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    What do you pay for your content?


    What do you pay for content? How many dollars, for how many words? Where do you recruit your writers?
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    I have been using natashanixon.com and the articles are great. $1.5 per 100 words. I have used cheaper ones in the past but I found I had to spend time correcting grammar and they just were not as compelling as these.
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    I do search for freelancers I normally pay 10-12 quid per 500 words
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    Originally Posted by Andrius
    I do search for freelancers I normally pay 10-12 quid per 500 words
    Whats sort of quality do you get for 10 per 500 words ??
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    My writer is in house, so I really don't have a set amount...it's part of the clients overall pmt.

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    We use Upwork (formerly Odesk). I usually charge writers $3 for a 500 word article. Its a great place to get talent and to keep the costs low.
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    Hired a team of writers and charges are mainly like 5$ per 500 to 600 words. However for research work, we are paying more like around 10$.
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    I actually wondered if paid articles are any good.
    Did you saw:
    - an increase in CTR or SERPs
    - any conversions from such articles

    I am really curious, because I used freelancer once for SEO link building and the results were disastrous: more damage than good. And I pad around 300$.

    Question: "for research work" means keywords research, topics research?
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    Well, if you paid them for SEO link building then that might have been the problem. Paid articles and link building are two separate things: you can get an article written, you can "build links" to it, or you can do both. Link building at that price was probably quite spammy. That kind of work can definitely do damage.

    Bad content can do damage, too, of course. Other folks might have more thoughts - I just wanted to make that distinction.

    On another note - I think this is a great way to open up an old thread. New, relevant questions are always appreciated. So thank you for sharing your question with us
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    Originally Posted by SimoneC
    I actually wondered if paid articles are any good.
    Did you saw:
    - an increase in CTR or SERPs
    - any conversions from such articles

    I am really curious, because I used freelancer once for SEO link building and the results were disastrous: more damage than good. And I pad around 300$.

    Question: "for research work" means keywords research, topics research?
    It depends on the writer. We done keyword research from our side mainly.

    For SEO Link building work, first ask about how he will work for your site? As link building is not the only solution for SEO. There are many other factors also affected.

    Price which you are paying like 300$, you should also tell him to use multimedia contents like Infographics to get quality backlinks.
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    I use iWriter at 10.50 for 4 to 5 star writers and 1000 words.
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    If an EXPERT can write, with limited typos, grammar, and punctuation issues that's worth $5/article. FREELANCE WRITING at a high school level is the lowest fee-based work-for-hire.

    If they have a degree in English or Literature that would be worth $10 or $15/page. Without any SUBJECT MATTER expertise they will simply produce what is already on the web. Call their work unintentional article spinning. They generally won't appreciate if their dialog is accurate since they are not a genuine SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT. Even journalist that can write persuasive copy does not generally care nor ensure their facts are accurate. Thus, even if a journalist earns a 7-figure salary that is much more about being subjective rather than being objective.

    If they were involved in some profession with a certain level of on-the-job experience that might start them at $20/page and if they can also write that could get them $25/page, with a degree in English or Literature they could expect about $35 - $45/page.

    Editing... I would believe someone with an English or Literature degree at Master level to be ABSOLUTELY ERROR FREE, with a Bachelor degree near ERROR FREE.

    But this is all still FREELANCE WRITING or low quality writing IMHO.
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    Back in the day, I paid my writer 4 euros per 500. Even though he had his share of mistakes, most of the articles were pretty solid. However, if you wish to compete on the highest level, you should probably invest a bit more than that.

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