Where to find writers that provide great content.

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Hi Guys,

Can anyone gives me a heads up of where to say find a writer to put on a contract that will be able to provide me QUALITY content that is well written to the point where the reader can be engaged.

Also what $ will I be looking at for writers that can provide a reasonable level of content. I have used the cheap 5$ for 500 words and the quality seems to be lacking in most of them. i.e english skills etc.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Blimeyoreilly
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Warriors for Hire has a lot of good writers. Read their recommendations and their past blog posts. Then place a small order to see if their style matches what you need.

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  • Profile picture of the author khanhkunt
    you can hire someone to write text at Elance or fiverr
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  • Profile picture of the author writingarticles
    When looking for a content writer, just make sure that you do your checks.
    There are a lot of 'article writers' out there, that are a load of ........(insert word).

    Don't just go for the cheapest, as this may just come back to bite you in the bum.

    If this is content to go on your own site, you want to make sure that it is of high quality. Alternatively, if it's going on a site that you are using to get links and has no direct link to you, then it maybe okay to go cheap.

    I always recommend high quality content that the reader is going to find of great importance. That way you cannot go wrong.

    Happy hunting :0)
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  • Profile picture of the author imgeek2727
    The best way to get a quality writer you are happy with is to go to Freelancer.com - Hire Freelancers & Find Freelance Jobs Online and then post up the job in the form of a competition. You will probably have to make the deal a bit sweeter than $5 per 500 words but you know that you will be getting quality because you can simply sit back and judge the submissions and then go with the writer you are happiest with.
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    • Go to contextually relevant Web forums and other online social communities, particularly those with high authority in your target niches and heavily trafficked by your target audiences. Some members will have blogs relevant to the niches of those Web forums and online social communities, so you should check out their blogs and determine their level of specialized expertise in your target niches and their overall writing skills. Contact those who might be interested in offering their content research/writing services. For instance:

      If you are in the online business development and Internet marketing niches, then you can search for helpful members of Web forums like this forum among others about IM, SEO, make money online, affiliate marketing, outsourcing and so on. Read their posts to determine their level of expertise in relevant subject areas, read their blogs to know their writing tone/style/personality, and some of them could most likely have content research/writing service offers in the marketplaces of those Web forums. As a friendly reminder though:

      There's a right price for specialized expertise in particular subject areas where a lot of people spend money to solve their most urgent problems, educate/inform themselves, entertain themselves and satisfy their immediate needs. There's also a right price for effective communication skills and an engaging writing tone/style/personality. Be prepared to pay reasonable prices for specialized expertise and effective writing skills combined.
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  • Profile picture of the author Giftys
    And try to check their work if you can before you make payment. Take snippets of phrases from their copy and quote it in Google. If it's pirated, Google will show it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Copy
    Depending on the workload, I may be able to fit you into my busy article writing schedule. Send me an email.
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  • Profile picture of the author Freedom66K
    Check warriors for hire and elance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by sydants View Post

    Can anyone gives me a heads up of where to say find a writer to put on a contract that will be able to provide me QUALITY content that is well written to the point where the reader can be engaged.
    There are countless very good writers here who fit that description.

    If it helps, and with apologies for potentially offending anyone else I don't mention, I can offer a couple of independent recommendations (both very nice people, and very reliable writers whose prices should be higher than they are) ...

    1. Dee Jones
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    2. James Logan
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
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  • I think a quality writer will write about 500 words for 15$+
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor M
    Finding writers that write quality content and are cheap is a difficult task.

    If you want to provide your readers with real quality content, you're going to have to hand over more money that $5.

    Sure, you can find great writers for only $5 sometimes... but they are very few and far between.

    IMO, finding cheap quality writers requires you to go through a lot of crappy ones to find the occasional diamond in the rough. They are out there, though. Keep searching

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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    You're welcome to email me if you are still looking for a writer.
    lpollwade@bigpond.com
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  • Profile picture of the author schttrj
    Oops! Nobody mentioned about Alexa Smith.

