Best Way To Write Articles

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Hey there:

I'm someone who dislikes writing or maybe it's the fact that it's hard to write an article. I've been in the process of trying to get my first adsense based site up and I've paid almost $20 to have two articles written for me + another $10 for membership of the site that I'm having the articles written at. And I think to myself, that's way too expensive. There's gotta be another way. I went with the site that I chose because generally there people can write an article for me starting at around 24 hours from the time that I submit a request. But I want to know, what are your best ways for writing articles or where should I go to have my articles written at for a cheap price?
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  • Profile picture of the author Melanie Crouse
    Do you want high quality, fast turnaround or cheap price? All three rarely, if ever, come together.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    You should check out oDesk.com or Elance.com, you will sign up for free and pay less per article.

    But generally the quality is what you pay for.

    You won't get fluent English writers accepting peanuts for 500 word articles.

    In todays SEO situation unique content writers are in high demand, so you won't find too many high quality ones settling on super-low prices these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author flx89
    i don't like writing articles also, but a lot of people can help you with that if you have the money
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  • Profile picture of the author pcdoctor
    Generally high quality articles that would be accepted for ezine articles as well as articles I would use for web sites and other article directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    $10 per article is actually a fairly low rate if you want content that is high quality and free of grammar/spelling errors and plagiarized content. I agree that you don't necessarily need a membership fee in order to get that work done. Check out the Warriors for Hire thread here. Just remember, you get what you pay for. If you want quality and speed, you need to be willing to spend a little more.
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  • Profile picture of the author pcdoctor
    ok if I were to try and write articles myself, would it be possible for someone to proof read an article and edit it to be high quality at a lower price?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Joe Ditzel View Post

      In any case, as mentioned, try Elance, Odesk or here at WF.
      Or, if you happen to be a qualified golf teacher as well as a PC doctor (or even an unqualified one might do?), strike a deal with Mr. Ditzel. His writing expertise, I can tell you, is absolutely beyond question, but by his own admission he could do with shaving a few strokes off his round, here and there ...

      More seriously, I strongly suspect you're probably going to look long and hard to find good quality, EZA-acceptable articles for much less than $10. You might get lucky, but there is luck in it, and outsourcing is a skill-set all of its own.

      Originally Posted by pcdoctor View Post

      ok if I were to try and write articles myself, would it be possible for someone to proof read an article and edit it to be high quality at a lower price?
      Yes, this can actually work out better. A suitable quality editor for that kind of task is typically going to be between $15 and $20 per hour, but may be able to edit 4 articles in an hour. Depending on the volume you want, and your own willingness to write them, it's certainly not a hopeless idea. You still have to find the right person, though ...
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      • Profile picture of the author smadronia
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Yes, this can actually work out better. A suitable quality editor for that kind of task is typically going to be between $15 and $20 per hour, but may be able to edit 4 articles in an hour. Depending on the volume you want, and your own willingness to write them, it's certainly not a hopeless idea. You still have to find the right person, though ...
        It also depends on the skill of the person who's writing the original articles. If your writing skills aren't great, you'll find an editor will take more time.
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  • Thanks to the Panda update, we're actually seeing demand for good writers going up, not down. In fact, some of the content mills like Demand Media have cut way back. In any case, as mentioned, try Elance, Odesk or here at WF.
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    • Profile picture of the author stellaandreapark
      Originally Posted by Joe Ditzel View Post

      Thanks to the Panda update, we're actually seeing demand for good writers going up, not down. In fact, some of the content mills like Demand Media have cut way back. In any case, as mentioned, try Elance, Odesk or here at WF.
      Yeah. I agree that this is all because of the Panda Update. More usable and informative content is the key to this.
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    • Profile picture of the author JeanneLynn
      Originally Posted by Joe Ditzel View Post

      Thanks to the Panda update, we're actually seeing demand for good writers going up, not down. In fact, some of the content mills like Demand Media have cut way back. In any case, as mentioned, try Elance, Odesk or here at WF.
      I used to write for Demand Studios. I'd get $15 for a 400 word article. There were hardly any articles to write last time I visited. They have high standards for writers. I think that $15 is a fair price for a good quality 400 word article.
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      • Profile picture of the author packerfan
        I know it's hard to think about things this way when you're first getting your site going. But...

