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Content Writers - Hiring vs Just Outsourcing

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SEOMadHatter, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. SEOMadHatter

    SEOMadHatter Regular Member

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    I've outsourced plenty of articles in the past and I've hired people full/part time as writers.

    And honestly I don't know if paying someone full time is work the effort.

    If I outsource my articles somewhere like iWriter I pay say $5 an article (obviously this varies depending on the writer and the word count but let's go a rough price for a generic article).

    If I hire someone at what say $400 a month (not counting the time and fees to find the right person and hire them) then they'd need to be writing 80 articles a month to match what I'd pay to have it outsourced.

    So 80 articles a month. 20 a week. Assuming 5 day week that'd be 4 articles a day. I know I could knock that out but can I really expect someone I'm paying $400 to? Not to mention this is the bare minimum just to match outsourcing price.


    Outsourcing articles:
    + I'm only paying for the articles I skim and think are worth posting.
    + I can have a dozen writers work on a dozen articles rather than waiting for one writer.

    - A lot of them will likely need edited to some degree and if I need something specific it'd be harder to explain to a one time writer.


    Note: I know quality writers charge a lot more than the numbers I'm using here. If I was paying for great content I'd be paying a lot more but I'm talking average fluff pieces here.
     
  2. LatteGrande

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    Outsourcing article is a better option for you imo.

    Anyway you might wanna test BHW's writing services on the marketplace. It has affordable rates and decent quality compared to iwriter.
     
  3. Reaver

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    Looks like you already made up your mind.

    You don't really list any reasons why you should hire a full time writer, but you list every reason why you should outsource the articles. So just outsource them.
     
  4. SEOMadHatter

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    It's because I don't see a whole lot of reasons to hire over just outsourcing unless you want to train that person to do something specific. Happy to hear if someone has a different experience though.
     
  5. TommyH22

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    I'd also go with the marketplace's offer. The prices are really good, the quality also seems to be pretty nice too!