How many of you buy your articles? How many write them?

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hey, I was wondering whats the best way to get articles up on a site I want to build? Do you just write your own, or do you hire someone? Is there a specific place to go to get quality technology articles? How much do they usually charge?
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  • Profile picture of the author Elion Makkink
    Hey,

    You can check the Warriors For Hire section, and do a search for article writing.

    I like the write my own articles, because I have specific goals in mind for my blog. But as you can see on my current blog, I have very few posts because I don't have the time to write them properly. So I'm also thinking of outsourcing this in the future.

    If you do a Google search: buy articles - Google Search
    Then you'll find a lot of websites where webmasters can buy or sell articles and website content!

    Goodluck
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  • Profile picture of the author AidanKay
    Heh, that's funny I was just going to ask a similar question - it's the reason I signed on.

    But here's my answer;

    When I'm writing for a site/blog of mine that interests me, I write it myself always.

    If I'm writing for a site who's topic doesn't interest me, or I have very little knowledge of the subject and am Feeling lazy. I then outsource.

    For outsourcing, you can look in a multitude of places. Whether it be the warrior 'warriors for hire' forum, or DP (there are some quality writers, may just take a time to find them), oDesk, eLance and other freelance sites. You can basically go to any big'ish webmaster forum, and you should find a place to find people looking for work.

    Good luck mate,

    -Aidan.

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  • Profile picture of the author Theory5
    Well heres the thing, the topic interests me but I am only a semi-strong writer and I tend to run out of things to write about quickly. I am trying to build a tech website but realistically I cannot see myself writing more than two or three articles per page per week or so, and I also want to put news up.
    also, off topic I would like to see your report. I would be happy to give you a review on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author BrianLG
      Originally Posted by Theory5 View Post

      Well heres the thing, the topic interests me but I am only a semi-strong writer and I tend to run out of things to write about quickly. I am trying to build a tech website but realistically I cannot see myself writing more than two or three articles per page per week or so, and I also want to put news up.
      also, off topic I would like to see your report. I would be happy to give you a review on it.
      I just got a report called "Uniquification" by warrior Ghalt. Its all about getting ideas for original content. its $14,97 on his website noduplicatecontent. theres a special price of $1 for war room members. Its not in WSO. Theres a link to his website for the special $1 price in the Private Discussions forum. thread "Creating ORIGINAL Content Quickly and Easily"
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    I write articles myself, because I believe I'm a good writer and life has proven to me that you can't really trust anyone but yourself
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    • Profile picture of the author abdulquddus
      Hi

      I write for myself and also for others
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      • Profile picture of the author dayanthan
        I have written a few of my own and mostly now use PLR content and change it so that it barely looks like it is a PLR by the time I am finished with it. I recommend trying to write your own articles, whether it is totally your own or with the aid of PLR content, which makes it so much easier.
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        • Profile picture of the author ElizabethD
          Originally Posted by dayanthan View Post

          I have written a few of my own and mostly now use PLR content and change it so that it barely looks like it is a PLR by the time I am finished with it. I recommend trying to write your own articles, whether it is totally your own or with the aid of PLR content, which makes it so much easier.
          I agree! Re-writing PLR really does speed things up. After some practice, you'll be able to take a piece and actually "have fun" making it your own. Just be sure to read the entire article before starting a re-write. I've more than once started re-writing, got into it, and then all of a sudden the piece goes off on some strange, unusable tangent.
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  • Profile picture of the author keliix06
    I hate writing, so I just hire people to do it. It's one of those things where if you like it, it will be easy and you can do it yourself, until the time investment no longer makes sense.
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    • Profile picture of the author bcangiem
      I write for myself and a handful of others. I'll write from scratch or use PLR and rewrite them to make them more focused and give them "my speak". I'm a bit of a control freak and take comfort in knowing I have no one else to blame but myself if it turns out lame.

      I will however outsource in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author singhavn
    I neither write articles myself nor I outsource them. I only spin articles through a article spinner and it gives me 30 to 40% unique article.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    "How many of you buy your articles?"

    Well, I don't buy my own articles, if that's what you mean. Other than with my time.

