If you are a full time blogger then you will know that hiring an English content writer is going to take the heat off you in a big way. The fact is that it is not easy writing a huge amount of high quality content on a regular basis. If you have multiple websites like many full-time bloggers do then it gets even tougher to keep up.
Hiring an English content writer may sound easy but if you have ever tried to hire a content writer that writes quality content you will have found out for yourself that it is not an easy task at all.
The majority of new English content writers I have tried out have not been English at all and my goal of acquiring a high quality article has not been achieved. Instead I have sat with a piece of writing that I can barely read it is so bad.
It is not only the grammar and spelling mistakes that are the problem – there is often a cultural difference that is glaringly painful. This has been very prominent with guest posts that are sent to me for publishing where the writer is insulting towards mothers yet expects me to publish the post on my parenting website!
Over the years I have gotten better at sourcing English content writers that can provide me with high quality content.
Here my tips for hiring an English content writer (and see at the bottom a list of writers I recommend):
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Review The English Content Writer’s Profile
Whether you are searching on Fiverr, Seoclerks or HireWriters make sure to check out the writer’s profile and carefully read the reviews. Check to see the country that the writer is from and read as many reviews as possible. When you see a great review also check the country of the person reviewing the writer.
It’s also a great idea to review the reviewer. I have once bought an article from a seller that had rave reviews only to find out when receiving my content that the writer was clearly not English and the article was terrible. When I went back to the reviews of that writer I checked the buyer profiles and found that they were not English either so they were not really the best people to review an “English” article.
Contact The Writer and Ask Questions
This is an essential step in the process of vetting content writers. I have a standard set of questions that I send all potential content writers and although I am interested in the answers to the questions I am more interested in the way that the content writer responds to my message.
Here’s what I usually send to potential English content writers:
“Good day, I am interested in using your content writing services. Can you please answer the following questions for me:
- What country are you from and what is your first language?
- What topics are you most comfortable writing about?
- Can you write on any topic?
- What is the procedure to follow if I am not entirely happy with content provided?
- Can you please send me samples of your writing to check?”
Any content writer that replies with one word answers and says things like “Order now” is not going to impress me and will not be getting any orders from me.
I’m also interested in hearing what the response is to number 3 – the truth is that is not easy to write on any topic, especially when it comes to things that are technical or very specialized.
An example is that one of my websites is about recovery from addiction, it takes a lot of insight and experience about addiction to write a high quality and useful article for that website.
Writers that are desperate for work usually respond that they can write well on any topic. I prefer people to keep it real and honest.
Ask To See Samples
As given in my questions above, I always ask to see samples of past content written so that I can evaluate the quality of the content that I should receive if I place an order.
Strangely enough I’ve had a few sellers refuse to give me a sample telling me that they think I will use that content. Go figure right? Well that definitely equals being scratched off my list of potential writers!
Placing Your First Order
When you are trying a new content writer don’t place an order for multiple articles at once. Start off with one article and wait to assess the quality.
In fact I only place orders for one article as a time with new sellers for a period of time to ensure that the quality is consistently excellent before I start placing bigger orders.
Writers That I Personally Recommend
I’ve found a few writers that I really enjoy making use of and I have stuck with them over the last few years because I have never been disappointed by them. If you are looking for an English content writer I highly recommend you try out these services:
My Content Writing Services
Yes I have to put my own services out here, I have some content writing services that I offer on Fiverr, a gig for long articles and a gig for short articles. I do not personally write the posts, I outsource that work to a South African mom that I personally trained to do content writing for me.
Her first language is Afrikaans but she is completely fluent in English. She is a brilliant content writer and always my first choice when it comes to getting content written for my own websites.
Here are a few samples of posts she has written for my parenting website:
I love EliteWriter because they are a team of husband and wife. The wife writes the articles that are along the parenting, beauty and home topics and the husband writes the tech and businesses topics. This means that they can provide a wide range of topics and still provide fantastic quality.
Here are a few articles written by EliteWriter:
Angie is a fantastic content writer that is incredibly skilled at writing excellent reviews and I have used her for a lot of reviews on my parenting website in the past.
Here are a few of the reviews she has written for me:
I hope you have found these pointers for finding and choosing an English content writer helpful, what tips can you share?