With content truly claiming its place as King of the Web, there's never been a better time to be a content writer. Unfortunately, this surge in popularity has many wanna-be's promoting themselves as professional writers to get in on the action. How do you separate the wheat from the chaff? These 10 questions will help.



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Written by tiroberts
791 days ago

Great post. It's important that your content writer understands you and your voice so they can effectively write for you. Thanks for sharing your insights.

Ti



Written by bigmoneyweb
793 days ago

I agree with you Shannon, its always very much better to request for samples as to know what you'll expect when you finally give them the job. This is really a very brilliant post. Thanks for sharing this with the bizsugar community.

Val



Written by ShannonW
793 days ago

All excellent points! I'd only add one more: "Can you give us a writing sample right now?"

I'm always so surprised when employers don't ask a candidate to give them a writing sample right then and there. Give them a topic, maybe 10-15 minutes, and see what they come up with.

Granted, it may not be perfect with the limited time you give them, but it'll give you a much better idea of whether or not this writer will be a good fit for your brand, clients, etc.



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