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I see many people struggling with both outsourcing and content creation for their niche sites and private blog networks. Either because of cost, or they simply don't know where to go to get quality content.

 

I have been outsourcing my content for the past few years and have created a guide on my blog -

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In this guide, I reveal how you can find great content writers less than $3 per 500 words, including my job description templates how I manage my team.

 

What You Will Learn

  • The Exact templates I use to get quality applicants
  • Three tips to save you hours of time
  • How to work with and manage your VA
  • How to outsource tasks to an All-Round VA for just $1 per hour

If you have any questions, let me know.

 

- Lewis :)

 

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You are doing such a good job, your hardwork for creting this site will realy help others to get content writters, I've gone through the link and learn about your team management skill that was really inspirational one.

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You are doing such a good job, your hardwork for creting this site will realy help others to get content writters, I've gone through the link and learn about your team management skill that was really inspirational one.

 

Glad I could help, if you have any questions let me know

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Guys - I have just released my 2nd post in the outsourcing series -

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Pretty much the same deal as the last post, however this time coving the finding, hiring and managing of offshore developers to design and build your web projects.

 

Let me know what you think.

 

- Lewis :)

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Really a nice article on "  

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 ". You have figured out and explained some simple and powerful steps for shortlisting the applicants and also maintaining the relationship with them. Its really proving to be a good guide for me as i am doing SEO business. I need many content writers to fulfill my requirements and your method is what i expected to learn from this forum. 

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Really a nice article on "  

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 ". You have figured out and explained some simple and powerful steps for shortlisting the applicants and also maintaining the relationship with them. Its really proving to be a good guide for me as i am doing SEO business. I need many content writers to fulfill my requirements and your method is what i expected to learn from this forum. 

 

Glad I could help, let me know if there is anything I missed that you need help with.

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Great post! The article you posted was very in-depth and dealt with every issue. Anyone who has ever tried to outsource work will know that outsourcing is not a piece of cake. While outsourcing should make the job easier, if done wrong it can lead you into a bit of mess. However, there are some differences that I do need to point out. There are three different categories of writers present on outsourcing sites such as freelancer, Odesk or elance:

 

1- The non-natives. 

2- The "$3-$4/500 word" native writers.

3- The high-paid writers.

 

The article you have written applies to category one and two but not to category three. Most of the writers in category three have an established client base and a very well maintained portfolio. They are generally reluctant to write sample articles but are more than willing to show you previous samples.

 

However, I am only talking about writers while your post discusses about both writers and virtual assistants. I have bookmarked your thread since there is a lot of useful advice here and I look forward to more articles from you soon.

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hmm.. I didn't know you can still find quality article for only $3.

I've used iwriter and the quality sucks!

 

 

I agree. You pay peanuts, you get monkeys which is why you will that see most writers who charge $3/500 words are always out in the market hunting for new jobs. Clients who hire these writers mostly have a vague idea, at best, about what they are actually supposed to do with the content let alone how to make it profitable. This translates into a short term job which means that the writer has to go looking for another job, AGAIN.

 

In the rare case that the writer is actually good AND the job is long term, the writer will eventually burn out and leave writing altogether or move on to a better pricing. The $3/500 word rate is simply not worth it no matter how long term and regular the job actually is. This business model is simple not stable or profitable in the long run.

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I think its hard to find a good well written content for $3 nowadays. Every businessman, SEO professionals, marketers are on the lookout for good content writers and simply doesn't have the time to proofread and edit each 300 word article. Going for those writers that can really put out great content will eventually be a better investment.

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I think its hard to find a good well written content for $3 nowadays. Every businessman, SEO professionals, marketers are on the lookout for good content writers and simply doesn't have the time to proofread and edit each 300 word article. Going for those writers that can really put out great content will eventually be a better investment.

 

Apart from being a waste of the client's time, it's a waste of his money as well. If the content is not engaging and people don't love reading it then who is it meant for anyway?

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I don't think now-a-days any good writer take this job seriously for just 3 USD - NOT AT LEAST ANY NATIVE CONTENT WRITERS.

 

Indeed times are changing, perhaps I should revisit the article and rename to under $5 as that seems to be the going rate nowadays, (£1 per 100 words) for native content writers.

 

I have seen a definite shift in the prices being charged since the turn of the year, especially after oDesk and Elance announced their merger. I feel eLance offers better quality and therefore high process, but you do get what you pay for.

 

For web 2.0's I would say the $3 /article route is still viable, however for top tier 1's and PBN's I will only go for the $1 per 100 words minimum, and yes you can get some great writers for that price.

 

Interestingly it seems that oDesk are 'testing' a few things, such as having a minimum hourly rate that you can offer. So for a VA asking for $2 /hour, you can only offer a minimum of $4 /hour. This is not rolled out but I know someone with an account they are testing this on and it's crazy!

 

Perhaps trying to bring themselves in line with eLance?

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