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Urgent Need help: First time hiring a freelancer for articles

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jameswester, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. jameswester

    jameswester Newbie

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    Hi,i need some unique articles for my blog.

    I am doing this for the first time.

    I was thinking can anyone please guide me about this process:

    I am thinking about using oDesk,Elance,Freelancer


    1)
    How should I select the writer?

    I see there are some new people too.They offer low prices but they have no reviews/ratings.
    Can i try them?


    2)
    How will I know if a writers work is really good and not copied?


    3)
    If I am giving work to a new person,what is the maximum amount of money given/article?


    4)
    When I am giving work,How would I select the right person for articles?
    some form of c.v./ezine listings/portfolio or what?


    Please guide me.

    regards,
    james.
     
  2. butterrr

    butterrr Junior Member

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    Hey James,

    PM me, will help you out.. :)
     
  3. TheDaemon

    TheDaemon Newbie

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    I started by using the Mechanical Turk to list specific Titles or Topics that I was looking for articles in. Requesting 300+ words, was able to get about 80% decent results from that at about $1/ea. Make sure you mention that you will Copy-scape them (even if you won't) and they must be Human Written. They will require modification and cleaning up before submission, but otherwise, it's a pretty easy way to start buying articles.

    You could also look at one of the listings for Articles on Fiverr, $5 for an article, but it would allow you to get a feel for the ghost writer before offering them a more steady workflow.