If you are thinking of using a content writing service to outsource your content marketing it can be hard to work out which option is right for you. To help you out we decided to review 19 of the top platforms so that you can make a more informed choice.
For each service, we looked at the history of the company, how past and present clients have rated them, the pros and cons of the platform, and an overview of the prices they charge.
Here are 19 of the best content writing services.
Writing Studio is a content writing service that produces high-quality content such as blog posts, articles, web content, product descriptions, and more. We cover a diverse range of industries and are well-known for our ability to write on technical topics.
We only higher the most experienced and qualified writers and pride ourselves on providing our clients with a smooth experience and results-driven content.
Overall, Writing Studio has great reviews on Trustpilot from happy clients and writers who have worked for us. Reviewers say we deliver high-quality content on-time, as well as offering great customer service.
Writing Studio is a one-stop-shop for high-quality content that is written by expert writers. Every client that works with us is given a dedicated content manager to ensure you are 100% happy with our service.
Writing Studio do charge slightly more than some of our competitors, but the quality of our writing will ensure you get much better results, which makes it a worthwhile investment to make.
Writing Studio charges clients anywhere from $0.20 per word for a 5000-word order to $0.125 per word for orders over 10,000 words. Some specialty content such as whitepapers are charged at slightly higher rates.
Writing Studio employs high quality and well-qualified writers who can craft all of your content at fair and transparent prices. We are especially good to work with if you require content for one of the industries that we specialize in.
Click here to read our full Writing Studio review
Scripted is one of the largest platforms online to post projects to, which freelancers will then send you their proposals to carry out the work for you at an agreed-upon rate.
Their rating on Trustpilot isn’t very impressive. They only have an overall rating of 2.6 stars out of 5 which is a lot lower than other platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr.
The company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee before you have to pay for any content that you order. They also have writers on their platform who specialize in lots of different industries and topics.
Scripted charges membership fees to use their service on top of paying for each piece of content, this makes them a more expensive option compared to Upwork or Fiverr.
Membership fees are between $149 and $2500 per month depending on the account type you sign up for. Content is then charged on average between $50 and $70 per 1000 words.
Scripted might be a good option if your company requires a lot of content to be written, otherwise, Upwork and Fiverr might be better alternatives for you to check out.
Click here to read our full Scripted review.
Upwork is one of the largest platforms online to find freelancers for everything from web development to content writing.
For a large platform they have a good overall rating on Trustpilot of 4.5 stars out of 5, which is from over 4,900 reviews.
You can find writers on Upwork who specialize in lots of different industries and topics. It is easy to find writers, give them your project, rate them, and make payments.
You might have to work with a few different writers before finding a good fit – this can be time-consuming and costly.
Expect to pay roughly US$15 per hour for a writer with some experience and up to $80 per hour for a very experienced content writer.
Upwork is one of the largest freelancer platforms online and is trusted by thousands of clients. Chances are you will find a great content writer on the platform; it just might take some time.
Click here to read our full Upwork review
Fiverr is a platform to find freelancers to hire for everything from web design to content writing. As the name suggests prices start from as little as $5 per project.
Reviews for Fiverr on Trustpilot are good, they have an overall rating of 4.1 stars out of 5. This is slightly lower than their main rival Upwork but still very good.
You can hire freelancers from all over the world at fixed prices to write all of your content. They have a good rating system to make it easier to find great writers.
You might have to work with a few writers before finding one who can write to the standard you desire. This can be time-consuming and costly.
Prices start from $5 per project and go up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on what you order. They also charge a small processing fee for each order.
Fiverr is an easy-to-use platform to find content writers from all over the world. They offer very transparent pricing and have a good rating system. However, you might have to trail out a few writers before finding the right fit for your company.
Click here to read our full review of Fiverr
Verblio is a US-based online content writing service that specializes in SEO optimized content such as blog posts, product descriptions, and website copy.
