What’s up, internet? How’s everything going?
Things are going well with me, thank you for asking.
On Friday, February 20th, I launched a new site that I conceived using some of the techniques I discussed in my How to Find an Online Niche to Dominate post from last week. It’s not an affiliate site, and it has nothing to do with dog sweaters or organic dog treats. Instead, it’s a site that will feature information relating to an industry I admittedly don’t know much about, but on a local level, the keywords are not particularly competitive, so I’m hoping that I can use the site as a lead generation tool while also making some money via Adsense ads on blog posts.
I’ll go into more detail about this new site soon, but in the meantime, here’s today’s nugget of website-building advice…
As we can all clearly see from this site, I am an amazing writer. Truly brilliant. Problem is, I don’t always like to write, especially when I couldn’t care less about a particular subject. Whenever that used to happen, I’d stare at the screen and grit my teeth and fight my way through the project, one clumsy word at a time, usually taking multiple breaks to browse Facebook or play a game of Tagpro. And in the process, it would often take me upwards of an hour or two to write a hundred words or so.
It was not an efficient use of my time at all.
Recently, though, I stumbled upon Hirewriters.com, a site that’ll let you hire freelance writers of varying degrees of ability to write articles and posts for you. And because their pricing is very reasonable, I love this tool so far.
Now, it should be noted that, in my experiences, you get what you pay for with Hirewriters.com. They let you select what level of writer you want based upon reviews (with the better writers costing more), but when you’re paying, at most, roughly ten bucks for an article, you’re not exactly getting Hemingway.
Thus far, I’ve used the service twice. The first time was for a short 300-word blurb for which I provided a fair amount of reference material. The article I received was okay, but the author inserted some awkward references to God that, upon further inspection, were nowhere to be found in the source material. So that was interesting.
The second time, I had one of the Hirewriters freelancers write a 700-word, ten-step “how to” list based upon a few other articles I found online. This was to be the first blog post for this site that I launched last week, and I received a response within a few hours. And while there were some slight issues with punctuation, it was otherwise fairly solid.
In both cases, I went back in and did some rewriting, but the submissions of both writers formed a solid basis for me to work from. And while writing articles from scratch makes me want to pull my hair out, doing a bit of editing on an existing article doesn’t bother me at all.
So if you’re look for some affordable content for your site, check out Hirewriters.com. They’ve definitely helped me out, and I’ll absolutely be using them in the future when I don’t feel like spending hours researching and writing about a topic I don’t care about.