If you need fresh content for your website or blog, you may be wondering if your chosen freelance writer or writers write the type of content you need. The good news is that most freelancers provide a list of topics and examples directly on their websites or in their content mill profile so that you can quickly check to see if they write on your topics.
Finding a Content Mill Writer
Many content mills, including Constant Content, Content Writers, CopyPress, nDash, Prose Media, Scripted, Steady Content, Textbroker, Upwork, Writers Access and Zerys, encourage their writers to fill out their profiles in detail. This means that upon searching for a specific set of writers and viewing their individual profiles, you will be able to see the content topics they write, the types of content they write and their preferred rates.
The challenge to finding a good content mill writer is the volume of writers available. Searching “construction” or “HVAC”, for example, may give you results for 100s of writers, and searching through them may be a time-consuming task. However, once you find your preferred writer, you should be able to get your content written in a timely manner.
Finding an Independent Freelance Writer
Finding an independent freelance writer that isn’t part of a content mill may be a slightly more difficult task. You’ll have fewer to choose from as a whole, but the quality of your results depends on your Search Engine search skills and your willingness to page through results that may not be entirely accurate, depending on the search engine’s algorithm.
For example, searching “construction freelancers” pulls up a list of content mills not independent freelancers. The same is true if you search for “HVAC freelancers”. Needless to say, this doesn’t help you find an independent freelance writer that you can communicate with and work with to create your ideal content. Another option is to search your city, using a search term like “Indianapolis freelancer”. This should give you a good list of freelancers in your local area. Then, all you have to do is view their webpages.
The ideal independent freelancer will have lots of content on their website, including topics they write, prices, frequently asked questions and examples. They may even have on-demand content that you can purchase and use right away.
If your independent freelancer doesn’t list your particular topic, but it’s close to a different topic or industry that they do have listed, you can always email them or contact them via their contact form.