    I usually write them myself, but sometimes I buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    At the very beginning of my marketing efforts I used to write 95% of my articles and it became such a huge grind. (And I even like writing!) If you know you are going to churn out lots of unique content then I would definitely outsource it. You can find some pretty good people on the cheap (less than 5 bucks per article) if you look around, namely in the Warriors For Hire section. Make sure you have them write a sample first though to see if it is to your liking.
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  • Profile picture of the author satrap
    I write my own and when I run out of ideas, I simply use a big package of plr article that I have to rewrite them and make a totally unique article out of them.
    But, if you can afford, I would say hiring someone is worth it. It really is time consuming, even if you use plrs. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    I write my own and re-write plr
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    • Profile picture of the author iroko
      Originally Posted by dave147 View Post

      I write my own and re-write plr
      I do the above and I have some what use already published articles especially in ezinearticles.com and turn then into fresh content either on my blog or to be some back to ezinearticles.com and the result has not been bad.
      Remember, nobody can say it better than you, if it your story!
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  • Profile picture of the author LiveWireMarketing
    Always write my own. Love writing. I feel adds a more personable experience for your website viewers. And if someone stumbles across your article on google you want the best representation of yourself and your site. Only you can set that standard. I do also spin my articles, but make sure they are up to par.

    It's all about your time and preference, and how important the article is to your site and marketing it. Try and find a balance between quality and quantity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    I dont think I am ready for outsourcing just yet. What I do now is to get PLR articles and have them rewritten. When I say rewritten, I do it myself. I just cant trust anyone yet. I guess, it may take some time. I need to set some guidelines before I will be able to do that.

    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author RegalWeb
    The place to find quality writers is with us. Feel free to browse our site for service and contact us. Please check my sig for the link. Thank.
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  • Profile picture of the author jackieholmes
    Ohh... Writing article is in fact one of my passions and my way of making money online. In your case, just try to access how good your writing skill then, if you are confident that you do make a quality one --- then have it yourself first. But, if ever you doubt yourself for making it so, you have couples of option then, you can have it being outsourced or hire your own writer.
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  • Profile picture of the author glassextreme
    Quite a number of posts here suggest that there are some kind of trust issues. You seem to trust only yourself, and think you can do the best job.

    Used to have that mentality until I realized that this mentality that allows you to have quality work is actually stopping you from producing any work at all.

    There are lots of people who can write better and faster, leaving enough time for you to concentrate on your core business.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThrillerAuthor
    I write my own and rewrite PLR, depending where I want to place them.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesW
    I write my own articles and blog posts when talking about forex / investment topics because you can always tell the difference between writers who have simply researched the subject and writers who actually trade.

    However for a few of my side-projects in much smaller niches I tend to buy articles because I don't have the time to write them myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      I use a mixture of writing my own, outsourcing and I also use articles from directories to help start new sites off.
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  • Profile picture of the author walesfootball
    I write my own articles most of the time, but I’ve outsourced a few times, to be honest I haven’t had a great deal of success outsourcing as the quality of the articles has been quite poor, and although I’m far from a literary genius the standard of my own articles were much better, but maybe I’ve just been unlucky.
    I guess it depends how much time you have to write and submit articles, a question of cost and finding a good service that you are happy with.
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    • Profile picture of the author Janet Matthews
      The decision on whether to buy or write yourself will depend on whether you want to be in control of the information on your site/blog. If you are trying to make a name for yourself in a particular field then it is important to write your own, reflecting your thoughts and beliefs. If you have put together an adsense site with the main intent of making money from adsense then I guess buying or PLR is the way to go, as it fills your site with content (just check the PLR as some are just aweful.)

      From my own point of view, I have several health sites that reflect my personal views on healthy living so it is important for me to be in control of what goes on my site. However that said - I have recently been searching on Market Samurai for other peoples articles that reflect what I believe and occasionally add those for content.

      With regard to PLR I also use them to get the creative juices going. I rarely use them "as is" but use the ideas and rework them to fit my philosophy
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      • Profile picture of the author 2d0k
        I write most of my articles, and I outsource the rest..
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  • Profile picture of the author SGdarling
    I write my articles, but I am thinking about buying some as well in order to increase my article marketing process
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  • Profile picture of the author MsMikayla
    It's the same thing with the rest of the previous poster. I'm a writer and love writing but I don't know everything so I outsource for the things I can't do. For everything else I make it my own and make sure to check it on copyscape for uniqueness. And no I do not recommend spinner software. A spinner person maybe.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      Originally Posted by ljrestrada99 View Post

      I agree with writing articles on your own. Original content is crucial for a website or blog. Its good to get ideas from other articles relating to your niche and then adding your own good advice to set yourself apart. In your articles writ about the who's, what's, and why's and you will always have plenty to write about.
      It is good to write your own articles if you can in the beginning, but as your business grows you may need to outsource a growing amount of work that you simply haven't got time for yourself and article writing was one of those things for me. Apart from saving time I always reach a point where I can't think of anything else to write about a topic and often the outsourced articles look at things from a different slant.

