The buyer’s guide to ordering content online

The first step of freelance content writing is ensuring the writer understands your vision.

Hatchlo on May 28, 2020 · 8 min read

buyerj's guide for freelance writing

In a nutshell

  • Honest, and thorough communication is key to a successful collaboration with the writer.
  • To get a fair quote from the writer, be sure to let them know how many words you're expecting.
  • Let the freelance writer know the desired tone of your project before they begin working.
  • It's always good to have a budget for a project before you seek the right freelancer for the service.
  • Both parties should be aware of the timeline and the standard turnaround times.
  • Ask to see a sample of their previous work to understand better if you and them will make a good fit.
  • At Hatchlo.io, we work hard to take care of both our buyers and our writers.

Purchasing content online can be a quick, budget-friendly, and easy solution to amping up your website with high-quality, and well-written copy. If you’re buying content online, you shouldn’t have any qualms about placing your order, but do keep in mind open, honest, and thorough communication is key to a successful collaboration with the writer. The freelancers need you (the buyers) to give them specific details about your project to deliver quality content and avoid revisions.

Whether you’re looking for an enticing landing page, stellar product descriptions, sales copy, entertaining blog posts, or a revamp of your current content – the first step is ensuring the writer understands your vision. Use our buyer’s guide to eliminate guesswork for yourself and for the freelancer you choose to work with.

Know the length of your project before you place the order

This is so important to create a seamless experience for both the buyer and the seller. In most cases, sellers will charge based on the number of words they’re writing. To get a fair quote from the writer, be sure to let them know how many words you’re expecting. Even if you don’t know the exact number, a ballpark estimation will make the transaction much easier.

Let the writer know the desired tone of your project

Buyer explain the tone of the content

There are various writing tones like persuasive, analytical, informal, confident, neutral, and so many more. Are you looking for a witty blog post, a formal letter, or a friendly homepage? Let the freelancer know what your expectations are before they begin working.

Have a price range in mind

It’s always good to have a budget for a project before you seek the right freelancer for the service. Are you on a tight budget? If so, that’s ok but do keep realistic expectations in mind when placing an order for content. We suggest chatting to the freelancer before placing the order to make sure the scope of your work fits within their price range.

Know your expected timeline

Always be sure to let the freelancer know when you expect your content to be delivered. Do you need your content delivered extra fast? Let them know. Or, maybe you’re not in a rush. Either way, both parties should be aware of the buyer’s expectations and the writer’s standard turnaround times.

 It’s ok to ask questions!

It's ok to ask question to your writers

Maybe you’re new to the world of buying content online. If you’re not sure about something, it’s perfectly ok to ask.

Ask sellers questions like:
How do I know how many words I need?
What’s your writing experience?
Have you done similar work?

Ask for writing samples before you make a purchase

Every writer will have a different style. Ask to see a sample of their previous work to understand better if you and them will make a good fit.

At Hatchlo.io, we work hard to take care of both our buyers and our writers. We want our buyers to be satisfied with each and every order they place with us. Our reps are on hand to answer any questions.

Hatchlo

May 28 2020

In a nutshell

  • Honest, and thorough communication is key to a successful collaboration with the writer.
  • To get a fair quote from the writer, be sure to let them know how many words you're expecting.
  • Let the freelance writer know the desired tone of your project before they begin working.
  • It's always good to have a budget for a project before you seek the right freelancer for the service.
  • Both parties should be aware of the timeline and the standard turnaround times.
  • Ask to see a sample of their previous work to understand better if you and them will make a good fit.
  • At Hatchlo.io, we work hard to take care of both our buyers and our writers.