Where Do You Find High Quality Writers?

by tpw
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Last week, I had said in a thread here at the forum that I employ a few high-quality writers to do work for me.

I also recommended that I do pay these folks good money to do what they do for me.

From that thread, I have been hit with a number of requests to share the names of my writers with the people contacting me.

Of course, I refuse...

I figure if my writer's want more work, they will go get it...

And if I share their names with everyone, there is a real good chance that they could be buried with so much work that I would never be able to hire them again.

A number of people have given me grief about not sharing the names of my writers with them.

One person told me that I was not being a good warrior, because I was unwilling to "share the wealth"... LOL

The reality is that it is extremely difficult to find and hang on to good writers.

I have been hiring writers for more than a decade, to do work for my ghost writing clients and for myself.

The sad truth is that I have to hire 30 writers to find 1 keeper.

I have 3 keepers on my list right now, and I have spent a lot of money to find them. So forgive me if I don't feel charitable in giving you the name of the person that I spent thousands of dollars to find...



My advice to you is that if you are searching for a top-quality writer, be prepared to pay what they think their time is worth to them.

Don't try to dicker with them over prices, and be willing to pay extra to keep them on your payroll.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sathya
    That's one of a kind post! After a long time, I see a client shielding a writer

    It's jus' not the price, sometimes... Writers need a bit of understanding from the clients too...

    Well, that's jus' my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author samjaynz
    You sound like the kind of guy I'd enjoy writing for

    Too often clients completely disregard their writers, and see them merely as "units of capital", with the price (and turnaround time) of the finished work being the only concern.

    That being said, there are a lot of charlatans and crap-peddlers when it comes to the writers themselves.

    My advice if you're hiring writers - When you find a good writer who delivers quality, keep them on your side. Pay a fair price (and I don't mean $5 for a 500 word article here) and treat them well. Build a relationship and they will continue to provide great service.
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  • Profile picture of the author johntan17
    The articles at Constant-content are all very well written with Good Content and No Errors at all. I have bought two 500+ word article at constant-content (Full Rights) before for $30 each. The price was expensive but the quality was the best that I have seen. You can cick on the tab "Request Content" on the Home Page if you want a unique article base on your own titles and keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    It's nice to see writers getting acknowledged for the work we do, often behind the scenes and under appreciated.
    I have some great clients and am always open to more but I write on my own terms now because I can and I know others do too.

    Bill, stick to your guns and I commend you for doing so. Your writers are obviously good and that's why you respect them.
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  • Profile picture of the author iyke20024
    Why waste time on this if you can get an article marketing or submission service that do the writing and at end post or submist you article if you want to over 450 High PR directories and forum..
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by iyke20024 View Post

      Why waste time on this if you can get an article marketing or submission service that do the writing and at end post or submist you article if you want to over 450 High PR directories and forum..
      Why waste your time doing that?

      Actually, don't answer, I'm not interested.
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      • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
        Look around the forum at some of the writers that post here everyday. a few usually stand out. You can find thier contact information in thier signature. Since they usually advertise they are a writer. Click the link or send them a pm and ask if they would like to write an article and what they charge. Thats an easier way than playing around with fiverr or other sites. Instead of bothering twp to reveal his writers.
        Every few weeks a few new poster will show up on the forum looking to start in writing. You can see the passion in the posts they create, its easy to contact them and get a good rate of return for your investment.

        Some other writers have been here for awhile and will take on a project from time to time if things are slow. You may get lucky and find a few great ones hidden here like the OP.
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  • Profile picture of the author RevenueGal
    I don't blame you for not revealing your writers and so glad to hear that you value them enough to pay them what they're worth.

    If people want quality content, they need to pay for it. You can't expect writers to research and spend much time polishing an article when they're only willing to pay $4 or $5 for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by iyke20024 View Post

      Why waste time on this if you can get an article marketing or submission service that do the writing and at end post or submit you article if you want to over 450 High PR directories and forum..

      You don"t get it.

      I ran a ghost writing and article submission company for over a decade.

      All "writers" are not cut from the same cloth.

      I want the best writer for the particular job, not the writer who is easy to find.


