2 weeks looking for Press Release Writer with no luck

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I decided to go with paid PR. I have looked for Press Release Writer professional enough everywhere with no luck.

Odesk, fiverr like sites, eBay writers, WSO, google search. Nothing.

I hired a guy with long experience on WSO, but I can write a better Press Release than he did (I am shocked with the positive feedbacks).

fiverr like sites many are article writers but no Press Release Pros.

If I am paying $200 - $300 for Press Release, I want to make sure the Press Release itself worth it.

Any advice ? anybody had any luck ? anyone have a pro PR hiding

Highly appreciate your help.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    I know you mentioned the WSO forum, but check out the Warriors for Hire section here. There are many writers that offer press releases. If you are willing to spend $200, you will be able to find the quality you are looking for there.
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    • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
      Originally Posted by Kecia View Post

      I know you mentioned the WSO forum, but check out the Warriors for Hire section here. There are many writers that offer press releases. If you are willing to spend $200, you will be able to find the quality you are looking for there.
      $200 is a little overprice unless I am hiring the PR company itself (in that case I am willing to pay)

      fluffy, i did hire a warrior, his PR went in revise for three times, I am not happy with the quality (the guy got over 50+ good review)
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      • Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

        fluffy, i did hire a warrior, his PR went in revise for three times, I am not happy with the quality (the guy got over 50+ good review)
        Not all Warriors are created equal. If you can get Dahlia to do your presser, I guarantee you'll be happy. She's the best PR writer I've ever seen.

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        • Profile picture of the author Dahlia Valentine
          Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

          Not all Warriors are created equal. If you can get Dahlia to do your presser, I guarantee you'll be happy. She's the best PR writer I've ever seen.

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          Thanks for the referral fLufF! Stop building up karma points or I'm gonna have to send you a back masseuse or something.

          I do press releases at BuyerFriendlyPR.com. My rates are below $200 and I write 2 releases for each project. (They're not spun.)

          Each release targets different keywords so you get double coverage. Distribution is included in the price... and yes, you will get listed in Google News for both releases.

          But I will say this... I write press releases for people who are looking to get website traffic. These are optimized press releases that are meant to go directly to online news and niche sites.

          Does it work? Of course! I've got testimonials and I know it works for me. Does it work wonders for every single niche? Of course not! Some niches just don't generate enough traffic for the results to be stellar. And sometimes people don't stick with a tactic long enough to reap the positive results.

          My honest opinion (and I mention this on my site) is that if you REALLY want to reap the traffic benefits of a press release campaign, you don't send out one. You send out several. You send out a release weekly.

          My best press release day ever was when I had 3 all go out at once... and they all pointed to the same site. It was purely by accident, but what an eye opener to the power of consistency. I sold a bunch of ebooks that day, thanks to those 3 accidental press releases. (Aren't the best lessons usually learned when you screw up?)

          Now like I said, my press releases aren't meant for traditional media consumption. I don't send out press releases with the intention of getting a mention in Entrepreneur magazine.

          If you want to reach those kinds of journalists and you want to be featured in real life publications, then get someone to build a super targeted list of journalists and pitch your story individually to each person. I find that journalists nowadays put far less energy into reading press releases and more into well tailored pitches.

          Customers, however, read press releases online. At the end of the day, that's what I'm concerned about.

          Hope that helps!
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        • Profile picture of the author damongreene
          Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

          Not all Warriors are created equal. If you can get Dahlia to do your presser, I guarantee you'll be happy. She's the best PR writer I've ever seen.

          fLufF
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          Where can I find Dahlia's information? I need a release (2 actually) written by noon on Monday! Anyone have a recomendation?
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    • Profile picture of the author EdHanson
      $200 for a single PR? I guess I am in the wrong buiness.

      I have a someone who does that for me he is a real "pro" unfortunately he writes in mainly german and a translation would make nonsense out of it
      However I will contact him and ask if he is able to do it.


      Originally Posted by Kecia View Post

      I know you mentioned the WSO forum, but check out the Warriors for Hire section here. There are many writers that offer press releases. If you are willing to spend $200, you will be able to find the quality you are looking for there.
      Sorry but I just noticed your footer. A really nice idea, I am wondering if you could write plr articles/packages for specific niches?
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      • Profile picture of the author bobyeager
        One of the best I've ever had write a release for me, actually about five or six for one site, was Paul Counts.

        You have to answer a couple of questions though:

        1. Is your Press Release for marketing and SEO purposes?
        2. Is your Press Release for a news worthy story

        Both of these are written in different ways. Also, you have to lay out the guidelines of what you BELIEVE a good Press Release looks like.