The company has very good reviews on G2.com. As of December 2020, they have an overall rating of 4.9 stars out of 5. The quality of their work is mentioned repeatedly in client reviews.
All content is researched, written, edited, and checked for plagiarism by one of their experienced writers. The company also offers a higher level of customer service compared to their competitors.
Verblio does charge more than other options, but the quality of their writers is generally better.
Expect to pay from $34 to $359 per piece of content. For example, a 300-word article will cost you USD 34.
If you want to work with a full-service marketing agency then Verblio is a great option for you. But keep in mind it will cost you a lot more than some of your other options.
Click here to read our full Verblio review
Crowd Content matches you up with content writers who can produce everything from blog posts to product descriptions. You can choose writers based on their rating level.
Crowd Content has a lot of negative reviews on Trustpilot from clients who are not happy with the quality of the content they received.
They have a large pool of writers on their platform, and reviewers praise the ease of use of the service and their clear pricing structure.
The company seems to struggle to deliver high-quality content consistently to clients, which suggests their rating system isn’t as good as it should be.
The amount you pay depends on the rating of the writer. For example, 1-star writers charge 3.5 cents per word and 4-star writers charge 12 cents per word.
Crowd Content is an easy-to-use content writing service that offers good prices. However, the quality of writing their writers produce isn’t always up to a high standard.
Click here to read our full Crowd Content review
iWriter is a platform that will match you up with content writers who can craft everything from articles to press releases.
Clients are happy with the high level of customer service and the quality of the content they have received from iWriter. On G2.com they have an overall 4.2 out of 5-star rating.
When you submit a content order, the amount you pay depends on the experience level of the writer, which combined with unlimited revisions helps to make using their service less risky.
The quality of the lower-rated writers can be very inconsistent. They also only deliver content in .txt format which means you’ll have to add your own HTML if that is what you require.
iWriter offers some of the lowest prices for content out of all of the services we have reviewed. They charge from as little as $1.25 for a 150-word article.
iWriter is a cost-effective platform to find writers for your website content, but the quality is inconsistent.
Click here to read our full iWriter review
Textbroker is a ‘content marketplace’ that businesses can use to find content writers, or a team of content writers for all of their content writing needs.
Most of the reviews left on Trustpilot say the company delivers high-quality content and provides good customer service.
You can choose writers based on their rating – the higher the rating the more you pay. They also allow you to pay extra for a ‘managed’ account which gives you a higher level of customer service.
Editing and proofreading content incurs an extra fee which can add to the total cost of your content order. You might also have to work with a few writers before finding a good fit.
You’ll pay anywhere from $0.013 to $0.075 per word for content. These are pretty low prices for the industry.
Overall Textbroker is an easy-to-use platform to find freelance writers who can write your content for low prices. However, the quality of the work might not be consistent.
Click here to read our full Textbroker review
ContentWriters is a platform that will match you up with experienced and vetted content writers.
Feedback from past and current clients is good. They all say the company has great customer service and the content is written to a high standard. On G2.com they have a 4 star out of 5 overall rating.
All of their writers are U.S based and are thoroughly vetted before the company hires them. Their writers will do keyword research for you and they include an editing service in every content order.
The biggest downside of their platform is they tend to be quite expensive when compared to other options. You also don’t get to choose the specific writer you work with.
ContentWriters charge per project, not per word. Expect to pay $110+ for a blog post delivered in 5 days or $120+ for a faster turnaround of 3 days.
ContentWriters have a good track record of delivering high-quality content to their clients, but expect to it to cost you more than using other content writing services.
Click here to read our full ContentWriters review
To use Zerys you simply sign up, list your writing project, and then freelancers send you a proposal to do your project. Alternatively, you can search for writers and pick out one to work with.
Overall, they have a 3.5-star rating out of 5 on G2.com from 16 reviews (which isn’t a very big sample).
Zerys writers can write most content types such as blog posts, press releases, and e-books. They also assign every writer a rating to make it easier for you to select a writer to work with.
