Would you pay for somebody to write for you?

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  1. Artist-For-Hire profile image69
    Artist-For-Hireposted 12 years ago

    Would you pay for somebody to write for you?

    Would you pay for quality articles to be written for you to use on your website, blogs, HubPages, Squidoo etc? And how much would you pay for a quality 1500 word article?

  2. cheaptoys profile image61
    cheaptoysposted 12 years ago

    the reason why I am on hubpages is to get paid not to pay others!

  3. profile image0
    Valoric Fireposted 12 years ago

    That would be counterproductive.  Hubpages should attract the budding writer in all of us - regardless of topic, just focus, apply yourself and you should be able to write a concise piece of work that is based on your own experiences, interests and perspective.  I think the focus should be on your enjoyment of writing, choosing topics you are interested in as opposed to the monetary gain.

  4. stuff4you profile image57
    stuff4youposted 12 years ago

    I don't have enough money or resources for that, and I'm not in a position to pay anyone to write for me anyways.

    So the answer for now is, no.

  5. Ultimate Hubber profile image65
    Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years ago

    I would pay to get articles written for my websites and blogs; but not anymore for hubpages as hubs are losing their rankings since the panda update.

  6. kafsoa profile image63
    kafsoaposted 12 years ago

    I don't do, I'm spending nice time writing and reacting here and I used to be myself.

  7. Tusitala Tom profile image68
    Tusitala Tomposted 12 years ago

    Have to answer "No," to that one.   As it is, I do a helluva lot of editing of other people's work free of charge.  I quite enjoy it, provided they don't sent me very long manuscripts in one hit.   Just finished doing one, in fact, for an 80 year old ex sea captain.   Quite interesting.

    Nope.   Frankly, I think you're shouting into a gale if you expect to get any takers on Hubpages.   But keep trying...you never know.

  8. Artist-For-Hire profile image69
    Artist-For-Hireposted 12 years ago

    (lol @ Tusitala Tom's comment)
    Let me just clarify....


    Poor choice of words on my part...sorry.

    But I WAS wondering whether or not people would consider paying for an article that they would - at the end of the day - profit from. More hubs/more website content content equals more traffic and therefore more revenue.

    Personally, no, I wouldn't consider it and I think the majority of people here at hubpages wouldn't either - we write because we love to and wouldn't miss that for the world.

    However...from a webmasters (and even a bloggers) point of view...we are always looking for more content.

    More content means more pages more keywords, the more likely someone will stumble across your website and buy what you're selling.
    In which case, yeah, I would probably consider a high quality article at a reasonable price.

  9. PainReliefGuy profile image58
    PainReliefGuyposted 12 years ago

    I think if you are submitting articles to magazines that pay good rates instead of writing for helium or hubpages and hoping to make money from commissions off of google adsense, then paying a ghostwriter is an attractive option.

    There are many good writers who really should buy or checkout a copy of the Writer's Market and see which publications might be a good fit.

    Also, it would be relatively easy for writer's to market themselves as copywriters or content specialists for other sites and charge by the hour ($50 and up) or by the project.

  10. jtyler profile image59
    jtylerposted 12 years ago

    This is more of a hobby for me than it is a lucrative business (in fact, I've just started with Google Adsense), so I would say no.

  11. Tamila Roberts profile image38
    Tamila Robertsposted 12 years ago

    I think we all would if we could. The main reason we are here means we aren't in the position to do so. That's what most major million dollars companies do anyways. That is how they crush competition.

  12. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 years ago

    No, absolutely not - I have readers, and I have ethics.  My conscious would never stop bothering me, and my readers would easily see that it wasn't me writing.

  13. smcopywrite profile image61
    smcopywriteposted 12 years ago

    of course. as a freelancer there are times when you may need to outsource. getting a ghostwriter or something similar may be needed. finding a great writer that you want to put your name on the byline is the issue.
    if you want quality-it will cost you. searching for a great writer is also a chore. for a quality 1500 article depends on research needed, writer experience, etc. hiring a writer is similar to hiring any freelancer for work.

  14. content profile image60
    contentposted 12 years ago

    you can get someone to write a 500 word article for you for $8 bucks.

  15. Pollyannalana profile image60
    Pollyannalanaposted 12 years ago

    I write because I love to write and don't get paid so far but no I would never pay anyone.

  16. skeeter747 profile image60
    skeeter747posted 12 years ago

    I would not pay to have someone write for me. I have been flagged on here and have had rude comments left for me and still I would not have No One Write for me ! However you could give them a candy bar as a reward. If you know someone that can write good then why don't you tell them about hubpage?

  17. Felixedet2000 profile image58
    Felixedet2000posted 12 years ago

    i wouldn't want to pay ordinarily except if it is the best solution at the time...the payment should be commensurate with the effort but not at my detriment.

  18. profile image54
    John Rileyposted 12 years ago

    I'll be honest.  No. 0.00 dollars/mil words.

  19. profile image50
    deacharliebrownposted 12 years ago

    Definitely NO.
    his or her thoughts is different from yourself, or even better. But its not original, if you've got to get it right, do it yourself.

  20. arthinfosoft profile image60
    arthinfosoftposted 12 years ago

    Can you write intelligent articles about how to create effective landing pages? For your questions $12 is enough to pay for one content if you are fulfill your quality of contents.


  21. alisha4u profile image40
    alisha4uposted 12 years ago

    I have not enough money to pay anyone thats why i do myself.

  22. Y. Kajitaka profile image60
    Y. Kajitakaposted 12 years ago

    Sorry, in this case I'm the one who'd be paid to write them.  ^^;

    However, from a slightly old article, I saw price ranged for children's bible school material at .05-.07 per word.  I suppose you estimate from there.  ^^

  23. Kamalesh050 profile image71
    Kamalesh050posted 12 years ago

    The answer is "No" .  I can always try to write quality articles myself , if I cannot I would rather not write but cannot think of having something written for me . Even if someone offers to write for me free of charge I would not accept. I strongly believe that what you write, whether it is good  or not so good in quality it is Original and more precious to you than an article which is superb in quality but has been written for you by some one else.

  24. john@patatusfoam. profile image62
    john@patatusfoam.posted 12 years ago

    I would pay, I do pay actually for writings for my blog and other outlets.  It is important to find a quality writer who will research the topic and talk about the topic in a fair method.

    1500 words, maybe $15 to answer your question.

  25. Aamna Aamad profile image60
    Aamna Aamadposted 12 years ago

    Well true that writting is an art and people only write to satisfy their souls appetite but i believe that the stomachs appetide needs to be satisfied too...thus one should be paid for the hard work one puts in.


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