        I've had so many clients ask for me to write their copy, PR and other things, and the #1 problem they always have is articulating to me what the purpose of what they want me to do is AND what are they comparing my work to before I even start.

        Look up Paul Counts here or contact him on his site. Just tell him Bob Yeager sent you and that we talked here.:

        I don't make any commission or anything... but Paul is one of the best for PR and SEO

        Hope that helps

        Bob Yeager
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        • Profile picture of the author damongreene
          Originally Posted by bobyeager View Post

          One of the best I've ever had write a release for me, actually about five or six for one site, was Paul Counts.

          You have to answer a couple of questions though:

          1. Is your Press Release for marketing and SEO purposes?
          2. Is your Press Release for a news worthy story

          Both of these are written in different ways. Also, you have to lay out the guidelines of what you BELIEVE a good Press Release looks like.

          I've had so many clients ask for me to write their copy, PR and other things, and the #1 problem they always have is articulating to me what the purpose of what they want me to do is AND what are they comparing my work to before I even start.

          Look up Paul Counts here or contact him on his site. Just tell him Bob Yeager sent you and that we talked here.:

          I don't make any commission or anything... but Paul is one of the best for PR and SEO

          Hope that helps

          Bob Yeager
          Creator of the World Entrepreneur Success Training Program (The WEST Program)
          Just contacted him.. tx
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  • Why not hire a Warrior?

    That IM Thing

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  • Profile picture of the author StevePeterson
    I would be glad to help you with your press releases.

    Here's a sample of my work:

    www.petersoncopy.com/necpressrelease.pdf

    Please contact me by PM or email.

    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author BennyTheWriter
      I may be able to help with your project. As a freelance writer, I'm looking to build up a portfolio of press releases (my main specialty right now is writing articles), so I may be able to offer you a substantial discount.

      I'm familiar with the press release format and I'm a perfectionist when it comes to quality.

      Feel free to PM me if you wish. Whether you choose me or someone else, best of luck with your project!
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    • I'm not totally shocked. Press releases don't get the respect they deserve. Lots of them are written like an article which is wrong. As far as SEO, people don't realize a good press release will provide more and better back links for years and years.
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      • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
        Originally Posted by Joe Ditzel View Post

        I'm not totally shocked. Press releases don't get the respect they deserve. Lots of them are written like an article which is wrong. As far as SEO, people don't realize a good press release will provide more and better back links for years and years.
        That is exactly the problem I am facing, I think many don't realize the different. Article targets most likely for SEO more than getting traffic.

        The PR target is to attract media, and that doesn't happen for articles that are written just to pass the directory
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        • Profile picture of the author PhiladelphiaSeo
          Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

          That is exactly the problem I am facing, I think many don't realize the different. Article targets most likely for SEO more than getting traffic.

          The PR target is to attract media, and that doesn't happen for articles that are written just to pass the directory
          I have been testing press releases as a link-building strategy and I am not seeing a huge bump in ratings. I have been issuing 3 paid a month with little succes.

          The only way the media will pick up a press release is if it's newsworthy. The media will not pick up a PR announcing a new website or blog or that you were just hired to do SEO for "XYZ" company.

          You need to test your press releases in your niche and see how many other PR sites pick up your release and publish it. If you get 2 to 3 pages of scraped press releases it might be worth it, if not save your money and your time.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dahlia Valentine
            Originally Posted by PhiladelphiaSeo View Post

            I have been testing press releases as a link-building strategy and I am not seeing a huge bump in ratings. I have been issuing 3 paid a month with little succes.

            The only way the media will pick up a press release is if it's newsworthy. The media will not pick up a PR announcing a new website or blog or that you were just hired to do SEO for "XYZ" company.

            You need to test your press releases in your niche and see how many other PR sites pick up your release and publish it. If you get 2 to 3 pages of scraped press releases it might be worth it, if not save your money and your time.
            It really depends on the niche whether you see a bump in rank. I have an affiliate marketer client I did a total of 8 press releases for -- 2 for each site.

            Two sites immediately jumped in the SERPs. Jumps in Google, Yahoo and Bing with a few good top 3 listings in there. The other two sites, not so much. The two sites that jumped were what I consider to be fairly competitive niches and they did really well with very little syndication.

            So like you said, it does require testing. And as always, it depends on the niche.

