So you’ve finally realized that adding interesting articles to you website is a good thing. It gets new people to your website and it gets them to stick around for a while.
In a perfect world that would work. The internet isn’t a perfect world. Creating good content is only step one. After that quality content hits your website, the promotion phase starts.
In the past we’ve talked about using a technique called content curation to pump out content for your website. It’s a great technique but you may find that finding interesting articles and repurposing them for your audience still to be more than you can spare in your week.
In that case, you may want to hire someone to write articles for you. You can easily find writers at big freelance sites like oDesk and Freelancer.com. There is a learning curve required to navigate their platforms and it may be enough to stop you in your tracks.
A more light weight approach to hiring freelancers is at article writing sites such as iWriter.com. With this easy access site, you simply provide a topic, a few keywords, and a bit of direction to get your writers on their way.
Article pricing is based on article length and the ratings level of the writer pool you choose. Writers receive ratings based on customer reviews and rating of their finished work. Writers with the highest rating naturally cost the most per article.
The pricing for these articles is very inexpensive by industry standards so don’t expect the articles you get to be finished product when you get them. They’ll need to be massaged a bit before it’s ready to post on your site. However, you may find a few writers whose writing styles you like. In that case you can favorite them so you can have future articles submitted to them in particular as well as the general pool of writers.
Google, Bing and Yahoo want to serve up good content that answers questions and solves problems. Now you have the ability to provide that content, even if you’re not going to win a Pulitzer prize anytime soon.