This is for anyone that has outsourced Content to foreign countries...

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Hello Warriors,
I am conducting a little research about the pros & cons of outsourcing written content to foreign countries.
What kinds of problems have you had?
What was your best experience?
Would you hire a Ghost from another country again?

That kind of stuff.

Any and all of your experiences would be appreciated.

I would rather gain some knowledge from those who have used foreign ghost writers, rather than reading articles.

Thanks in advance warriors
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    Why outsource content to another country when you can get way better quality domestically?
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Most people don't care what country the writer is from as long as they can come across as a native in writing. Which native depends on what country the marketer is targeting, of course.

      I've tried a number of writers that didn't speak English as a first language and it's almost always been negative overall. Even when the grammar is correct, the idioms and expressions tend to be quite different, as well as a certain oddity to phrasing sometimes.

      They do way better in English than I would in their language, but I always specify that I need someone with the skill level equivalent to a native speaker. Many that think they have those skills, do not.

      Would I do it again? Yes, if I could find the rare person who can write the way I want. It's only happened twice thus far, but you never know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Beverley Boorer
    I outsourced a job uploading ads to craigslist from someone on elance and was not very happy with it. He took ages and didn't answer my emails until I got annoyed. I don't know if the ads are ghosted or what but I don't seem to have got any traffic from them. Thats not to say a person from Australia would do any better, but at least I 'd be able to understand what they said. - and yes, he did speak english - kind of...
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  • Profile picture of the author Beverley Boorer
    PS and I agree with Tina that you want a native english writer for articles and such.
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  • Profile picture of the author BurtL
    It's going to take time for you to find someone who can write well and is still available for work. Usually the good ones are already working and have a full plate. With that being said, the usage of slang in some writings needs to be watched.

    Aphasia: Loss of Language NOT Intelligence.

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