            Dahlia (ex Center City dweller)
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            • Profile picture of the author damongreene
              Originally Posted by Dahlia Valentine View Post

              It really depends on the niche whether you see a bump in rank. I have an affiliate marketer client I did a total of 8 press releases for -- 2 for each site.

              Two sites immediately jumped in the SERPs. Jumps in Google, Yahoo and Bing with a few good top 3 listings in there. The other two sites, not so much. The two sites that jumped were what I consider to be fairly competitive niches and they did really well with very little syndication.

              So like you said, it does require testing. And as always, it depends on the niche.

              Dahlia (ex Center City dweller)
              Ok I apologize. I should have read to the bottom of the thread. Dahlia can you PM me.
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          • Originally Posted by PhiladelphiaSeo View Post

            I have been testing press releases as a link-building strategy and I am not seeing a huge bump in ratings. I have been issuing 3 paid a month with little succes.
            I sent out a PR on Tuesday. It made Google News. Got a nice bump in traffic that day, and a few dribbles since then. It moved me up four notches in the SERPs -- for one day. Heh.

            But here's the twist.

            I linked to three outstanding Fiverr sellers in my release. And I let each one of them know about the press release. Two of the three passed it on to their networks, and I have more backlinks now.

            Everyone's site is different, but I operate my blog on the small-town editor's principle: "Everybody loves seeing their name in the paper."

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  • Profile picture of the author derekmichael02
    holy hell - for $200 I'll figure out a way to write press release you're happy with!
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMonkey
    Depends on the target I guess. If you want something for CNN, BBC etc. then i'd expect $100 or so for the work as the pay should scale incrementally to the amount of exposure you will receive when the press release goes live.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    $200 is not expensive for a press release. A press release
    has to be written to get attention and response and this
    takes some skills. It's contradictory to complain about quality
    and price in the same breath.

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  • Profile picture of the author hanakuza
    I was thinking of buying a press release from WSO but not im a little hesitant. wonder if the one I'll buy will be approved easily by the big press sites, my site is a little hard to do one for in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Go to elance.com and look for JP and Company

    Heres their profile link

    https://www.elance.com/s/jpcommunicates/

    They write excellent press releases. Ive been using them for years, without any issues. Cost is around $80
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    • Profile picture of the author Eidolon
      You might find what you are looking for at ereleases.com
      Mickie Kennedy offers a variety of professional PR Services
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    So you aren't happy with anyone's work - leaves me to wonder two things

    1. Are you paying enough or are you paying for a low paid article writer?
    2. What do you have for a writer to step to the plate with?

    As part owner of the Local News - a paper that was circulated in BlackHawk and Central City, I got to read a hell of a lot of press releases. Most of them sucked. Not necessarily because of the writing. You could tell when a pro was doing the writing. It was more a case of "how the heck can they think this stuff has any interest value".

    If you're going to put out a press release - you need something refreshingly different, interesting, and/or very important going on. I can't tell you how many well written PRs that went in the basket because there was nothing notable about them. While it is partly the writer's job to make what you have sound refreshing and different - are you actually giving them anything to work with or is what you are bringing to the table so SOS that nobody can glamorize it well enough?

    No accusations here -- just wondering if you have your end covered enough to allow a writer to do a smashing job for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      If you're going to put out a press release - you need something refreshingly different, interesting, and/or very important going on. I can't tell you how many well written PRs that went in the basket because there was nothing notable about them. While it is partly the writer's job to make what you have sound refreshing and different - are you actually giving them anything to work with or is what you are bringing to the table so SOS that nobody can glamorize it well enough?

      Couldn't have said it any better, Sal! I spent years in TV news throwing away press release after press release, because most of them are focused on selling, when they're supposed to focused on informing (and informing in an interesting way!) Sure, they were written well... but for sales copy, not a press release!

      While press releases can be great for both SEO and added exposure, they're not right for every situation. To the OP, if you've got something that's truly newsworthy, a good PR writer will be able to give you exactly what you want. If your writer has been trying to "force" something into being newsworthy, that's tough - and it could be the reason why you're not happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    I don't say a PR doesn't worth $200, but to be fair, if I will go for $200 PR I am expecting at least a journalist (or 5 Star bloggers).

    Again I don't know where to find one of those.

    fluffy, I will certainly check Dahlia

    Warriors who provided links or contacted me I am working on checking the links.

    HeySal, my question where can I get the $200 PR and what is his qualifications ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    I would not give up on hiring from the forum. Just make sure you get to see a sample press release from the writer. I have many good reviews as well, but most of them are not for press release writing, however, I get repeat business in this area.

