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Where can I find decent writers?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Zakhar, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Zakhar

    Zakhar Power Member

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    by "decent" I mean writers that understand the work without you holding their finger, no grammatical/spelling mistakes - something that you can simply copy/paste and start using without changing around things.

    I have tried Freelancer.com and I believe I'm wasting both time & money - idiots on there are simply taking up 100 jobs at once and passing them on to a writer that doesn't even know how to write a sentence correctly. (no offence) my english isn't that great.

    Some help, advice is needed. I'm looking to spend around $3-4 per 300 words but I just need the thing to flow rather than it being so obvious that its written by an indian or bengali.
     
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  3. Zakhar

    Zakhar Power Member

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    That's the problem right there. In my experience, you have to pay 3x that for acceptable writing.
     
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    If you actually look in the marketplace you can find writers that write for a mere $1/100 words. They are good writers and you can also see some reviews that their customers have placed.
     
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    I have sent you a pm. Im from the UK and can write decent articles.
     
  7. Zakhar

    Zakhar Power Member

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    I put the price up on Freelancer.com & still got CRAP.
     
  8. sidddd

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    PM me your niche! Let's see if we can work something out here. :)
     
  9. Porridge

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    Check out im forums, not freelancing sites. Be ready to pay at least $3/100 words if you want quality.
     
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    What is your niche, maybe I can help?
     
  11. Sunday Lunch

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    OP -

    Odesk has better writers than Freelancer, I have found. Your rate is a bit low for decent writers. Like someone said before $3 per 100 is a good rate, I have found excellent writers for this rate. You can find decent writers for $2 per 100. Once you start going below $3 per 100 you tend to find your proof reading becomes a rewrite.

    I always stress that I want a tailored answer to my job posting and not a cut and paste, you can take this further by placing a line like this in your listing -

    'Please write the word "Orange" at the start of your application so I know you have read this listing properly'

    That way you delete anyone that doesn't adhere to your request, you may miss out on 1 decent writer by you will save your time with the other 99 you bin.

    I like to have a couple of interactions with the individual to see if they let their spelling and grammar slip during those.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  12. Zakhar

    Zakhar Power Member

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    That "Orange" tip is genius sir LOL thanks a lot for the tips it is greatly appreciated. rep added.

    edit* I haven't logged on the forums in a while... no more rep button? ;O
     
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    Yes it is removed. You can always order here on BHW rather than on oDesk/Freelancer. Ask the sellers if they do your niche.
     
  14. showravhauqe

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    I am getting 800 words article at $2. My writer licensed english teacher at Philippine. She write for SEO agency before. She is new in my niche but she writing well. If you need help ping me. I'll give her contact but she using oDesk. So you have to pay her through oDesk.

    Quote me if you need.
     
  15. TheN20

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    Well, there is many good writers here at bhw or you can try fiverr.
     
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    I'd say give Fiverr a go, or ask BHW sellers
     
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    textbroker is one of the best for writing
     
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    Hi Zakhar,

    I have a team of writers who have English and Journalism degree and have at least 2 years of experience in copywriting, blog writing and SEO writing. What is your niche? Would you like to discuss further about this project? Send me a PM. thank you.
     
  19. SPQR

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    Look through the marketplace. If you want magazine quality work, you will have to pay a bit more than the usual $1 per 100 words.
     
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    Please refer me a good content writer if you have found one too