    Jokes apart, I haven't really Alexa's writing before, but she is one of the most experienced writers here (including me).

    But on a serious note, if you are looking for lower price rates, you should go to freelancer.com or odesk.com. A lot of people are ready to work at pretty low rates, but you have to dig out the diamond among the mud...
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by schttrj View Post

      Oops! Nobody mentioned about Alexa Smith.
      Probably because she doesn't have any writing service for others, at all, Ron.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heath Allison
    I have used a number of sources to get people to write for me including ones from elance and vworker over the years and I have been able to get good quality articles containing at least 500 words for around $5. More recently I have come across iwriter.com where you can get 500 word articles done for as little as $3. You submit your article request and guidelines and within 24 hours you will more than likely have several articles done for you. You don't have to accept them all you just select the one or ones you want :>)
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  • Profile picture of the author Seatbelt99
    It looks like you've got quite a few good offers here, but I wanted to toss my name in the mix. Check out my site in my signature and I'm sure we can work something out.

    Thank you.

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  • Profile picture of the author hazyl lee
    freelancer, elance, odesk and iwriter.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    There's going to be a million writers who offer their services to you. The key to finding the best one is to do your homework. If you find a writer that looks interesting, check out their website. If they can't handle the content on their own website, they sure won't be able to give you the kind of quality you're looking for!

    The good writers will have plenty of content out there -- both on their own websites and around the web in guest posts. By reading it, you'll be able to find out of the writer really is an expert in his craft, and if he's talented enough to make you want to read all the way to the end. Yes, doing this takes longer, but you're far more likely to wind up with a good one in the end.

    And, yes, as Rose pointed out, place a small order first. That way, you can see if you and your writer "mesh" well.
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  • Profile picture of the author ohohdon
    I've had pretty good luck with iWriter, but mostly when I've divvied up to pay for the higher rated writers.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigslamgyrl
    In my opinion, any writer that charges $5 for 500 words is either a) just starting out and looking to build a rep for themselves or b) they are throwing articles out and not really paying attention to quality/content

    Obviously if you find someone in the 'a' category that you like you should grab them up as quickly as possible. A good article writer usually ranges anywhere from $10-$30 a page if they have a good enough client base to warrant that.

    I would go to the 'wanted, warriors looking to hire you' section and make a post there requesting samples from writers. That way you will have a good idea of who you might want to work with before you pay any $. Unless they are brand new to ghostwriting, any writer should be able to provide you with samples.
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  • Profile picture of the author adamv
    There are a lot of good writers on this very forum. It's not impossible to find decent writers that charge just $5 per article but it isn't very easy.

    However, paying a higher price doesn't always mean you're going to get higher quality articles either. When you hire a writer or any other freelance workers you may have to try a number of different people before you find someone that will do the work the way you want it at a price you can be happy with.
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  • Profile picture of the author andreasup
    Not much to add since all the key facts have been presented.

    I have found a few very good writers on Fiverr, but usually they either raise their rates quickly or they completely disappear. Fiverr is a great way for writers to test the market to see what it will bear price wise so they literally might show up and then be gone in a flash.

    You really do get what you pay for and $5 for a 400-500 word article is going to be a big risk.

    Of course there are some amazing writers right here in Warrior so unless you enjoy searching for buried treasure, no need to dig through fiverr.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      I've always found great writers here on the forum. You just have to shop around a bit and buy a few test articles until you find someone that suits.

      I got a long term writer a few years ago from the writer section at wahm.com - there are some great writers there too. Some have English degrees, journalistic experience etc. so you have to be willing to pay a bit more depending on their experience.

      If you're looking for a writing service I've had a few good articles from Articlez.com and Textbroker.com
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      • OP, great content at a reasonable price is only part of the equation.

        You need a writer who is also reliable and trustworthy. I've heard too many horror stories about nobody writers who've sold 10-packs or 20-packs, collected the funds and then dragged out the article generation, sometimes to the point where you can't get a PayPal refund.

