Quality Article Writing Service

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I have done some research already, but was interested to see if you guys could give me some success stories on a decent quality article writing service.

What are your thoughts on Spin Distribute or fiverr.com

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    You get what you pay for, really. You can only get so much for $3-4/500 words... people aren't willing to work for pennies (at least the people that can produce high-quality content). High-end articles with top-notch writing are going to run at least $15+/500 words, though some people will say $50+. There's a fine line however between "really good" writing and "really, really good" writing. Whether the extra $30-ish per 500 words is worth it to you depends on your budget and your own copywriting skills.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanman
    I have found some great writers on odesk in the past but to be honest with you I have to test out at least 30 writers before I finally found the right ones. You have to go through many to find the right ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
    You get what you pay for. I'v yet to see any kind of article sweatshop service deliver anything worthwhile that I would be proud to have my name attached to.

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    • Profile picture of the author lennyk1313
      Yes I agree with you about putting my name on it. That's why I would like these articles to to be decent, and somewhat interesting to read. I wish I could do my own research and write my articles, for my site and my clients, but there is just not enough hours in the day
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    The only cheapo articles I'd get are 99 cent articles, and even those tend to be pretty generic and uninspired.

    Other than that, as other posters have said, you get what you pay for.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanman
    Also, I disagree a bit with people saying that you get what you pay for. I got some real cheap filipino writers who did an amazing job some years back. So I think you get what you pay for is somewhat of a myth.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
      Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

      Also, I disagree a bit with people saying that you get what you pay for. I got some real cheap filipino writers who did an amazing job some years back. So I think you get what you pay for is somewhat of a myth.
      I suppose if you don't care about user experience and are only concerned with clogging the internet up with cheap mediocre garbage hoping to manipulate your Google rankings then you may have a point.


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      • Profile picture of the author ryanman
        Originally Posted by Chris Worner View Post

        I suppose if you don't care about user experience and are only concerned with clogging the internet up with cheap garbage hoping to manipulate your Google rankings then you may have a point.

        -Chris
        Umm...Well you assumed that the articles must be poor quality just because they were cheap. This might be the case for majority of people out there but like I mentioned in my post above, you have to go through many to find the right one and when you do find the right one, you try to figure out ways to keep them.

        Now were the articles high quality? Yes, they were. Says who? Not me but the end user. How do I know? Well, a lot of the articles have been shared across facebook and other social networking sites. So, they must be good quality based on end user experience.

        Or else why would people share them?
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

      Also, I disagree a bit with people saying that you get what you pay for. I got some real cheap filipino writers who did an amazing job some years back. So I think you get what you pay for is somewhat of a myth.
      Let's take an in depth look at "You get what you pay for"

      Of course there is always a rare exception to the rule. And some people do occasionally get lucky.

      However, getting an extremely gifted and talented writer for cheap equates to a person playing the lotto. The odds are highly stacked against you in winning and you just waste a lot of good money trying to get that winning ticket. Week after week you discover that you purchased a loser and get extremely frustrated as you throw more and more money out the window.

      You could have actually invested all of that money wisely and ended up with an excellent ROI.

      Investing in quality writers is what earns you that excellent ROI.

      Terra
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanman
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post


        Of course there is always a rare exception to the rule. And some people do occasionally get lucky.
        Everything has a system and a process, and yes based on my personal experience you can definitely get great writers for cheap prices...Let me break it down a bit more, this is how I usually do it...

        Step 1 - Go to odesk, elance or any other freelancing site and post a project offering okay prices - Let's say 1 or 2 cents per word.

        Step 2- Give them an initial project of 10 articles to judge their quality.

        Step 3 -
        Once you know they are good writers - Here is what you can do. Promise them long term work, not just a month or two. I am talking about several months or years to come. Don't be afraid to give them a good amount of money upfront but in return you ask them to bring their prices down drastically. (Most writers agree for two reasons - Greed factor plus long term work promise).

        Step 4- Make it absolutely clear to them what type of quality you expect in your articles. I do this by sending them a camtasia recording of me, where I go to various websites across the web and explain to them in clear detail what good quality is.

        Step 5- I send them a template which they must apply to all articles...Here it is -

        1- Who am i writing for? What is my target market - Define it.
        2- What problems or issues is my end user facing? Address them.
        3- What solutions or list of solutions can I offer which will massively reduce the end users pain or solve their issues?

        The main problem -

        Most people don't direct their writers well, they just give them a topic and a set of keywords and expect writers to do a brilliant job. When you tell them exactly what you seek with great examples and templates. You will easily get the quality you seek.

