Outsourcing: Writing services

by GGpaul
15 replies
Hey all, so I want to finish the next two two months strong before the year ends. I'm planning to invest about $400 into one of the writing services, so that way I get more content out of the way (on top of what I write as well). I've messed around with iWriter before and the writers are "decent."

Sure, some of you may recommend "hire a writer" but IS there any writing service that's actually good? I know you guys use fiverr, and odesk but I haven't had any luck with those either.

Worst case scenario, I can just stay with iWriter and edit their work. Anyways, thanks.
#outsourcing #services #writing
  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Hi,

    A quick question, Hope you don't mind.

    When using iWriter, do you use the better or elite writers or?

    George Wright
    Signature
    "The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book." Mickey Spillane
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297644].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      Hi,

      A quick question, Hope you don't mind.

      When using iWriter, do you use the better or elite writers or?

      George Wright
      Elite writers take quite some time so I just let it go by default. I tend to reject a lot until I get a 4 or 5 star rating. But even then I still read their work if I want to accept them.
      Signature

      RIP Dad Oct 14 1954 - Mar 14 2015.

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297650].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin McNally
    Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

    Hey all, so I want to finish the next two two months strong before the year ends. I'm planning to invest about $400 into one of the writing services, so that way I get more content out of the way (on top of what I write as well). I've messed around with iWriter before and the writers are "decent."

    Sure, some of you may recommend "hire a writer" but IS there any writing service that's actually good? I know you guys use fiverr, and odesk but I haven't had any luck with those either.

    Worst case scenario, I can just stay with iWriter and edit their work. Anyways, thanks.
    Hi

    I might be able to help you out, also check the warriors for hire section as there are a lot of decent writers offering quality content that doesn't require any editing.

    If you want a review copy just PM me, thread below with samples.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warriors...uaranteed.html
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297657].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    I have had all my success on oDesk when finding writers. But there are definitely a few tricks.

    I have had best results from actually finding writers based on filtering results by price and rating and directly contacting them for a trial.

    However if you post an ad make sure you put a line in the middle somewhere saying something like "please put the answer of 3+3 in subject of your reply". You will actually get a lot of seemingly customized responses that are actually pre-written and spammed on many similar job ads, this trick allows you to cut out the spam.

    Then choose the 4 best responses and give them all the same trial to write. Judge results on quality, speed, price, etc.

    I follow this method when hiring writers from oDesk and always have excellent quality for the price. Much better than iWriter and other similar services I have tried here and there.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297676].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author zannix
      Well I can't be completely subjective on this one because I'm a writer as well, but before I got into that, I used to review some of the writing services being offered right here, in the WFH section - and some of the guys were unbeliveable!

      I don't know what your budget is though, but you can find some insanely good writers for like $10 a pop (pop meaning 500 word article). They usually figure out they're good quite soon and raise their prices, so you gotta be quick about it
      Signature
      All you can do is all you can do - Art Williams
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297683].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
      Originally Posted by dadamson View Post

      I have had all my success on oDesk when finding writers. But there are definitely a few tricks.

      I have had best results from actually finding writers based on filtering results by price and rating and directly contacting them for a trial.

      However if you post an ad make sure you put a line in the middle somewhere saying something like "please put the answer of 3+3 in subject of your reply". You will actually get a lot of seemingly customized responses that are actually pre-written and spammed on many similar job ads, this trick allows you to cut out the spam.

      Then choose the 4 best responses and give them all the same trial to write. Judge results on quality, speed, price, etc.

      I follow this method when hiring writers from oDesk and always have excellent quality for the price. Much better than iWriter and other similar services I have tried here and there.
      Similar to iWriter. There's a special instruction box, and I tell them specifically something like "DO NOT add an introduction or a conclusion, for I WILL add that."

      And typically I'll get maybe a response back in 5 min that looks spammy, where I automatically know it's just automated or whatever it is. And I reject that one.

      Then there are those that do take the time to follow strict instructions so I accept those, and I give them a little tip =).
      Signature

      RIP Dad Oct 14 1954 - Mar 14 2015.

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297688].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    My question is, has anyone converted with iWriter ?
    Signature

    RIP Dad Oct 14 1954 - Mar 14 2015.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7305257].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ronnieavelino
    Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

    Hey all, so I want to finish the next two two months strong before the year ends. I'm planning to invest about $400 into one of the writing services, so that way I get more content out of the way (on top of what I write as well). I've messed around with iWriter before and the writers are "decent."

    Sure, some of you may recommend "hire a writer" but IS there any writing service that's actually good? I know you guys use fiverr, and odesk but I haven't had any luck with those either.

    Worst case scenario, I can just stay with iWriter and edit their work. Anyways, thanks.
    You may try to check this site Article Writes - Cheap Writing Services and Article Writers from Article Writing Services Inc. . I am using their services till now.

    Regards,

    Ronnie
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7306183].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Well, I found out my cousin who goes to a university (exceeded in English) will be my writer. $3 for 500 words. Can't complain!
    Signature

    RIP Dad Oct 14 1954 - Mar 14 2015.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7307195].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    I find writers that write 1000 words for $5 at Fiverr. The key is to look at their samples and their reviews. There many good writers there. Don't let the low price fool you. Also, a lot of 'native english speakers' who offer writing services aren't college graduates and their stuff sucks. If you complain, they say YOU are the bad guy. LOL.

    Sometimes it's better to go with someone at Fiverr who does great work and doesn't have an entitlement mentality
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7307295].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Dlemon
    I've used fiverr a few times and was happy with what I got...I just tried odesks media piston and was pretty unhappy and cancelled my order...so as icoachu said don't let the cheap price fool you.

    99cent articles are good too.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7307330].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
    Banned
    PM me I can give you some of the writers I have used in Fiverr. and Also from other sites.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7307715].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    I just sent you a PM. I'm sure a lot of good writers already contacted you from this thread so you don't have to worry about using content farms.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7307791].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    You can get a very good writer here at the warriors for hire section. Some of the writers are even native English speakers so you are assured of great content.
    Signature

    >>>Get your websites ACTUALLY ranked by checking these out: Quantum SEO Labs, Home Page Link Building & SERP Ability. Want to get rid of negative listings? Check out Reputation Enhancer.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7307944].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author motley
    I used a few different services, but the last two writers I liked most of all were from Elance. That time I needed a content curator and couldn't find a good writer for a reasonable price on oDesk, so I tried Elance. As my first Elance writer, I got a quarter finalist for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for just $5 per hour. Later I hired another one, a philippino girl who wrote decent quality articles, but worked harder and delivered more. I still have a lot of applicants on Elance who wants to write for me. Most of them are moms or journalist students who needs an additional income stream or practice and portfolio.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7308754].message }}

Trending Topics