Great and inexpensive article writing service?

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Does anyone know of a great and inexpensive article writing service?
I hired a few writers in the last few months but the articles are so
badly written I simply can't use them on my website.
All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author anton343
    http://iwriter.com you get to approve the articles before you pay.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    Does anyone know of a great and inexpensive article writing service?
    I hired a few writers in the last few months but the articles are so
    badly written I simply can't use them on my website.
    All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author serekesh
      Originally Posted by Ursa Anzur View Post

      I use Article writing service | Website development company. I sometimes order just articles and sometimes the entire page with about 20-30 unique articles.
      I'm going to test a package for 49 dollars. If the quality will be ok, then this is the right service.
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      • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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        Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

        I'm going to test a package for 49 dollars. If the quality will be ok, then this is the right service.
        Another point to mention is that the criteria you set regarding YOUR opinion on what is "ok quality" and "the right service", may differ wildly from what others think. And more importantly from what the article writer you employ thinks.

        Spending yet more money for a "test package" is completely the wrong way to go. You shouldn't have to outlay a dime simply to ascertain a writer's competence. I'm sure you'll get enough offers from potential employees from this thread alone. I suggest you discuss with them the points I made in an earlier post of mine in this thread, and I hope you're able to move on with what is evidently a major stumbling block to you personally in your IM venture(s).

        If I can offer you any further advice please feel free to ask.
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    • Profile picture of the author favconnection
      Originally Posted by Ursa Bratina View Post

      I use Making Websites. I sometimes order just articles and sometimes the entire page with about 20-30 unique articles.
      Can you explain us what is the purpose of the website URL you posted?
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  • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    Does anyone know of a great and inexpensive article writing service?
    I hired a few writers in the last few months but the articles are so
    badly written I simply can't use them on my website.
    All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Great AND inexpensive don't go together.

    Good writers charge more because they are good. Bad writers charge less because they are bad, and can't get work otherwise. And before anyone chimes in with the old nutmeg that some decent writers are inexpensive when setting out simply to establish a name for themselves, well that doesn't wash.

    Any half decent writer - even at the outset of their career - will quickly become recognised. They become recognised because of quality, which is an attribute that will always shine through. As such they don't need
    to offer their work at ridiculously low prices as word of mouth is a very potent weapon within the writing fraternity, and a good writer will never be short of assignments and a lengthy work schedule.

    I sympathise with you in that you've had your fingers burnt a few times but there are a few factors to take into consideration when considering hiring an article writer for the first time. These factors should ensure you're getting someone who won't let you down on standards.

    1. Always ask for samples of previous work.

    2. Always request testimonials, if available.

    3. If considering using a writer from a forum such as this, check the standard of writing in their posts.

    4. For the first assignment offer a couple of stage payments so you can ascertain the quality of their work "as you go".

    5. Request a "mini-sample" on the topic you require of perhaps 100-200 words.


    Good luck. And open your wallet a little or no-one decent will comply with the above points for peanuts.
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    • Profile picture of the author glowworm
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      Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

      Great AND inexpensive don't go together.

      Good writers charge more because they are good. Bad writers charge less because they are bad, and can't get work otherwise. And before anyone chimes in with the old nutmeg that some decent writers are inexpensive when setting out simply to establish a name for themselves, well that doesn't wash.

      Any half decent writer - even at the outset of their career - will quickly become recognised. They become recognised because of quality, which is an attribute that will always shine through. As such they don't need
      to offer their work at ridiculously low prices as word of mouth is a very potent weapon within the writing fraternity, and a good writer will never be short of assignments and a lengthy work schedule.

      I sympathise with you in that you've had your fingers burnt a few times but there are a few factors to take into consideration when considering hiring an article writer for the first time. These factors should ensure you're getting someone who won't let you down on standards.

      1. Always ask for samples of previous work.

      2. Always request testimonials, if available.

      3. If considering using a writer from a forum such as this, check the standard of writing in their posts.

      4. For the first assignment offer a couple of stage payments so you can ascertain the quality of their work "as you go".

      5. Request a "mini-sample" on the topic you require of perhaps 100-200 words.


      Good luck. And open your wallet a little or no-one decent will comply with the above points for peanuts.

