You might be asking yourself, “Why should I pay for copywriting? I can write my own press releases and sales letters. Surely, they will do just as well as the ones written by professionals.” The answer is simple. You should pay for copywriting because …
- You need someone to do the work for you
- You can’t write the press releases and letters yourself
- You want to ensure you get the results you expect
- The person you hire will have the expertise you need to get the results you want
- You can negotiate the price with the writer
- The quality of the work is good
- The writer will follow your instructions closely
- You can get a reference if you’re not sure about the quality of the work
- You can expect a written document that is clear and simple to understand
- You don’t have to worry about performance issues
- Your deadlines are met
- You can get a competitive price
… and the list goes on. Now, you might be thinking, “This all sounds great, but how exactly do I go about paying for such services?” Let’s explore.
How Do I Pay For Such Services?
The best way to pay for such services is with a pay-per-article plan. With this pricing structure, you pay for each individual article that is published on your behalf. This way, you can control exactly how many articles you will be paying for and ensure they are of high quality. Some companies will even produce extra content specifically for your press release or sales letter so you don’t have to worry about re-writing anything.
There are several pros and cons to this pricing structure. One major con would be if you don’t want certain articles published then there is no option for you to control the number of articles that are written. In this case, you might end up with too many or too few articles and not be able to give specific instructions on what you want. The other major con is that you can’t easily compare the cost of various writers as it varies from company to company. Another con would be that a pay-per-article plan doesn’t allow for price negotiations or for a sample project to see how the writer performs.
On the whole, pay-per-article plans are the best way to pay for copywriting services as long as you want to control the number of articles that are produced and you don’t want to waste time trying to compare costs. In these cases, a pay-per-article plan is what you want to go with. However, if you’re looking for a one-off project then you might want to look at alternative options.
Another way to pay for such services is with a cost-per-click plan. With this pricing structure, you pay for each click that is generated through a marketing campaign. This could be the result of a paid ad or a social media campaign. Basically, you pay for the results that you get. Naturally, you could run a campaign without spending any money and generate zero clicks. In this case, you would not get charged anything. However, in most cases you will get charged even if nobody clicks on the ad or posts on social media.
The advantage of a cost-per-click plan is that you can easily compare the cost to that of a pay-per-article plan. In most situations, a cost-per-click plan will be less expensive than a pay-per-article plan as there is less work involved in getting the results you want. Naturally, there are exceptions and sometimes it depends on the quality of the work. For instance, if you want a sales letter that converts then it might be more expensive to pay for each click as you want to ensure you get the right results. In these situations, a cost-per-click plan might be the way to go.
The Importance of Good, Quality Content
Even before you begin paying for such services, you need to make sure that you are getting the quality of content you expect. One way to check the quality of content is to look at previous work the writer has done. If you’ve been paying for content previously, you can contact the writer’s employer and get a reference. If the content is good, you can rest assured that you’re going to get quality work for your money’s worth.
The Need for Specialized Expertise
Another important factor to consider when paying for copywriting services is the expertise of the person or company you’re hiring. If you are not sure what areas of expertise the writer or firm you’re considering hires have, you can look for reviews online. In these cases, you will find both positive and negative reviews that can guide you as to whether or not this is a good choice for your business. There are many areas of expertise that a copywriter or marketing team might have, so make sure you are specific about the areas you need help with. This way, you can be sure that you are getting the expertise you need and the writer has the experience necessary to deliver the results you want.
Some areas of expertise that a copywriter might have is …
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Online Marketing
- Social Media Marketing (SMM)
- Content Creation
- Press Release Writing
- Sales Letter Writing
- Product Presentations
- Brochure Design
- Banner Ads
- Website Design
… and the list goes on. With so much to consider when paying for copywriting services, make sure you’re making the right decision for your business. By considering all the variables, you can be sure that you’re making the right choice for your needs.