If you want to hire a writer it can be hard to know where to look, not to mention how much you should pay them. Therefore, we decided to review some of the best freelancer platforms and some of the best content writing services online. One of those freelancer platforms is Crowd Content. Hopefully, this review will help you make a more informed choice about where to find the perfect writer for your company.
Crowd Content is a platform to hire writers to write articles, essays, eBooks, whitepapers, etc. for your business. The company is based in Canada and claims to have over 5,000 writers on its platform in the U.S alone.
One of the main things that separate Crowd Content from its competitors is that each writer is given a star rating. When you list a writing job you can choose which writers get to see your writing job based on their rating. This means that if you want higher quality writing you can choose writers rated higher and pay a bit more for them.
Adding a content writing job is straightforward. You simply go to their website and create an account. You can choose between having a ‘self-service’ account where you list and manage your own writing jobs or an ‘enterprise’ account which comes with a dedicated client manager. The client manager will work closely with you to manage your content marketing plan and even help you to come up with content topics.
For the purposes of this review, we will focus on using the website with a self-service account. To list a writing job, you simply fill out a form with details such as the topic of your content, which type of content you want, your budget, which star rating writers you want to write it, and your deadline for when you want it completed by.
The job will then be sent to writers who can accept your assignment if they wish to write it. Once your writer agrees to do your job, they write your content and then send it to you for review. The company says they allow unlimited revisions which help to reduce some of the risk associated with using their platform.
Crowd Content reviews on Trustpilot are not very good at 2.7 out of 5 stars.
That said, they only have a handful of reviews.
The negative feedback is all about the company having poor customer service and the star rating system not realistically reflecting the talent of their writers. Positive reviews say the opposite: that the writing is high quality and delivered on time. These reviews seem to suggest an inconsistency in the service, it probably depends on the individual writer you end up with.
The amount you are charged is based on the star rating of the writer. For content such as blog posts, newsletters, articles, and white papers you can expect to pay:
For product descriptions, they charge between US$1.75 to $2.75 per 50 words to rewrite them and $5 per 50 words for 100% brand new description.
Social media posts are charged at between $1.75 and $2.25 per post for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram posts.
Crowd Content has many pros, with only a few cons. For most businesses, it will be able to provide you with quality and unique content at decent prices. However, before you decide to use their service you should also check out some of their competitors which we have reviewed. Simply click on the links below to check out our other reviews.
Crowd Content is an easy-to-use platform to find writers for your content. They offer transparent pricing and you can choose to pay extra for more experienced writers. The biggest downside of the platform appears to be a lack of consistency from the writers so you might want to check out alternative platforms before outsourcing your content writing to them.