Nowadays e-businesses are getting popular day by day. People are starting to prefer the digital world over everything. They do not rely on physical shopping, because they know they can do this in just a few clicks. Almost every business whether it's a company or a grocery store, everyone has made their online pages and has given easy access to their customers. As you must visit these sites, the important point to notice on them is, these pages require a lot of writing. Whether you are running a blog, doing social media posts, newsletters for companies, or advertisements, etc. almost every e-business demands writing. Now the question is who is going to do this much writing? Because we all know this type of writing is done by experts, not ordinary people. So here in this article, I am going to list 10 steps that you should take while hiring quality writers.

1. Be clear about your motive

The first step you should take while finding a writer is to be clear yourself about why you are looking at him/her. You should always be clear about what type of writing you want, are you looking for social media posts, blog writers, article writers, academic writers, advertisement writers, etc. Many times people are not aware of these terms and they often get confused. Therefore, they should be clear in their terms and then start looking for a writer. For instance, if they are looking for a writer of social media posts, then they should ask the writer to give a similar sample work. Many people are good at writing in almost every niche, so if they are showing you similar work and interest you should immediately hire them.

2. You can ask your colleagues and friends for referrals

This is one of the most convenient ways to find a good writer for yourself. You can ask your network, if they have a friend and colleague who is fond of writing or is good at writing, they should refer to them. Many friends of friends have done a degree on writing skills like the English language, so these kinds of people should be on your list. They are already familiar with writing techniques and rules, they can easily help you to write quality content.

3. Add a post on social media

Sometimes, we ask our colleagues and friends to refer to a good writer, but often they fail to provide you. The other way you have to hire a writer is to post an advertisement on social media. Because people are very fond of using it, you add a post or you can add a story on your social media accounts. You can also post posts on different social media groups, this way you can easily give information to the larger community. While posting information always make sure to add the necessary information like you are looking for a freelance writer or a full day writer etc. People who would like to work with you will immediately contact you via direct messages.

4. Use different writing services

Few freelance boards that are running online, you can check them:

Content runner:

This a new option that is available to hire freelance writers on a per-article basis. You can use this site, and if you find it interesting then you can hire a writer from there.


It is one of the oldest sites which is available to hire freelancers. On this site, writers work on a project basis. You can choose the best writer out of all, as the site has a wide range of freelance writers around the globe.


This site is pretty similar to Elance. You can pay the writer on an hourly basis. You can easily track their work using their soft wares.

5. Ask relevant questions

If you get in touch with a person who is keen to work with you, so ask relevant questions to test him/her. For instance: you can ask them how many words they can write in an hour? Similarly, take an interview whether physical or online and ask questions related to writing. Ask them why they are writing? What is SEO? What is storytelling? What does digital marketing mean to them? How can you persuade people for immediate purchases? Etc. I have listed only a few questions that are very important to ask any writer. You can Google further and take an extensive interview to understand the depth of your writer.

6. Ask for portfolio

Many people get offended when they are being asked to write a free article. If you want to avoid this situation, you should ask them to provide you with their previous sample work. In other words, ask them to present your portfolio. Their portfolio should consist of their previous professional work. Always make sure the information they are providing is authentic or not? People often add false information which may lead you to make a wrong decision, therefore try to check it properly before hiring.

7. Ask for their weaknesses and strengths

While interviewing them, do not forget to ask this question. Ask in a general way, do not confuse this question with a work point of view. This question will easily help you to choose the best person out of all. So if you have taken 10 interviews in a day, compare the answers of these people. This will help you a lot to whether the person is perfect for you or not.

8. Check whether the content is semantically and syntactically correct or not

As you are not asking them to write a sample on time, so you are accessing their skills from their previous work. You should always see whether their content is semantically and syntactically correct or not. Semantically means the content they have written is making sense or not, do the words convey meanings or not. Similarly, syntactically means whether the sentence structures are grammatically correct or not, etc.

9. Find a good researcher

A good writer has to be a good researcher because many times a writer has given a task that requires a lot of research. When a writer has got a topic on any niche, s/he should first research it to understand it properly. Research gives brilliant ideas which they can easily add to their content. Sometimes, the client gives a very vague topic that does not make any sense, so a good writer must have to research a topic deeply and then suggest a more specific topic to their clients.

10. Content should show the coherence

Coherence means the content you have written shoul

d be matched with your main topic or subtopics. People who are not experts in writing often talk about it here and there in their content. This type of content is not being admired in professional writing. So while looking for good writers you should check this quality in their content. If you are finding their content is not lifting the main idea and other sub-ideas are not making sense with the topic, then you should avoid such writers.