        Now here is the thing -

        Is this for everyone? Absolutely not. Why? Because most people can't take the risk of spending money to figure out who's good and who's not.

        But here is the thing - Over the long term, not only will you get back that lost money but you will profit from your investment for years to come.
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        • Profile picture of the author morninjoi
          The post by other warriors are mostly true and quality articles cost higher than the generic dump of content. There are people asking for articles of $5 and they want top notch work-you get what you pay for. However you can check out the warriors-for-hire section of this forum.If you need a review copy from any of the content writers,they most likely will oblige you and that will guide you on choice of a writer.
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        • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
          Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

          Step 5- I send them a template which they must apply to all articles...Here it is -

          1- Who am i writing for? What is my target market - Define it.
          2- What problems or issues is my end user facing? Address them.
          3- What solutions or list of solutions can I offer which will massively reduce the end users pain or solve their issues?

          The main problem -

          Most people don't direct their writers well, they just give them a topic and a set of keywords and expect writers to do a brilliant job. When you tell them exactly what you seek with great examples and templates. You will easily get the quality you seek.
          Actually, great writers CAN take a topic and some keywords and turn it into something great. That's what separates the "somebodies" from the "wannabes".

          If you're dealing with a professional writer, you don't have to babysit, you don't have to create templates, you don't have to give them a list of questions to answer. You simply have to turn the work over to them, and let them work their magic. After all, they're experts at their craft and you're not... so why would you need to teach them anything?

          As far as the price issue goes, consider yourself to be renting your writer's expertise for as long as it takes them to research/write/proofread your content. The good writers are like a condo overlooking the ocean - and come with a higher rent than the dingy apartment that sits next to the railroad tracks.
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          • Profile picture of the author ryanman
            Originally Posted by NicoleBeckett View Post

            Actually, great writers CAN take a topic and some keywords and turn it into something great. That's what separates the "somebodies" from the "wannabes".
            This could be very niche specific as well, I have hired some writers in the past & paid $50/article, they did good in some niches but didn't do that well in others. Again! I guess everything is based on personal experience I suppose - If I have found great writers at cheap prices, doesn't mean everyone else will too.
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            • Profile picture of the author PowerEdge
              Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

              This could be very niche specific as well, I have hired some writers in the past & paid $50/article, they did good in some niches but didn't do that well in others. Again! I guess everything is based on personal experience I suppose - If I have found great writers at cheap prices, doesn't mean everyone else will too.
              Exactly why I said in my suggestion to the OP, to ask the writer to list 3 things they can name that separate them from other writers in a niche. I bet many would fail to answer this question. What do other writers know about their niches that is different, than what many are already saying, or what has already been said?

              Getting a writer to answer this question, would mean the ones who could, have the potential to deliver. I bet many would be confused by this question anyway, and could never even begin to answer it.

              It's just funny. I think it would at least show whether a writer has no idea about a niche, if nothing else.
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              • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
                Originally Posted by PowerEdge View Post

                Exactly why I said in my suggestion to the OP, to ask the writer to list 3 things they can name that separate them from other writers in a niche. I bet many would fail to answer this question. What do other writers know about their niches that is different, than what many are already saying, or what has already been said?

                Getting a writer to answer this question, would mean the ones who could, have the potential to deliver. I bet many would be confused by this question anyway, and could never even begin to answer it.

                It's just funny. I think it would at least show whether a writer has no idea about a niche, if nothing else.

                To play the devil's advocate here, in doing this, haven't you just robbed yourself from a writer doing extensive research in that niche thereby being able to deliver a unique angle and creative presentation style to your niche?

                Having a well written article delivering the the same facts as everyone else is one thing, but having an article with a creative flair is quite another.

                Perhaps, this is what determines a good writer from a great one?

                Terra
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                • Profile picture of the author PowerEdge
                  Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                  To play the devil's advocate here, in doing this, haven't you just robbed yourself from a writer doing extensive research in that niche thereby being able to deliver a unique angle and creative presentation style to your niche?

                  Having a well written article delivering the the same facts as everyone else is one thing, but having an article with a creative flair is quite another.

                  Perhaps, this is what determines a good writer from a great one?

                  Terra
                  I think you missed what I meant, because what I meant is that a quality writer could deliver a different angle....and one who could do such, could tell me right off the bat if they could.... by answering a few simple questions.... or even just one question.
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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Excellent point Nicole!