        An article will be online as long as your site is. It will pay for itself 100 times over. Pay for quality and you will be rewarded.

        I've bought, sold, wrote, et. 1000's of articles. Believe me, you'll waste way more time dealing with $5/article writers than it's worth.

        I've found 2 in that price range out of over 200 that I've interviewed that are any good.

        In the $10 range you can find some decent writers. You'll at least get content that's readable, doesn't need edited, etc.

        At the $25ish mark you'll actually get an article that people really want to read.

        Here's what I'd suggest. Write 10 of your own articles. Just tough it out. See if your site converts, then start doing the math. You'll see how quickly your article investment will be paid back and you'll look at the $25/article differently.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    It isn't uncommon for me to pay $20 per 500 word article or more when I outsource to get the quality I want and I know people that pay more.

    When you buy an article you aren't just buying the article. You are paying for the expertise of the writer and the time they have put into perfecting their craft as well as the time they spend researching and writing the article.

    You can find some lower priced articles. I have used iWriter.com a few times and had okay results, but nothing too amazing. Check out the Warriors for Hire section. Another option is Craigslist. I have hired a few college students to write for me and that has worked out well, though it may take a little longer to explain what you need from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author cenmegasys
    Hello, is there any tutorial on how to write good article?
    I want to be an article writer, a good one.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
    Hi,

    I agree with Ken_Caudill. That's the best place to go to. I am happy with their work.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    Go to monkeyswithtypewriters.com
    WOW... that first article "1-2-3...." was a collaboration of intricate dictionary words seamlessly streamed together with a contextual flow of a quantum leap back into the peak of the 1960's... "What a long strange trip it's been."

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    • Profile picture of the author onlinebizgiant
      Always keep in mind the importance of correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure. You will want to make sure that your work product is in the best possible shape before you send it off. If you are outsourcing it, never go for cheap ones. Quality is the king and it will pay back you every penny you have invested.
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterWahm
    Why don't you try PLR articles if you truly dislike writing articles that much? That's probably the cheapest you can find for quality articles.

    Originally Posted by pcdoctor View Post

    Hey there:

    I'm someone who dislikes writing or maybe it's the fact that it's hard to write an article. I've been in the process of trying to get my first adsense based site up and I've paid almost $20 to have two articles written for me + another $10 for membership of the site that I'm having the articles written at. And I think to myself, that's way too expensive. There's gotta be another way. I went with the site that I chose because generally there people can write an article for me starting at around 24 hours from the time that I submit a request. But I want to know, what are your best ways for writing articles or where should I go to have my articles written at for a cheap price?
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  • Profile picture of the author mstewart
    Originally Posted by pcdoctor View Post

    Hey there:

    I'm someone who dislikes writing or maybe it's the fact that it's hard to write an article. I've been in the process of trying to get my first adsense based site up and I've paid almost $20 to have two articles written for me + another $10 for membership of the site that I'm having the articles written at. And I think to myself, that's way too expensive. There's gotta be another way. I went with the site that I chose because generally there people can write an article for me starting at around 24 hours from the time that I submit a request. But I want to know, what are your best ways for writing articles or where should I go to have my articles written at for a cheap price?
    What about the quality of their writing?If good,it is worth it.Price and quality always come relavent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xavier Tan
    I would suggest you to go for cheap quality article writing service. The purpose of adsense sites is to get clicks on your advertisements. So you want your content to be lousy to make your visitors want to click away from your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author gushy0202
    fast, cheap, good.... select any 2 at the max.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Lepore
    try Elance
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Originally Posted by pcdoctor View Post

    Hey there:

    I'm someone who dislikes writing or maybe it's the fact that it's hard to write an article. I've been in the process of trying to get my first adsense based site up and I've paid almost $20 to have two articles written for me + another $10 for membership of the site that I'm having the articles written at. And I think to myself, that's way too expensive. There's gotta be another way. I went with the site that I chose because generally there people can write an article for me starting at around 24 hours from the time that I submit a request. But I want to know, what are your best ways for writing articles or where should I go to have my articles written at for a cheap price?
    Seriously. You come in here with a question as broad as how to write an article, I have only one answer and that is to have someone else write them.

