Stop writing your own articles... unless

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Unless you just really like doing it...

Look, if efficiency means anything to you start outsourcing your article writing needs.

There are tons of writers in this forum... use them.

I understand that there are a handful of marketers here that have a passion for writing their own stuff... I get that.

That's cool!

But if you are not one of those people, leave the writing to someone else. Start spending more time on developing new ideas that will make you more money.

Every multi million and billion dollar business are ran by owners that outsource the majority of the work load.

Be passionate about running your business...

Leave carpal tunnel syndrome to someone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author anonymous123567
    I agree to a certain extent, but if people want to give it a go, they should...
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    • Profile picture of the author jimjam
      OK Newbie Alert, what articles are these and are they important?
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      • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
        Originally Posted by jimjam View Post

        OK Newbie Alert, what articles are these and are they important?
        Those would be articles for your site and/or for article marketing. Article marketing is using articles you write to build traffic to your site. There are article directories online that will post your original content and allow you to put a link or two at the end in what's called your author box or resource box. This is your payoff for providing them with good articles.

        There are lots of other ways to get traffic, of course, but lots of people use article marketing (sometimes called 'bum' marketing because it doesn't cost any money).

        John
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Marc, you are right.

    And I do that all the time. the only thing is that I am nbot using Warriors for doing Article writing for me right now... But that does not mean I will not be using them shortly.

    In fact, I might be back to ask a few article wreiters to work for me full time in case I like their work, and obviously get a lot of traffic from it.

    -Lakshay

    P.S. Outsource everything that you are not the BEST at. Only do what only YOU can do.
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  • Profile picture of the author chillingbreeze
    Very true! I, myself, spend most of my time on marketing even after being a copywriter. Someone told me; if you wish to achieve higher in online business, target the marketing part and leave the development to your sub-ordinates and writing team. Initially, I found it odd but it worked. I can earn 10 times more with my mind on marketing than my hands on writing.

    Of course, when I need to give a real killing pitch, I pick up my writer's role too.

    Cheers to all online entrepreneurs
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Yeah but you should still act as a copyeditor (or also outsource copyediting) to make sure your articles get the persuasive/call to action message across.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Ticky Toc
    I agree i hate writing articles so boring, but if its a article for my own website and not marketing then i do it myself so i know its good.
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  • Profile picture of the author dspruyt
    I prefer writing articles myself.. though they take much longer. It seems that there will be an issue with the copywriter meeting your demands. After all, he does not think like you do.. wouldn't know what you really want.

    You may just end up going through the copywrite over and over again until you are satisfied. That's how I feel, so why not write it yourself and save the hassle of getting vexed when someone cant meet up to your demands yeah?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Even though I am a writing machine, I agree.

      Here is why.

      As marketers, we write for one reason and one reason only...to make money.

      Now, we can go on all we like about how much we "love" to write, but...if
      you're writing is NOT bringing you in results, then it's counterproductive to
      your ultimate goal.

      I do my own writing because I feel that I can write better for what I am
      trying to accomplish than anybody else...not that I am the best writer in
      the world. There is a difference. My style and the way I communicate, work
      for the niches that I am in and what I am trying to achieve in those niches.

      If my writing wasn't bringing me the results that I was getting, I would
      stop writing and hire somebody to do it for me. I'd then restrict my
      writing to fun pursuits.

      Having said that, if somebody is determined to improve themselves as a
      writer, then I say go for it. However, you might also want to hire some
      ghostwriters while you are doing this in order to start making some money,
      IF you can afford to do so.

      Ultimately, it's YOUR life and YOUR choice. But as I said, if your only
      purpose for writing is to make money, then it makes no sense to write if
      you're writing isn't achieving the end result.

      Just my 2 Yen on the subject.
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      • Profile picture of the author writergirlk
        It would be a shame for me to outsource my writing since I've been doing it for a living for years. I have a ton of experience with clients and one of my specialties is writing SEO optimized content that has meaning. So.... if I have a skill that people pay for, I can't justify paying someone to do it especially since I run the risk of hiring someone who is inexperienced (or has less experience than I have). Besides, I've done so much of this kind of writing, I can churn the articles out quickly. What I need to do is outsource my web design stuff - I've been trying to do it myself and it takes forever since I need to figure out what I am doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author cballi
    I agree with the concept, but when you are just starting up it is a big risk to pay X amount of dollars for content just to have your site be a loser.

    I am struggling with this now. I am trying to build a few niche sites but since I am new to it, I don't know that I will be successful. So I am being frugal and trying to do all the work myself. If I am profitable, then I would think about outsourcing content writing.

    But your advice sounds so appealing as I have a million ideas in my head of things I would like to try to be profitable, but first I need to actually have content. Oh well!
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    • Profile picture of the author marcanthony
      Originally Posted by cballi View Post

      I agree with the concept, but when you are just starting up it is a big risk to pay X amount of dollars for content just to have your site be a loser.

      I am struggling with this now. I am trying to build a few niche sites but since I am new to it, I don't know that I will be successful. So I am being frugal and trying to do all the work myself. If I am profitable, then I would think about outsourcing content writing.

      But your advice sounds so appealing as I have a million ideas in my head of things I would like to try to be profitable, but first I need to actually have content. Oh well!
      Good luck to you... I was new once as well. If you have any questions feel free to PM me. I would love to help.
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  • Profile picture of the author MADMONEY
    Originally Posted by marcanthony View Post

    Unless you just really like doing it...

    Look, if efficiency means anything to you start outsourcing your article writing needs.

    There are tons of writers in this forum... use them.

    I understand that there are a handful of marketers here that have a passion for writing their own stuff... I get that.

    That's cool!

    But if you are not one of those people, leave the writing to someone else. Start spending more time on developing new ideas that will make you more money.

    Every multi million and billion dollar business are ran by owners that outsource the majority of the work load.

    Be passionate about running your business...

    Leave carpal tunnel syndrome to someone else.
    I don't completely agree with what you're saying.

    I do agree however, with that as you become more profitable in your business you should outsource some parts of your writing.

    Where I don't agree, is in your statement-- that you have to stop writing articles on your own.

    If you take a look at anything that stops you as an obstacle-- in your business or personal life -- you need to think about what are the possible solutions.

    For me for example, I realized that being able to write on the Internet is crucial! Even though we are moving more towards video it seems that Google will never be able to effectively scan the content of video.

    Google, still needs text in order to index websites.

    If you're going to create blog posts, sales pages or any other content on the Internet, you will need to either outsource these or come up with a more effective solution.

    Otherwise how much money will you have to spend to create these pages?

    Since I only type at 19 words per minute, and with a 35% error rate, I realized that this was one of my limitations.

    In brainstorming this problem, speech recognition technology was one of the out-of-the-box solutions that came to me.

    This has proven to be the most productive and most successful of all the solutions.

    All I am saying is that you will need to master the ability to write articles, sales letters, and blog posts in order to run a successful Internet business. I don't believe that in the beginning most people have the budget to outsource all these things.

    In addition, having an understanding of how to write articles and salesletters, to me-- is paramount in anyones education. Once you have achieved some degree of proficiency in copywriting-- that's when you can begin to delegate some parts of this task.

    My two cents.

    Mad Money
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