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Express Article Writing Service! 24 hours

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by ppcmaster, Aug 26, 2011.

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  1. ppcmaster

    ppcmaster Supreme Member

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    OK, so I am gonna need all your 2 cents on this piece.

    My partner and I are having this discussion on the need for setting up a writing service where we turn around articles under 24 -48 hours from the time of ordering. So a typical order of 25 original articles (400 words) would be turned around under 24 -48 hours without compromising on quality or an increase in the cost of the articles.

    Would such a service interest you? Let us know. I would love to hear from people who regularly buy original and unique articles on this forum.

    Thanks a lot for your input and don't forget to vote on the poll I just set up.

    Thanks,
    Josh Caldon
    www.contentyogi.com
     
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    ppcmaster Supreme Member

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    Anyone?
     
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    Depending on the price I would be very interested. My current writers take orders of 250+ at a time and they send me about 25 a week on average.
     
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    I was thinking about doing this. But you'd need to expand from "You and your partner"

    You need to be able to handle things If someone orders 50 for next day and 5 minutes later somebody orders 100. If it's just 2 of you you'll struggle with this.

    I'm writing about 12 articles a day at the minute and that's from when I get home from work to when I go sleep.

    I'll give it a go when I have a few more clients myself and some other writers that I can offer work to if the workloads to heavy.
     
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    oliva999 Power Member

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    12 articles after work??? That's a lot!!! How many words per article, quality? How do you do that? Are you using Dragon NS software? Can you share some tips on such a fast writing please?
     
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    All are 350-550 articles depending on the work in hand.

    I don't use any software I just type, however I can type at a very fast pace.

    Most of my orders are something like 10 or more articles about 1 topic, So I'll spend a lunch and some free time at work in the day researching the topic, In this hour - 2 hours (I have a very relaxed work place) I tend to be able to understand or have revision notes so I will be able to get home, eat and sit down to write.

    With the notes I'm usually able to think of 10 article titles & what content I'm going to put in there and I then write.

    Sometimes I work out how many words I need to write per minute to be able to do all the articles in 2 hours. But I always give leeway for writers block and relaxing.

    My house mates would think I was mad If they heard me talking about all this stuff when I was in the room on my own LOL!
     
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    If the content is original and the grammar not faulty, then sure why not!

    Though seriously, from what I have noticed, there aren't too many IMers out there than need over 25 articles per week. And if that is the case, then why would someone pay a premium for a service that promises to deliver tomorrow. Or the day after?

    Trying to play the devil's advocate. Cheers.
     
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    Thank you for the ones who commented. Sent you a rep your way!

    Keep those thoughts coming ;)

    @beakon, we currently charge about $4 an article of 400 words when you order in 100's. We plan to keep the price there even with the express delivery. So we expect to see a decent demand for such a service.

    @anton91, I couldn't agree with you more. Content Yogi is obviously much larger than just the two of us ;) I won't be surprised if we are the largest content team on this forum or any other SEO forum for that matter. We've turned a freelance job into a business. Our company is capable of rendering scalable writing service to buyers who seek higher volume. We deliver nearly 80 to 100 articles a day. With the new express writing service, we expect a rise in demand and I won't be surprised if we are hitting 150 articles a day. Our minimum order is that of 25 articles at the moment.

    I am still not a 100% convinced that there is such a need for our express writing service, but I guess there is no other way to find out...
     
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    I think its a good idea if you can keep your quality up. Writing quality work seems hard when you're cramming so many projects into a small amount of time.
     
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    We are almost there ;) We are able to deliver upto 40 articles in less than 24 hours now and am I glad to report that there has been absolutely no effect what so ever on the quality. It is the same set of writers and proofreaders, we have only changed the order in which the articles are assigned. We have now completely automated our workflow. So the first writer logging into the system gets the most urgent article to write. I will be happy to report more soon ;)

    Thank you for your comment!

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    Josh Caldon
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    Well TBH in business you have a triangle which buyers should focus on more :

    Delay - Quality - Price

    Relatively to others services, it is impossible to get the 3 at their top. It means the shortest delay for the best delay at the best price, it is impossible to reach, unless you are in a new business with no competitors where you can create your own rules.

    So if you keep the price and you decrease the delay, your service will provide a lower quality.
    Is it bad ? Not necessarily as there is a target for each tiangle physionomy you can come up with.

