When you're in need of content, and you don't have the ability or time to create it yourself, the best thing you can do is outsource it to someone who can.
As you start down the path of finding a content creator, you'll quickly see that some of us writers are straightforward, easy to get along with, and we truly care about your needs. We're here to make a dollar, and to do this, we understand that meeting your needs is exactly what keeps food on our tables.
Unfortunately, on the other side of the fence, you'll find writers who think the content marketing world revolves around them. They think that since they are the ones providing services, they can speak to you however they please, and it's these people who usually want to complete your content project on their own terms.
I often find myself baffled at the lack of respect that some writers have toward their clients. Many of them seem to have fallen off the wagon, bumped their heads and forgotten what it means to be a good content creator. They have somehow justified to themselves that it's OK to put their own needs before the needs of their clients.
As a writer, I am a contractor, and if I can't meet the needs of my clients as they deem necessary, then they are in no way obligated to hire me. It's as simple as that, and I think it's very easy to understand. Yet many content creators float around in their own little world of content creation, forgetting that if they can't get the job done, there are literally hundreds of thousands of other writers who can.
How do I know this? Because I've seen it with my own eyes.
I have contacted a content creator before and offered a job, but due to no response, I simply contacted another writer and offered the job to them. Later in the evening, the first content creator that I contacted finally responded to the job offer only to find out that I had given it to someone else. And the writer had the audacity to think that it was wrong that I outsourced the project to another writer. That's not how it works folks.
What baffles me the most is that this is common sense. For example, if my toilet is clogged and I call a plumber to come fix it, but he doesn't return my phone call, then it's perfectly fine for me to call another plumber, right? If the plumber that I initially left a message with calls me back later in the evening, he surely won't be mad when learning that I hired a different plumber who could meet my needs. This isn't to say that the first plumber isn't a good plumber, but it is to imply that the second plumber could better meet my needs in that exact circumstance.
If you come across a writer or any type of contractor who throws a hissy fit because you found someone else to better meet your needs, you need to put this person on your 'black list.' People like this don't understand the client-contractor relationship. They forget that you as a client are paying them, and if they knew what was good for them, they would simply say they were sorry for not being able to complete the job as needed.
It's sad that we live in a world where hiring a good content creator has become so difficult. A writer-client relationship isn't hard to understand. At least it's not for me. I completely understand if I can't meet your needs exactly as needed, then you have the option to find someone who can. And I don't throw a tantrum if you choose to hire someone else.
It makes me very happy when you find someone to meet your needs when I can't. I'm only one person and I can't handle a million content creation projects all at once, so it's a good thing that there are other writers out there who can meet your needs when I can't. Just remember, you need to be picky when choosing a writer, or you'll end up with a content creator who disrespects you and acts like a 2-year-old, and I know you don't have time for that.
With a deep passion for writing, Whitney has met the needs of more than 12,000 clients.