Looking for a freelance writer is almost as hard as predicting what is going on with cryptocurrency nowadays.
This is more of a rant than an educational article on how to find a freelancer so if you aren’t interested in hearing my sorrows. You can go… or you can stay and laugh at them. Just saying that’s also an option.
So… I’m looking for someone that can write for a company I work with. The issue is that they need to know their shit otherwise the content won’t really do what it’s supposed to, give a potential client insight on how well we know our shit. As much as I would love to do these articles myself, the time spent wouldn’t be worth it.
So I sought out to look for a freelancer and of course my first stop is the big G. And this is what I get:
Above the fold:
Surprise, surprise paid ads… ugh…
“Momma I know it’s good because it’s at the top.” Said anyone that knows nothing about google ads.
The only reason I don’t have adblock on google.com is because I need to actually do research sometimes for clients.
Next up: The quick answer.
It’s a love-hate relationship. Love it when I want a quick detail about a famous person. Or how to biol and egg the right way. Hate it when I want to do some research and this huge things is shoved in my face.
(Off topic: Props to Hubstaff for the SEO work and getting that article up there.)
Now to the organic traffic:
Upwork… Oh Upwork, if I had a nickel for every fake profile and review that is on your site I would be able to do a Scrooge McDuck dive into those nickels, for those that were born after 1990 and have no idea what I’m talking about please see video below.
It’s so easy to fake these things and there is no real financial reason for upwork to stop this fakery.
Why would they…
I’m not saying that this is a fake profile or that this is a fake review, but I’m not very optimistic. The point is, even if it is real, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be too hard to impress someone that doesn’t really know english to begin with.
I didn’t have any luck with Google.
I have now moved on to Social Meida.
LinkedIn. This might actually work but how do I find someone that actually knows how to write about a very small but demanding niche?
I guess that is going to come up in the second part of this post, that is if I actually find a writer.
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Yes I know that came to a quick stop. Never said this was going to be interesting, just wanted to let out some steam.
Until next time, may you never have a writing drought and may your traffic flow like a waterfall.