Outsourcing Boatloads Of Content To Build Your Affiliate Empire

For the last couple of months or so I’ve been outsourcing major amounts of content to build up my top TripAdvisor and Adsense earnings websites and blogs, for article marketing and to build up my top earning BANS eBay store as well. When I wrote about my goals for 2009 back in December 2008, I had stated I wanted to focus on the things that had been solid money makers and Adsense was one of them. One thing I didn’t include was the top BANS site that has at times made over $1,000 per month. That site, along with another site in the same niche, only broader, will be included in this year’s work because they have way too much potential to just let them go. They are especially relevant to today’s troubled financial times.

This past Friday I received my second order of 100 articles bringing the total number of outsourced articles so far this year to 210. I have used Elance.com in the past with good success, but decided not to go through them this time because of the amount of work I want to get done. The thought of waiting for bids, screening writers and working with possibly 10 or 20 different people to help accomplish my goals for content this year wasn’t appealing, so I instead found 1 company that can write all the articles I need. I’m looking at doing possibly as many as 1,000 articles this year.

I initially sent a test set of 10 travel articles at the end of December to SEO Article Writing Pros and they did such a good job that I have since sent them 2 additional orders for 100 articles each. The first set of 10 travel articles were written as if they were reading my mind. Except for a few minor spelling mistakes, the articles were exactly what I needed. Then the first set of 100 articles were for 2 different niches and 3 different sites, plus for article marketing. There were a couple of articles that need to be re-done and they were promptly back to me the same day.

To alleviate any miscommunication for the next set of 100 articles, which were much more technical, I included from 1 to 3 urls for the writers that gave specific information on exactly what I was looking for. Initial instructions always include a keyword phrase or title for the article and a 1 to 2 sentence description of what I’m looking for. It’s very important to give as much information as possible to your writers so you won’t be disappointed with what you get back.

Cost for articles at SEO Article Writing Pros is 10 articles for $10 each, 25 articles at $9.50 each, 50 at $9 each or 100 at $8.50 each. Smaller quantities are available at either $13 per single article or $12 each for 5 articles.

The plan was to originally have about 20 to 30 articles done per month, but I immediately brought that up to 100 articles per month because I wanted to start off the year with a bang. I’ll probably skip sending in an order for March, but will send in another for April.

The articles are being used for adding content to travel sites and blogs to ultimately earn more Adsense revenue through organic search traffic. For the BANS site the content will be to get more organic search engine traffic that ultimately ends up at eBay. The BANS site will eventually have more Adsense added to the site depending on how much traffic it ends up getting, again, from organic search. The articles will also be used for article marketing to get more incoming links and boost the natural search traffic to those sites and blogs.

I’ll go into exactly how I’m doing the article marketing and adding the content to the sites and blogs in a future post. In the mean time, if you want to jam out some serious content, give SEO Article Writing Pros a look. Go ahead and check them out, I don’t earn anything for recommending them.

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48 Responses to “Outsourcing Boatloads Of Content To Build Your Affiliate Empire”

  1. It’s interesting to see an Aff. marketer be so interested in AdSense profits. Always seems like there are much more profits to be found with CPS or CPA. However, I know some niches like insurance or credit cards can be very profitable.

    Best of Luck!

    Justin Dupre

  2. Let us know how well these articles work for you. I’m considering outsourcing some article writing but the prices aren’t cheap so I want to make sure that they’re worth it.

  3. I am interested to article writing.What would be the right service to do that.

  4. Ari,

    I’m not sure I understand your question…if you want someone to write for you just use the service I use, if you want to write for others, Elance.com is a great place to start.

  5. Outsourcing content is the way to go for a busy affiliate marketer since content creation is very time consuming.

  6. Alan,

    Thanks for the review here today! I am very pleased to hear that our services are meeting your needs and expectations.

    At SeoArticleWritingPros.com we work hard to provide a high-value, high-quality service at a fair price. Affiliate marketers, Internet entrepreneurs, large marketing firms, and small business owners alike take advantage of our services every day.

    We look forward to meeting some of your readers soon. If anyone has a question about what we offer, please visit our contact page at http://seoarticlewritingpros.com/contact


    Jason Clegg

  7. I’ve always tried to find people on DigitalPoint with moderate success. Writing is about $5 an article, but the quality sometimes lacks.

  8. Jason,

    No problem, you guys do an excellent job.

  9. Alan, what is the travel site that you are having these articles written for?

  10. If you want to be successful at anything you do need to realise when to step back and let someone else help you generate money, whether it be through articles or onsite content – it is a good move for how much it costs you. Productive use of your time.

  11. Alan,

    How do you ensure people are not going to give you duplicate content? Do you use copyscape?

    I just wanted to warn you because my company is suffering from this mistake we did 3 years ago when we outsourced content to a few 100 writers..many of them provided duplicated articles, and till today Google has been penalizing us with less traffic..

  12. @Anand, thanks so much for sharing this info, actually this is the kind of statement i want to hear, especially I’m newbies, how do we know that writers are doing original content, it would be a waste of time if we check their work one by one, what do you think Alan about Anand statement here? thx guys

  13. Anand,

    I normally just spot check a sentence or two from every article by putting quotes around it and plugging it into Google. I also read the article at every url I send to the writers to so I’ll know right away if it’s dup content.

    Also, that’s why I wanted to use just 1 company to do my content writing, so I wouldn’t have to deal with 100 or even 10 different writers.

    Last point, it would be suicide for a company that writes content such as SEO Article Writing Pros to give anyone dup content. More than likely they would be out of business in a month or less.

  14. thanks for the heads up. this does indeed look like a good service. i am going to be creating my first BANS stores this year. i am planning to have them as extensions off a single domain, but need to research how feasible that is.