            Clients that try to micro-manage their writers usually get put on the "blacklist" mighty quickly! This type of behavior frustrates and kills the creative flow of the writer until they get to the point of just writing something to get it over with and the client misses out on the writer's best skills and talent.

            Terra
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          • Profile picture of the author ryanman
            Originally Posted by NicoleBeckett View Post

            The good writers are like a condo overlooking the ocean - and come with a higher rent than the dingy apartment that sits next to the railroad tracks.
            I had an MBA graduate who worked for a big company in philippines as a consistent writer and did some major projects for them over the years. She also did freelancing as a part time profession.

            She was being paid 20,000 Philippine Pesos a month which is approx $460 usd in her regular job. Her writing skills were the best I've seen by far and she did a great job with each project.

            I paid her more than her company did and she happily did a full time job for me. Again, good writers might be like a condo overlooking the ocean, but they don't always come with a higher rent specially when you are prepared to outsource overseas.
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        • Profile picture of the author tylamro
          Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

          Everything has a system and a process, and yes based on my personal experience you can definitely get great writers for cheap prices...Let me break it down a bit more, this is how I usually do it...

          Step 1 - Go to odesk, elance or any other freelancing site and post a project offering okay prices - Let's say 1 or 2 cents per word.

          Step 2- Give them an initial project of 10 articles to judge their quality.

          Step 3 -
          Once you know they are good writers - Here is what you can do. Promise them long term work, not just a month or two. I am talking about several months or years to come. Don't be afraid to give them a good amount of money upfront but in return you ask them to bring their prices down drastically. (Most writers agree for two reasons - Greed factor plus long term work promise).

          Step 4- Make it absolutely clear to them what type of quality you expect in your articles. I do this by sending them a camtasia recording of me, where I go to various websites across the web and explain to them in clear detail what good quality is.

          Step 5- I send them a template which they must apply to all articles...Here it is -

          1- Who am i writing for? What is my target market - Define it.
          2- What problems or issues is my end user facing? Address them.
          3- What solutions or list of solutions can I offer which will massively reduce the end users pain or solve their issues?

          The main problem -

          Most people don't direct their writers well, they just give them a topic and a set of keywords and expect writers to do a brilliant job. When you tell them exactly what you seek with great examples and templates. You will easily get the quality you seek.

          Now here is the thing -

          Is this for everyone? Absolutely not. Why? Because most people can't take the risk of spending money to figure out who's good and who's not.

          But here is the thing - Over the long term, not only will you get back that lost money but you will profit from your investment for years to come.
          Exactly what I would suggest... big fan of odesk!
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  • Profile picture of the author lennyk1313
    Any specific services that you guys used that you liked for the money?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dominican
    Whoa, whoa, whoa here!!!


    Oh man!!! Where do I begin? You have warriors on THIS VERY FORUM who are perhaps selling themselves short, in the price range! There was a thread just the other day, talking about how one warrior was supplementing their income by writing online for others.... and they were charging such a minimal amount; BUT, they said the point was just getting work....

    I can't believe how many people will jump in here saying "you get what you pay for".... when your own warriors here, may be charging less, but offering quite the service to each of you!!!!

    How dare you! Honestly???

    Like really? How about this: some people lower the price, because they need more buyers. Maybe some service providers, have just fallen upon hard times; and high prices are not important in the moment.... because they need MORE customers, for that specific time period?

    How about warriors who are giving you discounts, for services.... should they just stop doing that, because your attitudes are suggesting that anything for less is crap!!!

    Really? I can't believe the same people even respond to other threads here.... threads of other warriors who speak about charging less, who WORK SO DAMN HARD... just for a little bit of money..... maybe even YOUR money???

    And so what if the person is not white.... ??? Or maybe they are not situated in America....??

    Some of the arguments that come into the gauge of quality here are quite ignorant to say the least?

    Sorry for sounding so harsh here, but that is about as harsh as some of the people here sound when they talk about how you get what you pay for, and when the discussion comes up on the price of content versus the quality given.

    A fine example of this, are crappy sales pages.... that cost a small fortune to get someone to hire to write. We ALL know there are some really crappy sales pages out there....

    So price, really, does not verify anything here. IF ANYTHING, businesses want lower prices, and a smart business practice would to be to buy in bulk just to lower those prices.

    How many huge businesses, outside the on-line world are doing this?

    Another example: brand name products. The same cotton everyone else is using, but slap on a brand name, and suddenly the value of that cotton is 50% or more than the cost to make the product itself.

