7 Mistakes to avoid while you Hire Freelance Content Writers
For instance, you are running a writing agency or working as an individual, and you have loads of workload, then you might think of outsourcing your tasks and hire freelance content writers. Due to this, you’ll be able to free up your precious time, you’ll get mentally and physically relaxed and your client sticks with you for a longer period!
So to help you hire the perfect freelance content writer for your work, this article will reflect all those mistakes one should avoid while the hire freelance content writers and should follow these points to have a positive feedback from the client without having a headache.
List of Freelance Content Writers
1. Define the job in terms of what to do? Not how to do!
One of the most common mistakes seen while people hire freelance content writers is that they post the job with a vague heading that is what do you really want for the job, what to write and what not to write etc.
Do not forget to mention this in your posting:
- The type of content on which the writer will have to work on.
- Would it be a blog, social media post, review, newsletter etc.?
- The core purpose of the content for example for increasing traffic, branding etc.
- Will you provide the data for the content or the hired writer has to research on the topic that would be given?
2. Check the CV… CV what?
It sure does sound weird but that’s the bitter truth. Nowadays, Content writing agencies or individuals hire freelance content writers without even checking their Curriculum Vitae (CV). Nowadays, the hiring procedure is the way that freelance writers write a draft on any topic or they provide a sample. In any case, that is not the right approach to enlisting. It is observed that freelance writers don’t email their CVs; they just send you two or three their example articles. In such cases request the writer to email you the CV.
3. Dealing without a Contract
Another Common mistake seen while hiring freelance content writers is not having a legal contract to ensure your work. A deal without a contract means inviting problems for the dinner that day.
So keep in mind to have a contract and to include these points in it:
- All the services the writer would provide
- The due date
- Response time
- Payment procedure
4. Weak communication or guidelines
Guidelines should be clear and must be explained properly to the hired writer. If not, then the writer is not responsible for the flaws in the content he/she wrote.
Build a strong communication point with the writer either via email or messages etc.
5. Not interacting with the writer
I am really confused why people hire freelance content writers without even speaking to them.
After all, you’re paying the person and not hiring him/her for free. So it’s your responsibility to interact with the writer as much as possible so that you get know about the progress of the work.
6. Opting the Cheapest writer
Saving 5-10$ and spoiling the quality of your content is a cheap trick. Writers who offer a cheap price for your work and then provide poor quality content are found abundantly on the internet.
Your aim should be to catch the big fish! Choose the writer whose price offer is an average one and who does not compromise on the quality of his/her work.
7. Experience matters
This mistake often happens when people hire freelance content writers,they choose the option of hiring a cheap inexperienced writer rather than a bit expensive experienced one.
Outsourcing the content can bring success to you or your organization but it can also make your business a disabled one. So don’t think of hiring a freelance writer till the need is there.
I have been writing articles and blogs for over 2 years now. I love to write, writing is my passion! Generating catchy and attractive content is the motto for the things I write! The game is to be Unique among others!