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What Problem Do You Face While Hiring a Copywriter for Your Blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by linnet, May 16, 2015.

  1. linnet

    linnet Junior Member

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    Hello All,

    Typically, what problem do you face while hiring a Longterm Copywriter for your Business, Corporate Blog?
    These days, I hear from many people around, they are not satisfied with most of the freelancers they are hiring. So, I thought to put up the question here .

    Looking forward to some valuable replies.


    Thanks
     
  2. badrman2

    badrman2 Registered Member

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    Difficultly to explain to people what you want. You own the idea but when you explain to them the hole idea and your needs they do the against. :d

    When you hiring someone it's like taking care of a baby and explain him the role of everythins.

    they just want to gain money. but when you do something with passion, then most of your readers well waiting your next posts.
     
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  3. boostsalesorg

    boostsalesorg Newbie

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    I have a copywriter / blog writer for my blog and it all comes down to reputation.

    If you keep a good reputation with your writer and they are GOOD, then you will be able to create a real business.

    I have had many people work for me, but it all boils down to the reputation and how you treat your workers.
     
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    Speaking from a writer's and buyer's perspective?

    I noticed that the less people are willing to pay, the higher the expectations are. Good content that is professionally written costs money and time. If you are hiring someone at $1/500 words, how good do you think that content will be as opposed to paying $20/500 words? I'm not saying those writing at those low rates arn't talented, but most of the professionals that start at that rate move up.

    If your having difficulties, try looking for higher priced writers and interview them. Don't rely on cheap writing or spun content unless you are willing to edit it and spend time fixing it.

    Make your instructions very clear as well. Try providing an example and making an outline. Simply providing your writer with a vague title, some long tail keywords and a perspective can help you get more of what you are looking for.
     
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  5. jo080711

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    This is exactly right. Most people who can't find good writers would know why if they could just take an objective look at their hiring process. Saying "I need a 500 word article about weight loss" isn't good enough.

    Write up a doc with thorough instructions. Leave nothing open to interpretation. Find an example of an article that meets your expectations and create a template for them to follow. Include a link to the example in the instructions. (I even go as far as to include a short video running through my expectations). Also include link to the template.

    You can then post a job on a freelancing site and when people respond just thank them for their interest and send them the doc to do a sample article. If the respondents ask questions that are answered in the docs - thank them for their time, pay them for anything they've done and wish them luck.

    If people ask questions because you weren't clear enough - modify the doc or add a FAQ section at the end.

    Once you get a few templates done & post a job - you can start the applicants on a sample job in less than a minute. You won't have to explain things a million times because they'll have all of the information they need to succeed. Hang on to the good ones and cut ties with the not so good as soon as possible.

    When you find good ones - pay them well and keep them happy.
     
  6. back2form

    back2form Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    We are currently working with 10+ native English writers for our projects. Main thing which they require to provide a quality content is,

    1. Clear cut instructions - we need to write them clearly what exactly our requirements are. Be precise while assigning them.
    2. Payments - Pay them without any delay which will make your relationship long term without any hassles.
     
  7. jayctorrez85

    jayctorrez85 Registered Member

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    Clear instructions is entirely the key. :)
     
  8. LoftPower

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    Yes I agree! If you do not treat your workers well then they will not do as good of a job. Treat them well and they will want to work their butt off for you.
     
  9. wordslinger

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    Sometimes, payment gateways can be the issue. Most of the clients use PayPal for as a payment gateway. Sometimes, PayPal doesn't allow the transaction to happen in some countries, which makes the deal end halfway. I have faced the same situation, many times and had to loose many opportunities.
     
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    In my experience it helps if you don't think of your staff as helpless babies that just want to gain money.
     
  11. Welcome2TheU

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    As others have said, having them act on your idea is difficult at first, so give clear instructions. Write your instructions, walk away, and then later on re-read them to see if they make sense, then send.

    It is also hard finding someone that is reliable day after day.