Five Tips for Working with a Seattle Content Writer

I have heard numerous times lately how dissatisfied business owners are with their content writers. As a content writer myself, I’ve been scratching my head trying to figure out why. I’ve always been reliable, organized, and dedicated to my work. However, many business owners seem to be getting stuck with duds. Writers that don’t turn in their work, are hard to get ahold of, and that don’t respect you or your vision, seem to be sprouting up everywhere. Here are five tips on how to find the good ones, and how to deal with the duds when they come your way.

1. Pay attention to where you hire from. Websites like Craigslist are likely to pull in a lot of responses to your ads, but they are most likely not going to be quality ones. Some professional writers visit these sites, but writers that are established generally find jobs through other means.

2. So, where do you hire from? Ask your friends, colleagues, and fellow business owners who they have hired and whether or not they had a quality experience. You may find the perfect match through word of mouth. If not, you can browse through Seattle content writers online. They often have comparative pricing and a standard that they hold their writers to. Going this route almost guarantees a good relationship with your writer.

3. Once you’ve hired someone, communicate exactly what you are seeking, how much you can pay, and the timeline for when you would like projects completed.

4. Ask your content writer their preferred means of being contacted, and keep an open door policy for communication if a question or concern arises. Chances are your writer has a life, a family, and other clients. However, there should be a mutual understanding that if you need something from them, they should get back to you within a day or two.

5. Fire, fire, and fire again! If you are seeing signs of a dud writer right away-signs like missing deadlines, failure to communicate, and sloppy work, fire them! Do not waste your precious time and resources on a dud writer.

After learning these tips, you will be in a better position to find a quality writer. You deserve the best, your business deserves the best, and there are good writers out there waiting for an opportunity to work hard for you.