      Original content is good for a website or blog but not crucial. I don't think that my niche sites have suffered at all from using a mixture of original content and republished articles and videos
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      • Profile picture of the author Roy Penrod
        If you run out of ideas for articles but you like writing the articles yourself, you can outsource the research. Just ask the researcher to come up with topics for a certain number of articles and provide links to the source material.

        Coming up with the idea for an article is usually harder than writing the article for me.
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        • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
          Originally Posted by Roy Penrod View Post

          If you run out of ideas for articles but you like writing the articles yourself, you can outsource the research. Just ask the researcher to come up with topics for a certain number of articles and provide links to the source material.

          Coming up with the idea for an article is usually harder than writing the article for me.
          That's a good idea. You can also use Market Samurai to search for ideas. Sometimes I get the ideas but just don't have time to write the articles so outsourcing works for me. I think also it can depend upon how long it takes you to write an article, some people reckon they can write them in minutes, it takes me over an hour for each one and I still usually have to edit.
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          • Profile picture of the author NeilC
            Depends on how much time you have and how much you have to spend to get good content. There's nothing wrong with having some of your own written content and also using some PLR.

            You can use it "as is" or rewrite it if you feel that's better, it does help but it's not always essential and depends on both it's purpose and your website strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    I think most people like to begin by writing articles themselves. This cuts down on your start up costs and lets you learn how everything is done in terms of building a site. Once you see some income coming in, then you can look to outsourcing the content creation portion. Outsourcing will allow you to have more time for other areas of creating websites.

    Most decent article writers start out at $5 and go up from there. Just remember, you get what you pay for...
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    It depends on what the article is being written for.

    If the article is going to have my name attached to it and go on one of my blogs, I write it.

    But, if the article is for back links then I outsource it.

    Talk soon come

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    • Profile picture of the author reapr
      If you want quality articles it is best to write them yourself.

      If you want backlinks outsource or spin them.

      There are a few good writers in this forum but be careful others came recommended and I ended up with garbage that I ended up having to clean up. The irony is I am not the best writter myself!

      I guess it would only be fair to ask someone for hire for a sample.
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  • Profile picture of the author cassie_camay
    i write articles when I feel I can write them. Occupationally i do not want to force myself to write things that will just be pointless and has no meaning. I like to write for myself especially on my blogs since they are like my daily diaries.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    As you can see, there are a ton of different opinions on the subject. Here's what I normally tell people -- if you hate to write, just aren't very good at writing (no shame in it, plenty of people can't write!), or just don't have the time to write, your readers WILL notice. Simple grammar errors, rambling on, not being compelling, or doing a "rush job" because you have other responsibilities to deal with, unfortunately, stick out like a sore thumb in writing.

    If any of those are the case, hire a professional writer who can handle the job for you. And notice, I said "professional" - meaning someone who can do the work without you babysitting them, training them, or having to rewrite most of what they do
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  • Profile picture of the author ruch1v
    I buy for definite, writing is the worst chore for me, I guess the left side of my brain is definitely the strongest, plus I find the quality of the article is better when outsourced then I could ever write

    Ruchi
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  • Profile picture of the author Sleaklight
    I buy and write my own.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Manetzke
    I do both, I have hired writers from the warriors for hire forum with some very good results. I mostly re-write plr myself, I feel that my time can usually be better spent doing other things because writing bores me to death and it shows in my articles.

    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author GrowTallerNiche
      Write my own and use human rewriter(or at least the one article I could get with the free trial).
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  • Profile picture of the author rkz0121
    I generally write my own articles. However if you mean buy as in the sense of plr stuff, then I avoid it. However if your talking more about buying them from an article writer then that is more often than not a good idea if they've written the articles specifically for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author poppa5502
    Personally I will not buy article ..unless you can see if they're not already in use online..its all about unique content my friend..
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      Originally Posted by poppa5502 View Post

      Personally I will not buy article ..unless you can see if they're not already in use online..its all about unique content my friend..
      After having problems with a couple of warriors for hire I pay $10 for 200 Copyscape checks and run articles through that now. Worth it for the peace of mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luis Carrillo
    I have so far, always written all my articles, but I don't enjoy writing so much, so I will start outsourcing this soon

    I always make original content, so that's what i will ask my outsourcer to do also, write original content for me, now spun articles, it keeps the internet more enjoyable=D
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  • Profile picture of the author JayVance
    I write a lot of my own but I have bought articles in the past when I don't have a lot of time available to write.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ahead-DESIGN
    I write my own. At the beginning I thought it was hard but it is quite easy !
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I am with a lot of others here - I write my own OR I will buy PLR and rewrite it to make it unique.

    Easy!
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