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January 19, 2011

Tips for Choosing a Ghostwriter for Your Articles and Web Content!

By: Missy Deskins Copyright January 2011 – All Star Content

Article writing doesn’t have to be as difficult as some people make it out to be. As long as you have something to write about, you can come up with good article ideas. Sure, you will experience writer’s block on occasion, which is why you should have a ghostwriter on hand who will write the content for you when you are unable to do so.

How do you hire a ghostwriter, though? How can you determine whether or not a particular writer will create quality content?

Here are a few tips for choosing a writer for any web content or article project:

1. Hire somebody who knows a lot about your niche. Ask to see samples of relevant articles he or she has written in the past. An individual who is knowledgeable about your niche will know exactly in which direction to take the articles, and will be able to complete the project within a short amount of time.

2. Hire a writer who is a native English speaker. If you are trying to promote products or services in the US, Canada, Australia, or UK, then you will need sales pages written by someone who knows how to “speak” to the audience.

3. Your ideal content provider should be someone who doesn’t try to hide anything. He or she should be willing to talk to you via Skype or instant messaging. Also, writers who are willing to upload their photos to their profile pages tend to be more trustworthy than those who do not.

4. Don’t go with the cheapest writer you come across. While some good writers do charge fair rates, you should be careful around the ones that are willing to work for extremely cheap prices. If they charge less than .01 a word, then they are probably having trouble acquiring work.

5. Hire someone who understands the importance of search engine optimization (SEO) and keyword usage. Filling an article with the same keyword(s) over and over again will get your site backlisted from Google. A good writer will know which keywords to use and the number of times to use each keyword.

Keep in mind that there are thousands of people around the world who claim to be “writers”, yet the vast majority of them are unable to produce unique, well-written content in English. Some even copy and paste bits and pieces of other articles and try to pass everything off as unique! As long as you follow the 5 aforementioned tips, you should be able to find an excellent ghostwriter.


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