I used to believe outsourcing SEO is a bad idea and I need to do everything myself. Then I went to this "inspirational" speech that said you have to question your current beliefs. Fine. Maybe I am wrong. Maybe all those people offering seo are not in fact retarded. Over the past 2 weeks, I have tried to hire people for guest posting. very straightforward job, write an article with my backlink, get paid. Guy #1: I found him by ahrefing a competitor. He apparently had guest posting access to a lot of sites. I hired him for one site. Shortly after, he died. Guy #2: found him on Upwork. need I say more? Guy #3: found him on fiverr. great ratings, perfect English, everything that would make you feel good was there. He just delivered my article. Terrible english. makes no sense. And it's not even unique, it's a straight copy/paste job. I don't understand how it got accepted. I am confident it will get deleted shortly. Guy #4: found him the same way I found Guy #1. He sent me his price list, we exchanged a lot of emails, maybe 40. everything was going fine. Then suddenly he died. Guy #5: Asked him for his price list. He says he wants to do a conference call to "find out about my needs" I told him to fuck off because I dont do conference calls. Guy #6: contacted my client and told him "hi sir, I can do your SEO for half the price sir" Have you found a reliable partner, or is everybody in this field retarded?