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Outsourcing - What do you pay and for what tasks? Let's set the benchmarks.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by flexnds, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. flexnds

    flexnds Power Member

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    I'm starting this thread because I often find it a pain to get a straight quote and really find the benchmarks whenever I am hiring for new tasks. I am also creating this thread because I have been ripped off by providers on certain freelance websites when I first started.

    This thread is not intended to get your providers info, it's just to set the benchmarks and mention tasks you outsource.

    I also realize many of the things we outsource you can create bots for, however, often times quality is better than quantity.

    What I am currently outsourcing

    Forum posting - 1$ per post and 1$ for forum account creation.

    Notes: This project is intended to build backlinks and reputation in relevant forums.

    Finding blogs to guest post on - 2$ per blog application and .50 cents per account creation.

    Notes: This project designed to find relevant blogs to become a guest blogger on to get backlinks and build authority. They find the blogs, apply to them and put the data in a spreadsheet.

    Article writing - Though I use fiverr for lower quality article writing you can find some decent writers there. However, for higher quality I pay 1.5 to 2 cents per word. Academic writing I pay anywhere from 3 to 5 cents per word depending on complexity.

    What are you outsourcing and what do you pay?
     
  2. Sugirl

    Sugirl Regular Member

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    Do you realize that there are 10000000 of people who will do all that but for 5-10X less prices you pay? You are totally overpaying!
     
  3. flexnds

    flexnds Power Member

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    That is the whole point of this thread "setting benchmark". However, I would also compare quality to yours any day of the week. Sugirl, I also notice you tend to follow my threads and and try to under mind me, what is this about?
     
  4. flexnds

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    @sugirl

    See here

    HTML:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/286833-just-set-up-blogger-every-major-niche-i-need-content-you-need-backlinks.html#post2591204
     
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    ahiddenman Elite Member

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    Sugirl is Just a troll or she has taken a liking to you (Your in there ;) )

    LOL , If you need Quality then expect to pay a decent amount. If you need poor quality then pay a shit price.

    Thats how the world works.
     
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  6. flexnds

    flexnds Power Member

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    LOL, glad you said it! Sugirl, I noticed you are almost out of rep (3) even with 228 posts. How is this possible? Can you get negative rep? LOL
     
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    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    $1/100words - writing
    $350/mo @ 4h/day, 7days/week - spinning (high complexity not like most do)
     
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    hmmm, with the spinning, is it worth it? I have the best spinner, but I hate taking the time to spin an article to where it's actually really good quality. I can, but, really to get high quality and 70% percent uniqueness is pretty rough. Are your spins, say, *zinearticl*s quality?
     
  9. Sugirl

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    you are just being paranoid
     
  10. flexnds

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    ah ok, well, I showed proof. Would you also like to reply to the thread I posted, because you are blatantly wrong there as well.
     
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    i have a bad rep but that doesnt mean i doesnt know about what are you asking. You are judging someone from the rep that person have? Thats a bad ideia mate. Many people here are kids and create threads we simply answer a thing that they doesnt want to listen and puff bad rep. This forum would be better if it would be paid or something like that.
     
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    Your just a creep or your feeling horny.

    Which one? Flex wants to know asap.
     
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    jamesunited16 Newbie

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    you charge a dollar for a post
     
  14. flexnds

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    No, I am not offering a service.. This thread is to discuss what you outsource and what you pay, also mentioning quality level would be good.
     
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    I am a freelancer, sometimes i did forum posting for $0.50 and i did article writing for less than a dollar for 100 words. Actually my rate is $1 for forum posting and $1/100 words article.
    If i am payed good i deliver with great quality obviously if the payment is not good they can't expect 100% perfection.
     
  16. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Im not understanding this. $1.00 for someone to sign up and post on a forum? Is this something I should get into? I could sign up and post high quality threads/posts/replies all day long and make a killing.

    I was paying people in India and Bangladesh $0.10 to sign up and post to forums and was getting pretty decent results, I don't know how anyone could profit at $1.00 per post/signup but hey I can always use a job for that price.

    I also pay people $0.10 to bookmark blog posts for me, tweet messages, post to facebook.
    I pay $0.10 for youtube accounts.
     
  17. flexnds

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    Thanks kickflip for the prices and info.. Yes, I know I am paying too much for forum posting, however, that is the whole point of this thread, is to get an idea of prices etc. I can tell you that my forum posters post in perfect English, not broken English like you often see. Though, I am always happy to save money, I am not a tight a*s.

    I have 4 fulltime employees, but it seems like they refuse to learn social networking. So, I am definitely interested in outsourcing that as well.
     
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    4 to 5 cents per word for well-researched and written-for-readers quality articles.
     
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    I never outsourced anything web related, but I must comment that I find it interesting that even in fields I have never worked in, the quality/quantity law still stands.

    I guess you get what you pay for across all industries. Good luck with your research OP!
     
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    I have been paying up to $3 per 100 words for quality articles written in packs of 10 for niches that need some research, this gives the writer the incentive to research the niche too. Lately I have been using fiverr selecting the better rated writers, also for press release's.

    I am looking into going local SEO after all the Google changes, so am going to research outsourcing in a bigger way