Many companies hire freelance writers because they want to increase their website’s traffic with spiced up landing pages and winning blog posts. The organizations that make writing and publishing content a regular part of their routine hire the writers that can provide meaningful essay writing help. If you have already tried to hire a freelancer, you possibly know that it can be a frustrating and tiring experience. Let’s discuss the matter in detail. 

What Do You Need  to Find a Freelance Writer

  • An idea of a perfect candidate. 

Before starting your search, think of the kind of writer you need. Consider particular skills a potential employee must have. Define the scope of work, a schedule, and payment. 

  • A job description. 

A starting point is a clear and informative job description.  Describe the essential functions, tasks, and responsibilities. Specify the kind of writing job (traditional copywriting, academic essay writing or others). Outline the general areas of knowledge and specific skills required of the freelancer to be successful in the job. 

Where to Find a Freelance Writer

Look at the right places:

  • Use referrals. Your networks can help you here. Maybe someone had a fruitful cooperation with remote writers and can give you their contact info. 
  • Post your job advertisement on several niche job boards which are specifically aimed at freelance writers. 
  • Use staffing agencies if your budget allows you. They will find a skillful writer for you. But read online testimonials before choosing an agency.

How to Hire a Freelance Writer

  1. Research their proficiency. 

Look over the resumes and study the writers’ work histories and capabilities. Sift out unsuitable applicants. 

Afterward, conduct an interview by phone or over an email. Ask the potential employee the right questions to know their relevant work experience (writing essays for academic purposes, SEO marketing, blogging, etc), writing rates, turnaround time, revision/rejection policy. Ask whether you can see their writing samples?

Take into account the next factors. Do you get questions you have already covered in your job description? The writer was inattentive when reading it. It can be a sign of unserious attitude to work. Is an email full of mistakes? Perhaps, its author did not proofread a letter. Or he/she might be not grammar-savvy.

Speaking of the written samples, things are a bit complicated with academic essays writers. They are not allowed to disclose their work according to the strict Privacy Policy. Here’s where the next point of our list will help you.

  1. Offer a probationary period. 

It is a common practice. No one wants to buy a pig in a poke. A probation period is the best way to see the real value of your future worker. Writing services usually have editors responsible for checking the articles of new writers. The decision to accept/reject an applicant depends on the approval/disapproval of their articles by editors. Probation also helps you see whether a certain writer meets the aims, deadlines and the criteria of the company’s service.

  1. Be as clear as possible.

It happens that employees give writers imprecise information. That’s not surprising that the provided content can be inadequate. Try to set clear expectations for the result you want to achieve and clarify the methods and strategies necessary for its achievement. You will avoid misunderstandings and pave a path for success.

Understandably, you expect a high level of performance. So, be ready to reciprocateDeliver comprehensive information. Make payments without delay. Appreciate your employees and their work. A high degree of mutual respect will lead to pleasant cooperation, quality content, and your business’s growth.

About the Author: Jennifer Lockman is blogger and freelance writer currently published at essayservice.com. Her specialization includes psychology, general education and e-learning. As a freelance blogger, she eagerly shares insights and experience.

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