Is this allowed? Seems a bit shady if they are private messaging people and not using the BST section. "Hello, I am a professional content writer having plethora of experience in the field of content writing. I can write on various niches with complete ease. I am ready to write a test article in order to showcase my writing skills. Since I have done my Masters in English language, so I have complete command over both written and spoken English. My rates are reasonable and negotiable. I'd hope that you'd consider me for this position because I am seriously looking forward to associate with you and start a mutually beneficial partnership. Looking forward to positive reply from your end. Thanks Regards BeingAkrant"