    Sorry - not trying to be a bitch, but writing isn't something that someone can give you a few "how to" instructions on. It is a sinuous process and you aren't going to get free writing courses anywhere that I know of. When you are good enough at it to ask a specific and realistically answerable question about how to approach a specific detail in writing, then you will be at least at a level that someone in a forum can give you some help. As an ex-teacher....just sayin'..........
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  • Profile picture of the author profitmaster7
    Have you tried Fiverr.com? They have very good writers, editors and SEO wizards that can help you write articles on just about any subject or topic. Some will even write for $4 (Fiverr keeps $1 from every sale.) Seriously, poor writing will keep legitimate interested parties from purchasing anything you have to sell. Invest in good writing and you'll reap the benefits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eddie Titan
    You should think about hiring a part time or full time article writer. Outsource your work to someone if you have enough work to provide them. The best place I have found is OnlineJobs.ph

    You can find tons of people, on this job board, willing to do article writing for around $400 a month.

    Or you can try using Amazon's Mechanical Turk to outsource your article writing for a low price.

    Or you can try looking for good deals on the Warrior Forum. There is a whole section dedicated to service offers. You can find a decent amount of seasoned article writing service providers here who can write quality articles for a reasonable price.
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  • Profile picture of the author WakondaMarketing
    Article writing is one of the most time-consuming process when it comes to SEO. It much advisable that you outsource this somewhere else. Please check my sig if you wanna check out one of the best article writing service there is.
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    • Profile picture of the author art72
      Originally Posted by WakondaMarketing View Post

      Article writing is one of the most time-consuming process when it comes to SEO. It much advisable that you outsource this somewhere else. Please check my sig if you wanna check out one of the best article writing service there is.
      Perhaps I need a vacation!

      It almost appears the longer I lurk, the more painful the statement resonates; "Objects in the mirror may be larger then they appear"

      Point being, if your going to offer your writing services, it may help if at least one of your 3 sentences made sense.:confused:

      Just saying...
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by art72 View Post

        It almost appears the longer I lurk, the more painful the statement resonates; "Objects in the mirror may be larger then they appear"
        There should be statutory wording about this: something along the lines of "Reflections can go down as well as up, hello".

        Originally Posted by art72 View Post

        Point being, if your going to offer your writing services, it may help if at least one of your 3 sentences made sense.
        Hmmm ... "picky" ...
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      • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
        Originally Posted by art72 View Post

        Originally Posted by WakondaMarketing
        Article writing is one of the most time-consuming process when it comes to SEO. It much advisable that you outsource this somewhere else. Please check my sig if you wanna check out one of the best article writing service there is.
        Perhaps I need a vacation!

        It almost appears the longer I lurk, the more painful the statement resonates; "Objects in the mirror may be larger then they appear"

        Point being, if your going to offer your writing services, it may help if at least one of your 3 sentences made sense.:confused:

        Just saying...
        That's the best laugh I've had from the Warrior forum in a long time. Very funny indeed!

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        • Profile picture of the author thedog
          I find textbroker.com very good.

          You can get a decent 500 word article written for around $7

          You can also get lower quality for around $4... and higher quality if you want.

          Turn around is very fast too... 1 or 2 days.
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          • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
            Originally Posted by thedog View Post

            I find textbroker.com very good.

            You can get a decent 500 word article written for around $7

            You can also get lower quality for around $4... and higher quality if you want.

