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Where do you find good writers?

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by The Content Authority, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. #1
    Aside from the forums of most seo sites, where do you guys look for writers? College campuses? Laundry-Mats? any thoughts?
    SEMrush
     
    The Content Authority, Oct 12, 2009 IP
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  2. averyz

    averyz Well-Known Member

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    Look for people with pens,
    Chewing on pens, pens in the pocket, pens behind the ears, you see them writing on napkins in restaurants, writing on bulletin boards in the laundry mat, you see them take pens to the bathroom.

    They always have pens. not pencils pens.
     
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  3. The Content Authority

    The Content Authority Peon

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    Do you have a pen, by chance?
     
    The Content Authority, Oct 13, 2009 IP
  4. averyz

    averyz Well-Known Member

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    No, if you can't already tell I am a horrble writer.

    You might try also looking in craigslist under services.
     
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    Sneakyheathen Active Member

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    I have a pen. ;)

    Consider asking some of your friends who writes well whether or not they'd like to build a working relationship. What kind of writing are you trying to get done, specifically? That could help us in telling you where to look.
     
    Sneakyheathen, Oct 13, 2009 IP
  6. aaron_nimocks

    aaron_nimocks Im kind of a big deal Staff

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    You can try searching Google.

    Are you asking where to physically find them, or electronically?
     
    aaron_nimocks, Oct 13, 2009 IP
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    I think I saw one the other day hiding behind a tree.

    I'm not sure, though.
     
    PhilipR, Oct 14, 2009 IP
  8. aaron_nimocks

    aaron_nimocks Im kind of a big deal Staff

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    Hmm. Didn't think anyone would find me there. Now I need a new spot to hide!
     
    aaron_nimocks, Oct 14, 2009 IP
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    I used to go with some of the freelance sites but I got burned a couple of times with being stuck with content my cat could have written. At the moment I'm trying out a service at reliablewriters.com and so far so good.
     
    jessielee1975, Oct 16, 2009 IP
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    Jasonb Well-Known Member

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    try build up good relationships with decent writers here at DP. there is some very trustworthy ones.
     
    Jasonb, Oct 16, 2009 IP
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    YugoSlavac Well-Known Member

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    There's always a free lance website (getafreelancer), but you could always just walk around a big university and you'll find people with pens, notebooks, paper,etc. :)

    Yugo,
    :)
     
    YugoSlavac, Oct 16, 2009 IP
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    I use getafreelancer quite a bit. You'll need to weed through some subpar writers, but i've hired my whole writing team from GAF. They also offer a free trial ad for your first listing.
     
    Ducati1198, Oct 16, 2009 IP
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    d0rhk Well-Known Member

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    I think this forum is a good place to start. There are other forums like namepros and warrior forum that have good content writers.
     
    d0rhk, Oct 16, 2009 IP
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    Ducati1198 is right. No matter where you find content writers, you're going to have to vet them carefully. It's just part of the process. Finding a competent and loyal writer the first time around is a rare occasion. I recommend rentacoder.com.
     
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    Post message on college campuses or BBS'es. There are always students looking to earn a buck or two to sail through college. Or use freelancer hiring sites. Those college students looking for an extra buck are sure to hang out in those kind of places (freelancer skill exchange sites).
     
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    I've gotten good writers from getafreelancer and scriptlance. Craigslist has yielded mixed results. The best writers that I found, I recruited from Associated Content.
     
    figgity, Oct 16, 2009 IP
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    Warrior forum has quality copywriters. You'll have to have a $1000+ budget to get anybody of quality. I'm sure you could ask for a minimum conversion rate, given that you have a quality product and a means of traffic that target qualified buyers.
     
    icnaxx, Oct 18, 2009 IP
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    Putting ads on a College Campus is a very good idea according to me... College student need money, and writing quality article is a thing they can do easily ;) I know, I'm a college student ;) ;)
     
    alber859, Oct 18, 2009 IP
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    They find me. I have published articles links and sites I've done for clients that I Pm them.
     
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    If I want to search through US based medical colleges to find health writers, where should I start to search?
     
    boron, Oct 20, 2009 IP