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  • http://www.facebook.com/vivienne.neale Vivienne Neale

    Yes, I agree, but many people are just not prepared to pay for great writers and it’s taking a long time for some to understand that quality content hangs around and works hard forever. The quicker these crazily low rates for original and engaging articles become a thing of the past, the better! OK rant over, shall now go back to my article :)

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  • http://www.mattsouthern.com Matt Southern

    As someone who considers himself a great writer I love reading articles like these that go on about how valuable and in-demand my skills are. The problem though, as @facebook-526464835:disqus said, is people not willing to pay for quality. They’ll more than likely give writing jobs to the lowest bidder rather than the best writer. It’s no coincidence that the businesses who are spending the most on content are getting the best results

  • kalam

    it is nice

  • http://twitter.com/MelissaPaulik Melissa Paulik

    Dave, I disagree. All of my clients have SMEs – usually electrical engineers or software developers. These are incredibly smart people, perhaps smarter than much of the audience they are trying to reach. At the very least, they are more technically inclined. A good part of what I do is help them speak to their audience in ways that resonate.

  • http://www.eBizROI.com Rick Noel, eBiz ROI, Inc.

    Great post Jeff. I especially love the quote that you end with “In the age of content marketing, it’s a writer’s world; we’re just living in it.” Finding and retaining the best online content creators is what will separate the Internet marketing wheat from chaff. In the online marketing niche, content is so dense, much of it good to excellent quality, have top notch producers is key to gaining reach and share of voice. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Max

    its just a crap, title doesn’t match with the body of the article. I clicked on the title with a a hope that there would be some secret sauce to find out some great writers/writers plate-form but couldn’t find the article useful. everybody knows about the stuff you shared above :(

  • Jay Croft

    Former journalists. That’s what y’all need. Ex-reporters are versatile and fast, and we can get anything out of any SME and make it compelling and understandable. Oh, and: We’re good writers.

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  • http://www.awesomewriter.com Anne Violette

    If you are in a hurry for content and don’t want to take forever to find a great writer, there is a great new platform that enables content buyers to buy “ready-made” articles in 30 different categories. And it’s great for writers, too because they can write about what they know best and don’t have to deal directly with the client unless they take a special assignment. It’s called DotWriter and it just launched on Jan. 1, 2015. I signed up as a writer and I’ve already sold 24 articles in one month! I’m impressed. This also offers flexibility for writers, too. http://dotwriter.com/?aff=13

  • http://willshane.com/ Bill Carroll

    Interesting concept Dave and does sound easy…will have to check it out.