            Turn around is very fast too... 1 or 2 days.
            I can agree and have written and bought content from text broker. The good thing is you can turn it down if you don't like it. What I don't like is the time limit put on a writer when they accept a job. This can put some writers under pressure and the content does not come out as good.

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  • Profile picture of the author busybusinessman
    If you are running an internet business you must either learn to write reasonably well or have the cash to pay someone to do it for you. I have paid others to do stuff for me in the past with very mixed results. I now do it all myself because I can usually do it better than those I've come across on the various sites such as elance and vworker. However, I'm a retired head of English in a large comprehensive and I should be able to do it. It generally takes me half an hour to turn someone else's article into a completely new and original one that passes the Copyscape test. Copyscape is essential to use so that your content is not downgraded and thus your page rankings affected. It only costs 5 cents per check and is great value for money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by busybusinessman View Post

      It generally takes me half an hour to turn someone else's article into a completely new and original one that passes the Copyscape test.
      It's surprising to me that an intelligent and educated guy like yourself would be re-writing other people's articles. Let alone admitting it in public. "Butter wouldn't melt?"

      Originally Posted by busybusinessman View Post

      Copyscape is essential to use
      Funnily enough, in an online career of over three years, including a period running a content-providing business and a much longer period as a successful, professional article marketer myself, I've never seen or used it at all, nor had any occasion to; nor do I intend to.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZesiMedia
    Odesk.com is good place to get good articles writers on cheap rates
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  • Profile picture of the author shnmarketing
    To get good quality anything in life you really have to pay the going rate, in most cases. Articles cannot be that different.

    I have never had the need to use a writing service but I know that Elance.com have a decent record. You might want to try there.

    Good luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author shnmarketing
    "I'm someone who dislikes writing or maybe it's the fact that it's hard to write an article."

    You don't look like you dislike writing. You write pretty well from what I can see so why not write your own articles?

    I am sure once you start to see the words flowing on your screen you might actually get a buzz out of it.

    If you don't like writing you could always use something like Dragon Naturally Speaking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by pcdoctor View Post

    Hey there:

    I'm someone who dislikes writing or maybe it's the fact that it's hard to write an article. I've been in the process of trying to get my first adsense based site up and I've paid almost $20 to have two articles written for me + another $10 for membership of the site that I'm having the articles written at. And I think to myself, that's way too expensive. There's gotta be another way. I went with the site that I chose because generally there people can write an article for me starting at around 24 hours from the time that I submit a request. But I want to know, what are your best ways for writing articles or where should I go to have my articles written at for a cheap price?

    Cheap price usually means low quality writing by someone that doesn't even speak English as their first language. This is not going to help you achieve your long term goals.

    You need to look at every article you buy as an investment. If you spend $20 or more for an article (a very fair price for 500-700 words of quality writing) it will probably make you 10 times that much over the next year or two.

    If it is quality writing it will bring you more traffic when you use it for syndication. Also, if you get the right type of writer they can give you proper SEO without taking away from the reader experience to help get the article listed higher on Google.

    I would not expect an article of this quality to be turned around in 24 hours. If a writer can turn an article around that fast it would make me wonder. This, to me, says they don't have much work and that means they are not delivering for the clients they have written for or they would be slammed.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mizzy Princess
    You can hire for affordable price through onlinejobs.ph and bestjobs.ph. Ask for a paid sample first and if you are satisfied, hire that freelancer. Filipinos are great in writing articles and doing complex stuff too.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingChad
    I'm assuming the site you've gotten your articles from is needanarticle? I found them to be hit or miss and you have no control over it, an apparently they proofread the articles before you get them but not sure those proofreaders know anything about spelling or grammar.

    iWriter is the newest one and the pricing is fairly cheap but most of the time you get really crappy articles. The good thing with them though is you don't pay until you approve an article so you can decline it if it's no good.

    eLance is the worst, I rarely get a good article from them but then again I usually go for the mid-low range quote, I suspect if you go higher, it might be better. Also I found when the articles are specialized and not in one of the usual niches (weight loss, IM, etc.) you get better quality.

