Best Way To Outsource Content Creation

by c3414
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Hello everyone,

I recently started using iWriter to have some of my posts written for me. The majority of my posts are 1500 words in length, so I'm paying $32 for each post.

I'm new to this outsourcing, so I'm not sure if $32 for 1500 word article is a reasonable price. I usually have to spend some time editing the completed article. The editing usually takes me between 30 - 60 minutes.


I'm currently averaging four outsourced articles a week, which is costing me $128. Do you all think I should continue to use iWriter? Or should I hire a part-time and possibly a full-time content writer from the Philippines?

I plan to outsource a lot more articles in the next few months. So the four articles per week will easily double and possibly triple over the next few months.

I don't mind paying more for good content. I'm just not exactly sure what I should be paying, so any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Cheers
#content #creation #outsource
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    There is no right answer to what you 'should' be paying. Threads asking about article prices attract answers mainly from those who are looking for cheap.


    When I was freelancing I charged from $50-75 for a 1500 word article - but you didn't have to change anything in it. The articles were carefully researched, written with a flow and purpose in mind...and for almost 3 years I was kept busy by only 3 'clients'.


    But you can also pay $20 for 1500 words....work that would need editing but migth be a start for some site owners.



    I would advise working directly with writers through Freelancer or Upwork - or through 'for hire' section on this forum....rathr than working with a 'writing company'.



    Test 4-6 different writers by a couple assignments each - and keep using the 2-3 writers that meet your needs. If you need ongoing work, that would be a better way to approach it in my opinion.


    Be very clear about what you want - keyword use - etc - and EXPECT work that is ready to use. Everyone will have a type or misspell here and there but you shouldn't have to rewrite significantly at that price point.
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    I've had writers working for me for close to 10 years. They can be a blessing or a curse.

    You definitely get what you pay for. Cheaper is not always better. More expensive is not always better.

    When you find someone who produces quality content, pay them well, treat them fairly and let them know you appreciate them.

    Off topic, but hopefully helpful, one thing I have done over the past year is SPEAK my blog posts. I use AUDACITY to record my speaking. I follow a simple outline covering 4-5 key points. A normal audio recording is 5-7 minutes long and transcribes into about 1500 words.

    I then use REV to transcribe my audio. It's like 10 cents per minute and very cheap. I then go in and edit my article (it takes about 30 minutes) and publish it as a blog post.

    You might want to consider trying that. Food for thought!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Originally Posted by c3414 View Post

    Hello everyone,

    I recently started using iWriter to have some of my posts written for me. The majority of my posts are 1500 words in length, so I'm paying $32 for each post.

    I'm new to this outsourcing, so I'm not sure if $32 for 1500 word article is a reasonable price. I usually have to spend some time editing the completed article. The editing usually takes me between 30 - 60 minutes.


    I'm currently averaging four outsourced articles a week, which is costing me $128. Do you all think I should continue to use iWriter? Or should I hire a part-time and possibly a full-time content writer from the Philippines?

    I plan to outsource a lot more articles in the next few months. So the four articles per week will easily double and possibly triple over the next few months.

    I don't mind paying more for good content. I'm just not exactly sure what I should be paying, so any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Cheers
    What kind of results are you getting? How many of these articles have you published so far?
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