      Originally Posted by johntan17 View Post

      The articles at Constant-content are all very well written with Good Content and No Errors at all. I have bought two 500+ word article at constant-content (Full Rights) before for $30 each. The price was expensive but the quality was the best that I have seen. You can cick on the tab "Request Content" on the Home Page if you want a unique article base on your own titles and keywords.

      More important than an "original, well-written" document is the storyline of the document. I want my writers to be able to tell a compelling story, even when I am asking them to write in non-fiction. p.s. I only ask my writers to create non-fiction.

      I want an article/document that "my readers will be happy to have taken the time to read."

      I know Constant Content has "good writers", but I want "great writers".


      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      It's nice to see writers getting acknowledged for the work we do, often behind the scenes and under appreciated.

      I have some great clients and am always open to more but I write on my own terms now because I can and I know others do too.

      Bill, stick to your guns and I commend you for doing so. Your writers are obviously good and that's why you respect them.

      Not only did I employ writers to offer ghost writing services to the public, but I was also a ghost writer myself.

      I got started making money online working as a professional ghost writer. I started writing for $25 per 1000-word article. When I retired as a writer for others, I was charging $150 per 1000-word article and still getting more writing jobs than I wanted to do.

      I will always appreciate people who bring the same kind of commitment to writing as I always have.


      Originally Posted by RevenueGal View Post

      I don't blame you for not revealing your writers and so glad to hear that you value them enough to pay them what they're worth.

      If people want quality content, they need to pay for it. You can't expect writers to research and spend much time polishing an article when they're only willing to pay $4 or $5 for it.

      Absolutely. Good writers don't work for $5 an article. And, great writers are generally worth whatever you are asked to pay them.

      Too many people treat writers as if they are a "commodity". SEO writers might be, but great storytellers never are.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        More important than an "original, well-written" document is the storyline of the document. I want my writers to be able to tell a compelling story, even when I am asking them to write in non-fiction. p.s. I only ask my writers to create non-fiction.

        I want an article/document that "my readers will be happy to have taken the time to read."
        I remember when I was writing articles where I was expected to deliver text with a certain keyword density. I hated it. You can't tell a story when you are constantly checking to see if the density is right.

        I was able to satisfy the clients I had, but I did not get any satisfaction from what I had to do.

        One day, I decided to stop writing that kind of garbage. I raised my charges significantly, and discovered clients who actually wanted well written content, clients who simply didn't care about keyword density, and other artificial constructs.

        That was a good day.

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        • Profile picture of the author erichammer
          Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

          I remember when I was writing articles where I was expected to deliver text with a certain keyword density. I hated it. You can't tell a story when you are constantly checking to see if the density is right.

          I was able to satisfy the clients I had, but I did not get any satisfaction from what I had to do.

          One day, I decided to stop writing that kind of garbage. I raised my charges significantly, and discovered clients who actually wanted well written content, clients who simply didn't care about keyword density, and other artificial constructs.

          That was a good day.

          John.
          Reminds me of the time I did a batch of "articles" (I use the term loosely since these were very charitably called "articles") for a client who not only insisted on a minimum of 3% keyword density but also insisted on providing me with 20 keywords which were virtually identical and which had to be used exactly (beauty school, best beauty school, beauty school Michigan, Alabama beauty school, beauty school cheap -- you get the idea). I was ready to tear my hair out by the time I finished that project. I don't think I was ever more miserable as a writer.
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          • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
            Originally Posted by erichammer View Post

            Reminds me of the time I did a batch of "articles" (I use the term loosely since these were very charitably called "articles") for a client who not only insisted on a minimum of 3% keyword density but also insisted on providing me with 20 keywords which were virtually identical and which had to be used exactly (beauty school, best beauty school, beauty school Michigan, Alabama beauty school, beauty school cheap -- you get the idea). I was ready to tear my hair out by the time I finished that project. I don't think I was ever more miserable as a writer.
            I've been landed with that same kind of thing, back in the bad old days. I know exactly what you mean. After agonizing through "beauty school Michigan," you face "Alabama beauty school," or whatever, and your heart sinks even lower.