    The best place is probably here in the Warrior forum. You can usually get good reviews and the competition is such that the good ones rise to the top.

    Keep in mind though that you are going to pay for what you get. But how much is your time worth?
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    • Profile picture of the author mounds
      The least expensive route for articles is to write them yourself. Just like anything else, it takes practice. What I love about writing, though, is that you don't have to go out of your way to do so. I'm practicing my craft as I type this post.

      It also helps to familiarize yourself with good writing. Read through a couple of writing books to get familiar with rules, styles, grammar, punctuation, ect. Then, pick up a professionally-edited book (it helps if it's on a topic that interests you) and pay close attention to how it's written.

      Of course, that's all hinging on the idea that you actually want to become a good writer.

      You're other option is pay for writing. Do the rest of the internet a favor and shell out the cash for something decent. There have been moments in the past where I need advice on a pressing issue, and my Google search results have led me to some profoundly awful writing. Pretty much anyone regularly using the internet can communicate through writing. However, that doesn't make them a writer. Help us stop the madness.

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  • Profile picture of the author jam52633
    Thanks Ken, going to check out monkeyswithtypewriters.com right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrediDoo
    Originally Posted by pcdoctor View Post

    But I want to know, what are your best ways for writing articles or where should I go to have my articles written at for a cheap price?
    My favourite way of writing an article is to break it down into sections. I'll first decide on a title, then decide on which aspects of the topic would be most interesting to visitors.

    From there, I'll bullet point those interesting aspects as separate paragraphs. By the time I come to create the rest of the content, I can simply use the bullet points as prompts and write a couple of sentences about the prompt.

    Breaking it down in the above manner makes it really easy for me to stick to a logical structure, and once I have a logical structure I can usually power through an article in 20-30 minutes.

    If you don't want to write your own articles, I can recommend the Warriors for Hire section on this forum. I've used a couple of writers from there in the past; it has always been a good experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author smadronia
    Originally Posted by pcdoctor View Post

    But I want to know, what are your best ways for writing articles or where should I go to have my articles written at for a cheap price?
    If you want cheap articles, try mturk or fiverr, which have been mentioned. You might also check out Constant Content, although you'll pay a bit more. The articles are pretty much technically perfect. I tried getting accepted there for writing, but despite being pretty good, I was not good enough.

    I love to write articles, and while I don't know if they're good, I've been asked to write articles for other people. With practice, it beomces easier, and you follow the tips in this thread, you'll find your article writing time goes down.

    As an example, I wrote this article last night, in response to your thread. I went to post it, but the database hiccuped, and so I couldn't post it until now.

    Article length: 460 words. Time to write it: 11 minutes. This is unedited.





    Are you using these 3 tips to help increase your article output?


    Writing articles can be the pits, don't you agree? You sit and type, and come up with an article you think is great, but when you read it, you hate it. And to add insult to injury, you've just spent an hour on it! You're convinced there has to be an easier way, and you're right. Using these three simple tips below, you can improve your article writing time, and make articles less painful to write. Ready to get started?


    First, people love articles that promise them results fast. "3 Simple tips" "6 Mistakes to avoid" "5 Steps to" article titles grab people's attention. We love information in sound bites. Use it to your advantage. Using a number keeps you from getting too bogged down in the details. And, if you're aiming for a 400 word article, 3-5 tips is a great way to break it up. No need to go into lots of detail, just 75 words per tip, and an intro and conclusion of about 50 words each, and you're done!


    Know what you're going to write before you write it. Use an outline if you need to. No, not one of those huge ones that takes up 3 pages, but a few notes. Bullet points, if you will. These give you direction. Have you had the problem of starting out on one topic, and midway through a paragraph you've found that you're off topic? Use an outline to help keep you on track, and to keep you from losing those vital bits if information you want to convey.


