Hire writers for Forum Posts and wages. What should I do?
I've been working online for the last couple of years and mainly been focusing on Forum Posts (Branding Work using Forums), during this time I've also been contacted multiple times about "the average pay" for Forum Posts.
A typical question can be:
How much should I pay for 1 forum post?
The thing is, that you can't really put a fair average price tag on something like this. Even though you might think so. And why? - Because you'll find several talented Freelancers providing these services at different rates.
In general I'd take this into consideration:
-The topic/niche. (the Forum niche and the niche of posts in general).
-The experience of the Freelancer.
-Feedbacks and ratings if necessary, although these might in fact be misleading as they could have worked with topics they're inexperienced with, which ultimately leads to a negative feedback.
And also if the Freelancer you're about to hire is native in the actual language. For example, a native english writer is often more costly than some other Freelancers from different countries. You'll need to think about spelling issues/mistakes and if it's worth hiring someone for a few bucks less than another one because of it. It all depends on the quality you want and/or if you're looking for quantity.
Personally I usually go from $0,25 up towards $5 per post, depending on the above stated things. You should also obviously contact the Freelancer before you hire them, and here's the first "free test" of their writing skills.
What I've written above is what I go after when it comes to hiring people for Forum posts. Is there anyone else having other inputs or thoughts on this?