        Get some references.

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  • I have had some great experience with writers here on WF and they are pretty cheap. You may have to go through a few, before you find the 'right' one, but trust me it will be worth it :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author textbroker
    Before you look for a writer, think about your audience and your brand, or how you're going to interact with your audience. Great writers can do amazing things for you, so give them a good, solid foundation to work their magic.
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  • lol Joe, that is what friends are for
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  • Profile picture of the author robertwin45
    Many clients coming to us complained about scammers from Freelancer/Odesk and Fiverr. Although employees from these sites charge you low cost, they deliver what you are paying for. So be careful and make a wise decision.
    A nice tip for hiring a content writer is you should ask for a test before making a decision. Don't ask for an article sample from them as they are not written by the same person you are discussing with.
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    • Profile picture of the author BudaBrit
      Originally Posted by imgeek2727 View Post

      The best way to get a quality writer you are happy with is to go to Freelancer.com - Hire Freelancers & Find Freelance Jobs Online and then post up the job in the form of a competition. You will probably have to make the deal a bit sweeter than $5 per 500 words but you know that you will be getting quality because you can simply sit back and judge the submissions and then go with the writer you are happiest with.
      Why Freelancer? I would think that, for writers, it is the worst, due to taking $5 for every project. I really don't have a good experience with them. I'm using oDesk at the moment, and it's ok.

      I am available at the moment, I have some space in my schedule, so if you are still looking, drop me a message: tom@stomsolutions.com

      On pricing, I agree on the $5 articles. Taking it further, I was used by a client in an example for good v bad articles. He took a $1 article, and a $15 article from me, on the same subject, and drew a comparison. At the moment, due to trying to find my feet, I'm mostly charging around the $10 mark for a basic 500 word article, although I am charging a bit less for some But for the future, i will hope this will increase.

      If you are looking for the highest quality, then a simple search for individual writers on google is what I would recommend. Check out their own sites and check out their samples: see who fits your needs best.
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  • Profile picture of the author singhromy
    You can find better writer at many places like job boards, fiverr, freelancing sites and at many other places. but if you want good quality at affordable price then you can try iwriter.

    This site is great. It helps you to earn money by being writer and also helps you to hire writer for your work in very low cost price.
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  • Profile picture of the author DOMINO214
    I am writing for a freelancing company at the moment called Witmart. You can post a writing contest there and choose the writer you want to work with in the future. There is no cost to actually post the contest, all you need is to prepay the prize fund.
    Give them a try you will find many good writers there, and you re in complete control of your budget.
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    I have been outsourcing text for years in Europe, Australia, Canada, Eastern counrties and America and I get very good results.

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  • Profile picture of the author farafa1973
    I think freelancer.com is the best places to hire a writer. I recommended digaboy1993 to you.He is new to freelancer.com but He is the best freelancer I've ever met! He always submits quality articles on time. What I have to do is just supply him with requirements and just sit back. Excellent freelancer for writing articles. Good communication, very professionnal and with good result.
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    • Profile picture of the author mshaw7
      There are many websites on the net where you can find quality freelance writers. the big one are ones such as freelancer.com which has already been mentioned, and elance.com as well as oDesk.com.

      but personally I think those big sites can make it a little hard sometimes to find the right person as there are just soo many freelancers on there that it's more in terms of quantity rather than quality (there are still some great writers though).

      there's another little site called writemypiece.com and there it's just freelance writers and proofreaders, nothing else. This makes it much easier (in my opinion) to find quality writers as it's much more engaging compared to other sites.

      Well, hope that helps - that's IF you are still looking for great writers..I may be a little too late though - but good for future readers who may need it
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  • Profile picture of the author think more
    You can find great writers @ Warriors for hire section.If you want high quality articles then check out constantcontent.com.They provide high quality contents.Textbroker is also a good one to buy articles.
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