Welcome to the IMTalk - Internet Marketing & SEO Forum.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Ken_2011 is offline IM & SEO Quiet One Ken_2011 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    1
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Hiring other people to write articles for you, is it worth it?

    I know a lot of people outsource their article writing to other people, so they can free up their time to concentrate on other things. But my question is, to anyone who has bought a lot of articles, has it paid off financially for you?

    Let's say for example you pay a third-party to write a 400 word article for you, charging you around $5. This is just a rough estimate on price btw.

    In order to make money from articles (especially if your articles contain affiliate links), I reckon you will need hundreds, if not thousands of articles ranked on Google.

    So that's an outlay of hundreds or even thousands of dollars to get other people to write all these articles, before you make any money for yourself.

    I would like to know to those of you how have bought hundreds or thousands of articles, was it financially worth it for you in the long run? Did your articles eventually start raking in the money and producing a nice passive income for you to repay your initial investment and more?

    Before I spend money paying others to write lots of articles for me, I want to know if it's worth it.

    Thanks,

    Ken.

  2. #2
    Riba's Avatar
    Riba is offline IM & SEO Weak Jaw Riba is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    111
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 33 Times in 21 Posts
    What I do is to hire someone to write a dozen of articles and then I used article spinner to create hundreds more. That way you don't have to spend thousands but you do have to invest a bit of time. It is hard to say if it paid off - I used it for link building and hopefully it is working.

  3. #3
    caveman's Avatar
    caveman is offline IM & SEO Small Talker caveman will become famous soon enough caveman will become famous soon enough
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    520
    Thanks Given
    150
    Thanked 143 Times in 100 Posts
    Agreed with Riba ^

  4. #4
    pasenseoso is offline IM & SEO Whisperer pasenseoso is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    53
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
    I can write articles for you!

  5. #5
    vivian's Avatar
    vivian is offline IM & SEO Whisperer vivian is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    27
    Thanks Given
    3
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    I use someone who costs about $3.50 an article. I use her articles strictly for EzineArticles and my own websites. She's a native English speaker and worth every dime.

    For BUM marketing, I use a service that costs around $8 to spin a generic article and distribute to 200 article sites. While the articles are horrible, it gives me an idea of what my return will be before I commit obscene amounts of cash on site promotion. And despite the Farmer/Panda update - this method still works - very, very well to rank a website. However, you won't stay on top by floating on cr*p.

  6. #6
    Bob
    Bob is offline IM & SEO Quiet One Bob is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    22
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Vivian are you able to share this service that you use for spinning the articles.

  7. #7
    ReuseDomains is offline IM & SEO Quiet One ReuseDomains is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    9
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    I outsoruce AND aslo use dragon natural speaking so ai can just "talk" my articles on subjects most wont know how to write about!

  8. #8
    wink0r's Avatar
    wink0r is offline Moderator wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold wink0r is a splendid one to behold
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    East Coast, USA
    Posts
    2,180
    Thanks Given
    931
    Thanked 649 Times in 490 Posts
    I outsoruce AND aslo use dragon natural speaking so ai can just "talk" my articles on subjects most wont know how to write about!
    Strange that this should come up at this time. I have a friend who does not type well, and I was (within the last 10 minutes) wondering if dragon naturally speaking would enable them to produce content for a site. Specifically, how is the capitalization and punctuation? And can you produce paragraphs or do you need to edit the output before it is web ready?

  9. #9
    vivian's Avatar
    vivian is offline IM & SEO Whisperer vivian is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    27
    Thanks Given
    3
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Vivian are you able to share this service that you use for spinning the articles.
    They work from another forum, which is unfortunately not up at the moment. When the DDos attack is over, I'll PM you a link.

    But - I'm going to say this again - make sure you have other "good" links in place before you use this service.

  10. #10
    ReuseDomains is offline IM & SEO Quiet One ReuseDomains is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    9
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by wink0r View Post
    Strange that this should come up at this time. I have a friend who does not type well, and I was (within the last 10 minutes) wondering if dragon naturally speaking would enable them to produce content for a site. Specifically, how is the capitalization and punctuation? And can you produce paragraphs or do you need to edit the output before it is web ready?
    It takes getting used to so I just edit the pargraphs and caps. basically just spill my guts and fix it up when done BUT it can do it all for you you just have to "train it" to your voice patterns.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to ReuseDomains For This Useful Post:


  12. #11
    imranger123 is offline IM & SEO Quiet One imranger123 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    4
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I think it will depend on the person that you will be hiring.. if you are a risk taker, then you may go with hiring another person to do the posting for you well, it is worth a try i know a lot of people who did the same thing. it turned out well

  13. #12
    WikiServo's Avatar
    WikiServo is offline IM & SEO Quiet One WikiServo is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    3
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    What i usually do. (for backlink purpose) i will hire someone to write 800- 1200 words of article. than spun it for 2 phase. then i got a lot og articles. But if you like to hire someone to write a good article (high quality). You must provide them a very through detail. Let me explain it :

    Just as you do before you contract out any other work, you need to discuss your business requirements and agree on a price for writing work. To help you get the job done right, here are five items you should discuss before with the writer:

    1. Deliverables: Are you looking for a media release, a one-page flyer, a 20-minute speech, a 10-minute product promotional video, website copy, promotional email? Define the deliverable to ensure you get what you want.