      ^^^^ This.

      It's not rocket science. Why do people make it so hard.

      In any other walk of life you wouldn't buy zilch without knowing something about it.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        I have to agree with the others that are advising that you won't get quality without a corresponding price.

        The best investment you can make before investing your money is doing your due diligence as Horny Devil laid out for you above.

        That is comparable to shopping at Macy's compared to shopping at Kmart's. They don't call it "Came a parts" for nothing.

        Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author IMsam
    I will suggest you give textbroker.com a try as have been using them for years. I think iwriter.com is also good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    There are many sites where you can get great writers. However, if you are looking for inexpensive ones, you are going to have a hard time with that because reputable writers don't charge inexpensive prices. Before you hire one, you should ask for a sample and how it went with their previous clients and what level of writing skills they have. Do your research.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Alves
    There are many quality article writing services available. If an article writing service doesn't have any samples displayed on their sales page, then you should ask for them. Most article writers will have samples to show you, and you will be able to determine whether the quality of the articles meets your requirements.
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  • Profile picture of the author DTGeorge
    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    Does anyone know of a great and inexpensive article writing service?
    I hired a few writers in the last few months but the articles are so
    badly written I simply can't use them on my website.
    All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    No offense, but if you pay low prices, then odds are that you'll get low quality.

    And as others say, it's quite easy to judge the difference between good and bad writers.

    Look at past samples and testimonials and weed them out.

    Of course, good writers aren't usually "inexpensive" but there are a few gems out there, if you look hard enough
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  • Profile picture of the author katherineolga
    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    Does anyone know of a great and inexpensive article writing service?
    I hired a few writers in the last few months but the articles are so
    badly written I simply can't use them on my website.
    All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    If you want a guarantee that you will get high quality work from someone with enough experience to handle your requests and meet deadlines, it will cost money. If you use an inexpensive service you could luck out and get great work but luck has to be on your side. I do realize, however, that even getting an experienced or costly writer isn't a guarantee that they will give you the results that you want. If it doesn't seem to matter what you do or who you hire, consider that the problem could be in how you describe the project to the writer.

    With that being said, I have three services I've written for in the past, mainly when I was first starting out.

    Exquisite Writing (exquisitewriting.com)
    The Content Authority
    Textbroker

    All three have treated me well as a writer. Happy Writers = Good Work. There are checks and balances in place at all of these which will hopefully help you get the quality you want. TCA and TB have tier structures and you can always hire out the upper tiers to give you a chance of getting better quality work.
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  • Profile picture of the author FraggleJ78
    Serekesh, PM me. I'll refer you over to a person that writes for me. He is good, inexpensive and fast. I'll give you his skype information.
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  • Profile picture of the author themichaelcook
    iwriter.com is a good place but you are also in a fantastic place here at the WF to find more than qualified people to write your articles for you...
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrej977
    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    Does anyone know of a great and inexpensive article writing service?
    I hired a few writers in the last few months but the articles are so
    badly written I simply can't use them on my website.
    All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    I usually order from this site http://www.websitesmaking.com/ package A.
    And I canĀ“t complain. They know how to write good articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
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    It depends on your budget...

    If you want better articles you need to pay more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bluestarace
    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    Does anyone know of a great and inexpensive article writing service? Thanks!
    Although the term "inexpensive" is subjective, I am going to assume that you mean $4-$5 articles.
    If that's the case then here is what you need to know: inexpensive or great- you gotta pick one.

    Invest and you won't have to keep on buying
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    Does anyone know of a great and inexpensive article writing service?
    I don't know where that the article will be great without reasonable price. But, I've used TextBroker; they are producing good results for me.
    I don't know what is the inexpensive price for you, but for a great article, I'd pay $35; it's cheap for me.

    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    I hired a few writers in the last few months but the articles are so
    badly written I simply can't use them on my website.
    As you experienced, I assume you paid less for the article so that the quality was like prediction.

