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.