    2. Target Market: Who are you targeting? Mass-market consumers? Small business owners? Companies in particular sectors? CEOs and presidents? Purchasing managers? Let the writer know who you are targeting so the write can produce words that resonate with your particular target market.

    3. Business Image: Are you a fun and funky company, or are you blue chip? Do you want breezy or solemn copy? Ensure the write knows the image you want to project so he or she can strike the right tone.

    4. Objective: What is the purpose of the work? What are you trying to achieve, and why? Are you trying to inform, educate, entertain or persuade? Do you want a direct response or an eventual response? And what is the response you want? The writer need to know what you want so he or she can write words that will fulfil your objective.

    5. Call to Action: What action do you want the reader to take? For instance, do you want the person reading your brochure to visit your Web site, call for an appointment, or buy something (and if so, how)? The writer needs to know so he or she can create a clear, concise call to action.

    Before the project begins, you should also provide the writer with pertinent background reading material or spend some time discussing your business. If you don’t have time to bring the writer up to speed, hire a writer who has written the type of material you need and who understands the nature of your business and the sector in which you operate and/or the sector you are targeting.

    How do you know you are getting a professional writer? Read samples on the writer’s website or review the writer’s portfolio. Also ask for and check references.

  14. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to WikiServo For This Useful Post:


  15. #13
    idreesfarooq's Avatar
    idreesfarooq is offline IM & SEO Chatty idreesfarooq is a jewel in the rough idreesfarooq is a jewel in the rough idreesfarooq is a jewel in the rough idreesfarooq is a jewel in the rough
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Pakistan
    Posts
    1,315
    Thanks Given
    214
    Thanked 306 Times in 213 Posts
    I myself is a writer so never need to hire someone other

  16. #14
    bluearrow's Avatar
    bluearrow is offline IM & SEO Chatty bluearrow is just really nice bluearrow is just really nice bluearrow is just really nice bluearrow is just really nice
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Mount Olympus
    Posts
    1,916
    Thanks Given
    118
    Thanked 355 Times in 262 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by idreesfarooq View Post
    I myself is a writer so never need to hire someone other
    Need comes when your sites get bigger or your site network getting bigger. When this happens you can't spend time to write quality articles since there are lot of other things to do like promoting all your sites. If you have money to invest and you can find a good writer then it's worth every cent you spend.

  17. #15
    franberries's Avatar
    franberries is offline IM & SEO Chatty franberries has a spectacular aura about franberries has a spectacular aura about franberries has a spectacular aura about
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Class C IP
    Posts
    1,826
    Thanks Given
    173
    Thanked 206 Times in 163 Posts
    well what bluearrow just said is true, when the time comes, you will have no time to make a good content so you have to pay someone to do it, i have a friend, she is a full time writer, she just work from home by writing quality content

  18. #16
    bluearrow's Avatar
    bluearrow is offline IM & SEO Chatty bluearrow is just really nice bluearrow is just really nice bluearrow is just really nice bluearrow is just really nice
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Mount Olympus
    Posts
    1,916
    Thanks Given
    118
    Thanked 355 Times in 262 Posts
    But the hardest thing is finding good writers. There are so many who offer their service for cheap at DP. Problem is quality is pretty low some just give you same articles after making several out of one article using those software. It take a while to find good real writers.

  19. #17
    gerardm24 is offline IM & SEO Quiet One gerardm24 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    7
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I am a professional writer with many satisfied online clients. The exceptional point to consider is that not all webmasters or online marketers are necessarily good or competent writers. As an online marketer and writer myself, I am fortunately familiar with both sides of the coin. My simple advice is that writing is a skill meaning that it can be taught, on the condition that the student is willing and able to go through a thorough learning curve (which is time-consuming). But then again time is money, so why not outsource and focus your quality time on actual marketing of your product or service?

    Send me a PM if you need any additional info relating to writing services or just to share your experiences and/or frustrations.

  20. #18
    rain22's Avatar
    rain22 is offline IM & SEO Chatty rain22 has a spectacular aura about rain22 has a spectacular aura about
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Russia
    Posts
    1,601
    Thanks Given
    38
    Thanked 148 Times in 112 Posts
    yes, it doesn't matter who writes the articles as long as they do the work for you. I also hope to buy few articles within next 3 months

  21. #19
    SocialArc is offline IM & SEO Small Talker SocialArc will become famous soon enough
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    http://www.techdeer.com
    Posts
    592
    Thanks Given
    5
    Thanked 64 Times in 45 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rain22 View Post
    yes, it doesn't matter who writes the articles as long as they do the work for you. I also hope to buy few articles within next 3 months
    It does matter who writes the article.
    The person must have good english and must know how to write an article properly without any error.


 

Similar Threads

  1. I dont understand that people want to sell dofollow links list...
    By seobunny in forum Link Building - Forums, High PR Websites, Profiles
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 06-07-2011, 03:41 PM
  2. Hiring a virtual assistant, is this really worth it?
    By infinitywebsoln in forum Internet Marketing General Talk
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-17-2011, 10:02 AM
  3. Make Money Referring People
    By journeyoflife7 in forum Money Making Talk
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-16-2011, 06:50 PM
  4. Which is the best way to write a Meta Tag Title pattern ?
    By jimbrad in forum On-Page SEO & Content Creation
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-28-2011, 01:36 PM
  5. When Hiring a Web Designer
    By whitegyr in forum Legal, Copyright, Payment Processing
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-01-2010, 03:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts