10 Places to Outsource Content Writing

If you are looking for a content writing service to work with for your web content marketing needs, then this guide is for you. Below we have reviewed 10 of the best options online and provided you with an overview of each one so that you can make a more informed decision.

1. Writing Studio

Writing Studio is a content writing company that has expert content writers for hire in almost every industry. We only hire writers who are qualified in the area they write about and all content orders are professionally edited and proofread by our team.

We can write all major forms of content such as blog posts, ebooks, product descriptions, and articles. We offer very competitive pricing with rates starting at just $0.20 per word for orders under 5000 words. Writing Studio provides a dedicated content marketing manager who will oversee your content writing needs.

2. Upwork

Upwork gives you access to a large pool of writers who you can employ to write content for your brand. You can either post a job ad and ask for writers to submit proposals to win your project or you can search their database of writers and find a good fit for your company.

You will most likely find a good writer on the platform but it might take some time to find the right writer if you get lots of proposals sent to you. According to the company you can expect to pay between US$15 and US$80 per hour for content writers.

3. Fiverr

Fiverr is a large online platform to find freelance content writers. From as little as $5 you can hire content writers from all over the world who can craft blog posts, articles, product descriptions, and website copy for you.

You can either search for content writers and hire one directly or post a job ad and writers will send you a proposal to write your content for you. It is an easy-to-use platform, and you should be able to find writers who have experience writing about your specific industry. However, you will have to manage the project yourself and follow up with writers if they don’t deliver the work on time.

4. Verblio

When you hire a freelance writer on a platform like Upwork or Fiverr you have to manage the project yourself. If you want a more hands-on level of service, then working with a content writing agency like Verblio might be a good idea for you to consider.

Verblio offer a full content writing service that includes research, editing, and ensuring your content is 100% unique. For this level of service, you will pay a bit more but the benefits might make it worthwhile for you to consider.

5. Crowd Content

Crowd Content has over 6000 experienced content writers who can craft blog posts, articles, product descriptions, and more types of content for you. Each writer on their platform is given a star rating out of 4 stars and the higher their rating the more you pay. For example, a 1 star rated writer charges just $0.022 per word and a 4-star writer charges $0.12 per word.

Crowd Content has positive reviews from clients who have employed 3 and 4 star rated writers but pretty negative reviews from 1 and 2-star writers so if you do work with Crowd Content it is probably best to only hire the 3 and 4-star writers or you won’t receive high-quality content.

6. Scripted

Scripted is a platform to find freelance content writers. On their platform, you can manage the whole content writing process from finding writers to making payment for work received.

Scripted vets every writer they allow on their platform and they say they only allow 2% of applicants to work for them. You can set your own budget that writers can accept which is good if you have a specific budget. Perhaps the biggest downside of the platform is you have to pay a subscription fee of between $149 and $2500 per month to use the platform.

7. WriterAccess

WriterAccess is another option for you to use to find content writers to work with. You can sign up to their website and post content writing projects and then select writers to work with.

Because they have a large number of writers on their platform, you should be able to find experienced writers who have written content about your industry in the past and have a track record of success. Like Scripted you also have to pay a monthly subscription fee to join the platform which ranges from $39 to $349 per month.

8. ContentWriters

ContentWriters works a lot like Upwork and Fiverr. You simply sign up to their website and can post content writing jobs for everything from blog posts to whitepapers. The company will then give your project to the most qualified writer in their network.

One of the best parts of their service is that you are able to request an unlimited number of revisions for your content which helps reduce some of the risks of using their service. You also don’t pay per word on ContentWriters, instead, you pay per project. For example, a blog post delivered in 5 business days will cost you $110.

9. Textbroker 

Textbroker makes it easy to hire a freelance content writer or a team of content writers who will act as your on-demand content writing team. You can either list your project and assign it to a specific writer or you can allow the company to assign your project to one of their writers.

If you require a lot of content to be written then you have the option of paying extra for a managed account which means you have access to a dedicated content manager. Depending on the level of experience of the writer/s you work with you can expect to pay between $0.013 and $0.075 per word for your content to be written.

10. Express Writers

Express Writers is another choice if you want to outsource your content writing. They have four types of content writers that you can hire, including general writers, expert writers, specialist writers, and authority writers. Each type of writer has various levels of experience and you will pay more if you decide to work with the more experienced writers on their platform.

The company only has 90 writers on their platform which is a lot less than other platforms, but the company says they vet every writer before allowing them to write for them. This means you don’t have to vet writers yourself as you do with Upwork, Scripted, and Fiverr.

Final thoughts

If you are looking for a quality freelance content writer to hire for your website or work with a content writing company there are lots of great places for you to find the perfect fit for your company.

The biggest question to ask yourself is how much are you prepared to pay for content writers as this will best guide you to which of the above platforms to use. For example, if you are prepared to pay $150+ per 1000 words then your best option is to work with a specialist content writing company, but if you want to pay less than that then you should try to find a freelance writer.

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