Does it seem strange asking for help with content?

It can if you’re not used to it. However it’s always worth considering whether or not you should ask for help because it could be the missing link between having a good website or a great one that is achieving all kinds of things for you.

Don’t get me wrong – some people love creating content. They love the process of coming up with ideas, fleshing them out and getting them down so they can publish them on their site. But there are plenty more who break out in a cold sweat at the mere thought of doing it. Still more would love to do it but there are always a thousand and one better or more important things to do. Writing can be outsourced; the same cannot be said of some other parts of your business.

Don’t be tempted to compete on price

Some of the outsourcing sites are rife for episodes of tussling going on between writers vying for a particular job. Anyone would think they’re trying to grab the last piece of cake on the plate. They don’t care what it takes as long as they get that cake. In terms of writing, they’ll drop their prices by huge amounts just to get the job.

Of course it’s tempting to go cheap – it saves you money. But does it really? I’ve written about this before but we all know the phrase cheap and nasty exists for a reason. A phrase doesn’t get to become a cliché unless it has earned the right to be in that position. Lots of people pay small amounts for articles they actually can’t do anything with, and then end up spending more on better articles from professional writers instead.

Overcoming the strangeness

If it does feel a bit weird to ask someone to write something for you, it can be easy to narrow your focus down to price. But it can work far better to narrow your focus down to finding a writer you can work with on a regular basis instead – someone you can rely on and trust. That’s worth paying for.

You probably think I must charge a fortune now you’ve read that ;). Actually nothing could be further from the truth. Get in touch today and you might be surprised how easy it is to hire a writer who is trustworthy, affordable and actually does deliver on time.

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