Article writers – truly amazing ones who create content that will knock your visitors’ socks off – can sometimes be hard to come by, depending on your niche.
If you’re currently on the lookout to hire an experienced, top-quality writer but can’t seem to find one by yourself, then you’re reading the right blog posts. Here’s a list of 9 quick tips to help you spot amazing article writers.
1. Frequent Multi-Author Blogs
The majority of blogs nowadays, particularly the smaller-time ones, only have one (or maximum two) authors regularly contributing.
However, there are still a few diamond-in-the-rough blogs that have several recurring authors that post quality content. Once you find those blogs, it’s only a matter of locating a writing style you like, and then contacting the author via the byline.
2. Google “Your Location Freelance Writer”
When trying to find article writers, Google can be your best friend. Particularly if you’re looking for writers who live close to your place of business, Google is the way to go.
Simply search the following keyword: “your location freelance writer”. So for instance, let’s say that I live in Seattle. My search query would be: “seattle freelance writer”.
On the first page of this search itself I can spot 3 writer websites I can peruse through and, if conditions allow, contact.
3. Google “Freelance Your Niche Writer”
The problem with simply Googling your location and the phrase “freelance writer” is that the writers who show up in the search results may not have the skill set you’re looking for – they might not specialize in your business’s niche.
To solve that problem, you can instead Google the phrase: “freelance your niche writer”. If I was in the food niche, my keyword would be: “freelance food writer”.
Although this search will generally produce fewer results than the last one, the results are of much higher quality and much more targeted to your business.
4. Contact Your Favorite Bloggers
Practically every Internet entrepreneur has an online reading list: a list of blogs in a niche he or she regularly visits in search of quality reading material.
If you were to extend an offer of paid writing to the owner of the blog, he or she just might take it.
5. Look for Highly Shared Posts
One of the measures of the quality of a blog post is the number of social media shares the post attracts. Any writer worth hiring will do their level best to make their posts shareable.
By looking for highly shared blog posts in your niche and then contacting the authors of them, you’re making sure that the freelance article writer you contact is both good at blogging and knowledgeable in your niche.
6. Ask Your Entrepreneur Friends
One thing that you should always remember is that freelance writers always look for referrals when they get a client. Any writer will try to get their current clients to reach out to their friends and refer him or her to them.
So if any of your entrepreneur friends have quality writers creating articles for their blog, rest assured that they’ll be happy to pass the contact details of their writer on to you because:
- you’re a friend
- they’ll find favour with their writer because of it
7. Let Your Visitors Know
Often, a small percentage of visitors to your blog will be bloggers or freelance writers themselves. By setting up a “write for us” page on your website, you’ll make sure that none of those potential writers leave your website without knowing that you’re looking for article writers.
With a bit of promotion of the page, you should be able to get a steady stream of applicants.
8. Search Social Media
Social media can be a gold mine if you know what to look for and how to look for it. In Twitter, for instance, simply key in “freelance writer” in the search bar, hit enter, and then select the “people” filter to ensure that the keyword is looked for only in profile descriptions, not in tweets themselves.
You can even narrow it down further by selecting the “near you” filter.
9. Reach out to Content Writing Services
Content creation agencies, while they can be expensive, are often well worth the cost. They manage the entire article writing process for you.
Since these companies have multiple writers at their disposal, there’s often no limit to their production capacity, either. In the end, a content writing services can be a very fruitful and non-tedious path to follow.
With these 9 tips under your belt, you should be able to locate the ideal freelance article writer for your Internet business in no time at all!
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