife
    Try Mechanical Turk or Micro Workers.

    You can get various folks to do tasks super cheap.

    Hope that helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    If you're trying to rank for a keyword term, I would strongly suggest that you bump up your reviews to 2,500 words+. Other than that, if you have a different model, it's fine.

    You can try the normal freelancing sites like UpWork or Freelancer. Everyone charges different though. You typically get what you pay for and should expect disappointment as part of the game.

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    • Profile picture of the author ElGuapo
      OP: I don't mean to be unhelpful, but I'd reconsider your plan. I'm not sure how 'great' the product reviews could be if:

      1. They are only a couple of paragraphs long
      2. The reviewers, presumably, won't have a copy of the product to review

      I'd stake my mortgage that you'd be paying out more to the reviewers than you'd be taking back in income.
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      • Profile picture of the author marc100
        Originally Posted by ElGuapo View Post

        OP: I don't mean to be unhelpful, but I'd reconsider your plan. I'm not sure how 'great' the product reviews could be if:

        1. They are only a couple of paragraphs long
        2. The reviewers, presumably, won't have a copy of the product to review

        I'd stake my mortgage that you'd be paying out more to the reviewers than you'd be taking back in income.
        I believe differently.
        If I do a review site on household items and require 2,500 word reviews, well written, they are going to be very expensive for each review. I could only afford to have a few a month done. So Im only updating my site with a few reviews a month. I wont gain any traction with that.
        Growth will be slow as molasses.
        If I do short reviews, then (depending on the price) I can do a few a DAY, and have many more reviews on the site.
        Yes Google likes longer reviews, but Google will also like that my homepage is being updated a few times a day with fresh new content on my site.
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        • Profile picture of the author ElGuapo
          Originally Posted by marc100 View Post

          I believe differently.
          If I do a review site on household items and require 2,500 word reviews, well written, they are going to be very expensive for each review. I could only afford to have a few a month done. So Im only updating my site with a few reviews a month. I wont gain any traction with that.
          Growth will be slow as molasses.
          If I do short reviews, then (depending on the price) I can do a few a DAY, and have many more reviews on the site.
          Yes Google likes longer reviews, but Google will also like that my homepage is being updated a few times a day with fresh new content on my site.
          Okay.

          My concern here is that Google is a much more nimble beast than it was a decade ago. It doesn't just look for liveliness when evaluating a site - it also looks for things like social signals. Is a site like that going to get much social traction?

          Who is going to backlink to a shallow two-paragraph review rather than, say, a long-read and hands-on review, or Amazon's own reviews?

          I'm just trying to put myself in the shoes of Google or a browser, and in neither case does your proposition come across as sound. I'm not trying to be negative - I'd just consider investing your energy and motivation in a different IM direction.
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          • Profile picture of the author Steve B
            If you were considering making a product purchase, would you rather read a review of that product from someone who was paid to write the review . . . or . . . would you rather read a review from someone that had purchased the product and was giving an honest appraisal? (Not to mention that paid reviewers are against the terms of service of many ecommerce sites).

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    • Profile picture of the author marc100
      Originally Posted by Marc Rodill View Post

      If you're trying to rank for a keyword term, I would strongly suggest that you bump up your reviews to 2,500 words+. Other than that, if you have a different model, it's fine.

      You can try the normal freelancing sites like UpWork or Freelancer. Everyone charges different though. You typically get what you pay for and should expect disappointment as part of the game.

      Marc
      Hey Marc I like your name

      Respectfully, these are just household items and I dont know how anyone could write a 2,500 word review on any product that is a simple product. If you were to write a review on a lamp, I would think just 700 words alone would be agonizing for someone to write well. 2,500 seems like a CNN expose on the product which is overkill. What would someone write about?
      Plus a 2,500 review is going to be like $100+ each to pay for so I'd only be able to do a small review once in a while, where shorter reviews I can produce more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    ElGuapo makes a very good point. That's why longer, in-depth, detailed, real reviews are better all around for so many reasons. How can you really know about a product you've never bought? Your writers will be at a loss.

    A person reading a review...

    Put yourself in their shoes.

    They want facts. They want information from someone who has bought and used the product. They want proof that you've bought and used it. They want to know everything. The good, the bad and the ugly. Why?

    They're thinking about buying.

    They want to make a well-informed decision.

    He's right about evaluating your current strategy.

    You'll probably spend more than you make. If you make anything at all.

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  • Profile picture of the author akd545
    You could also place job listings on Elance or Guru to get some leads.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Plenty of product review writers here, simply subscribe to their email, wait for it... And read their emails. 90% of the emails I get are product reviews, and I get em all for free!

    Seriously though, at least 750 - 1200 words I would think would be a minimum as opposed to 2 paragraphs.

    Maybe include a [read more...] after a brief desciption, but 2 paragraphs is hardly a review, at best a brief description.

    Even plr stores, generally dedicate a page that has the full review after someone shows interest. Anything less, lokely won't rank or convert well.
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