    So I THOROUGHLY disagree that you get what you pay for.... because cost, in any business practice, of creation or production really does NOT verify the quality of something....

    The quality is in whether or not the creator knows what they are doing, and how much they want to relay that in the product itself. The quality is in how something is put together to begin with.... whether there is a repeated process, or whether it requires research, whether it requires studies or tests.... or whether it just requires a quick application of common sense.... or a bit of concern for whomever may receive it.

    That's where the quality lies!!
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      With all due respect, nobody said any thing about the color of a person determining their writing skills. That is bigotry at its worst.

      Secondly, everyone knows that a WSO is exactly that...a "special offer" meaning the prices are lower and many do run WSOs at discounted prices to build up clientele.

      Let's talk about that cotton, it's not the cotton per se that determines value, but how that cotton is crafted into a final product. And yes some cotton is better quality, think thread count.

      So if I bought a certain grade of cotton crafted by a seller to Kmart say, or if I bought the same grade of cotton crafted by a seller to Macy's, there is indeed a huge difference in price and quality.

      Kmart didn't get the nickname "Came apart" for nothing.

      It is the same with writers who use words to craft a final product, but some are woven together with more quality than others, producing a better final product.

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author lennyk1313
    Thank you everyone for a great input and suggestions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dominican
    To the OP: Here is a tool you can use to weed out bad writers, WITHOUT any cost!!!

    Something I have done, to weed out crappy writers; is to list a few specific things in the actual ad that you would post asking for content.

    In this Ad, you will want to specify a few SIMPLE things, that would ultimately weed out so many writers who do not listen, or who do not read your requests, or who do not follow orders.

    That is an easy way to know before you EVEN HIRE somebody, whether or not they will be a waste of your time.

    As an example; in my own ads, I may ask them to give me a sample specific to MY niche. Writers who give me a sample in an unrelated niche, are instantly ignored; though they did provide a sample.... they did not take the time to either write one up, if they did not have anything relevant to my needs.... or they simply do not care about the specifications I have placed on my own project, which means I will not hire them.

    I was astounded to learn how many people cannot read a few simple rules, or cannot follow a few simple processes to be chosen for a task.

    They simply bypass it, and probably mass post bids all over the place, trying to get hired. BUT, that is their problem: they don't LISTEN.

    You want a writer who can listen.... you need a writer who gets what you are saying, and does it. The only writers who WILL do that, are the ones who do it from the first moment!

    You can swing this many ways, actually, depending on the type of project you need completed. You could talk about how you need the articles to be plagiarism free, how many words they must be, what topic etc.... and how many articles.

    Those are the basics, obviously.... but throw in there, that in their application, they must tell you 3 points about your topic....and what they know about it, that is different from other writers. This is a simple request to figure out if the writer is even familiar enough with your niche.... and watch this request get ignored as well.

    There are so many ways you can swing this, and this can be used on odesk, getafreelancer, elance etc....

    But I suggest that if you are using any of the above three tools to hire an outsourced writer; that you DO list some sort of request, so that you can know instantly who is going to pay attention and listen to you; and who is not.

    If a writer cannot pay attention and listen to you..... how will they pay attention and listen to the needs of the audience either?
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  • Profile picture of the author VoodooChild
    If you need assistance on spinning and writing articles. Send me a PM with your email address and I will send you samples.

    I am a UK Graduate and offer reasonable prices.

    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author deejones
      There are plenty of writers out there who can write a fair 500 word article for $5. But they could write a better article for $50, or even $15.

      It's not that getting paid more magically makes them better writers. It's not even that they don't do the best they can on a $5 article. What it comes down to is time. When writing $5 articles, a writer has to turn out a lot of them in order to make any kind of a living. So there's only so much time they can spend on each individual article. The more they make per article, the more time they can spend on each one individually.

      No matter how good a writer is, there's only so much they can do when they only have 30 minutes (at the most) to write an article.
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  • Profile picture of the author MBDirect
    Originally Posted by NicoleBeckett View Post

    Actually, great writers CAN take a topic and some keywords and turn it into something great. That's what separates the "somebodies" from the "wannabes".

    If you're dealing with a professional writer, you don't have to babysit, you don't have to create templates, you don't have to give them a list of questions to answer. You simply have to turn the work over to them, and let them work their magic. After all, they're experts at their craft and you're not... so why would you need to teach them anything?

