I needed a blogger to write a few articles about Divi and Wordpress. Since new sellers are always complaining that they don’t get a chance I figured I’ll try the buyer requests section once more.
The job description was very basic. I mentioned the topics because if you don’t know anything about Wordpress then it would be rather difficult to write about it. I also said that I would pay around $15/700 words for starters so I knew I won’t get TRS, but without knowing the quality I don’t wish to invest too much. Maybe this was my mistake who knows.
I received 55 offers during 24 hours and here are some of the samples. I’m sharing these to show newbies that they don’t really have a competition if you bother to write a semi-decent offer
Just to be clear, these offers should show you what not to do.
Don’t oversell it
Be realistic in your response, we’re not looking for a superman. Focus on a specific niche, don’t claim to be an expert on every topic and I’m not looking for a lifetime partner Just tell me if you can write on the topics I listed for you and maybe show me an example.
Offer #6: I have what it takes to be your lifetime passionate writer on any kind of topic(s)
Don’t force me to hire you
I like a confident seller, but there’s no need for caps. It’s an instant turnoff for me, it’s like yelling.
Offer #13: Contact me now, and let me give your work a professional touch. CONTACT ME NOW!!!
Be realistic in your pricing
Low prices often lead to low quality. Give me a realistic price. This one here is not.
Offer #15: 7000 words for $20
Simple Hello will do
Stop using Sir/Mam, Dear etc. Especially if you don’t know if I’m a male or a female
Offer #17: Hello Sir/Mam
Offer #35: hello ma’am…
Put some effort into your offer
Here’s an offer that made me laugh. It’s bold to write only 4 words, but that mistake blew his chances
Offer #7: When can i start?
Enough with the copyscape
I expect your article to be unique. I don’t need copyscape to approve it so mentioning it makes no difference to me. If I don’t trust you then I won’t hire you.
Offer #48: Your content will pass copyscape 100%.
Offer #47: I will write 100% unique plagiarism free articles for you
Why? I don’t have time for unlimited revisions. If you can’t get it right with 1-2 revisions then we’re not a good match and we’re just wasting each others time.
Offer #42: I will provide you unlimited revisions untill you are completely satisfied
No stock photos, please
You have a chance to pick any photo. Why are you picking stock photos? It’s not you on the photo, why should I care about someone else sitting behind a computer Or why should I care about some old typewriter or hands on a keyboard?
I posted it under ranting pot because at the end of it I didn’t find a single seller. I wasted about an hour to go through these, but I blame myself because I should have looked for a seller myself. Hopefully this will show to some of the new writers that it isn’t that hard to get an order if you’re good at what you do. You’re competing against templates and sellers who can’t even write their offer without mistakes
PS. I found a writer from a different platform, so I don’t need offers
If you’re a writer, just follow these quick tips and you’ll be fine.