    Does the target represent a market with high potential that is the question you need to ask your self. That said some markets require a quality i.e : Planes, if the quality is not enough to keep the wings attached you have a problem :)

    My 2 cents
     
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    I would love that but not all time only if i want them to be written urgently !
     
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    @OP... While the service would seem great to offer, the trick of timezones also has to be thought over. At least when are you offering a premium price, there is a motive to stay awake longer or hire someone from a different timezone to process orders etc. Can get tricky from that perspective.

    Running an organization with a large team of writers, I would never commit less than 48 hours, even if it's 1 article or a 100. My perspective though.
     
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    I think their could be a time for a quick article. If it is based on a current event. But in general most web site owners have a plan , where they do not need the article right away. Saying that if the price was the same and the quality was the same, then being quick is good. But If I had to trade quickness for quality, i will opt for quality.
     
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    Excellent thoughts!! I am feeling reassured about my initial understanding of our customer requirement.

    If we are able to deliver quickly without compromising on quality, I would imagine that customers would want to do business with us than a near competitor ;)

    Again, I must insist that I reiterate how we have gone about driving efficiency in our system. I am sure this will help any other service provider on this forum to help organize resources to better meet customer requirements. I sincerely hope you wont find this boring.

    We are now driving speed from simply prioritizing the articles. Our earlier work assignment process (which was mostly manual) involved emailing our writers their daily assignments. Often these assignments carried many articles from various orders to increase variety.

    This also meant that our 'Turn around times' were at risk depending on the ability of our writers to return these assignments on time. We even hired an "army" of callers just to follow up on those assignments.

    With all those costs, heart aches and worries, we still had a good number of writers who would fail to return the articles on time. This cost us time, poor service levels and largely unpredictable results. Obviously not something our customers were happy about.

    We have lost many customers in the past on the account of not delivering on time as we promised. This had to stop and hence we invested money and planning into our new system. We even thought of a fancy name for it ;) COMS. It stands for 'ContentYogi Order Management System'

    Today, our new system COMS assigns articles only to writers who log in to the system and ask for assignments. If they dont ask for work, they don't get assigned any work! Each time a writer asks for work, by the form of clicking on a 'Assign work' button, he/she gets just one article assigned to his/her account at a time. Now this writer gets upto 3 hours to write-return a 400 worded article. Failing which, the system re-assigns the very same article to another writer. While most of our articles go through the current work assignment process, there are some exceptional requirements which are best assigned manually.

    For instance, when a complicated article requirement needs an experienced writer, the auto assigning system is by passed and our staff is assigned with the task of manual assignment. We are working on automating these exceptions too. Shortly, with writer profiling, our system should be able to identify the nature of the article requirement and match the most qualified writer for the assignment. The writer profiling will be driven by dynamic feedback provided by our proofreaders. As a writer matures in the system, COMS should be able to recognize the new performance level of the writer and assign appropriate level of complicated tasks or assignments. This was almost impossible to achieve in a manual assignment process where the skill set of a writer is not measured on a dynamic or a real time basis.

    With all these changes to our system, we are now able to assign articles only to writers who are most "ready" to do the job. We simply prioritize the articles and the system does rest of the trick ;)

    We no longer spend time following up on assignments since the writer now feels a sense of urgency to finish the article within 3 hours from the time of request.

    This has changed the way we are doing business at ContentYogi. I really hope other providers are able to use similar or better processes to help speed things without affecting quality.

    All through, you must have noticed that we have not changed the way we deal with quality. We are still doing exactly the same things we used to. But we just prioritize better ;)

    I hope this makes sense and please don't hesitate to ask questions if you need any clarification.
     
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    I would like to apply for the said job. I have been working online for 7 years and counting. I can do forum posting, virtual assistance and even writing.

    Here is a rundown of my working experience:

    1. Data Entry Encoder for a Russian Company

    2. Data Entry Encoder and Researcher for a lawyer based in Texas

    3. Copyeditor for Emerging-China

    4. Freelance Virtual Assistant, Writer, SEO Link Builder, Audio Transcriptionist, Project Manager

    5. Freelance Writer

    For article samples just hit the reply button

    If I qualify for the job, please do not hesitate to contact me via skype: reggie.cabayao

    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Kind Regards,

    Ms. R