How to Hire Freelance Writers For Niche Sites Content and Reviews

Do you find writing content for your niche site boring & tedious?

If so, you are not alone!

It can be tough to find good writers for your niche site. Perhaps you haven’t hired freelancers before and you don’t know what to expect.

I was in the same position not that long ago. In fact, I did a case study on hiring writers a couple years ago.

It turns out you can find great writers for a fair rate, but you have to go about it in the right way. (I mention in the video what I consider to be a fair rate.)

Watch the video below where Jim and I talk about ramping up his content production for his niche site case study. If you are new to the case study, you can read up on it here.

Have you had issues with hiring or retaining writers in the past? Let me know in the comments below.

Tell me:

  1. If you’ve hired writers before.
  2. How did it go for you?

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  • Hey Doug and Jim,

    Nice video. Apart from the writing cost, getting great content depends mainly on the employer. Being specific as much as possible and outlining every section you want than just throwing the headline and the keyword will save a lot of efforts and time.

    Thanks for sharing the video!

    Regards
    Hussain

    • Jim

      Hi Hussain-
      Yeah, I figured that one out pretty quick. After we shot the video I set up a new listing and using what you described worked really well. No one was left in the dark about what I wanted and I got a good product that saved me a lot of time.
      Jim

  • Hey guys, cool video. Tons of valuable info from your conversation. The problem i found in my community is that as people here are not that proficient in English, they don’t easily understand whether they are getting a good content or not! The freelancers on the other hand are cunning! They quickly understand whether the client is good at English or not. You know how it works! So yes, if you are into niche site building or basically any online business, my suggestion is to improve your English. Its a long term thing but it will be super beneficial.

    • Hey Khalid, Great point. One could also hire an editor to check the grammar & spelling. But, yeah, you’re right.

  • Hiring writers is a painful task. Initially I went for hired writers on facebook and other social mediums overlooking professional sites like freelancer and upwork. I later realized what kind of mistake I did. It’s always right to hire them from upwork. They are made accountable for deadlines and quality. If you hire freelancers from social sites, you can’t get hold of them for the poor quality or missed deadlines.

    • Hey Mohan, I agree that hiring people can be painful. But I have to disagree about accountability. You can force someone to be accountable by paying in milestones. If you just pay upfront then it won’t work well. With milestone payments based on submitting work, you should have some power to get people to do the work.

      Did you pay for everything upfront? Or what happened?

      That said, I pretty much hire people from upwork 90% of the time.

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