Why no-one Responds to My Job Posts?

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Hi,

In some of my job posts, I get 50-100 applicants. And I get a lot of quality candidates that I'm finding it hard to pick one.

But recently, I get only 3-6 applicants to my job posts. And some of them are just auto responses.

I took a look at both of them to find it out, but didn't find out why...

What is a normal salary if you want to hire a content writer from Philippines to write quality content for you full-time?

And how much can you expect him/her to write for you in a week?
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  • Profile picture of the author AbdullahKaragoz
    No one have any idea on that???


    In my job post, I have included some details and questions. Maybe should I avoid writing details, and make the job post very short???
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  • Profile picture of the author Bluestarace
    Maybe because your offer or incentive isn't enticing enough, or maybe you are paying to low.
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  • Profile picture of the author AbdullahKaragoz
    Originally Posted by Bluestarace

    Maybe because your offer or incentive isn't enticing enough, or maybe you are paying to low.
    I offer $100 per week for a full time content writer from Philippines.


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    • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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      Originally Posted by AbdullahKaragoz View Post

      I offer $100 per week for a full time content writer from Philippines.
      Abdullah, being specific is preferred all the time, especially in your post as shown above. With your offer of $100.00 per week for a full-time content writer, I have specific questions for you.
      1. How many hours of work do you require per day?
      2. How many days in a week do you require the writer to work?
      3. How many 500-word articles do you require per day?

      Contractors and companies that provide content writing services are always attracted by the price being offered (that's a norm).
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      • Profile picture of the author AbdullahKaragoz
        Originally Posted by contentwriting360 View Post

        Abdullah, being specific is preferred all the time, especially in your post as shown above. With your offer of $100.00 per week for a full-time content writer, I have specific questions for you.
        1. How many hours of work do you require per day?
        2. How many days in a week do you require the writer to work?
        3. How many 500-word articles do you require per day?

        Contractors and companies that provide content writing services are always attracted by the price being offered (that's a norm).
        I have written the job post with details.

        I have precised more details in my job posts than before, and thus the job post is a little too long.

        Maybe a long job post scares potential applicants away?
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    • Profile picture of the author ronnieavelino
      Originally Posted by AbdullahKaragoz View Post

      I offer $100 per week for a full time content writer from Philippines.


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      Many would apply if it is Part time. That's too cheap for them for a fulltime job.

      Regards,

      Ronnie
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    • Profile picture of the author jovykhan
      Originally Posted by AbdullahKaragoz View Post

      I offer $100 per week for a full time content writer from Philippines.


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      This is a very low price for a decent technical writer from the Philippines. However, many content writers will bite to this price, the ones who use spinner to write articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author icoachu
      Originally Posted by AbdullahKaragoz View Post

      I offer $100 per week for a full time content writer from Philippines.

      Doing a direct hire is dicey. Still, 16000 pesos a month is NOT ENOUGH MONEY. Super-productive writers from the Philippines make more than that from Fiverr gigs. No joke.


      Let's analyze your offer:

      That's 16,000 pesos. No wonder you're not getting much interest. If you want to be competitive, offer over 24,000 pesos. Why? Many writers also get offers from call centers and non-voice BPO. Avg pay is 24,000 pesos from those places. Also HIRE ONLY COLLEGE GRADUATES. There are 3 top schools in the RP. The best English writers come from Ateneo. UP Diliman and La Salle are also good.

      You're not offering much money. That's the bottomline. Also, productivity is usually 2000-4000 words a day.

      You might have to supervise your writer very closely at the beginning until they get a feel for how much research, engagement, and attention-grabbing drama you want in your text.

      I got my Filipino from Fiverr He charges $5 for 1000 words and the guy has degrees (college and advanced studies) from the United States.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
        I would never apply to a job unless I was told specifics about it, such as the niche I would be writing in, how many words the articles needed to be, and how many you would expect me to write each week for that money.
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      • Profile picture of the author AbdullahKaragoz
        Originally Posted by icoachu View Post

        I got my Filipino from Fiverr He charges $5 for 1000 words and the guy has degrees (college and advanced studies) from the United States.
        5 dollars for 1000 words??? How about the quality??


        $100 a week means a little over 17.500 PHP a month (1 month = 4,34 weeks).
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        • Profile picture of the author icoachu
          Originally Posted by AbdullahKaragoz View Post

          5 dollars for 1000 words??? How about the quality??


          $100 a week means a little over 17.500 PHP a month (1 month = 4,34 weeks).
          I'm telling you, you're paying chump change. Step it up to 24K a month and you'll attract better writers. There's quite a few Filipinos who grew up in the US who moved back to the Philippines. You should be targeting these guys. The English is 1000000000000x better than Pinoys that never left the Philippines' shores. But if you do end up considering the latter, go for graduates of the Big 3 colleges in the Philippines.

          My writer was educated in the US. He has a college degree as well as a post-college degree. He truly knows how Americans think and uses common American expressions. His stuff is magazine-quality stuff not like the stiff academic formal garbage I used to get from other Filipino writers. Many of the 'native english speaking' writers in the US don't even have a college degree and are writing because they need the money. My guy writes because he loves to write. Also, he was raised in the US so he's a 'native english speaker'. Racists on here would dispute that but hey, that's ugly old racism for you.

          Anyway, the quality is amazing. The key problem any type of article content / blog post needs to solve is how to appeal to search engines while engaging flesh and blood human beings. This guy knows how to do it: his headlines draw the readers' ATTENTION, the opening paragraphs quickly filter the reader's INTERESTS, and if there is a fit, he draws them deeper into the text to engage their NEEDS. From there, the reader can click ads or fill out an email form. I only ask him to put in a CALL TO ACTION for certain types of writing.

          Anyway, I hope you find your affordable writer soon. That's the beauty of the Internet, it opens the world's TALENT to the world's marketplace. Anybody crying or complaining or trying to talk people out of buying lower-cost text are just too lazy to step their game up. Best of luck to you, my man!
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  • Profile picture of the author petemcal
    Perhaps it is due to an increased number of job postings on the site(s) that you are using?

    Your job ad could be getting flushed into the deeper pages faster if more people are posting up ads. In addition it is likely in many scenarios that the amount of job postings would grow faster than the user base, so you could be in a constantly thinning market.

    I'm not saying this is what's happening for sure, but it is a possibility amongst many others.
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Maybe a long job post scares potential applicants away?
    Not really. But if it does, you should be glad because you were able to filter the ones who do not pay attention to details, or at least, the ones who chose not to pay attention to details. Better have a few bidders than many who just copied and pasted their application templates.
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  • Hi, whenever I got your same results in the past that's why:

    1) I was offering too few money
    2) I was asking too much work

    When you can find the right equilibrium between the two requests, you will see an increase in answers. I'm sure of that because I did the same.
    If instead it only depends on the fact that your offer goes down too fast because of too much requests, try to use another website like Freelancer, Elance or Odesk.

    Otherwise I know there are some international Philippines outsourcing portals, where you can be in contact with only workers from Philippines. But I can't find that links right now.
    I will try tomorrow morning!

    See you soon and good luck for your jobs!
    Alessandro Zamboni
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  • Profile picture of the author MA Robinson
    It's either your offer is too low or no one is interested in your job offering.
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