    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    I'd suggest to increase your budget for article quality. Never ever paid cheap price for your money articles, 99% chances are crap.

    If you still want to dig for the gem, you could go for that.
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    I just wanna tell you that most of the links in the signature are trash and/or a trap to make you pay!
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  • Profile picture of the author TravisO
    Maybe you've hired a not that good contractors. Try hiring good article writers. They exist everywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Singleton
    The whole notion of marketing with cheap articles is wrong. You may get some traffic to a site if you shove up a whole pile of rubbish articles, but you won't sell much. Readers can see that the quality is awful and will think that the company behind the article is low quality, too.

    I'd suggest either hiring a good copywriter or reading as much as you can from decent books on writing and doing it yourself. The best books I've seen include:

    Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers by Sir Harold Evans (former Editor of The Sunday Times)
    How to Write Sales Letters that Sell by Drayton Bird
    Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss
    The Copywriting Sourcebook by Andy Maslan
    Tested Sentences That Sell by Elmer Wheeler

    The books on copywriting are useful whether or not the copy you're composing is selling, because they help you to convince and communicate.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Great AND inexpensive don't go together.
    Truer words were never written.
    It's not a surprise that you paid a low rate and got poor quality work.
    I charge more than what you probably call "inexpensive" but my quality is excellent and is also free from mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author abbe77
    I use 101content.com and they have great service and articles with economical price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    Does anyone know of a great and inexpensive article writing service?
    I hired a few writers in the last few months but the articles are so
    badly written I simply can't use them on my website.
    All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    The problem is you're looking for quality for a cheap price. The best writers I've worked with all charge at least $0.03 per word. Most charge more than that. You're better off spending more for high quality content than playing the game with lower prices and lower quality writers.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author roblawrence
    Have you tried re-formatting articles that are in the public domain? Anything before 1923 is free to use. After that up to 1965 or so is available provided that it hasn't been renewed. A lot of the older articles were better written than the ones nowadays. You can certainly re-purpose it to suit your needs and it's already written!
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    • Profile picture of the author Nathan251
      It's not wholly accurate to suggest great and inexpensive are always mutually exclusive concepts in the article-writing world.

      However in order to find a great and inexpensive writer we would first need to determine how you define inexpensive;

      Is "inexpensive" $5 or less?
      Is "inexpensive" defined by you, as only relating to the original cost of the article?

      Or

      Is "inexpensive" paying a little more for better content and thus providing your site visitors with a better information service and reaping the long-term benefits of that?

      Whatever your strategy I would say this, you CAN find great and inexpensive writers but you will either need to be lucky, or spend a significant amount of time wading through garbage. It's your call.

      Some of the article-writing sites, like iWriter for example, require new writers to write a certain number of articles before they can be graded as an elite, premium or standard writer. You might be lucky enough to stumble across a talented writer who is just starting the process of building up his/her reputation at one of these sites - however, it's a long shot!

      You could instead just save yourself some time, pay a little more, and get quality content that may initially require a litte more investment on your part. Depending on what kind of site you have and how far-sighted your IM strategy is, this could prove to be a more profitable solution in the long run. Too many people focus on short-term cost rather than long-term factors like reputation and credibility, but it's entirely up to you what path to choose.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    YOURSELF.

    Plus it's free, and you get to make sure that it looks exactly the way you want it to look, and have the quality that you want it to have. It's not hard to write content yourself. Start with 1, 250 word article per day, then scale it up to 1, 500 word article per day. The longer the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heathj
    I used a writing service from warriors for hire (shall remain un-named) and although they were fast and fairly inexpensive, I couldnt use the article as is....it needed some work. For me though, it was still worth it because they did all the research and wrote the article. It took me 20 minutes for fix it up and make it good enough to use on my site.