    Third tip is set a timer. The difference between a great article you spent 2 hours crafting, and a decent article you spent 20 minutes writing isn't that much. Remember, most sites don't want college level reading material. The Average Joe wants information, wants to know what's in it for him, and he wants that information, and the solution, now. So, set a timer, give yourself 10, 20, or 30 minutes, and write. When the timer goes off, save the file (if you haven't already), close it, and leave it alone. Get a drink, walk about your place, browse facebook, but DO NOT go back to your article. Look at it a few hours later. Heck, look at it tomorrow. Set a timer, and edit. Then you're done.


    For some people writing articles is fun. For others, it's a chore, and for more still, it's necessary evil. But, if you use the above tips of chunking information into small bits, having a plan, and limiting the time you write, you'll find the article writing process will go smoother, and be less of a headache. And, the more you write, the faster your article writing will become.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaper7
    Know the level of quality you want and the keyswords as well as total words. Be sure to interview cobtrctors at here in the forum as well as those at elance, odesk and search google.

    Five dollars per 500 word article is average. Quality is subject to conversion. Be sure to conduct test.
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    • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
      Originally Posted by kaper7 View Post

      Know the level of quality you want and the keyswords as well as total words. Be sure to interview cobtrctors at here in the forum as well as those at elance, odesk and search google.

      Five dollars per 500 word article is average. Quality is subject to conversion. Be sure to conduct test.
      $5 per 500 words is certainly not average....this is very low. I would not expect very high quality for this low of a price.

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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    The South East is a nice bed ground for cheap reliable article outsourcing
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  • Profile picture of the author danstelter
    Getting cheap content will reflect poorly to your site's visitors. Sure, you can outsource to India or the Philippines for $2 - $3 for keyword-stuffed, non-sensical rubbish.

    But, how will your visitors view that? The way to make your site stand out and get the traffic/sales you want is to pay well (at least $20 per article) to the right person who is willing to do a good job. Get a sample of their writing before paying.

    Or, learn to write yourself. If you think of it this way, think from the writer's perspective. If we make $20 per article and it takes 1 hour to write, that equates to about $40,000 per year. Then, we're responsible for our own insurance, retirement fund, and all other expenses, and by the time you subtract all those, you're basically living at or slightly above the poverty level.

    Instead of thinking about your wallet, either learn to write better yourself, or find a way to make enough money to pay a decent writer. It costs up-front, but it's worth it in the long-run!
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    • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
      Originally Posted by dagaul101 View Post

      The South East is a nice bed ground for cheap reliable article outsourcing
      Cheap and reliable rarely go together when outsourcing your articles.

      Originally Posted by danstelter View Post

      Getting cheap content will reflect poorly to your site's visitors. Sure, you can outsource to India or the Philippines for $2 - $3 for keyword-stuffed, non-sensical rubbish.

      But, how will your visitors view that? The way to make your site stand out and get the traffic/sales you want is to pay well (at least $20 per article) to the right person who is willing to do a good job. Get a sample of their writing before paying.

      Or, learn to write yourself. If you think of it this way, think from the writer's perspective. If we make $20 per article and it takes 1 hour to write, that equates to about $40,000 per year. Then, we're responsible for our own insurance, retirement fund, and all other expenses, and by the time you subtract all those, you're basically living at or slightly above the poverty level.

      Instead of thinking about your wallet, either learn to write better yourself, or find a way to make enough money to pay a decent writer. It costs up-front, but it's worth it in the long-run!
      Not only will the content be garbage for that price, but you will miss out on the entire point of outsourcing. We outsource to save time by spending money and if you get low quality content you still have to edit and rewrite it. This does not save you much time compared to writing it yourself.

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  • Profile picture of the author anthmyers
    Some good tips in here, thanks!

    I'm also seeing a potential chance for me to help out other warriors and at the same time earn a bit of cash myself to help fund my own projects.

    I have had some great success (in my opinion) in the past couple months with article marketing. One of my articles has now been picked up by 5 other sites/blogs and republished, giving me a nice incoming link and sending me to page 1, rank 1 for my target keyword! now that current post gets 75-100 hits a day from google and it's all thanks to 1 article.

