Courtesy Suggestions that Will Get the Attention of Quality Contractors
Jeremiah Duvall 4 posts - United States - Joined Sep 01 2011
Edited so that we can all stop concerning ourselves with my relaxed pattern of speech in a forum. Last I checked a forum was for communication purposes and not a place to submit 5 star article writing. Writers please get off my case, if you don't like my post then please just move on.
This is simply being wrote as a way to express my thoughts and if it helps a client to post informative ads that will produce the results that they want then even better.
1. Don't place one and two sentence adds - You know how you ignore applicants with a one to three sentence cover letter? The same is true for quality contractors, how do we even know if we want to take the job if we don't know what the job consist of? Elaborate and give us some specifics.
2. Let writers know what you want - If you're trying to hire a writer let them know what topic you want your articles written on. Believe it or not every single writer can't and doesn't want to write on every topic. As an example, I never write IT or electronic based articles, Nor do I write fashion articles. Why you ask? Simple I would have to spend twice as long researching as I would writing and my goal as a writer is to write content in the least amount of time so that I can have an adequate hourly average based on a fixed rate.
3. Be Honest - When contractors read ads that have a budget of $2000 for 20-30 articles we kind of laugh and keep going. We know you certainly don't plan on paying quite that much for an article. There's either something purposely left out or something that may have been left out by accident. For instance if you have a preferred rate yet a high budget due to it being a long-term project write that into the ad so that we don't think there's some type of scam involved.
4. Don't start your add by barking orders - If the first line in your add is some sort of demand you probably wont get the professional contractor that you wanted. The reason for this is that you appear unreasonable and might be someone that would be more trouble than the job is worth.
5. Evaluate your rate - By all means pay whatever your comfortable with but be realistic. I have been coming across several adds lately that expect someone to write 500 word articles for $1, in fact if that wasn't bad enough I saw one last night wanting to pay $.50 for 500 words. I'm not saying that you should pay $50 per article by any means, I'm simply pointing out that you need to consider the work that will be going into your articles.
Just thought I would throw this out there for you to look over. I hope it helps someone.
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