Where to find freelance writers?

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Hello,

I am looking for freelance writers to write some ebooks for me and was wondering where you go to find some?

Anna
#find #freelance #writers
  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    How about odesk.com ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Phillip McGough
    I would start with odesk.com, elance.com, freelancer.com, and the "warriors for hire" section of this forum
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Anna, your post may get deleted because you should really be advertising your job in the "Wanted- Members looking to hire you" section.
    You will find some great writers (myself included) in the Warriors for hire section.
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    • Profile picture of the author NBSEO
      Definitely the warriors for hire section. You can find writers like myself advertising services for lower than their typical rates.

      Make sure you read the reviews first in the threads
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  • Profile picture of the author PHPGator
    I would hire people directly in the WSO section. Perhaps what you could do is split up the work into different chapters. If it's a topic easily researchable then it may not be too difficult to get it written quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jo Stone
    I would go for odesk.com and elance.com too.
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  • Profile picture of the author vjproduction
    1. Elance
    2. Freelancer
    3. VWorker (ex RentACoder)

    more than enough to find many good freelancers
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    I'll throw my hat in the ring with the others I specialize in eBooks and would be happy to talk with you. Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    @vjproduction...vworker was bought out by freelancer.
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  • Profile picture of the author vjproduction
    ^ ok, good to know. I don't use freelance sites for a while so I missed that.
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  • Profile picture of the author maryjan
    hi i m maryjane
    you can find freelancer in different sites . Hire Freelancers & Find Freelance Jobs Online - Freelancer.com
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    top ten classified website
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  • Profile picture of the author raffman999
    Try Fiverr and iWriter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fearlesshunter
    Go with Freelancer.com and Odesk.... they are the current top free lance websites. And it's 100% genuine. I, myself have been experienced with freelance.com.
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  • freelance.com is very nice! I hired writers there. It has a decent monthly fee. If you want to save, you can go to craigslist to get a free lancer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Corey Geer
    Well, the answer to your question depends on the quality you're looking for.

    If you're looking for cranked out nonsense just to have some content, then $1 content mills are clearly the place to go.

    Textbroker/iWriter both have options to get super cheap content written but most of it will be copy/pasted, fail the Copyscape check and will be spun incomprehensible content.

    You have the very own hiring forum here and other forums like DP but those are also filled with a lot of foreign "agencies" who will try to outsource your work to other cheap writers.

    There are great people here, on ODesk, Elance and all over the map. However, it all really depends on how much you want to pay because any respectable writer isn't going to respond to a query of $1.00 per 100 words (which seems to be what a lot of clients on forums and content mills want to pay).

    Try Fiverr
    Also, please don't do this... if you want some Fiverr quality, I can just hand pick some Wikipedia copy/pasted content for you.

    From the perspective of someone who has hired writers and has done thousands of articles over the years; you get what you pay for. It's that simple.

    ALSO: You should post in the Hiring section of this forum. God knows it could use some actual work there and not just people looking for free reviews, which seems to be all it's used for these days. People are trying to get reviews on their hot new software/product coming out for $7 (I assume that's the price they'll be using...)
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    • Profile picture of the author NBSEO
      Also, I just wanted to add my experience with Freelancer.com.

      I've read several reviews of similar situations to mine, so this is obviously something that is common.

      6 months after I used Freelancer, they went into my PayPal account without notification and withdrew two amounts that were less than a dollar.

      This PayPal was linked to a bank account I no longer used, so it had a zero balance.

      I was charged two NSF fees totaling about $90.

      When disputing the charges with PayPal and Freelancer, Freelancer wasn't able to provide a proper explanation for the charges.

      Freelancer refunded the pennies they withdrew from my PayPal, but wouldn't discuss the NSF fees that I had to take care of.

      So far my only bad experience with Freelancing sites, but will never use them again.
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      • Profile picture of the author johnmags
        The Warrior for Hire section is one of the best places to go. After that, Elance and Odesk. As what NBSEO said, avoid Freelancer; I also had bad experience with the network in the past that cost me $50 in account balance never withdrawn.


        Originally Posted by NBSEO View Post

        Also, I just wanted to add my experience with Freelancer.com.

        I've read several reviews of similar situations to mine, so this is obviously something that is common.

        6 months after I used Freelancer, they went into my PayPal account without notification and withdrew two amounts that were less than a dollar.

        This PayPal was linked to a bank account I no longer used, so it had a zero balance.

        I was charged two NSF fees totaling about $90.

        When disputing the charges with PayPal and Freelancer, Freelancer wasn't able to provide a proper explanation for the charges.

        Freelancer refunded the pennies they withdrew from my PayPal, but wouldn't discuss the NSF fees that I had to take care of.

        So far my only bad experience with Freelancing sites, but will never use them again.
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  • Throw a rock in any direction and you're going to hit someone who claims to be a freelance writer these days. The trick is to find one who can actually meet your writing needs. For that, I'd go to the warrior for hire section.

    eLance is also good if you want to go that route, but no matter what you do, be careful of who you hire.
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  • Profile picture of the author goldclubmember
    I've tried odesk freelancer and elance.

    So far odesk is the best.

    Make sure the writer english skill/level is 4.5 and above
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxFreedom
    Best thing you can do is hire a VA-writer to do all your writing "in house" for a salary, next would be to hire a independent freelancer (Warrior for Hire!), and last would be to use a freelancing site that's dedicated and specialized toward writing, i.e. their system is setup for ordering text content, no bidding, proofers, editors, admin all setup for writing services, etc., etc.

    I would go with the Warrior for Hire section and support our fellow internet entrepreneurs.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    Staff.com and Onlinejobs.ph are really great sites to hire freelance writers, VAs etc.
    Most of their writers are from Asia (Philippines, India etc) where the cost of labor is way to cheap compared to an in-house writer.

    You can recruit full time / part time writers depending on your needs. Hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author az wan
    iwriter dot com?
    maybe searching writers at the classified ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author guitarizma
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    Originally Posted by aivzdog View Post

    Hello,

    I am looking for freelance writers to write some ebooks for me and was wondering where you go to find some?

    Anna
    IMO iWriter and warriors for hire are best. iWriter should be faster though.
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