            That's not writing. That's mental torture ...

            I never check keyword density these days, and I'm never asked to. I'd guess it's around 1% or so most of the time, but who cares! Also, I don't know when the last time was that I had a client mention Copyscape. Most of the clients I work for don't know what it is, thank God!

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      • Profile picture of the author drmani
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        I figure if my writer's want more work, they will go get it...
        ...
        The reality is that it is extremely difficult to find and hang on to good writers.
        ...
        My advice to you is that if you are searching for a top-quality writer, be prepared to pay what they think their time is worth to them.

        Don't try to dicker with them over prices, and be willing to pay extra to keep them on your payroll.
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        All "writers" are not cut from the same cloth.

        I want the best writer for the particular job, not the writer who is easy to find.
        ...
        I want an article/document that "my readers will be happy to have taken the time to read."

        I know Constant Content has "good writers", but I want "great writers".
        ...
        Good writers don't work for $5 an article. And, great writers are generally worth whatever you are asked to pay them.

        Too many people treat writers as if they are a "commodity". SEO writers might be, but great storytellers never are.

        Maybe now some of the "under paid" (because they "under-charge")
        writers reading this will believe that they CAN set their price
        - just as long as they can deliver value through their writing.

        It's why I can choose to price my occasional freelance writing
        at over $0.20 per word - and still can afford to turn down work
        that I don't find particularly fascinating or exciting to do.

        Thanks for showcasing the difference between "good" and "great"
        writers so nicely, Bill

        All success
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  • Profile picture of the author erichammer
    Bill, to be perfectly honest, I wouldn't be too worried about passing on names of your writers. I find that those who are looking for "quality writers" tend to be the ones who think that $5 for 500 words is fair and that they're being extremely generous when they pay $10 for a 500 word article. They also consider $20 for the same article to be exorbitant.

    They don't understand what it takes to write real articles. I charge $75 for articles in my ad here at WF (and that is insanely cheap for what I do -- non WF clients pay much more). Why? Because I don't just rehash whatever nonsense I find online (though I do start by doing some research online).

    I take the time to do at least one and sometimes several interviews with people in the industry in order to craft a real article -- the kind that you see in newspapers and magazines.

    Most of the people contacting you just want rehashed junk and think that if the grammar is basically correct that they're getting everything they need. They simply don't understand what it takes to write a real article and they probably never will.

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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by erichammer View Post

      Bill, to be perfectly honest, I wouldn't be too worried about passing on names of your writers. I find that those who are looking for "quality writers" tend to be the ones who think that $5 for 500 words is fair and that they're being extremely generous when they pay $10 for a 500 word article. They also consider $20 for the same article to be exorbitant.

      All of the people contacting me are perfect strangers. So, your guess is as good as mine to the kinds of people contacting me.

      If you are right that the people contacting me to get the names of my writers are exactly as you describe, then I would be passing headaches to my writers -- forcing my writers to waste their limited and valuable time with people who want to waste their time.

      If the people who are contacting me are just like I am, then again, I will be giving away "for free" a resource that I paid thousands of dollars to find.

      I am hiring individual writers and not companies, so my writers have a limited number of jobs that they can take each month.

      To pass on the names of my writers in this case will be extremely risky. If I lose my ability to hire that writer, then I will be forced to spend thousands of dollars again to find a replacement for them.




      p.s. John, I did one keyword density job. The guy wanted 15% density on his main keyword, 12% on his secondary keyword, and 8% on his tertiary keyword.

      I tried to explain to this idiot that this would mean that every third word would be a target keyword.

      So he gave some ground, and said that I should do 12% - 7% - 7%. I wrote two paragraphs to show him what a real idiot he was.

      So, he gave some more ground and agreed to 10% - 5% - 5%. LOL He said I would have to make that work, because he would not drop his numbers further.

      I gave him two articles that met his final criteria. That idiot demanded a full refund with the assertion that I was the worst writer he had ever worked with in his life!!

      That was the first and last time I ever took a "keyword density" writing job.
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      • Profile picture of the author erichammer
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        All of the people contacting me are perfect strangers. So, your guess is as good as mine to the kinds of people contacting me.

