Article writing can take up a lot of time. An article of decent quality takes an average of 15 minutes to write. That means if you are writing your own content, you are most likely to end up with 5 to 10 unique articles per day. Chances are, you are not going to write every single day. So you end up with even less articles.
But unique articles are very much needed. You need to articles for blogs, corporate websites, personal sites and forums. You need even more articles if you are performing article marketing. If you not careful, you may find yourself spending way too much time on writing and neglect other aspects of your Internet business!
To scale your businesses quickly, you may wish to consider outsourcing all your writing needs. There are highly professional article writers in the marketplace who will write for you if you let them. Here are some tips on how to choose the right article writing service.
100% unique and original articles written by human writers.
This is the most important criteria of all. If the service provider fails to provide 100% unique and original articles, you don’t need to consider hiring their services. Usually, the only way to check if the articles are unique is to order 1 article first, and then use an online tool like Copyscape to check if the article is unique.
On top of that, the article has to be human written. Some software in the marketplace are able to churn out articles that are unique. However, the articles are often of low quality, and fail to meet the publisher guidelines of many article directories.
High quality content.
Quality content here means that besides having proper grammar and sentence structure, the article also must have some useful content in it. This is what separates the amateur writer from the professional writer. A professional writer will take the time to conduct research if the topic is a rare one. A amateur writer will choose to take a short cut – submit superficial content.
Fast turnaround time.
As professional writers write articles on a daily basis, they are used to writing quality articles quickly. Hence, they should be able to offer a fast turnaround time for the orders that you place with them.
In addition, professional writers write on a wide variety of subjects. So unless you want them to write on some obscure topic, they can usually handle your orders quite well.
Prompt support response time.
This is very important, especially when you place a large order (20 articles or more). When you order many articles at the same time, the turnaround time is usually longer, as more time is required to complete the articles. Sometimes, after placing a larger order, you may not hear from the article writers for a few days. This is common but you can always email them to check on the status of your articles. You can also request to see the completed articles first. A professional service provider should respond promptly to such requests.
Download and backup articles.
Not many article writing services offer backup services. Your articles should be backed up on a server so that you can access the articles any time you like, as long as you have an internet connection. You should also be able to download a copy of the articles and save them in your hard drive.
Printable receipts or invoices.
If you are placing an order as a business entity, you will want to know how much you have spent on the articles. That means when you place an order, there should be a record of your purchase. You may then print out these records any time you want. Freelance writers don’t usually provide this feature.