    $200 is way too high just for the writing of a good press release, but I do agree if it is going out to the news outlets you need to be willing to pay more. However, if it is going to be used online under $100 can get you a great PR from a great writer.

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  • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
    Hi,

    If you need a PR writer I'm your guy

    Feel free to PM me and let me know the topic and turn around time needed. Of course if you need this immediately then I will charge you appropriately...

    I charge $250 per press release plus extra if you want me to submit it for you.

    Otherwise you could always use my press release software to write your own PR if you don't want me to do it:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...remaining.html


    Best of Luck,

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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    Every single press release I have ever written has resulted in me getting calls from journalists who want to cover the story.

    It was nothing to do with the quality of the press release - and everything to do with the story!

    So I am a bit puzzled - what are trying to achieve?
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    • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
      Originally Posted by Nicola Lane View Post

      Every single press release I have ever written has resulted in me getting calls from journalists who want to cover the story.

      It was nothing to do with the quality of the press release - and everything to do with the story!

      So I am a bit puzzled - what are trying to achieve?

      Nicola, I am trying to make sure I will be getting these calls

      The target is to attract media.

      I just found many PR Writers on Elance, they seems qualified enough.


      Dahlia Thanks for stopping by. I will contact you shortly. As far as Press Releases I am not planning on doing it once. I will be looking forward for the result of the PR distributions I noticed different websites has different networks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    If you have a story - then you don't need an expensive press release writer!

    Just put down the basics of the story - and make sure your phone number is at the top!

    Sit back - wait for the phone calls!

    I also like to make sure that I have something camera friendly on, and plenty of milk (for the endless cups of tea for photographers and journos)
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  • Profile picture of the author Mizzy Princess
    I think with the amount you are going to pay and the professional PR men here that are willing to write one for you, you get the result you want in posting here. Good luck in finding one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      If the PR is for the site in the signature of the OP, I doubt the results will be stellar even with a great writer. A press release is an announcement in news writing format (not article or sales copy hype) about an interesting or unique new product/service/site. A good writer can get people to look at your site/service but then your site has to be interesting/unique enough to be newsworthy.

      When Fiverr was launched, press releases may have gotten great results. But using the Fiverr name and basically a clone-type site is not going to get the same attention. Just saying...be realistic with expectations.

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      • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        If the PR is for the site in the signature of the OP, I doubt the results will be stellar even with a great writer. A press release is an announcement in news writing format (not article or sales copy hype) about an interesting or unique new product/service/site. A good writer can get people to look at your site/service but then your site has to be interesting/unique enough to be newsworthy.

        When Fiverr was launched, press releases may have gotten great results. But using the Fiverr name and basically a clone-type site is not going to get the same attention. Just saying...be realistic with expectations.

        kay
        Incredibly true and I believe many people miss the boat here. I have had many ask me why they are getting a decent amount of traffic, but not making any money and it always comes down to the content on their site or what they are actually selling.

        It would be a waste to even try a press release if the site is not up to par.

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  • Profile picture of the author James Gould
    As said before, $200 is far too high for a press release.

    I'm willing to work for a base rate of $1.5 per 100 words, perfect English and with full reports throughout the work, afterwards and traffic stats post submission

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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    I got the feeling most of warriors replies that they got for granted that I got no news , is it so tough to have new news today

    I am aware launching a website PR, is a waste of time since everyone do the same but warrior give me some credit I have news if you don't believe me. wait for the PR lol
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  • Profile picture of the author investasap
    Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

    I decided to go with paid PR. I have looked for Press Release Writer professional enough everywhere with no luck.

    Odesk, fiverr like sites, eBay writers, WSO, google search. Nothing.

    I hired a guy with long experience on WSO, but I can write a better Press Release than he did (I am shocked with the positive feedbacks).

    fiverr like sites many are article writers but no Press Release Pros.

    If I am paying $200 - $300 for Press Release, I want to make sure the Press Release itself worth it.

    Any advice ? anybody had any luck ? anyone have a pro PR hiding

    Highly appreciate your help.

    Thanks
    Youll find one on ebay as i have used them myself and cheap too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Hatfield
    Here is my super secret link where you can go to get quality press release writers.

    Please don't share this link with anyone:

    press release writer - Google Search
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  • Profile picture of the author robrave
    Have you considered PRMonkey? I've heard they employ only the best writers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Increase Media
    I write press releases, but I don't want to self promote myself, so I'll send you in the right direction. You can find good press release writers on elance.com. You'll be able to get a good writer at a decent price.
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