        If you are right that the people contacting me to get the names of my writers are exactly as you describe, then I would be passing headaches to my writers -- forcing my writers to waste their limited and valuable time with people who want to waste their time.

        If the people who are contacting me are just like I am, then again, I will be giving away "for free" a resource that I paid thousands of dollars to find.

        I am hiring individual writers and not companies, so my writers have a limited number of jobs that they can take each month.

        To pass on the names of my writers in this case will be extremely risky. If I lose my ability to hire that writer, then I will be forced to spend thousands of dollars again to find a replacement for them.
        I was just writing based on my own experience with random strangers contacting me who didn't know what my rates were, though I didn't think of your point about wasting their time...that is definitely a valid concern as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Challendge
    Great thread! I pay my writers generously as well and that not only keeps them loyal and appreciated, it also motivates them to pump out some great work!

    I was also in the 1/30 range for my hit-or-miss ratio and I have found my 2 writers from Heaven!
    I found them both on Elance! That's the biggest online job platform and it has definitely been kind to me with writers!
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  • Profile picture of the author OhioWriter
    Tell them I'm available!

    Seriously though, I guess I'm just not hitting the right areas. I have a few people I work for, but my schedule is still open enough to take on more writing.

    The people I do write for are more than pleased, so I guess it's all about getting them to help spread the word. Do you have any other tips for writers from a hiring perspective?
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  • Profile picture of the author Webgeniuz1
    To get some high quality articles written. My search always ends on Odesk.com.

    I've had nothing but the upmost success finding freelance article writers.

    Nothing but great things to say about odesk.com. Just make sure you feel out the person whom you are getting your articles written by.

    All the best and good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    Fiverr has some quality writers too. Odesk is also good for searching writers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
      Originally Posted by IMHunter View Post

      Fiverr has some quality writers too. Odesk is also good for searching writers.
      they might, but usually you don´t find writers over there for long. Most of those who stay are re-writers.

      to take 3 or 4 articles and blend them into one is not to write, eventually you can call it to curate content if you want a fancy name for copying.

      My humble opinion, of course.

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      • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
        I have found some good writers on Odesk. From someone that started out writing articles to make some extra money it is hard to find those high-paying jobs but I did find them and kept some very happy clients for quite some time.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicelife
    Hi,

    It sure is hard to find good quality writers, no doubt.

    I always prepare to rewrite the article I receive from a new writer because of this fact. If it's just a little rewrite I might hire him again but the common scenario is that I fire them after the first round unfortunately.


    I had quite a big job (100 articles) on the behalf of a client, I outsourced this work to a writer that I've been using many times, naturally I trusted this guy more so I didn't worry to much. He was in my staff so it's my standard procedure give them bonus $$ for good work and in this case I paid him the bonus in advance.

    I'm not sure what this guy did but he was probably looking to earn $$ by outsourcing, that's fine with me if he assures quality, but the articles must have been written by some illiterate writers because the quality was about the worst I've seen.

    I never did hire him again after that.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Keyword density article writing -- YIKES. I've never done it and can't imagine what you went through. If I wanted to play word games, my local paper provides those.

    I don't mind having my name given to someone, but IF you do give names of your writers to someone -- let that person KNOW your pricing and what genres (niches) that you write - or at least a remedial idea. Contrary to what some people believe, professional writers often turn down even very good offers in fields they are not comfortable with. The "I can write anything" crowd is usually your SEO crowd. You wouldn't believe the people who wander to my pm box wanting IM or even computer tech articles written.

    If you are on the other end and ASKING someone else to recommend a good writer - tell them the genre of your product and the price range you need if it's a concern so you can get an informed recommendation and know what you are dealing with when you contact someone about a project. It saves time all the way around.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
    I know what you mean about finding great writers. Had several OK writers and finally found one great writer.

    Had to go through a bunch of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author John K Glenn
    1 year Ago , I always look on Outsourcing websites and pay like $2 to $3 for 300 words articles but now a days i use fiverr because there are chances to get additional bonuses with just one article
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Is it me or are there some people in this thread that actually think you'll get the sort of quality Bill is talking about for the price of a beer?
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        Is it me or are there some people in this thread that actually think you'll get the sort of quality Bill is talking about for the price of a beer?

