10 Places to Hire a Writer In 2021

Do you need to hire a writer for your business? Perhaps you are looking at launching or expanding your content marketing strategy or want to give your website a makeover by changing your website copy. Whatever the reason you’ll first need to find a writer to hire.

In this guide, we will discuss the top 10 places to hire a writer in 2021.

1. Writing Studio

The first company we will highlight is Writing Studio. We are a specialist content writing company that produces high-quality content for a range of different industries such as CBD, appliance repair, SaaS, pet health, and more.

Here’s why you should consider working with Writing Studio:

  • Writing Studio offers a fully managed service – when you work with us you’ll communicate directly with a client manager who will handle the whole content production process.
  • Writing Studio only hires writers who are qualified to write about the topics that they write about.
  • Our writers can produce all main content types such as blog posts, articles, e-books, and product descriptions.
  • Our content writing writing services start at only $0.20 per word for orders under 5000 words and $0.125 per word for orders over 10,000 words.

2. Upwork

Upwork is one of the largest platforms online to find and hire freelance writers. You can either search through the profiles of content writers on the platform and hire one or post a job ad in which writers can then send you proposals to do your writing, which you can then select the best applicant. Here’s what makes Upwork a good choice.

  • There are thousands of writers on the platform from all over the world and each writer has a rating based on how they have performed for other clients in the past.
  • The Upwork platform is very user-friendly and includes lots of functionality such as payment tools and a rating system.
  • According to the Upwork website prices for writers start from just US$15 per hour for a beginner level writer up to US$80 for a more experienced writer.

3. Freelancer

Freelancer is another large platform to hire freelance writers. Like Upwork, you can post job ads, or you can browse through the freelancers on the platform and select a writer to hire.

Some of the top features of the platform include:

  • It’s free to use. Freelancer makes its money by taking a commission when you pay a freelance writer through the platform.
  • You can browse thousands of qualified writers to hire and check samples of their work.
  • You can easily track the progress of your content orders through the website and request revisions if necessary.
  • You can find writers from as little as US$5 per hour (although be wary of the quality if they charge this low).

4. ProBlogger

Another place to find writers is ProBlogger. This website is one of the largest communities for bloggers and writers to find information and advice on how to write.

ProBlogger also allow businesses to post job ads to find freelance writers. Here’s why you should consider using their job service:

  • Job listings are just US$75 and the ad lasts 15 days.
  • By placing a job on ProBlogger you’ll have access to a very targeted group of experienced writers.
  • You can manage the whole hiring process through the website. For example, you can receive applications from writers and contact writers through the website directly.

5. Scripted

Scripted is another platform that you can use to hire freelance writers. You can post a writing job and then the freelance writers on the platform will send you a proposal to do your project for you.

Here’s why you should consider Scripted:

  • Scripted is a specialist platform to hire freelance writers.
  • You can find expert writers for as little as $50 for a 1000-word article. However, you have to pay a monthly membership before you can list your job ads.
  • You can find writers who specialize in writing about numerous industries.

6. Indeed

Indeed is one of the largest job websites. If you are looking for a writer to hire you can post a job ad and then writers who see it will send you applications. It works like this:

  • You go to their website and post a job ad – which you can do for free or you have the option to pay to ‘sponsor’ your ad so it appears higher up the search results.
  • Writers who are searching for jobs will see your ad and then send you an application.
  • You can then choose the best writer and give them the job.

7. WriterAccess

Another option you should consider is working with WriterAccess. They are another platform that connects writers to companies that are looking for writers to produce content for them. Like Scripted they also charge monthly fees to use the platform (starting at just $39 per month).

WriterAccess allows you to:

  • Post writing jobs to their thousands of freelancers and then select which writer you want to hire. 
  • Manage the whole writing process through their website.
  • Make payments to writers directly through the platform.
  • Request revisions and receive the final product through the platform.

8. Verblio

Another option if you want a more hands-on level of service is Verblio. They are a content writing agency that employs hundreds of writers who can write everything from simple blog posts to white papers. Verblio has many good features, including:

  • You don’t have to manage the writers, Verblio will do this for you.
  • All content that you order from them is guaranteed to be 100% original and is proofread by their editors before it is sent to you.
  • You will get access to a large team of writers who specialize in lots of different industries and topics – although you should expect to pay more for writers if they write about specialist topics.

9. Flexjobs

Flexjobs is a website dedicated to helping people find remote work opportunities. 

Here’s how it works:

  • You can sign up to the site and can then post up to 5 jobs for free before you have to pay for each listing. Alternatively, you can search for candidates on the website and contact the ones you want to offer your job to.
  • Flexjobs will then list your job and promote it to its subscribers (users have to pay to use the site).
  • Writers can then send you an application for the job.
  • You can then hire the best candidate.

10. Reddit (/r/hireawriter)

Most people won’t be aware that you can use Reddit to find writers but is used by quite a few people – and it’s free! Here’s how to use Reddit to find a writer:

  • The first thing you need to do is sign in or create an account if you don’t have one.
  • You can then go to the /r/hireawriter subreddit and post a job into the forum.
  • Writers who see your post can then reach out to you on the site or through email to apply for the job.
  • You can then choose the best applicant for the job.

Final thoughts

You can find good writers in many different places. The main two options you have are to either hire freelance writers who you work with directly to manage your writing projects or work with a content writing agency who will manage the writers for you – albeit at an extra cost.

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