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Whether you are currently building a scalable content marketing strategy or aim to revamp past strategies, hiring freelance writers can help you reach your marketing goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring Writers

The time savings and reduced costs associated with hiring a freelance writer are definitely among the top benefits. A professional freelance writer will be able to take over any project you're working on, ultimately completing it in less time than an inexperienced writer and to a higher standard. Meanwhile, their expertise means they know exactly what to ask, streamlining communications and further reducing your time commitment.

The cost of a freelance writer can vary widely depending on their experience, niche specialties, and education. Most charge per word, with $0.10 to $0.15 being a fairly typical range. However, absolute beginner writers may start out charging just pennies per word while highly experienced writers who specialize in a certain industry or style (such as sales copy writers) can justify $1 per word or even more.

The whole idea behind outsourcing is to save yourself time, but it's well worth investing some of your time into the research and vetting process if you're hiring a freelance writer for the first time. Alternatively, you can save yourself that legwork by going through a content production company like Scripted that has already tested and pre-vetted writers for you. Still, you should always read proposals carefully, look at writers' profiles, and ask questions about relevant experience to determine who's the perfect fit.

Freelance writers can be found all over the web. Some have their own websites where you can work with them directly while most find clients through an open freelance service platform, such as Scripted. Others apply and get accepted into the closed platforms of content production companies where they may need an invitation or go through an interview process to qualify. Scripted is one example of a closed platform where writers must apply and be approved in order to gain access.

There are many traits to look for in a freelance writer, but perhaps the most important are research capabilities, responsiveness, communication skills, and an overall dedication to your niche and your project. Look for a writer that expresses interest, if not passion, in the topic at hand and ask questions to ascertain what exactly they think makes them the perfect fit. A great writer will be able to sell themselves and their skills based entirely on merit, without using ""discounts"" or other questionable tactics.

Find Your Perfect Freelance Writers

Search top freelance writers to write high-quality content for the freelance industry. As a Scripted member you will be able to reach out to them directly, negotiate price, and start short or long-term assignments with ease.

Melissa Jenkins
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Melissa Jenkins is a freelance writer and business consultant with expertise in healthcare management, small business accounting and marketing, innovative technologies, and emerging industries. A non-profit professional with more than a decade of experience in the areas of community healthcare and affordable housing, she has a strong background in legal research, finance, policy development, and implementation of compliance programs. She also communicates through graphics and photography.
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Hannah Whiteoak
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Hannah is a professional content writer from the United Kingdom. Since 2011, she has been helping businesses market themselves online by producing high-quality, engaging, and informative content. With a Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences and a Master's in Physics, Hannah specializes in writing about health, science and technology topics. Contact her for high quality content.
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John James
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Do you have a rough first draft for a blog or website but need someone to make your copy shine? Then look no further; copy "tune-ups" are my area of expertise. I'm a writer, editor, and mentor from Sydney with over 20 years of experience working for companies like IBM and Acoustic. I love taking someone's rough draft, making structural changes to strengthen the storytelling, and finessing the text to sound more conversational and engaging.
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Sydney Chamberlain
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Sydney Chamberlain is a content writer specializing in informational, research-driven projects. When writing, she focuses on delivering insightful, valuable content with the goal of making measurable impacts for her clients and their brands. In her personal life, she's passionate about travel, wellness, and technology, and those interests often tie into her work. You can learn more about her at sydneychamberlain.com.
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Rachel Roderick
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Rachel Roderick has worked in the field of Human Resources for 20 years. She has a Master's degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations, and she is an education advocate and literacy coach for students of all ages. Rachel writes on a wide variety of topics, and she is devoted to creating high-quality content for clients in every industry.
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Cathy Lovering
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Catherine Lovering is a freelance writer with bylines on Healthline, Interest.com, IvyExec.com, and Paste. Her areas of expertise include health, consumer information, personal finance, legal marketing, small business, individual and corporate taxation, insurance, Canadian tax law, Canadian consumer finance, digital marketing, content marketing, fitness, and public policy. She holds an LLB (JD) from the University of Victoria.
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Emily Clayton
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Emily is a Sacramento, California-based writer who has been producing high-quality content and web copy since 2013 and loves delving into research to produce original, compelling work. Her primary expertise or writing interests are in the lifestyle/health/wellness industries; home/garden niche; and art/design fields, yet she is skilled at content creation for a range of subjects and project types, including articles, blog posts, and product descriptions. With nine years of writing experience to her name, Emily is a seasoned writer committed to creating projects that offer value and an enjoy...
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Michelle Harris
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Stop banging your head! Michelle loves creating *Platinum Level* content that gets results (and rids you of headaches)!!! Michelle is an entrepreneur w/ 20+ years as a writer, designer and marketing guru plus a background in education, medicine and the environment. As a Ph.D. candidate, she's researches biomimicry and has an MS in marcom, an MPhil in management-finance and a BA in premed biology. When not writing, you’ll find her motorcycling, belly dancing and roller derbying. Read more here: https://www.scripted.com/content-marketing/writer-spotlight-michelle-h
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David Tidmarsh
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I'm a programmer and writer; I've worked as a software developer at MIT, I have a BA in history from Yale, and I'm currently a graduate student in computer science at UT Austin. When I write I generally combine these interests by focusing on software, technology, business, and financial writing.
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Jennifer Cameron
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Jennifer (J Lynn) Cameron is a full-time freelance writer and editor recently relocated to the Midwest from the Pacific Northwest. Writing professionally since 2010, she joined Scripted in 2012 and is now a Platinum-level Writer enjoying helping brands find their voice. She's written thousands of articles in various niches, but her specialties are sales, eCommerce, marketing, accounting, and finance. When she's not writing or dreaming about world travel, she spends her time reading. With coffee. Lots of coffee.
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The Importance of Hiring Freelance Writers for Your Website

Today’s consumers rely on websites to help them decide how they will spend their money. They look for authoritative, trustworthy sites that make them feel confident. If you don’t have a professional website that inspires confidence in potential buyers, you will lose sales.