        LOL

        It is not just you. :p

        Which just goes to show that people have differing opinions as to what defines, "quality".
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      • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        Is it me or are there some people in this thread that actually think you'll get the sort of quality Bill is talking about for the price of a beer?
        Yes, there are such people, and unfortunately they are thinking of the price of a home-brewed beer too!

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        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        Is it me or are there some people in this thread that actually think you'll get the sort of quality Bill is talking about for the price of a beer?
        It's not you. They use the leftover money to drink enough beers to make the writing seem like it is up to standard.
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        • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
          Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

          It's not you. They use the leftover money to drink enough beers to make the writing seem like it is up to standard.
          ... and the writers they hire for beer money have already drunk enough beer to convince themselves they really are writers!
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          • Profile picture of the author tpw
            Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

            It's not you. They use the leftover money to drink enough beers to make the writing seem like it is up to standard.
            Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

            ... and the writers they hire for beer money have already drunk enough beer to convince themselves they really are writers!



            And they were probably all fathered by men who drank enough beer to convince themselves that the mom's were pretty.
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            • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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              Originally Posted by tpw View Post



              And they were probably all fathered by men who drank enough beer to convince themselves that the mom's were pretty.
              So the lesson of this post string: beer and quality content don't mix. Alcoholic IMers everywhere are heartbroken.
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              • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
                Ok gentlemen, stop it, I've run out of thanks and choked on my dinner laughing.
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              • Profile picture of the author fin
                Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

                So the lesson of this post string: beer and quality content don't mix. Alcoholic IMers everywhere are heartbroken.
                You must have missed the article: write drunk; edit sober.
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                  Originally Posted by fin View Post

                  You must have missed the article: write drunk; edit sober.
                  I was praying to the porcelain gods and apparently muttering something about "Best 2,000 words EVER".
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              • Profile picture of the author absoluteallen
                Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

                So the lesson of this post string: beer and quality content don't mix. Alcoholic IMers everywhere are heartbroken.
                Sure it does. For the rates most people seem to think writers are worth, hand me a beer and a keyboard.
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  • Profile picture of the author misslenali
    Hi everyone

    In my IM business my biggest obsticles is the content.... because I´m not english or american my grammar is awful.... and as soon I try to publish anything I get rejected because of that.

    I love good content and have tried to outsource that part, but that don´t work if the writer not know exactly what´s in my head
    they ofcourse search others work to come close to what I want so it´s not their fault.

    I think outsourcing the writing is good if the writer knows exactly what you are aiming at or the one ordering an article don´t know what he want to say....

    take care and hugs from Sweden
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by misslenali View Post

      Hi everyone

      In my IM business my biggest obsticles is the content.... because I´m not english or american my grammar is awful.... and as soon I try to publish anything I get rejected because of that.

      I love good content and have tried to outsource that part, but that don´t work if the writer not know exactly what´s in my head
      they ofcourse search others work to come close to what I want so it´s not their fault.

      I think outsourcing the writing is good if the writer knows exactly what you are aiming at or the one ordering an article don´t know what he want to say....

      take care and hugs from Sweden
      Believe me, your writing isn't bad at all and way above a large proportion of native English speakers.

      Don't put yourself down, that's very good for a second language and far better than my Swedish.
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      • Profile picture of the author misslenali
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        Believe me, your writing isn't bad at all and way above a large proportion of native English speakers.

        Don't put yourself down, that's very good for a second language and far better than my Swedish.
        <3 thank you....
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by misslenali View Post

      Hi everyone

      In my IM business my biggest obsticles is the content.... because I´m not english or american my grammar is awful.... and as soon I try to publish anything I get rejected because of that.

      I love good content and have tried to outsource that part, but that don´t work if the writer not know exactly what´s in my head
      they ofcourse search others work to come close to what I want so it´s not their fault.

      I think outsourcing the writing is good if the writer knows exactly what you are aiming at or the one ordering an article don´t know what he want to say....

