said 1 year, 4 months ago:
Alexandra, somewhere on here I started a forum about tips for buyers on iWriter.com. I used the site for various purposes, even just to speed up my own writing while still maintaining high quality and standards. It’s a discipline game I play.
I think I shared a lot of insight about using such services and how to locate the best writers, or at least how I made my list. I still write for them. I try to do it as a daily exercise to force me to at least write 500+ words a day. Believe me — it is not a job for the inexperienced.
The buyer puts up the money and usually within a few hours they will have their article. They do not have to buy it, so poor writers do NOT hang around or survive for long. My guess is the place is filled with ex-reporters who are disciplined to pump out numerous articles in a single day. This is definitely not an amateur’s game. If you pay a little extra, you will definitely find good, consistently high quality writing.
The key to it all is writing extremely good instructions. I don’t waste my time or talents with buyers who don’t know what they want. I write seo, business, and legal articles there. I imagine other writers pick their own niches there in much the same way. Write what you know and can wow them with.
Once I get a 5-star rating from a buyer with detailed feedback, I have something with which to judge other writers’ unseen work. I follow my Buyer’s page back to see reviews of other writers he’s reviewed. I look for details that his opinion of the writer was either comparable to or better than mine. I’m talking five-star writers with detailed explanations of how they went above and beyond and wowed their buyers.
I only follow or work for buyers who’ve demonstrated that they, too, are excellent writers and have an eye for quality. By scouting for good quality buyers, I’ve accumulated an awesome little team of writers I know I can trust for seo/article marketing content in three hours or less. For $5-10 an article, that is very hard to beat.
If you spend less, you get the masses and the newbies who are either below four stars or have less than 30 articles written so can’t show consistent ability yet. All their great writers went through that process there, too, though, so it is possible you might get one for $3-5.00 when they’re first starting or when the stock of higher priced article orders are low, but that’s a gamble.
Several of my buyers order articles 30-50 articles at a time, so I work simultaneously with 10 or so other writers. I’ved noticed we do gravitate toward the same type buyers and all of them are 4-stars and up. If I were you, depending on what you want, I would scroll through in the writer’s side view and find the 4+ star writers who write for attorneys. They CANNOT fake their way there. They’re either good or they get crucified. Attorneys or their seo companies, can be brutal to the average. They want excellent, engaging, and precise copy on the first attempt. Fail and you’ll get a 1-star rating, horrific feedback, and overall lowered ratings.
Just wanted to share a range of what you might find there. Hope this helps.