To get your content edited you have to pay extra. You also have to manage the relationship with the writer yourself – for example, if the work isn’t delivered on time you’ll have to chase them up.
Zerys has some of the lowest prices out of all the companies we have reviewed. Expect to pay anywhere between $0.01 and $0.10 per word depending on the star rating of the writer you employ.
If you just want to find a freelance writer and then manage the content writing project yourself then Zerys is a good option, if you want a more hand-on service then it would be best to work with someone else.
Click here to read our full Zerys review
Copify is an easy-to-use service that allows you to order written content for your website, social media channels, or blog.
On Trustpilot, they only have 2.3 stars out of 5 rating, which is low for the industry. The main issue identified by reviewers is the lack of quality in the content delivered.
Writers on Copify can write everything from articles to press releases. They also offer some of the lowest prices in the industry.
A lot of the reviews from their clients say the content isn’t always written to a high standard, and clients are not impressed by the level of customer service you receive from the company.
Prices start from just £0.03/word for a ‘standard writer’ and £0.05/word for a ‘professional writer’ who has more experience.
Copify is one of the cheapest platforms online to find content writers, place an order, and make payment for it. However, there are better options if you want higher quality content.
Click here to read our full Copify review
Solvid is a UK based marketing agency that helps clients with a full range of marketing services such as SEO optimization, website design, and content writing.
Bloggers who have reviewed the company have mostly positive things to say about them, including that the content they produce is of a high standard and they have good customer service.
Solvid has thousands of pre-vetted writers who are tested to ensure they can write well. They have straightforward pricing that makes it easy to know exactly how much you will pay.
Their prices are on the high side and they have a smaller pool of writers than competitors such as Upwork.
Expect to pay £0.15 per word – which means you can get a 1000-word article for about £150 (or about USD 200).
If you want to work with a full-service agency, then Solvid is a great option for you. There are cheaper options, but you’ll have to manage projects that you give to freelancers yourself.
Click here to read our full Solvid review
WriterAccess is another platform to connect with freelance writers who can write website and blog content for you. Unlike other platforms, once you find a good writer you can work with them exclusively.
They have a 4 out of 5-star overall rating on G2.com which is good when compared to other platforms. Their good customer service is mentioned a lot by reviewers.
They give every writer a rating which you can use to vet freelancers that you hire. Reviews of the company suggest the content they deliver is of a good standard.
They do not have staff editors, so you’ll have to edit your own content once it is given to you by the writer. You may also have to try out lots of different writers before finding a good fit.
WriterAccess charges membership fees of between $39 and $349 per month, and you still have to pay per word for your content. The higher your membership level the better the customer service you will receive.
Overall, it is an easy-to-use platform to find freelance writers and they offer a good level of customer service and transparent pricing. However, you do have to pay a monthly membership fee that other alternatives like Upwork do not charge.
Click here to read our full WriterAccess review
Express Writers is a full-service content writing company that will research, write, and edit content for your website or blog.
Express Writers reviews are generally good on Trustpilot where they have an overall 3.6 out of 5-star rating. The only negative complaint about the company is that they charge more than other writing services.
The company employs 90 content writers that are all trained in SEO optimization and are vetted to ensure they are good writers. You can get all your content written by them, for example, blog posts, e-books, and newsletters.
Express Writers does charge slightly more than their competitors and some clients have pointed out that not all of the writers deliver high-quality content.
Expect to pay from $0.09 per word for a ‘general writer’ and up to $0.30 per word for their most experienced writers.
Overall, Express Writers offers a good content writing service and we especially like how you can get all forms of content written from them. But you can expect to pay higher than a lot of other options.
Click here to read our full Express Writers review
Constant Content has been in business since 2003 and markets itself as a one-stop-shop for all of your content writing needs.
On SiteJabber they only have a 2.5 out of 5-star rating which isn’t very good compared to other content platforms. The main problem seems to be a lack of consistency from the writers.
