how long to wait for an article?

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Say I order a 3000 word article, what is a reasonable time frame in days for it to be delivered? Its not some heavyweight academic paper on anything just some Amazon product info article.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    There's no general formula to apply to these situations, as turnaround times depend on a writer's workload, productivity, availability, etc. It could take one day, or it could take two weeks.

    However, the writer or company from which you ordered your article should have informed you when you can expect it to be finished. I recommend you drop them a line and ask - there's really no other way to find out.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carsten Tiensuu
      3-4 days seems reasonable in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMizOne
    Out of all people you ask us? Why not ask the writer you just hired?
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    • Profile picture of the author interwebbuzz
      Originally Posted by MikeMizOne View Post

      Out of all people you ask us? Why not ask the writer you just hired?
      I have been using a number of writers. One gave me a time frame when asked but then failed to meet it. But they did deliver in the end and all sorted. Seens about 3 to 4 days as reasonable for a long article.
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      • Profile picture of the author nikhiljoseph
        If you are asking for an article with images it is 2 days time for content writers.

        A good content which is short for two page can be completed in a day time.
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  • Profile picture of the author alex124
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    i think 2-3 days.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Originally Posted by interwebbuzz View Post

    Say I order a 3000 word article, what is a reasonable time frame in days for it to be delivered? Its not some heavyweight academic paper on anything just some Amazon product info article.
    Each potential writer you may hire will provide a timeline for the service. And it will depend on many factors. While you may say is is only an "Amazon Product info article" there is still research to be done, as well as re-writes etc.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    The writer should give you an estimated turn around time when you order. You're probably not their only client and they may have projects in line in front of your's.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    I use a service called iNeedArticles and my wait time is about an hour...but that's because they have a large staff of writers and I only need a 500-750 word article. A 3000 word article might take a few days depending on the kind of service you're using.
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    • Profile picture of the author holeinthewood77
      Originally Posted by tyronne78 View Post

      I use a service called iNeedArticles and my wait time is about an hour...but that's because they have a large staff of writers and I only need a 500-750 word article. A 3000 word article might take a few days depending on the kind of service you're using.
      I've had some descent articles written by ineedarticles, but lately it's been a crap shoot. Worst part is, there's no accountability if there's a poorly written article. Stick to Elance or iWriter at least there's feedback in the way of a re-write or refund if the article sucks.

      Been trying for 2 weeks to get a response from them on some articles I paid a premium for that were either: written by non-native speakers, written robots, or written by a spinner. I even had one that was plagerized.
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  • Profile picture of the author Surge Calls
    The first person you should ask is your article provider but generally it really depends whom you ordered the article from, if it is a big firm then 3-4 days for a 3000 article is generally the norm. For freelance writers, it can range from 3-7 plus days.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Since you're the one making the request, I think you should let the writer know, at the time you place the order, what kind of time frame you would like. It is certainly negotiable, but it ought to be understood that the timing of the finished product is part of the contract you have when you close the deal. Some writers will charge extra to move your project to the front of the line, but if you both agree on something, you can both benefit.

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  • Profile picture of the author Tonny Robb
    It's difficult to tell exactly man. But i thought they have plan to delivered article and also display that for you, Didn't you see it?
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    You should ask the person who you ordered the article from.

    By the way, I think that a 3000 word article is way too long and I am guessing that you will bore your readers.

    You should go with 400-600 word articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      By the way, length has nothing to do with boring. A 200-word article can be quite boring.

      War and Peace is a tad longer than 3,000 and not at all boring.


      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      You should ask the person who you ordered the article from.

      By the way, I think that a 3000 word article is way too long and I am guessing that you will bore your readers.

      You should go with 400-600 word articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mattdawg841
    Each writer will have a different length of time they need to complete their article, but you would think within 3-4 days max. And that would include time to research and what not!

    I hope that helps and good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    3 days for 3000 words sounds rational. Or you can always do it yourself and save money, and time. AND you can get it done in 1 day. Well... 2 hours is a good amount of time. Do you live a busy lifestyle? Is it tough to write one 3,000 word article within 2 hours for you? Only once a day?
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    • Profile picture of the author interwebbuzz
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      3 days for 3000 words sounds rational. Or you can always do it yourself and save money, and time. AND you can get it done in 1 day. Well... 2 hours is a good amount of time. Do you live a busy lifestyle? Is it tough to write one 3,000 word article within 2 hours for you? Only once a day?
      Just don't have the time. Among other things have to go do day job.
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  • Profile picture of the author grandstar
    About 3 days.

    It however depends on the writer. I have sure some can have it delivered in a day! There are some very fast guys out there
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I've had some descent articles written by

    ....and yesterday you posted multiple times ranting abut that particular service. Not sure why you aren't banned or why the posts remain - must be a day short on moderators....

    ONLY THE WRITER you hire can tell you when to expect an article. Not a single person on this forum has any control over the timing. No one on this forum knows the writer's schedule, his speed or his familiarity with the subject you hired him (or her) to write on.
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  • Profile picture of the author KyleAJones
    Just a tip, I went with WriteArticlesForMe and so far they've taken 3 weeks to do 4000 words. People on Fiverr.com can have a 3 day turnaround!
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  • Profile picture of the author vour1995
    Your writer should be able to deliver a 300 word original article in four days.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    More importantly (IMO) is to set all these expectations prior to doing business and before money is handed over.. have you asked the person who you are dealing with?
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I am a writer myself and I charge a flat rate for all my work. I don't have a "standard" turnaround time. However, when discussing any job with a client and getting answers to my questions, one is that I ask if there is any deadline. That also may affect whether I can do the job.

    I also work out what turnaround time I can offer and then get the approval before I do any work. 3000 words can be easy or hard. It depends on the topic, client expectations, the writer's knowledge of that topic and if he has to do research.

    A tip for future - always ask what the TAT will be before placing the order. Then you know where you stand. For example, I could start a job today if I'm asked as my present workload is very light, unfortunately. But if I got 3 different jobs in the next hour, I would have to balance them out.

    As for this article, (and others have already said this) only the writer can tell you when you'll get it.

    I hope this ramble makes sense and helps you.
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  • Profile picture of the author YourIMSpecialist
    I use Iwriter.com for important articles, the cost is minimal, and I usually get the article written within a few hours. I've never waited more than 24 hours for an article.
    hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    Different writer has different delivery time.

    What you can do is shortlist a few potential writers & ask each of them how soon they can deliver your 3000 words article.
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