If you’ve looked into outsourcing at all, then you probably know all about its many benefits, and you are probably also familiar with its common pitfalls: missed deadlines, miscommunications, misleading promises, and other scary stories business owners tell in the dark. You shouldn’t let these frightening tales scare you away from freelancers because talented freelancers do exist, and they usually cost less than hiring in-house. Put your fears to rest — learn about working with WriterAccess freelancers!
7 Reasons Our Freelancers Are Worth It
1. Revolutionized Selection Process
In a world of freelancers with an infinite number of unwritten articles, potential combinations and permutations between writers and projects is greater than infinity (Is that even possible?). Rather than trying to wrap your head around that number, as you sift through all choices, simplify selection. WriterAccess has revolutionized the process of pairing writers with work. Clients can choose from writers based on Casting Call applications or using our state-of-the-art, artificially intelligent StyleMetrics Matcher, which pairs writers based on client preference, writer style, personality, work history, and more.
2. Freelancers Are Pre-Vetted
You can find freelancers for hire almost everywhere. (Well, anywhere there’s also public Wi-Fi.) When simply browsing the yellow pages or searching the wild west of the World Wide Web, however, you don’t really know who you are hiring or how reputable or experienced they actually are. WriterAccess hand-picks and pre-vets our entire team of writers, editors, content strategists, and translators. When you choose someone from our team, you can be confident in their credentials and know you didn’t actually hire a chicken pecking a keyboard.
3. Industry and Niche Experts Who Also Write Well
If you’re in a technical industry or require content for an audience of experts, then you’ve probably had a difficult time finding a freelance writer with enough know-how to deliver the high-level content your audience craves. On WriterAccess, you can find writers with real experience in your niche or industry — from aardvarks to zebras (plus, topics like accounting, law, engineering, and medicine, too).
4. Simple Price Structure Designed to Reflect Quality
Going out in the world and hiring a freelancer, willy-nilly, means you have to negotiate pay rates. But these rates vary wildly within the industry based on skill level, experience, qualifications, the project’s required technicality or personality, research time, and more. WriterAccess saves you the headache. Our system provides a simplified payment model (star level) based on the quality of work, type of project, and number of words. WriterAccess also allows writers and clients to negotiate different pay rates for exceptional work that might fall outside of the standard star level system.
5. Clear Deadlines
When it comes to content marketing, content schedules are almost as important as content. One of the primary pitfalls encountered when working with freelancers (people whose offices you can’t pop your head into) is miscommunication, namely miscommunication of (and missed) deadlines. Missed submission deadlines can bungle an entire publication schedule across several platforms. The WriterAccess platform mitigates communication issues, especially regarding deadlines, by providing clear timelines and opportunities for communication to both freelancers and clients.
6. Easy Management of Freelancers
Speaking of miscommunication, when working with freelancers, there are countless opportunities to get wires crossed regarding your expectations. WriterAccess provides a format to prevent miscommunication, ensuring you tell your freelancer everything he or she needs to know regarding a project. If problems occur in spite of initial efforts, our handy team of administrators will clear up with the confusion to resolve the issue right away.
7. Enjoy the Benefits of Outsourcing without the Frustration
It’s almost always true that outsourcing non-core functions of a business (anything other than your company’s primary operations, such as marketing and accounting) will save time, cost the business less, improve efficiency, and yield greater results. When handling the entire process of selecting, negotiating, and managing independent contractors for outsourcing, your business will still face many of the challenges associated with hiring in-house employees. Working with a highly rated outsourcing firm like WriterAccess, however, will allow you to enjoy all the benefits of outsourcing while skipping the frustrations.
Access Even More Than Our Team of Amazing Freelancers
At WriterAccess, clients not only select freelancers from a hand-picked pool of content strategists, writers, editors, and translators, they also enjoy access to a complete set of content management tools, including a trending topic finder, a content planner to manage workflow, easy publishing with seamless integrations on a variety of platforms, content and keyword analytics, performance reports, and easy to use, fill-able forms designed for generating creative briefs and customer personas. See what you can access by choosing WriterAccess freelancers. Learn how it all works here.
Jennifer G is a full-time freelance writer and editor with a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Montana. She enjoys researching and writing creative content to engage readers and developing professional voices for clients across all industries. She specializes in medical, health, veterinary, and financial writing. Having worked nearly thirteen years in finance, Jennifer applies her experience in the banking industry (marketing, social media management, consumer and commercial lending, customer service, accounts, and bookkeeping) to her writing work within the industry.