    As far as the price issue goes, consider yourself to be renting your writer's expertise for as long as it takes them to research/write/proofread your content. The good writers are like a condo overlooking the ocean - and come with a higher rent than the dingy apartment that sits next to the railroad tracks.
    Beautiful, Nicole. We couldn't agree more. You nailed it, and elegantly. Only one thing I’d change: Renting the writer's brain.


    Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

    The main problem -

    Most people don't direct their writers well, they just give them a topic and a set of keywords and expect writers to do a brilliant job. When you tell them exactly what you seek with great examples and templates. You will easily get the quality you seek.

    No, the "Main Problem" is not that the buyer fails to direct the seller. Yes, that IS a very significant problem, but the Main Problem is the amateur and/or English-challenged and/or irresponsible writer.

    Originally Posted by Dominican View Post

    : .... but throw in there, that in their application, they must tell you 3 points about your topic....and what they know about it, that is different from other writers. This is a simple request to figure out if the writer is even familiar enough with your niche.... and watch this request get ignored as well.


    C’mon, Dominican. How many niches are there in the world? How much do you expect anyone to know? How much can you ask of any human being for 5 bucks? This is beyond even looking for a needle in a haystack.


    MBDirect
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    • Profile picture of the author PowerEdge
      Originally Posted by MBDirect View Post



      Beautiful, Nicole. We couldn't agree more. You nailed it, and elegantly. Only one thing I'd change: Renting the writer's brain.





      No, the "Main Problem" is not that the buyer fails to direct the seller. Yes, that IS a very significant problem, but the Main Problem is the amateur and/or English-challenged and/or irresponsible writer.



      C'mon, Dominican. How many niches are there in the world? How much do you expect anyone to know? How much can you ask of any human being for 5 bucks? This is beyond even looking for a needle in a haystack.


      MBDirect
      I disagree. There are many niches in the world, YES... but if a writer cannot even tell me how they are different from other writers, ESPECIALLY in the niche I need... why would I want to hire them?

      Not everyone can do everything, the point is to find the person who CAN, though... which I won't find easily by just letting everyone and anyone come along and do it.

      You also suggest that the main problem is an irresponsible writer... yet you say that what I am saying is like asking for a needle to be found in a haystack?

      What I am saying is that a "responsible" writer, COULD easily answer a few simple questions. ESPECIALLY if they are wanting to be hired.

      Previous writing work, especially in another niche, would not be useful to actually show their skills. Why not ask them what they can do for me, in my specific niche?

      Especially when you say there are sooo many topics out there? Why expect every writer to be able to do it then too? Even a good writer, has their niches/topics that they just don't perform well in.
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      • Profile picture of the author MBDirect
        PowerEdge, the first two quotes below are from two different posts where I was replying to two different people, Ryanman and Dominican, about two different things.. You are trying to connect them in the third quote here, which is from you to me and which calls for further clarification, below. (I should have identified Ryanman.)

        Originally Posted by MBDirect to Ryanman
        No, the "Main Problem" is not that the buyer fails to direct the seller. Yes, that IS a very significant problem, but the Main Problem is the amateur and/or English-challenged and/or irresponsible writer.


        and to Dominican...
        C’mon, Dominican. How many niches are there in the world? How much do you expect anyone to know? How much can you ask of any human being for 5 bucks? This is beyond even looking for a needle in a haystack.

        MBDirect


        Originally Posted by PowerEdge View Post

        I disagree. There are many niches in the world, YES... but if a writer cannot even tell me how they are different from other writers, ESPECIALLY in the niche I need... why would I want to hire them?

        Not everyone can do everything, the point is to find the person who CAN, though... which I won't find easily by just letting everyone and anyone come along and do it.

        You also suggest that the main problem is an irresponsible writer... yet you say that what I am saying is like asking for a needle to be found in a haystack?

        What I am saying is that a "responsible" writer, COULD easily answer a few simple questions. ESPECIALLY if they are wanting to be hired.

        Previous writing work, especially in another niche, would not be useful to actually show their skills. Why not ask them what they can do for me, in my specific niche?

        Especially when you say there are sooo many topics out there? Why expect every writer to be able to do it then too? Even a good writer, has their niches/topics that they just don't perform well in.


        Continuing to MBDirect to PowEdge...

        1. Since not every writer can know everything about everything, finding one that does is like looking for a needle in a haystack. That writer would be ideal, but you seem to disqualify anyone who is not an encyclopedia of knowledge and I think that's expecting a lot.

