This is a guest post by Zac Johnson. Share your Blogging Stories and Experiences by following our guest blogging guidelines.
As bloggers we can truly appreciate the time it takes to come up with unique content that provides real value to our blog. The last thing you want to do is spend years creating a site that people come to visit and have a standard they expect, only to find that you are no longer blogging on the same schedule their used to, or that your blog posts are lacking in value.
There’s no doubt about it… blogging takes a lot of time, and if you are running multiple blogs it’s even more time consuming and stressful. For times like these it may be a good idea for you to start looking at alternative content generation methods, or even hiring a few writers to share some of the burden of your sites.
That’s what this blog post is all about… helping you find some great resources and services that will connect you with quality writers and content generation services. I’ve used many of the sites below and you should too.
If you are looking for an open market place where blog owners and writers can connect, blogging.org is an excellent new site that does just that. When you join the site, you can use it to buy articles or write articles, all within the same admin. Once you post a job, you can view the completed article and see if it’s exactly what you are looking for. If not, you can deny it. If you like it, you approve it and can use it on your site, then the writer gets paid for their time.
Much like blogging.org, TextBroker is a market place that is focused solely on article marketing. The site is a bit plain once you are signed up, but there is still a massively amount of writers who are ready to complete your jobs once they go live on the job board. Again, you can approve/deny content before purchasing it and rewarding the writer for their content.
Odesk is the world’s largest online workplace that specializes in everything from web development, software, design, customer service and much more. Of course you will also be able to sort and target your job listings towards writing and translation as well.
Much like oDesk, Freelancer can supply you with writers and basically any type of job you can think of as well. The goal behind Freelancer is to allow you to find and hire users from around the world for a fraction of the cost. Join Freelancer for free to view through their massive directory of job listings and users who are ready to work for you.
Elance is another great job sourcing market place. With over 1.3 million rated and tested professional to choose from, Elance is one of the most preferred sites for hiring specialized users all around the world. Before hiring anyone, you can view their feedback, previous work experience and how well they performed on skill tests.
Blogger Job Boards
When all else false, there are always blogger job boards for you to check out. There aren’t as many lists on job boards as on the sites mentioned above, but they are all focused on simply blogging and fulfilling part time and full time jobs. Make sure to reply to as many relevant job boards as you can when looking for writing work. If you are posting jobs to look for writers, be sure to provide as much information as possible, including payment, blog topics, example posts and your contact information.
The next time you are looking for a new source for quality content for your blog, be sure to check out the great services mention above.