    So for me, even though I have to do work on the article, it is still worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    It depends on what your specifications are. As long as you are clear as to your quality guidelines, you can find, through an OPEN MARKET, providers that can meet your specifications at the rate you want. Of course, the more stringent the requirements, the higher the cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author twinkenterprises
    Another way to go is to use PLR articles and ebooks. You can find some good content for free or cheap. It just might need some editing to ensure that what you're putting up isn't the exact same as what someone else put up.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    I personally think you will get what you paid for. I think it is better to invest in a good writer so that the content is good and you will syndicate widely across the internet. When the quality of the content is good, people will be more willing to visit your website. Just my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author dotgirish
    If you need to get articles about verity of topics, then you should think of iwriter kind of service where we have pool of people. But if you need to get articles on selected topics (your niche) then you can think of hiring some contractors after testing them properly so over the period they get better and better, But never depend on just one. Its a risk.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Great and inexpensive.

    Right. :rolleyes:
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    Everybody here is just plugging their services. lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author gkuang2
    I use ranking articles. Very good articles. $3.5 for 500 words.
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    • Profile picture of the author samanthamilner
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      My best writer charges $2.50 per 100 words but it depends again what you consider to be expensive. Because from personal experience of years dealing with writers anything below $2 per 100 words and you are asking for big trouble.

      I have seen some awful ones over the years and also some great ones. With good writers it takes years to find the best ones. I have three at the moment and they have all worked for me for over 2 years.

      I suppose its like being married - they know what you like and how you think! Mine very rarely even ask me how many words I want as they know already.
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  • Profile picture of the author RachelLily
    Large freelance websites such as Elance, freelancer and Odesk are my preferred option, because I can purchase mediocre articles fairly cheaply at under $10 USD for 500 words.

    If you are looking for top quality content and articles then Constant Content, Textbroker or hiring a copywriting professional are the routes most often taken. Both Contant Content and Textbroker check each article for duplication through a copyscape system, so you can be guaranteed that the articles you purchase are completely unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author Walters
    Well I used to do article writing, and I still have a great profile on oDesk with wonderful review, but I am kind of taking a break from article writing for now. So good luck in your search.

    But my advice, if you want good quality, you will have to pay good money too.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Jonathan Leger (the creator of The Best Spinner) has a new article writing service called iNeedArticles.com, I hear they have some pretty good writers and their prices are really good.
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    • Profile picture of the author holeinthewood77
      Originally Posted by tyronne78 View Post

      Jonathan Leger (the creator of The Best Spinner) has a new article writing service called iNeedArticles.com, I hear they have some pretty good writers and their prices are really good.
      I've had some descent articles written by ineedarticles, but lately it's been a crap shoot. Worst part is, there's no accountability if there's a poorly written article. Stick to Elance or iWriter at least there's feedback in the way of a re-write or refund if the article sucks.

      Been trying for 2 weeks to get a response from them on some articles I paid a premium for that were either: written by non-native speakers, written robots, or written by a spinner. I even had one that was plagerized.
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      • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
        Originally Posted by holeinthewood77 View Post

        I've had some descent articles written by ineedarticles, but lately it's been a crap shoot. Worst part is, there's no accountability if there's a poorly written article. Stick to Elance or iWriter at least there's feedback in the way of a re-write or refund if the article sucks.

        Been trying for 2 weeks to get a response from them on some articles I paid a premium for that were either: written by non-native speakers, written robots, or written by a spinner. I even had one that was plagerized.
        Why are you digging up threads started months/years ago??? Looking at your post history, your basically saying the same thing in every single one of your posts - ineedarticles is bad.
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    I use http://essaywritingon.com/ They are really true professionals in their field. They are suited to work responsibly and efficiently.
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    I've been using iNeedArticles for the last few months. They have a great staff of writers and their rates are really affordable.
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    recently used the services of this website Must say that they are really professionals in this. They wrote for me a good essay for 2 days.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    Does anyone know of a great and inexpensive article writing service?
    Great and 'inexpensive' don't go together in the same sentence. Quality will cost you.
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    Originally Posted by serekesh View Post

    Does anyone know of a great and inexpensive article writing service?

    Now there's an oxymoron!

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