It’s tempting to hire the cheapest writer you can find isn’t it? I understand this, I really do. You’ve got a budget to stick to and if you can get a writer who charges a fraction of the budget you have available, why on earth would you pay more?
The problem lies in why the writer feels they have to offer their services for that price. Many of them don’t hold any real value in the work they do. Some know they cannot charge the same rates as professional writers because they have not yet reached that stage themselves.
It is this area of hobby writers that can trip up the unwary client. Make no mistake, I don’t wish to tar everyone in that area with the same brush. But to me, hobby writers don’t take their writing as seriously as professional writers. It has nothing to do with the number of hours you work: I once worked part time around a full time job until I could become a full time freelancer.
To my mind, hobby writers don’t take their writing seriously enough to treat it – or you – in the right way. If something better comes along (like an invite to go out for example) they’ll forget all about the content they promised you until tomorrow. That’s when you’ll get an email (if you’re lucky) apologising for missing the deadline and promising to get the work to you as quickly as they can. I’ve heard a fair few horror stories like this, and there are several clients who have come to me having had a nightmare with other ‘writers’.
You really do get what you pay for in life. If you are serious about getting good quality content for your website, don’t you owe it to yourself to invest in it rather than trying to get it for the cheapest possible price? It might be tempting, but rather like other cheap knock offs in life, you shouldn’t be too surprised when you don’t get the result you wanted. If you do want a good result – content that arrives either early or on time and is well written to order – get in touch with me today. I take my career seriously and I never go back on a promise. That’s a promise 😉