02 May 09
12 Jun 09 6:45 am
Elance - evaluating bids on my project
I have put out a new project for bidding and have had some bids now which lead to the following question.
One of the writers who does look like a candidate based on the criteria which are mentioned in the lessons, has attached three samples of articles related to my niche. I googled some sentences and found out that the text comes from an affiliate website promoting the exact product which I am about to promote.
So how do I handle that. It can be plagiarism but it can also be just an example of what they have done. They wrote me back with a direct approach to my question and topic and say they have a great deal of experience with this niche and have done reviews, articles and blogs.
Of course I will not use that sample but when I read the lessons it does say to watch out for plagiarism. I can also interview them and put forward that I have seen the samples and know what they are used on and that I like their approach – which I do regarding the way they write – but would only hire them when they can write a new set of articles to avoid my website becoming just another version of a website which is already there even though my set up of my website will be different than the one I saw.
Suggestions are welcome.