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9:09 pm on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

My niche is Outsourcing and Information Technology.

I request you to provide some suggestions for :

1) Developing original content in this area
2) Hiring writers who can write on these topics.

Gracias.

Thanks.

9:55 pm on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Gee:

Why not out-source EVERYTHING and get rich off of everybody else's hard work?

Why didn't I think of this?

10:27 pm on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well come on!

I wrote several articles my self and pulling in decent traffic.

As everybody else on this board, I would like to scale and looking for ideas.

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I wrote several articles my self and pulling in decent traffic.

Good for you. You'll find time spent researching your topic will generate plenty of ideas for more articles, which in turn will increase traffic.

As for hiring writers, you may get a result posting your request on a site which connects writers and publishers. The more specialised your niche, the more you should expect to pay for quality writing. Pay peanuts, get monkeys, as the old saying goes.

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ok...think of the quality of tech and customer suppert you get from outsourcing... remember the last time you had to call a credit card company, telecom, etc....

now who would want to read an article on that same level?

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Let users create the content for you, and I'm not talking about forums.

Think long and hard and you can make a winner.

2:33 am on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Write the content yourself! You can't outsource the entire site. It's your site. You ought to write it.
9:01 am on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Outsourcing and Information Technology

Hiring writers who can write on these topics.

Depends on your level and who your target audience is.

I'll offer the following on the basis that you're aiming to inform and advise senior managment within business - those for whom IT/Outsourcing are major concerns/issues - rather than the geek world...

If you're site can be construed as an authority source on these matters (or rather, it aspires to be an authority source on these matters) one of the best ways to get quality content - free - is to approach specialist IT/management consultants (the senior ones) involved in these areas and get them to write articles about the latest developments in IT outsourcing best practice/theory.

In my experience management consultants make for very good writers and their expertise and opinion is readily appreciated by most in the business world (even if it's from the perspective of totally disagreeing with the consultant's opinion!). Also, in the main, consultants love to write and are invariably enthusiastic - almost evengelical - about their work. This typically makes for very interesting and highly readable copy.

Did I mention that you can (depending on what you have to offer in the way of coverage/exposure to the author) get all this for free?

Of course, this might not be what you're looking for at all, in which case do excuse my presumptive rambling.

Syzygy

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Thanks Syzygy ,

It is these kind of pointers I am looking for.

Thanks.

11:40 pm on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If some of the people you approach don't have time to sit down and write an article for you, see if they'll let you interview them. A 10-15 minute phone interview can make for a good write-up if you're prepared ahead of time and know what you want to ask. "An interview with [-recognized name in the business-]" or even "An interview with [-unrecognized name-] of [-recognized company-]" can be a traffic draw.

This doesn't get the article written for you, but gives you most of the content. Let the person read your write-up before you publish it, in case you misheard something or they misspoke or want to clarify a point (this isn't like investigative reporting, where you want to "catch" someone with a mistake).

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In addition to what Beagle said above, you could record the interview (let the interviewee know first) and send the recording to a transcription service to have it put into a text file for you.

Doing a search on Google will get you a list of some decent transcription services, some of which have really reasonable rates, like a penny per word.

Then take the transcribed interview and edit lightly before adding it to your site.

Plus, doing recorded audio interviews makes for great content that'll get some nice inbound linkage happening. You could also make it into a weekly feature or radio show, a podcast to put up on itunes, whatever.

If done right all of the above would draw some nioce traffic over time + you'd be positioning your site and yourself as an authority in the field.

 

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