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      Try writing it yourself and hiring a re-writer or editor instead of just outsourcing.
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    I have thus far, personally only written my own articles for my Blog. There are a couple of exceptions ...which I had permission to post, so they were not really written for me.

    Somebody recommended a company called 'Articlez' to me ....that's Articles with a - Z. Because I write my own stuff, haven't used it so far. But I will definitely be giving it a try at some time ...that 'writers-block' is really annoying.

    Strangely, when you click on Articlez pricing page ....price isn't mentioned, you just get a load of waffle about having permission to submit to their own directory, if you so choose ...I presume, if you did this, your articles would be cheaper.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I have found lots of quality writers on FIVERR that are willing to work for $3.92 per article that are american. OK some are retired, some are between jobs, others are work at home moms. There are even teens that are jumping in.

    Basically, watching TV all day is boring and this way you get some pay. From the non-native speakers stay away. Their command of the English language is at a bare minimum. What articles you get are less than optimal shall we say.

    Best writers I have found are young women. They like to write and are not in it for the money. Like you make working at McD for the minimum wage a lot more. I typically use a mix of fawning flattery and tips - extra money. Best of luck to you.
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      Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      Best writers I have found are young women. They like to write and are not in it for the money. Like you make working at McD for the minimum wage a lot more. I typically use a mix of fawning flattery and tips - extra money. Best of luck to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author absoluteallen
      Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      I have found lots of quality writers on FIVERR that are willing to work for $3.92 per article that are american. OK some are retired, some are between jobs, others are work at home moms. There are even teens that are jumping in.

      Basically, watching TV all day is boring and this way you get some pay. From the non-native speakers stay away. Their command of the English language is at a bare minimum. What articles you get are less than optimal shall we say.

      Best writers I have found are young women. They like to write and are not in it for the money. Like you make working at McD for the minimum wage a lot more. I typically use a mix of fawning flattery and tips - extra money. Best of luck to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author RnGWriter
      Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      I have found lots of quality writers on FIVERR that are willing to work for $3.92 per article that are american. OK some are retired, some are between jobs, others are work at home moms. There are even teens that are jumping in.

      Basically, watching TV all day is boring and this way you get some pay. From the non-native speakers stay away. Their command of the English language is at a bare minimum. What articles you get are less than optimal shall we say.

      Best writers I have found are young women. They like to write and are not in it for the money. Like you make working at McD for the minimum wage a lot more. I typically use a mix of fawning flattery and tips - extra money. Best of luck to you.
      I am a non native speaker and I write pretty well. My command of the English language is enough for me to land writing gigs worth well over $5 per article. I know people have a lot of bad experience with non native writers but brother if you are paying some dude $2 per 500 words then you are always taking that risk. When a native speaker can't write well, he can string sentences together, adhere to proper grammar and maintain sentence structure and ultimately produce an article that makes sense- for $5 that is kind of what you are paying for. When a non native speaker who can't write, attempts to write, yeah I know it can be a massacre and will make you want to bang your head on the wall.
      Quality writing is not about being a native or non native speaker. it is about having the idea of what quality content is. Having the idea of exactly what kind of research and information a given topic demands and the kind of language you should use to address your audience. It is about understanding the flow of your writing and trying to decide which among the thousands of things that can be said should be said. It is about utilizing all available resources, executing your your writing expertise and ultimately making them work for someone else. It may seem mundane but writers of a certain pay grade invest a lot more than their time in their work. Incorporating other people's passion and interests in words is not something many people can do.......may be that is why young women make such talented writers; they are wonderfully sentimental that way.
      Having a college degree or being a native speaker has nothing to do it. Anyone who actually makes an effort to make a living by writing do not deserve to have their worth judged by their ethnic origin.

      Once again, I am a non native speaker and I say this on behalf of all writers, native and non-native: If you are looking for someone to work with in the long run, decide on your priorities first. I am not trying to be poetic but every writer should be shown a modicum of respect, not because they are writers but because they are people who are helping you make money

      I did not mean to offend anyone and if I did I apologize because that is what all humble writers do.
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