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Where Do You Find Good Outsourced Writing Work?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by coreygeer, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    I'm currently on Odesk trying to find someone (or people) to dump a load of work on.

    I usually get 2-3x tasks a day with 3 500 word articles and 30 200 word blog posts.

    The problem:

    - Everyone I've found so far is incredibly slow
    - The people who can write quickly have terrible terrible English and grammar
    - Some people in foreign countries want American pay and an American rate

    I've heard about people finding super cheap Philipinos and Indians to do their writing for them and they provide good quality. So where do people find these little content writing sweatshops?

    Hell, the articles don't even need to be SEO complete.. I can write 2 500 word articles and 20 blog posts in 2 hours. It seems that the majority of people say "one day" or "a few days".. the hell? So, anyone have any recommendations on where to find some good outsourced employees?
     
  2. krishnaverma

    krishnaverma Power Member

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    Quality comes with a price, you can try DP. I feel that you might be able to get the content written for few weeks or month at low rate but eventually the writer will realize his worth. How much are you willing to pay to cheap writers ?
     
  3. Th3T3chGuy

    Th3T3chGuy Senior Member

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    How about getting a VA?
     
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  4. JackSparrow

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    I found a great guy here on BHW called artlocke, he has had his team writing articles for me several times.

    He charges me $3.50 per 500 word article on a specified niche and the quality of the articles are always excellent and he has delivered every time for me within 24 hours (based on 2 articles being ordered)

    You should send him a PM with your specifications and i'm sure you will be satisfied with what he offers.
     
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    they are lot of indians in odesk,you should search and invite for your project.If they are interested theywill bid for your project.
     
  6. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    I do but the majority of them have copy + paste messages and they don't read the job requirements or description. It can be quite annoying.

    I've gone through three people thus far because they hype up their services as far to "I can have this job done in so or so hours" but then you just don't hear from them for a couple of days -_- They always say if you want it done correct you have to do it yourself.
     
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  7. bigg_capp

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    We can turn around some work in 24 hours depending on subject matter and order size. How much are you willing to pay for that kind of work?
     
  8. moeatwa

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    On a somewhat related, but opposing topic, where do you get clientele that pay for quality writing? I'm tired of the piss-poor rates I'm being payed at now. I provide quality that's worth it, but I can't seem to find somewhere that has clients that agree. I hear these extravagant tales about people being payed $15 per article and I can't help but look at my current going rate of $5/500 words and cry. :'(
     
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  9. poweronics

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    Some gems are available at fiverr but one has to search for them there.
     
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  10. moeatwa

    moeatwa Regular Member

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    Not to sound full of myself, but yes, true, I consider myself one of them... :p
     
  11. peerless2acme

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    Finding quality writers at cheap rates, especially the ones who are trustworthy and and "RESPONSIBLE" is a mountainous task. I have been trying to find such writers for long long time. Sometimes I even happen to get them but when it comes to being responsible, they suck big time :banghead:. I have had really bad experience with many writers but my search is on. If you want to search for Indians writers at " reasonable rates rather than cheap" rates, then you would have to search for the locations or websites where Indian clients post their requirements for writers. I have few websites in my mind where I think, you can find Indians writers but most of them are desperate specifies. You can't expect them to stick with you if you are not paying them better than the market rate in India, which actually is $2.5-3 per 500 words. If you are paying anything less than this, then you wouldn't even know when they have left writing for you. I have seen that clients are not able to keep writers busy ( since I mentioned that these writers desperate, so the moment they have free time, they start searching for new clients ) by keeping busy I mean giving them regular articles and regular payments, which creates a bond between both the parties. I am not sure about Philippines but I am sure about Indians writers. They have a plethora of talent but some of them are really bad when it comes to professionalism, which has created a bad name for entire Indian writing community. Avoid looking for Cheap writers, rather look for writers ready to work at reasonable rates because these are the ones who can be trained to be professional. You can message me for the sites, I am not sure, if I am allowed to post website links here. Have a great day ahead.
     
  12. verial

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    I've tried everywhere. Elance, Odesk, independent websites, WF. Nowhere will you find "quality" content for cheap. It just doesn't exist.

    These days I shell out good cash for good content or write it myself.
     
  13. krishnaverma

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    On textbroker or iwriter or also once you have recognized a good writer, he would have moved to higher levels which comes with higher pay.
     
  14. raticals75

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    Everyone around the internet is trying to get an edge and find an easy way out on how to make money. And this also applies to content writers. Not all but the good ones are usually always taken. To find someone you can trust who will work long term with you I would recommend finding someone around you city. Try college students or even high school students. They are always in work mode because of school and can always use the extra money. Also you can get there friends on board and use them to outsource even more! Don't get me wrong there are great writers out there however you must pay for the quality. Good luck Core.
     
  15. artlocke

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    Ei Jack thanks for the recommendation, I do received some pms from other bhw members. :)
     
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    i just had similar experience on fiverr. i just cant understand why people would advertise for a gig, then dont do it. never had any intention of doing it.

     
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    Why buy articles on fiverr when there are excellent article writers here in BHW specially on BST.
     
  18. CoreGroup

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    Hi, I need money to help out with some family issues and am willing to crank out articles for people for a cheap price (very cheap if you want a lot of articles written). If you go to Squidoo and put
    "how-to-spray-paint-a-car-yourself" or
    "natural-ways-to-clear-your-skin" or
    "the-best-vacuum-cleaner-for-pet-hair"
    after the com/ you can see three examples of my very fast writing. Each took me twenty minutes, including research, and I knew nothing about any of the topics before writing. I can also adopt the appropriate voice for any topic you need.

    I know it sounds like bullshit, but I really do have to invest every cent I have to help out my family, hence why I am spamming here rather than paying to list my services.
    I'm a native English speaker and university educated, but very poverty stricken at the moment and willing to work. If anybody is interested I can only work if you have a lot of articles needing writing, as a few dollars is the same as nothing where I'm from.
    (sorry if it looks like I'm trying to poach business from people). also, I don't think I can reply to PMs as my post count is low.
     
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  19. krlread

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    In all seriousness you can give me a try. I have a staff that isn't bad at all. Should be able to complete your task within 12 hours depending on the time of day I get the order. This will be unique content and will pass copyscape guaranteed. Please e-Mail me and lets see if we can work together. Or give me your e-Mail and I'll send you the links to my site.

    To new here to give links to my articles but I can tell you they are cheap. Just the kind of prices your working for. Here is an example:



    Ken

    P.S. My Im Skype is krlread

     
  20. zebrahat

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    You can get a better rate on unique content or with a good writer if you give concessions, such as taking your writing in the form of manual re-writes instead of new articles, paying upfront, buying articles in bulk amounts, being okay with non-exclusive use of the content (writer can repackage the content to use elsewhere after you have posted it first), etc. Some combination of these concessions can give enough value back to provide a good enough deal for a writer to cut their price per 100 words (e.g, my own normal rate is $1.20/100 words, but for the above, I can go much lower). Give something to get something.