Good writers are hard to come by, just ask any website or blog owner. The thing is that once your site becomes established, the busier you will be and the less time you will have to continuously update your blog. This is when you will begin to think about possibly outsourcing content out to a good writer or two.
But where do you find good writers? Below we discuss and highlight where you stand to get the best results on a “writer for hire” campaign.
1. Problogger.com –
You would be hard pressed to find a better resource for blogger job listings than the job board at Problogger. The site and corresponding job board have been around for years and are well known in the industry as the go to place to list a job for writers. Specifically blog writers. The site and job board are both run by Australian blogger Darren Rowse and each listing costs $50 for 30 days. You have complete control as to what you mention in the listing and potential applicants contact you directly via whatever contact information you place in the listing itself. It’s simple, straightforward and for many site owners – it works.
If and when you do find a good writer, treat them like a king or queen and hold on to him or her for dear life, as surely they are quite hard to find.
2. Your Own Site –
An excellent resource to find a good writer or any other service provider is your own site. If your site is active and you have a following, and even if you don’t – your website is a great place to let others know that you’re in the market for a writer. Create a blog post and essentially make it a job listing where you specify what you’re looking for, the rate per article and how interested parties can contact you. Whether you make it short and sweet or long and complex doesn’t matter, as long as you use your blog as the mouthpiece for the job listing.
3. Social Media –
Facebook and Twitter can be used in conjunction with your blog post above or you can use it as a separate vehicle to market your job listing. What you could do is post a status update on Facebook; letting your fans and followers know that you’re seeking to hire a freelance writer for your blog. You could also mention that you would appreciate it if they shared the announcement with others, since you never know who among your social media followers is a writer or knows a writer they can refer back to you.
Finding good writers for your site or blog is no easy task, however there are tools of the trade you should use to make the process easier. Also there are many good freelance writers on the web, you just need to know how to tap into how best to reach them. Try our three tips above to get started.
Where did you last find your writer for hire? Do share your experience below.