Constant Content is a large platform with over 100,000 writers and has operated for 17 years which suggests they have lots of happy clients. They also say they edit every piece of content ordered.
The quality of the content seems to be inconsistent and depends a lot on the writer you get. Reviewers also point out they don’t have very good customer service.
You can set your own prices for what you are prepared to pay. For example, you can say you will pay $50 for a 1000 word article.
Constant Content is a large platform that will match you up with a freelance content writer, but you might have to try out numerous writers before you find a good one.
Click here to read our full Constant Content review
Compose.ly will match you up with one of their writers who can write high-quality content for you. The company also handle all payments between you and the writer.
Overall Compose.ly has particularly good ratings from its clients. On Trustpilot their rating is 4.3 stars out of 5. Most of the reviews say they deliver great content on time.
The company has a good process in place to vet the writers they hire so you can be sure of getting quality content written. They even offer free samples before you commit to working with them.
There are cheaper alternatives like Upwork you can use but you’ll have to vet your own writers. Another downside of the company is they offer no volume discounts for large content orders that most other services will give you.
You can expect to pay a minimum of USD 74.99 per 500 words of content. They also have the option of paying $199/month to get a dedicated content manager.
Overall, you can expect to receive high-quality content written by experienced writers when you work with Compose.ly, you just have to be prepared to pay above-market rates for it.
Click here to read our full Compose.ly review
WordAgents is a full-service agency that you can work with to produce all of your content marketing needs.
WordAgents have very good reviews from former writers who have worked with the company, and there are some reviews posted on blogs that highlight the quality of their work.
All of their writers are vetted before joining the company and they train all of their writers to be SEO experts. They edit every piece of content that you order and can deliver it to you within 7-days.
WordAgents will deliver higher quality content, but you will pay a lot more for it than other alternatives.
Expect to pay $0.06 per word for large orders (over 20,000 words) and around $0.12 per word for orders of 1000 words.
WordAgents offers a comprehensive content writing service that will ensure you get content that ranks high in searches. The only major downside is their prices are on the high side.
Click here to read our full WordAgents review
Media Shower is a marketing agency that offers clients help with all aspects of their content marketing plan. They essentially act as your ‘marketing partner’.
Media Shower has a good reputation online and has been reviewed by many clients on their websites and independent blogs.
When you work with Media Shower you will be working with a team of writers and client managers who will manage every aspect of your content project.
With a high level of service comes higher prices. If you work with Media Shower you pay a flat monthly subscription fee which is based on how much content you want each month.
Since they charge a set fee to each client based on their individual needs it is quite hard to give exact figures for working with the company but expect it to be a lot more than other options.
If you want to essentially outsource every aspect of your content marketing to an agency, then Media Shower would be a great fit for you. You’ll get great content, but it will cost you a lot more than other options.
Click here to read our full Media Shower review
Contently is different from other content writing services as it not only matches you up with writers but it also provides software to manage your whole content marketing operation.
Contently has a very good 4 out of 5-star rating on G2.com. Reviewers point out the great customer service and that the content they produce is very high-quality.
The company only hires experienced writers and other content producers. Their all-in-one platform will help you become more efficient and productive.
The biggest downside of using their service is the cost. It only makes sense to use their service if you have a very high marketing budget.
You can expect to pay a minimum of $3000 per month to use their service, and on top of that you have to pay for each piece of content you order.
Contently offers a comprehensive software package that would be a good fit for larger companies with higher budgets. Otherwise, for smaller companies, there are better alternatives for you to use.
Click here to read our full Contently review
There are a lot of great options out there to find content writers for your company.
You have the option of using platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr to find freelance writers who will write your content for great prices, or you can work with full-service writing companies such as Writing Studio who will offer a much more hands-on service.
The bottom line is that it depends on how much you are prepared to pay – the more you pay the better the quality of the writing and the better it will perform as part of your content marketing strategy.