Hiring a freelance writer helps ensure that your website will attract visitors to your site. Once people visit your website, the expert content will convert them into paying customers and clients.

Why Hire a Freelance Writer?

Experienced, professional freelance writers can craft messages specifically for your target audience. By hiring a freelance writer, you do more than improve the quality of your content. You also get effective website pages, blog posts, email newsletters, and social media content that reaches the right people with powerful messages.

The Benefits of Hiring a Freelance Writer

Some experts say that developers create about 400 new websites every minute! Do you have a plan that will make you more competitive than other organizations?

Hiring a professional freelance writer makes it easier for you to get higher search engine rankings. Today’s freelance writers understand the importance of search engine optimization (SEO). They have experience:

  • Choosing keywords for your titles, headlines, subtitles, meta descriptions, and content.

  • Using the right percentage of keywords to attract search engine bots.

  • Linking to supportive pages that will help boost your site’s trustworthiness and ranking.

You can also improve your business’s outreach, content campaigns, and conversions by hiring freelancers who know how to:

  • Create emails with captivating subject lines and convincing CTAs that get more people to respond.

  • Write video scripts with engaging dialogue that will keep viewers watching.

  • Produce podcast scripts that use interesting topics and descriptive dialogue to attract a wider audience.

  • Make social media posts that people will want to share with their friends, family members, and colleagues.

When you hire a freelance writer, you don’t get stuck with a single employee who knows how to do a couple of things well. You gain access to hundreds of writers who specialize in diverse topics and media formats. Choosing a freelance writer gives you a better chance of success because you can get better results from every piece of content you produce.

Finding a Freelance Writer on Scripted

Scripted makes it easy for you to find the perfect writer for your next project. The Scripted platform has hundreds of professional writers with years of experience. You can search for writers with the expertise you want, browse their profiles, read their sample content, and hire the right person for the job.

Scripted’s platform doesn’t even force you to generate your own ideas. You can invite writers to pitch ideas to you. Accept the ones that you like and reject the ones that don’t appeal to you.

Using Scripted will also help you save money. Hiring an in-house writer means spending money on benefits as well as a salary. You even pay the employee when you don’t have any projects for them. With Scripted writers, you pay a straightforward price for each piece of content that you need.

Start your 30-day free trial with Scripted to see how well the service can work for you. Using your free trial is the best way to discover the benefits of hiring freelancer writers for your website.

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We would've had to hire about five full-time writers to get the amount of content that we're currently getting from our partnership with Scripted," said Kelly. "It just makes total sense.

Brian Kelly
CMO, InsideView

We've been working with Scripted on about four blogs per month for the past 12 months. As the writers and Scripted have become familiar with the brand and the way we work, they have been a great partner and delivered fantastic content which we publish monthly on our platforms.

One of the most beneficial parts of the platform is how the content reviewing system works. We love the ways in which writers of different levels can be selected and the excellent customer support Scripted offers. We hope to continue this relationship well into the year.

The adidas blog has seen growth month over month. We get some great comments on social as well.

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Social Media Manager at Adidas Digital Sports

The biggest benefits of moving to Scripted have been improvements in the quality of writing, access to subject matter experts, and the ability to quickly complete large volumes of writing simultaneously.

Kathleen Booth
CEO, Quintain Marketing

As an agency, we manage our own blog plus several client blogs. That means we always have a lot of posts in the works. Scripted helps us to make sure we deliver quality writing on time.

We've been using Scripted for about eight months. The implementation of the agency dashboard lets us organize and manage projects by client, which is a huge help when you're dealing with a large volume of posts for a wide variety of clients. We can also restrict access to just the people who need access to each project. This helps keep inboxes less cluttered and more focused on what's important. The agency dashboard also allows us to favorite writers whose voice matches a particular client's brand, a big help when identifying the right writer for the job.

In the past, we produced content either in-house or with freelance writers. Scripted has been much more reliable, and the writing quality on Scripted has been consistently strong.

Chenery
Marketing Manager, Whittington Consulting

Using Scripted allows us to increase the frequency of our posts, and it's also a great forcing mechanism to plan in advance and pull together the topics and assignments for the upcoming month as well. It's a good forcing function as well just to make sure we're looking in advance at upcoming holidays or upcoming change.

I think the quality is excellent. I was incredibly impressed. I thought that the writers found the fun voice, and I think there was a consistency across all the blog posts.

Diana Adair
Director of Communications, Zazzle

I was particularly overwhelmed with a lot of work here at Eventbrite, so I didn't have a ton of time. It took very little effort on my end to work with Scripted and their account management service. My account manager Tasia Potasinski made it really easy and straightforward for me -- using Scripted definitely saved me time and energy.

After receiving the final drafts, I didn't have to do much editing. It took me no more than 10 or 15 minutes of reading through the white papers to just make sure everything was accurate. I think the quality of the content was strong and I felt like each writer did a fair amount of additional research. They really took the time to understand the topic and the context within the topic.

Megan Buell
Content & Inbound Marketing Manager, Eventbrite

Prior to using Scripted we relied heavily on in-house marketing teams to create content. We're into our second year working with Scripted, and over those two years we've increased our content capabilities greatly - easily doubled the content and ideas in the last year.

We use Scripted as an extension of our team and use the various services Scripted provides to supplement our research. Just getting a different perspective on an issue can help jumpstart an idea.The biggest benefit of Scripted is having access to a whole group of writers who offer a different perspective that makes our topics and ideas much greater in writing.

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Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Cambro

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