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how much to pay for article writing

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bartman, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

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    I am going to post an ad on odesk for article writing. I need some articles. I want to pay as little as possible. but I dont want to offer something so low that I end up getting no bids. Lets say I needed 50 articles, each one 450 words. How much would someone who is desperate for money charge?
     
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    If you want the best articles, do not pay less than $5 per article.
     
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    I agree with Scrapeboss, don't charge too little per article and $5 gets you some of the best you can buy.

    If this is a bit steep for you however I would charge in the $2.50 area minimum to ensure you get at least somewhat decent ones. Make sure you adjust the requirements to your jobs as this will keep most of the unskilled ones away.

    Take a flip through the tests odesk offers, and if possible find some of the ones that are the hardest to pass, heck even try to take some of them yourself if you really want to ensure professional writers. Make sure to price accordingly however as most advanced writers will want a higher pay.

    Even successful people fail, they just call it split testing ;)
     
  4. syek1

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    there are many people who will write articles for $0.5 per 100 words and while the quality isnt to bad its also not something i would put on my moneysite. For good quality articles i wouldnt pay less than $1 per 100 words.
     
  5. thegame95

    thegame95 Junior Member

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    I recently paid 2$ for 500 words and i think it was very good quality so dont always look on the price..
     
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    If each article is about something new, you might have to pay more than if they are all about the same thing and the writer only has to do research once.

    Most prices I've seen are around $1/100 words.
     
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    i think 450 words article 2$ normal rate but u want 50 articles its bulk order u get discount
     
  8. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

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    really? very expensive. I just wanted to add an important detail. These articles are not going to be published on my site. These articles are for a blog network that I have joined recently. My site is a white hat site, and I don't want to risk running things like SB on it. The articles don't have to be great quality, as long as they are original and not copied, and readable, it should be fine.