    Where would be a good place to start offering my article writing services?
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    • Originally Posted by anthmyers View Post

      Some good tips in here, thanks!

      Where would be a good place to start offering my article writing services?
      Elance, Craigslist, and the Warrior Forum are all great places to get your first jobs - I wrote my very first articles on Elance for $2 per 100 words to get some feedback going, but I would never write at that rate now...

      I know some people will say not to start out writing cheap, and I'm all about charging what you're worth, but if you really have no previous experience, getting a few testimonials is crucial...especially on a Elance and the WF where reputation is everything.

      That doesn't mean sell your soul at $5 a pop for an extended period of time; 5 - 10 low-priced jobs on Elance would be enough to build up some feedback, and new prospects won't know what you charged on those first jobs unless they really do their research.

      Also, if you're getting results on your own article marketing efforts, as you mentioned, be sure to talk about that in your sales pitch. If you can break it down to specific $$ amounts, that's a golden opportunity to sell the benefits of your service.

      Paint the picture right and you've even got a prime opportunity for upselling content marketing services to go with the articles you create.

      Good luck!

      Cheers,
      James
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      • Profile picture of the author Melanie Crouse
        Originally Posted by Superior Content Creation View Post

        Elance, Craigslist, and the Warrior Forum are all great places to get your first jobs - I wrote my very first articles on Elance for $2 per 100 words to get some feedback going, but I would never write at that rate now...

        I know some people will say not to start out writing cheap, and I'm all about charging what you're worth, but if you really have no previous experience, getting a few testimonials is crucial...especially on a Elance and the WF where reputation is everything.

        That doesn't mean sell your soul at $5 a pop for an extended period of time; 5 - 10 low-priced jobs on Elance would be enough to build up some feedback, and new prospects won't know what you charged on those first jobs unless they really do their research.


        Cheers,
        James
        I did the same thing. I started out here on the Warriors for Hire sub-forum for something like $1.50 per 100 words or something last year. I got a ton of orders and some excellent feedback and have raised my prices a few times since then.
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  • Profile picture of the author katiehewatt
    Fweez is a good article writing service. They charge $1 per 100 words and often have discounts going on. The quality is also great.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Originally Posted by pcdoctor View Post

    Hey there:

    I'm someone who dislikes writing or maybe it's the fact that it's hard to write an article. I've been in the process of trying to get my first adsense based site up and I've paid almost $20 to have two articles written for me + another $10 for membership of the site that I'm having the articles written at. And I think to myself, that's way too expensive. There's gotta be another way. I went with the site that I chose because generally there people can write an article for me starting at around 24 hours from the time that I submit a request. But I want to know, what are your best ways for writing articles or where should I go to have my articles written at for a cheap price?
    Hey bro. Yeah writing articles is something that can sure be a time killer! I've written over 1.8K articles on Ezine articles and my business partner will is a little over 2K. And with some other Pen names we have were around the 4.5K mark.

    Anyway... A lot of those articles were written by us. I feel that the tool that helped us write the most articles was the product called "Dragon natural Speaker 10". They probably have a newer version now but this helped out a lot because all we did was talk out the articles and our microsoft word typed it up for us.

    Still, I would always try to hire someone. Gives you more time to focus on other things.

    You can try Scriptlance (watch out for quality), or even go to criaglist Philippines. I believe the most popular city is "Manilla". Then post what you are looking for in the writer section and let them know what you need and what you are looking to pay.

    They speak good and even great english over there and you will put yourself in the position to find a great writer. When you find one, build a great business relationship with them!

    Then ya can have a full time or part time writer! =-D

    Hope that helps!

    -Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author arkad25
    Goto fiverr, a lot of gig there and willing to write unique articles for you for just bucks...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Mitchell
    In an earlier post someone asked about pricing for editing.

    I pay $5.00 for 750 to 800 word articles to a brilliant lady that lives in Texas.
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  • Profile picture of the author fredlee
    You are lucky because some War Room Members want to write for you at cheap price. I'll help you some dollars to pay for it.
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