There are millions of websites on the internet. All of them have written content. Some people write the material themselves while others outsource that aspect of their business to writers with the necessary skills.

It’s vital that you understand what actually goes on when you outsource writing work, no matter what sort of material you need. You can’t assume that you’re the only client the writer has to deal with.

Words don’t magically appear on the screen without a lot of thought being put into them. Some people use article spinners and PLR material while others write everything themselves.

Before taking on any new assignment, the writer has to consider many factors. His first priority is to his existing clients. If he doesn’t do that, he may lose regular work in an attempt to please everyone else.

He has to know what sort of material is needed by any potential client. The size and content have to be considered as well as any deadline. No matter what the topic, a certain amount of research must be done to ensure the best possible product is created.

Time is the final element that has to be added to the mix. When is the deadline? When did you request the job to be started? Fees have to be discussed and if you’re a new client, expect to pay some or all of the money upfront, at least for the first job.

If you’re unhappy with the quote, don’t bother telling him you can get it cheaper elsewhere. That won’t make him change his prices. Everyone knows there are plenty of “writers” that will work for ridiculously small amounts of money…and their work generally reflects that poor quality.

A writer’s time is valuable and he can’t afford to waste it on work that you have no intention of paying for. Most writers have websites and samples of their writing. Some also have testimonials displayed on their site.

Please keep all of these points in mind when you consider hiring a writer for your next project.

Posted by Laurence on July 23, 2010 at 08:06