        2. #1 above has nothing to do with irresponsibility. I said“the Main Problem is the amateur and/or English-challenged and/or irresponsible writer” and you took “irresponsible” out of context in your reply. The irresponsibility will show up in the quality of the product delivered to you, not in the writer’s inability to know everything about everything or even in his/her lack of response to your request.

        3. There’s nothing wrong with saying “Experience in XX preferred,” but I read you to mean you’d disqualify anyone who can’t honestly claim that and felt this was too much to expect.

        4. Finally, any professional writer can write EXPERTLY about anything h/she knows absolutely nothing about. There are more generalists than specialists because their marketplace is wider. If one is a specialist h/she will normally advertise as such.

        MBDirect
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      • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
        Originally Posted by PowerEdge View Post

        Previous writing work, especially in another niche, would not be useful to actually show their skills. Why not ask them what they can do for me, in my specific niche?
        It's one thing to ask if they have experience in XYZ niche, but don't ever expect good writers to hand over work they've done for other clients.

        I've had plenty of people ask me for niche-specific samples that I've written for other clients in the niche. I have to decline for 2 reasons - First, that client is now the copyright holder, so the article isn't mine to give to anyone. Second, it would be unethical to use someone else's content as some kind of "trophy" that I pass along to prospective new clients. What if someone takes the article, puts their own name on it, and publishes it somewhere? I've just done my client a real disservice!

        That being said, I'm happy to tell potential clients when we've worked on a similar project. Of course, you have to trust that I'm telling you the truth (as some writers will say just about anything to make a few bucks). But if you don't trust me, then you probably shouldn't hire me :p

        Content that isn't niche-specific will still give you a good look at a writer's style and the type of research they do (or don't do ) While it may not have all the facts and figures you're looking for in your own niche, you'll get a great idea as to what you can expect in your own finished product.

        If all else fails, order one article from your potential writer and see what happens. All you have to lose is $15 or $20.
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  • Profile picture of the author imsirigiri
    I tend to write articles for several clients offline and online as well. I tend to quote the price as suitable as possible based on the niche and expertise they are asking me to write on. At times I close my shop if I feel that I need to research and write because I am off with ideas. That suits my writing style and abilities.

    It's not always true when they say 'you get what you pay for'. For many marketers on WF, spending 5-10 USD on a 500 word article is nothing out of the ordinary. If they are content with the articles written, they come back saying so. If they want a change in tone, they say so. We write based on what the work needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Lenny,
    There are a lot of good writers in the Warriors for Hire section of this forum. Place a small order at first to see if their writing style and tone meet your requirements. Don't ask them to write a free sample in your niche because a good writer (who will stay busy because he's good) won't have time to do that for you. Only writers who aren't busy will work for free.

    It's not impossible to find writers who work cheaply. The first question is: how much time and money and effort will you spend looking for them? The next question is: how long will they continue to work for cheap rates once they realize they're cheating themselves out of higher fees? Then you're right back where you started. If you find a good writer then pay them decently and hold on to them as long as you can.

    Some writers do specialize in certain topics. I don't write on highly technical subjects because I know I can't do it correctly without a huge amount of research time.

    Rose
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    • Profile picture of the author PowerEdge
      Originally Posted by Rose Anderson View Post

      Lenny,
      There are a lot of good writers in the Warriors for Hire section of this forum. Place a small order at first to see if their writing style and tone meet your requirements. Don't ask them to write a free sample in your niche because a good writer (who will stay busy because he's good) won't have time to do that for you. Only writers who aren't busy will work for free.

      It's not impossible to find writers who work cheaply. The first question is: how much time and money and effort will you spend looking for them? The next question is: how long will they continue to work for cheap rates once they realize they're cheating themselves out of higher fees? Then you're right back where you started. If you find a good writer then pay them decently and hold on to them as long as you can.

      Some writers do specialize in certain topics. I don't write on highly technical subjects because I know I can't do it correctly without a huge amount of research time.

      Rose
      BINGO! A writer finally admitting that they cannot write on something.... because there are writers who will say they CAN do it, on every topic that comes their way.... especially in a bidding war on an outsourcing website.

      It's good to finally see a writer coming in and saying "hey... I can't do it all...".

      That's what I had been trying to convey, that a writer SHOULD be able to convey if they can or cannot do it.... in both ways, a writer could show if they can or cannot as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley C
    There are some surprisingly decent cheap writers here on the forum, but just keep an eye out for good reviews. If you don't mind spending a bit more money, look out for the Warriors that charge more like $15 or $20 per article. Some of them write really good content. Like I said, just check out their client reviews.
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