Before I start, a little disclaimer! I don’t use any content creation services for this blog or any of my work which I want truly to be my own, I recommend that you take the same approach. If you consider your writing to be personal and ‘from the heart’ then you need to write it yourself, end of.
However, if you have other ‘online ventures’ and you want to outsource then I’d like to introduce you to a truly brilliant service that, once you get right, I believe is second to none…
And, if you’ve arrived at this page with the sole intention in going straight to a proven Content Creation Service then follow this link…
A bit of history
When I started this blog and began creating my own digital products, I found that I needed some help with the other side of my business, Affiliate Marketing. Now my websites still have that ‘personal touch’ but because they mostly consist of Product Reviews, I found that I could outsource this work to others.
I still wanted to add the finishing touches myself though and that included a bit of editing to make sure these articles read right, but it’s amazing how much time you can save when you outsource the actual research and article ‘draft’ to someone else.
Content Creation Services
Before I introduce you to the content creation service that I use and that has proved to be very effective, a quick bit about two of the other content creation services that I’ve used in the past:
If you haven’t visited the Warrior Forum yet and you’re serious about Internet Marketing, then there’s no time like the present! Link to the Warrior Forum.
Warrior is by far the number 1 forum for Internet Marketers. It’s a great place to ask those all important questions about IM and also a brilliant forum to answers questions that have been placed by others, essential when you’re developing a reputation as being an ‘expert’ in your field.
I’ve got plenty of good things to say about Warrior but to be honest I didn’t have a great experience when outsourcing content creation to some members of the forum!
The quality of the outsourcing was generally good but I found, with at least 4 content writers, that the communication wasn’t the best. Maybe I got unlucky or the writers had become overwhelmed with business, but I was sometimes waiting for up to 4 weeks for a couple of articles to be completed when the original timescale was around 7 days!
I’m not saying that I won’t use Warrior again for this sort of service but what I’ve got working now produces good quality and I often get fast results, we’re talking hours here instead of days!
So quick Warrior summary:
Probably the best Internet Marketing Forum online but based on my experience, they would be my second choice for content creation.
Another place I tried was Digital Point and you can check this site out yourself by following this link.
I used Digital Point on a number of occasions for finding content creation services and quickly found that, for me at least, this forum wasn’t suitable. Digital Point does tend to attract a lot more Internet Marketers who don’t necessarily have English as their first language and the quality of the content writing just wasn’t good enough.
Again, this is purely based on my experience but I did find that the amount of time that I had to devote to editing the content and making it readable didn’t justify paying someone else to write for me.
I did find that Digital Point is fantastic in some areas…
There is a lot of very ‘Tech Savvy’ people on Digital Point and it’s a great place to get affordable help with anything that most people over a certain age (40+ ?) find a bit taxing but the ‘yoof’ seem to find annoyingly easy!
You name it, WordPress issues, Website Design, HTML, Programming, Databases, Graphics and Multimedia, it’s all pretty much covered.
So quick Digital Point summary:
I wouldn’t go here for content creation services but for programming etc. definitely worth a look!
My luck must have changed because I found iWriter, found some great reviews about this service and then decided to give them a try!
This service has really worked for me and if I was to move elsewhere, they would have to be seriously good and quick.
So how does iWriter work?
Well firstly you need to register with the service and you can do that by clicking on the image above…
Once registered, you have the option of paying someone to write content for you or you can choose to write it for others and earn some money!
Once you’ve registered, it’s worth checking out the two videos which explain the whole process of Getting Content or Writing it. You’ll find it’s very straight forward but it’s worth watching these videos and getting used to the site interface before taking the plunge.
How to make iWriter really work for you?
iWriter is a great service but I only really discovered it’s true potential after making a few mistakes along the way.
If you’re not careful you could end up with a similar situation that you face on other sites and have content that needs some serious editing to make it readable!
This is what I do to prevent this happening:
- Watch the on-site videos which explain all the steps in submitting a new content project.
- Always choose at least the ‘Premium’ service.
- At first, you need to be prepared to explore the skills of various writers on the site. It doesn’t take long but you will find some writers who really meet the grade whilst others are a bit more questionable! You can quickly sort these writers into ‘Favourite’ and ‘Ignored’ categories.
- With iWriter, you have the option of requesting a rewrite on an article if you are not satisfied with it. This gives you a chance to explain the purpose of the article to your writer again and explain to them where they went wrong the first time, great opportunity to see if they follow instructions correctly.
- Article rejection! In the process of finding a group of ‘Favourite’ writers, you will need to reject some articles along the way, even after some re-writes! This is a very useful feature of iWriter but you need to be careful with your rejection rate which is visible to anyone who see’s your article writing request. Keeping the rejection rate below 25% (so overall acceptance above 75%) has worked very well for me and I would advise you to take a similar approach. It’s important to watch these ratios or writers will be wary of taking on your project.
- If you’re not getting the right quality of writer then you might need to offer more money per project to attract the best people! The trick here is experimenting and a bit of patience, you might lose a few dollars along the way but you can end up with a list of reliable and skilled content writers who can produce acceptable content within 24 hours, very nice to have indeed.
So what about you?
iWriter has really worked for me and if you’re searching for content creation services that you have some control over then they come highly recommended.
This is my experience however!
It’d be great to hear what has worked for you?
Good or bad experiences?
Do you know of content creation services that are comparable or better than iWriter?
Feel free to comment below…