Writing content can be a chore, especially when it comes to writing about such banal subjects as “custom made drapes” and “glass tv trays”. While we definitely recommend that you begin writing the articles yourself first, it ultimately comes to be a better use of your time to outsource your articles so that you can start creating the amount of sites that will make you some serious cash.
If I were to write the articles for our sites myself, I could write a Primary and four Secondary articles in around 2.5 – 3 hours. The content wouldn’t be amazing and I wouldn’t look back at the articles with pride and joy, but it would be enough to reasonably inform the reader and would be 100% unique, making the search engines happy. Now…you can have those same articles written for you at a cost of $15.00 or less by ordering through Fiverr.com. From a value perspective, you may not have the additional cash to fork out for your content, but if you write them yourself you have to consider the fact that you are effectively working for around $5.00 – $6.00 an hour. Choosing to outsource your content and using some great outsource tracking software can be an effective time-saver for those who value their time higher than that and here are a few quick tips to get you what you want:
- Search Effectively – A search on Fiverr.com for the word “content” will provide results ranging from translation services to ebooks available. Refine your searches by being more specific and including quotations in searches like “write content” “2 articles” and “write articles”.
- Use The Sort Function – Sorting by “popularity” or “rating” will give you those writers that have had plenty of reviews and have already been tested by other buyers, upping your chances of getting a quality writer.
- Avoid Poorly Written Gigs – If the content writer isn’t careful enough to use proper grammar and spelling in the gig they’re writing you can expect the content to be pretty poor as well.
- Sneak A Peak At A Sample – It can be time consuming to ask for a sample and wait for it to come in. Many buyers will leave a URL in their feedback to get more traffic. Check the seller’s feedback to find real-life examples of the content in action.
- Too Good To Be True? – It probably is! We’ve found that anyone offering more than 3 articles in a Gig will give you auto-spun PLR, is selling non-unique content to multiple buyers, or won’t complete the gig, wasting your time ordering. A good rule of thumb is no more than 1 article from a westerner and no more than 2 (maybe 3) from a non-westerner. Anything else is not worth the time of the person writing and isn’t likely to be done well.
- Have They Logged In Recently? – Check the user to make sure they’ve been with Fiverr for a while and have logged in recently. Avoid sellers that signed up 1 month ago and haven’t logged in for weeks.
- Be CLEAR In Your Order – You can’t expect the content writers to automatically understand the style of writing you’d prefer, the number of keywords you’d like mentioned, etc. The more clear you are in your order, the better chance you’ll have of receiving the content exactly as you’d like it.
- Start With 2 Gigs Max – Having to re-order multiple gigs from a non-delivering seller is frustrating. When testing out a new seller, don’t order more than 2 gigs at once. You get your money back if they don’t deliver, but it’s a pain having to re-order and then wait for that content to arrive.
- Tracking Your Orders – Once you have a ton of Fiverr gigs ordered, it can be difficult to find which gig goes with which piece of content. Track your content ordering in a spreadsheet and include the Order # from Fiverr for easy recall. This is important if the seller cancels, doesn’t deliver, etc.
- Check Their Work – Especially for new writers, it’s worth checking CopyScape and making sure their work is original. After the first few orders you can generally spot-check their work. Make sure with CopyScape that you’re using the paid version and check paragraphs, not the entire article. (You’re more likely to find duplicate content this way) If you’d rather not pay for CopyScape, simply take random 5-6 words strings unique to your article and Google search with quotations to find duplicates.
Eventually, you may want to outsource your Fiverr ordering as well! You can test out a few content writers on oDesk after documenting the process yourself. Once you’ve found a decent writer, have them order, receive, check, and edit the content you receive and get a report each week on what’s been completed! Alternatively, you can chat with one of your current Fiverr sellers and see if they’d be willing to work with you on a part or full-time basis as an Editor or Content Manager. You can manage their work through the use of HiveDesk, which provides a freemium option for reviewing agents work that we use with TryBPO.
We’ve put together a report on some of our best current Fiverr content writers, samples of their content, and the exact words we use when ordering content on Fiverr and will offering it as a value add to our subscribers within the next 48 hours. If you’re interested in checking out this report for free, CLICK HERE to subscribe today!