How many of you outsource content and how much do you pay?

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Be honest please. I need some ideas as to how much I should be looking to pay for a good writer who I would like to take over most of my content needs.
#content #outsource #pay
  • Profile picture of the author weston2012
    Not clear the question... Do you want to buy content? What kind of?
    Web Content Writing?
    Article Writing?
    Press Release Writing?
    Business Writing?
    or any other?
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  • Profile picture of the author dylan4f
    I outsorce all of my content, and I'm paying around $3 for 500 words articles.. very good quality..

    PM me if you want me to recommend you some good writters for that price..
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  • Profile picture of the author Anton543
    What I need is web content (regular website content). The content obviously needs to be unique but also engaging, well researched and come across as authoratative. I honestly don't think I can get that at a rate $3 for 500 words (no disrespect to your writer). I am willing to pay a good rate, but it has to be engaging content and well researched.

    What would really be ideal is maybe a stay-at-home mom in the US or UK with a degree background (excellent grammer, content flow is a must) with significant writing experience. They are more likely to be individualistic and likely to want to impress their employer as opposed to people who work for outsourced companies that churn out content like robots.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Wightley
    I personally write all my content myself its very hard to get good writers that will put your message across effectively. Plus most of them just cut and past old stuff so I would try to do it yourself if you can. Although if you have the need check out Odesk and read through the ratings and some articles they have written before you decide, some even give you there upfront cost straight away.
    Good Luck
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    • Profile picture of the author Anton543
      Originally Posted by Mark Wightley View Post

      I personally write all my content myself its very hard to get good writers that will put your message across effectively. Plus most of them just cut and past old stuff so I would try to do it yourself if you can. Although if you have the need check out Odesk and read through the ratings and some articles they have written before you decide, some even give you there upfront cost straight away.
      Good Luck
      I would love to do it myself, but I have reached a stage where I want to expand my business in a pretty big way and the logical move is to outsource content. With other commitments, I can only get so much done.

      Do you think people who write on the site Livestrong are good?
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      • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
        I write alot of my own content myself but when outsourcing I pay anything from $5 to $50 for an article. It depends on the topic, the type of content I need, the purpose of the content, the writer etc.

        If I'm looking for content for a web 2.0 site (for backlinks etc.) I won't pay much, but for my own sites, my clients sites, or for guest posts I pay alot more.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by Mark Wightley View Post

      Plus most of them just cut and past old stuff


      I would be have to say that you are looking for writers in all of the wrong places!

      There are many excellent writers right here on this very forum. Many of them are my friends and I can guarantee you that they absolutely do not, would never, they actually refuse to copy and paste anything from elsewhere.

      In freelance writing, your reputation is everything right behind you writing talent and skills. Anyone copy/pasting is only looking to rip people off for a quick buck, imho.

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr. Ken Russell
    I think the going rate on the market is around $1/100 words.. but I know there are some writers that charge much more than that.
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  • Profile picture of the author weston2012
    The truth... What is the truth? Everyone has their own version.
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  • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
    Wow!

    I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but I'm pretty sure self promotion is against the rules. Seems like someone is utilizing a hard sell technique on top of self promotion.

    Just saying...

    Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author brunom
    I do, at $5 per 300 word article. I got my own set of outsourcers I get the jobs to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vimal Gobin
    Wow "mcdcvjxug". That's a LOT of spam Wondering how long that is going to last
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  • Profile picture of the author weston2012
    Xrumer is working with us. LOL
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