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Hello All! Could you please give me some tips? I was thinking of having someone write articles for me.

Where can I find someone to do this?
How much should I pay? Articles would be between 250 and 300 words.

Thank you so much!!! Anne
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Sanderson
    Try odesk, it's what i'm looking at for hiring a full team.

    Pretty decent so far..

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Sinistro
    Elance or iWriter are other options. Have been working with iWriter a couple of times with, for the most parts, decent results.
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  • Profile picture of the author guptara
    Depends on what is the purpose of the article. If it is only for posting regular content on site or for SEO, you can pay about $1-$1.25 for 100 words.

    If you want a well researched article or from an expert, then people as much as $25 for a 700-1000 word article.

    odesk/elance/WF can be good source to find nice writers
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    Also have a look at the Warriors For Hire section: Warriors For Hire

    You will be able to read reviews posted by previous buyers, etc
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  • I highly recommend going with the warrior forum. It is much easier and there are some great writers here.

    Warriors For Hire
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  • Profile picture of the author TerryX
    Lots of people on fiverr willing to write cheap.
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    • Profile picture of the author kingkenny
      I used a guy named August from the warrior for hire section about two weeks ago. His work was excellent ( 1000 word article for $15 through paypal ). I would strongly recommend checking there and if you come across him try him out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Irish802 View Post

    Articles would be between 250 and 300 words.
    I've been looking at this for hours, now, and avoiding replying to it. :rolleyes:

    I don't want to "interfere", or to "lecture", or to come across as criticizing, and it's none of my business anyway, and I'm not even answering the substantive question you asked, "but" (there had to be a "but", after all that, didn't there? ) ...

    It can't be sensible to pay people to write 250-300-word articles for you, Anne.

    It just can't. There's no sense in it at all.

    Sorry to be so blunt, but 250-300 words isn't an "article": it's a small chunk of text to which a backlink can be attached, isn't it? This just can't be a good way forward.

    Even an article directory like Ezine Articles won't accept 250-300 word articles, because they know they have no value.

    Sometimes length matters!

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post8594027

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6206993

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post4789385

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post3614312

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6483390

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post2534640

    A 1,000-word article gets me far, far more traffic (and even far more backlinks!) than the same word-count set out as two 500-word articles. On absolutely any niche at all that I've tried. No comparison!

    I'm always grimacing when I see people here, in conversations about article length, saying that "people get bored by more than 500/600 words and won't get as far as your resource-box". Sheeeeeeesh, talk about missing the point. :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author DTGeorge
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I've been looking at this for hours, now, and avoiding replying to it. :rolleyes:

      I don't want to "interfere", or to "lecture", or to come across as criticizing, and it's none of my business anyway, and I'm not even answering the substantive question you asked, "but" (there had to be a "but", after all that, didn't there? ) ...

      It can't be sensible to pay people to write 250-300-word articles for you, Anne.

      It just can't. There's no sense in it at all.

      Sorry to be so blunt, but 250-300 words isn't an "article": it's a small chunk of text to which a backlink can be attached, isn't it? This just can't be a good way forward.

      Even an article directory like Ezine Articles won't accept 250-300 word articles, because they know they have no value.

      Sometimes length matters!

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post8594027

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6206993

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post4789385

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post3614312

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6483390

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post2534640

      A 1,000-word article gets me far, far more traffic (and even far more backlinks!) than the same word-count set out as two 500-word articles. On absolutely any niche at all that I've tried. No comparison!

      I'm always grimacing when I see people here, in conversations about article length, saying that "people get bored by more than 500/600 words and won't get as far as your resource-box". Sheeeeeeesh, talk about missing the point. :rolleyes:

      Lol @ Alexa.

      I can see you physically restraining yourself from replying before breaking down and pounding away furiously on your keyboard.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by DTGeorge View Post

        I can see you physically restraining yourself from replying from posting before breaking down and giving in
        You know me so well ...
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I don't want to "interfere", or to "lecture", or to come across as criticizing, and it's none of my business anyway, and I'm not even answering the substantive question you asked, "but" (there had to be a "but", after all that, didn't there? ) ...

      You are a SKILLED WRITER, and you "don't want to lecture or come across as criticizing"??

      LOL

      If don't want to lecture or criticize, then don't.

      I know you would have the skills to pull it off, if you really didn't want to do it. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I knew you would write a reply in here Lexy. You can't help yourself...but you always have GOOD replies so people benefit so why not reply?
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by CyberSEO View Post

      Benefit on what? "Article marketing" is nearly dead since Panda. It's still profitable but for article marketers only.

