Joined: 10 May 11
03 Jul 14 9:32 pm
Article Oursourcing Dilemma
Writing articles has been the biggest pain for me. I research my topic and gather notes. Those notes along with my keyword research helps me to figure out what I need to write about. But, it takes me forever (days) to write out my articles. I absolutely hate doing it, and because of that I end up procrastinating and putting it off.
It would be so much easier if I could just outsource the article writing. I would rather pay $15 an article than to have to write them myself - even if I already got my notes together. I just really do not enjoy writing them. The other steps I can put up with, they're monotonous and repetitive, but they're easy. Taking my notes and rewording them - putting them into my own words is a lot of work.
But there are reasons why I feel like I can't outsource my articles. I'm the one that did the research and has a better understanding of the subject - how is somebody else going to take my notes and understand what is and isn't important in those notes? How are they going to know what needs to be said better than me? And some things really need to be worded in just the right way. I feel like it would just be too easy for someone else to get things wrong since they haven't researched the subject like I have.
The likely hood of someone else writing me an article to my satisfaction is slim. I am picky, and I think if you're wanting to be perceived as an authority in your niche than you need to be picky. If people come to your website and they happen to notice any discrepancies in your writing, or anything that isn't worded in the best way, your credibility will suffer.
I'm just wondering what your guy's thoughts are on this. I've seen websites where things are not worded real well, and to me it makes them seem less credible. I think it would make people question them as an authority on the subject. And ultimately make it harder to convert people to sales.
I've even thought about going through my notes that I've taken for an article and separating everything that I want said (and reworded) from what I don't want said, and then remove the unwanted stuff. Then add any other thoughts that I also want included - and give that to my writer. Does anybody do that - basically tell them exactly what you want them to write (reword)?
I could give that a try I suppose, but I'm sure I'll still end up having to reword some things.