  15. Anand-
    You mostly find duplicate content and spun articles when you hire writers at very low rates. The quality and originality should correspond with what you pay.

    The cost for articles at SEO Article Writing Pros is a decent wage, assuming an hourly rate of $10-15 per hour depending on how quickly the writer writes. Ordering in batches reduces the amount of research needed, allowing them to complete more articles in a shorter period of time.

    Duplicate content will most often be found when paying below $5 per article. At that rate, you’re either outsourcing to someone who isn’t a native English speaker (meaning more time spent editing, or dealing with copied paragraphs and articles), or starving someone who is taking the low wages just to pay their next bill.

    As Alan said- it would be career suicide for an agency to allow any of their writers to use duplicate content.

  16. Excellent suggestions, Alan. Thanks for pointing to SEO Writing Pros. I’ll check them out. Elance is too expensive for my limited budget.

  17. You are so right Alan, I am not sure how I would handle all my sites without outsourcing, it’s really a big time saver! I agree that Elance is expensive but there are independent writers who write great exclusive (no dupe) stuff at $10 a pop.

  18. Hi Alan,

    How did you keep up with those sites after you upload those articles? Did you need to be active like in this blog? Answering comments in all of your 20 sites?

    Seems a lot of work, How did you do that?

    It sounds a very good idea to outsource, but it could be somewhat expensive for beginners.

  19. I tried getting freelance work on guru dot com but failed. Would love to write for u. If u wish first 3 articles free :)

  20. Marketing Business Review,

    On most of the sites I don’t need to do anything after I upload content. They are traditional sites vs blogs. The only blog I monitor and respond to comments on is this one.

  21. Mike,

    Oh come on now, I can’t do that.

  22. @Ari

    You are welcome. Good luck on your website :)


    Agreed with you to an extent. But not always. Long ago, I read an article comparing the Indian versus the American mentality. To us Indians, “Expensive need not always mean quality, and so we go for the cheaper alternative, while for Americans, a costlier product always means better quality and so they go for the costlier alternative”

    Blatant stereotyping I know, but I think it does hold a grain of truth., at least from my side 😉

  23. @Alan

    You also could probably try copyscape.com if you are not aware of that already..

  24. Just thought I’d add a few notes to the on-going discussion here. At http://www.SeoArticleWritingPros.com we use http://www.Copyscape.com to check EVERYTHING we write. This is a very important part of our service guarantee. Alan is absolutely right – it would be a major mistake on our part to not honor our commitment to creating 100% unique content.

    As for our prices, we feel it’s most important for us to stay profitable so we can stay in business and create a long-term relationship with each of our clients. SEO content is available from offshore providers at very low rates, but you will likely find the content awkward and unappealing to your readers. This is where the price/quality relationship definitely applies.

    Great discussion! Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

  25. Never heard of SEO Article writing pros…

    Good tips…love it..

    Is that $1/article? What a deal!

  26. Hi Alan,

    Now I see, I havent think in that idea. Then we can use a WP with only navigation sidebar and no comments allow it. Thanks, I will try that.


  27. Richard,

    No, it’s more like $10 an article.

  28. These nuts & bolts posts that show how you a) source articles and b) utilize adsense, are fantastic. Thanks for sharing, and for the tips.

  29. @Richard – I think it’s $10 an article, but its still a good deal if you are that pleased with the results
    If ever I outsource in the future (currently slaving over my keyboard), you’ve sold using them to me :)

  30. Great info, thanks! I learn something every time I visit :)

  31. $10 for a good 400-word article is a good price.

  32. @ Alan – I signed up for 10 articles based on your sage advice!

    I’ll post my impression of their writing if it’s OK with you.

  33. Rob,

    Sure, please do.

  34. I can see that being an efficient way of building an affiliate site.

  35. Outsourcing content is an absolute must! My guy is top notch and cranks out 300-400 word articles at $7 a pop – fully optimized, keyword density and all.

    I don’t know what I would do with the amount of site flips I crank out if I didn’t have a solid relationship with a pro freelance writer.

  36. Hey Elijah, good to hear from you again & best to you on your new http://www.NicheOnDemand.com business!

  37. My first ten articles arrived this morning and I am impressed. I will use them again.

  38. $10 a pop seems a little expensive, but if it is of top-notch quality I guess that is the best choice – after all, content is king

  39. Alright, at what stage would you suggest one to start outsourcing?

  40. I have been outsourcing my articles recently and if frees up a lot of time, a must if you are serious about making money online.

  41. @Alexander Dombroff:

    I agree, I have also had mixed results from people on Digital Point Forums. There are probably plenty of good writers there, but the percentage may be less than places like elance.

  42. Hey thanks for the tip on http://seoarticlewritingpros.com/ i am going to hire them to write some articles for me. I just don’t ahve the time and i need to outsource some of my work

  43. I have just launched 2 new sites that I have not knowledge of whatsoever, will try Article Writing Pros.

  44. I ordered 20 articles from SEO Article Writing Pros. The articles are structured fine for SEO purposes and were delivered within a week but I found the grammar to be sub-standard.

  45. Hi Rob – Thank you again for your recent order. If you have any problems with spelling, grammar, content or any other issues, please let us know. We are always happy to revise content for any order our clients submit. -Jason Clegg

  46. I found http://www.seoarticlewritingpros.com through search. I am glad that I did. I have ordered from them several times and I must say that I am very, very impressed with the articles that I received. I tried elance.com for article writing and the articles I received were horrible. The grammar and spelling – atrocious! Don’t get me wrong I think Elance.com is great for a lot of things, but article writing…sorry that has been a nightmare.

  47. Elance is one of the best set up websites to either find people to outsource work to or to look for work yourself.

  48. They must be quality articles for $10. I outsource to a reliable writer for $5 a piece.

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