Hello WA community!

At my current pace of 1 article (ranging from 1,000 to 3,000) words/week, is it a good idea to outsource my article content? I would love to be able to write 3 articles a day; however, due to other obligations in my life, I do not have the time.

My original goal was to write 4 keyword rich articles per month or 48 per year and learn the the ins and outs of affiliate marketing along the way and sharing my experience.

Is this too slow and can I expect any traffic with so little content?

Thanks!
Thuc

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JeannineC Premium
You can, but you will also have to spend time finding the right writer. Writers, like every other specialty, are not created equal. Then, be prepared to pay. The ones who will write an article for a few dollars basically stink! You will get rehashed content that won't convert.

FYI, you don't need to write a 3,000 word article! I hate those - too long to read for the average consumer. They are only a hit with Google, and Google will never buy anything from you.

Instead, take a 3,000 word article and break it into two or three article. I'm guessing that would make quite a difference in your post production.
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justbizniz Premium
Thanks for the info and tip, Jeannine. I will keep that in my when writing articles and can certainly break it up into a series of smaller articles.

Thuc
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Hackerist Premium
It’s not the right path to be followed as it has a cost, you are just starting and it’s better that you write your posts as you should be the one who builds trust and a long-term relationship with your readers, not the outsource writer.

You are expected to write at least 2 or 3 1,000+ word posts a week to start driving traffic and “getting seen” by Google or any other search engine.

Tom
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justbizniz Premium
Thank you for the tip, Tom. Instead of writing giant 2000-3000 word articles , I am thinking of breaking up the articles into a series of smaller related articles.

Thuc
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Hackerist Premium
They should be 1,000-2,000 words.
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justbizniz Premium
I will keep that in mind, Long.

Thanks!
Thuc
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Hackerist Premium
You’re welcome!
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Aussiemuso Premium
Hi Thuc, a lot of good things can happen with Google SEO when you are consistently loading 2-3 articles per week with lots of internal and external links but I think it is better for you to be doing one regularly each week as you learn the ropes. If you can afford to pay a copywriter it is an investment in your business.

I've been using a copywriter for 7 months and it's been a pleasure to work with him. Yes, it is an upfront cost for the 12 articles + per month but worth every cent. I've also learned a lot from him as he is a profitable blogger too on his own website.

That said, it is about finding someone that you like and can work with, just as you would if you were a boss with an employee.

There are some great copywriters out there and I list them in my tutorial below. Regards,

Lily
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justbizniz Premium
Thank you for the tip and resource, Lily. I will keep that in mind when I look for a copywriter.

Thuc
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tdbabineaux Premium
Most people are better writers than they think they are. After you've gotten your feet wet putting out a few posts, you will likely find things starting to go faster.

Before hiring a writer, you might want to think about what is slowing you down. In my case, It's research and SEO, not the actual writing.

So for me anyway, outsourcing a writer probably would not help very much.

A couple of high quality posts a week is better than a couple a day of not so good posts.

Terry
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justbizniz Premium
You are right, Terry. I do find it easier to come up with article and content ideas and things just starting rolling in faster the more I learn and write about the niche I am in.

Thanks!
Thuc
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BrendaMZ Premium
If you can afford to outsource, then go for it. The idea to test several different content writers, the hard part is finding the right writer for your niche. It can be challenging, you have to work with the writers, expect a lot of edits before accepting the final draft. I did try it once and didn’t like the challenge. I ended up doing my own edits anyway. Money down the hole, lesson learned. Outsourcing is not for everyone.
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justbizniz Premium
Thank you for the heads up, Brenda. I will keep that in mind when looking for a copywriter.

Thuc
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