Guidelines to get copywriter

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by saegar, May 25, 2012.

  1. saegar

    saegar Regular Member

    May 8, 2012
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    Lately I've seen a lot of people posting threads asking for a copywriter.

    Nothing wrong with that.

    What the problem is is no one seems to be willing to go into any detail at all.

    Here's the thing... successful copywriters already have a backlog of clients. They position themselves so that clients come to THEM - not the other way around.

    That's not to say they won't send you a quick message... but they'll only do it if you give them some basic info. If you don't provide the basics, you'll get a heap of low-talent writers who are desperate for work because (surprise surprise) they are unable to market themselves... and if they can't market themselves, most likely they won't be able to help you.

    So if you are looking for a copywriter and want to post a thread, include this info:

    *Your budget (be aware that your chances of getting a decent writer for under $1 000 are about as good as winning the lottery, and your chances of getting a decent writer under $2 000 are slim at best. You get what you pay for, after all).

    *Your niche (I can appreciate you may not want to "give away" your product on an open forum filled with marketers... but a general statement is a good start. E.g. "weight loss", "bodybuilding", "internet marketing").

    *What the project IS (sales page, squeeze page, autoresponder emails etc)

    *Your deadline that you need the copy by (even a general idea is handy)

    This will help you in several ways:

    *You'll actually get decent writers sending you messages (assuming you don't try to offer a dirt cheap price)

    *You will have less enquiries from skilled copywriters who wouldn't be able to do your project anyway

    *You'll ensure you get a writer who is passionate about your topic (important)

    If you follow these guidelines, you'll not only make this board a better place for everyone, but also help yourself out.
  2. VHSEO_Mike

    VHSEO_Mike Junior Member

    Apr 16, 2012
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    Good points. Just to add, providing more details regarding the niche (especially when its medical or technical) helps in setting expectation regarding content thereby getting better applications.
  3. goproxy

    goproxy Newbie

    May 1, 2012
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    Good points, but I don't fully understand the at least $1000 for a copywriter... I'm trying to find someone to write ~5 articles... see how good the results are and continue with a lot more.... but I'm not sure how to offer for that 5 articles... but surely not $1000

    Do you have some guidelines for this?