Kristen Bradley of CrowdSource.Com guest blogs for ProjectCopy this week. Read what she has to say about hiring copywriters the crowd source way.
How to Maximize Copywriting Services
In the past decade, crowdsourcing has greatly expanded its reach to incorporate a variety of tasks that previously required individuals or companies to use salaried employees. One such task is copywriting. Creators of blogs and websites can find copywriting services that reach out to writers across the world to compose content on a variety of subjects for these sites. Here are a few tips on how to use these services.
Understand copywriting services
When considering the use of copywriting services, it is best to understand how these services work. Many of these services use the power of crowdsourcing to deliver content at a set price to a requester. When a company needs copy for a site, it may request copy on a specific subject that is relevant to the site in question. Once the directives are made clear, the requester agrees to pay a particular rate for the copy. This may be a price set by the crowdsourcing company, or it may be set by the copywriter, depending on the service used. Then, once all parties have agreed upon the terms, the copy is written and sent to the requester, who then approves or rejects the content.
Choosing the best
Some services may specialize in a particular subject matter. For example, if a requester has a need for copy on legal matters or the stock market, the requester can pursue companies that tailor copy specific to that subject. Many services have writers that can accurately compose copy on many subjects. It is a good idea to look into the top services first, as these services usually attract the best writers, who, in turn, offer the best copy. A requester always has the right to reject work, but the requester should be aware that rejected work should never be used. Using rejected work is considered highly unethical in the crowdsourcing community and leads to long-term issues when trying to attract top writers.
If a person or company is in need of content for a site or for other purposes, there are services that can deliver this content with speed, accuracy and high quality. By understanding how these services work and by following protocols in line with these services, a requester can receive excellent copy at a fair price. All parties can be satisfied with an assignment if they understand the expectations in the transaction and work together in an amicable and professional manner.
Kristen Bradley is a specialist for CrowdSource.com, a leading site on the web that delivers highly scalable solutions to enterprise clients worldwide.