      Article Marketing might be dead, but content never will be... Unless readers completely stop reading...

      While the "article marketing is dead" mantra might be widespread, I still use article marketing... Maybe because I have rocks in my head, or because I live in Oklahoma, which might indicate that I was born with a deficit of brain cells...
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by CyberSEO View Post

      Benefit on what? "Article marketing" is nearly dead since Panda. It's still profitable but for article marketers only.
      Hmmm ... interesting reasoning here: "article marketing is still profitable but only for article marketers"?!

      Doesn't sound too bad to me (I didn't really expect it to be profitable for their non-article-marketing competitors!).

      The reality is that - as so many article marketers have been explaining here for the last two years - the Panda updates helped article marketing. They enabled us to use article directories for their intended purpose without the former risks that our potential customers would ever find those copies (naturally the last thing we'd want to happen). We lose less traffic, as a result. That's a good thing, not a bad thing.

      It's all explained at length, and in detail, and with references, in posts #2 and #6 of this thread, but I don't for a moment imagine that you'll actually read them or follow their links: I fully expect you to ignore them completely and continue "announcing", totally mistakenly, that "article marketing is nearly dead since Panda". That's what you've always done in the past, after all, when people have pointed this out to you.

      (For the record, you're talking about "article directory marketing", not "article marketing" - but even in that context, your point is still actually a mistaken one, because article directory marketing was almost stone dead before the Panda updates even started).
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    You have these options like, elance, odesk, fiverr.
    But I prefer Warrior For Hire section.
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  • Profile picture of the author alrikvincent
    iWriter gives you the option of posting writing gigs of length 250-300 words. I remember doing these gigs for money when I was starting out. Will cost you a dollar I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author arun@321
    It depends on the quality of the article and where you are intending to post it. Usually, for 250 - 300 words article the pricing might be around $ 5 - $7
    Before hiring a content writer, identify the converting keywords and create article based on the keywords to get better traffic. Add statistical data and images to enhance the quality of the content
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Check the freelance sites, Warriors For Hire, do Google searches, search certain people's website for their services, and etc. Market your services/hiring the same way you would market anything.... and make your payout attractive.
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  • Profile picture of the author richrowley
    oDesk is my recommendation. You can hire great writers for various costs but on average a good 500 word article only costs between $5 - 10 depending on who you hire.

    oDesk is a great site all round for hiring anyone. I think I've spent over 10,000 on there and its all been worth it and it's all been profitable in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Easiest way, Fiverr. Best value, something like oDesk.

    I post "fixed price" jobs on oDesk, so I only pay when the job is finished correctly, and I know what I am going to pay, in advance.

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  • Profile picture of the author kash21
    Warriors for hire is the best place to go!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by Irish802 View Post

    How much should I pay? Articles would be between 250 and 300 words.

    Anne,

    I have had very good success with a little different approach. I write my own articles, but this same model could be followed with outsourced articles.

    I like to write a full, detailed article of approximately 1500 to 1800 words (could be a little more or less) with added "natural" breaks so the article can be made into a series of three. I then come back when it's finished and add some transitions around the breaks.

    When I'm finished I end up with a "coordinated" series of three articles around one specific topic that I have addressed in detail. By having sort of a "mini series" of articles, I've noticed readers will go from one to the next to the next and each one becomes "bait" for the other two.

    I find short 300 word articles are typically not detailed enough to cover a topic (but maybe that's just me being too verbose.)

    Anyway, you could do the same with one longer outsourced article and a little work (or ask your writer to do it for you.)

    Good luck,

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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    Originally Posted by Irish802 View Post

    Hello All! Could you please give me some tips? I was thinking of having someone write articles for me.

    Where can I find someone to do this?
    How much should I pay? Articles would be between 250 and 300 words.

    Thank you so much!!! Anne
    And, where would you be posting these very short articles? They don't seem long enough to help you with search engine optimization. But maybe such short articles would be good for guest posts that allow a backlink.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
      Originally Posted by Lokahi View Post

      And, where would you be posting these very short articles? They don't seem long enough to help you with search engine optimization. But maybe such short articles would be good for guest posts that allow a backlink.
      Sometimes people post these "articles" as threads on forums that they want to jump start.

      I would recommend Warriors For Hire just because it is easier to get in touch with quality writers - no need to sign up or create projects for writers to bid on.

      But something tells me you already found someone to write the posts for you...
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  • Profile picture of the author gonzotrucker
    I use someone from this forum for all my articles.
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