How to find a copywriter
Have you ever wondered how major bloggers fill their websites with articles? I know I did and it came as a surprise that they were using copywriters to write for them. This, of course, sounds pretty simple until you try to do it for yourself. There are two ways that you can find a copywriter, the first is to go through a reputable company like HireWriters or Fiverr or you can go private and ask around for a freelancer whose writing you admire and ask them to write for you.
How Do I Get Started?
1. Decide how much you want to pay
2. How many articles do you want to be written per month?
3. How many words per article?
How much will I pay?
There is no set amount in the market for a certain length of an article, so you will need to do some research. Let's look at two companies' price-lists for a 2000+ word article.
Hire writers - Based on what skill level you want, you will pay between $20 - $30 US.
Fiverr - Starting at $20 US and the writer you choose.
Freelancer - This is a negotiated price so it could be better for a set amount of articles for a month or they may have a base rate, usually around $20 - $30 for 2000+ words.
In Australia, this works out to be around $24 for a 2000+ article and $12 for a 1000+ article. Consider that you want to be adding 2 x 2000+ articles and 1 x 1000+ article a week, your budget needs to be around $400 Australian a month or 280 US for 12 articles plus any promotion you negotiate with your copywriter. With a freelance writer, you could choose to negotiate other inclusions, such as social media promotion for extra.
That is 70 US or about $90 (depending on the exchange rate) a week for 3 new articles and around $360 a month for 12 articles.
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