Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in ContentWriters’ pricing?
Each piece of content includes human writing, editing and proofreading, AI and plagiarism scanning, and revising. Self Service and Managed Services have slight differences in the specifics of what’s included, so we’ll explain that below.
When you place a Self Service order with ContentWriters, you will receive content that has been worked on by at least three separate team members. First, the job will be assigned to a hand-selected writer who has the expertise to successfully meet your content needs and quality standards. When the writer has finished the first draft, the content will go to an editor, and then to a proofreader. Finally, the content is run through plagiarism and AI detection software as part of final review. The content is delivered to you via our content management platform for feedback and a revision request or approval. Revision requests must be submitted within 3 business days following the delivery of the content. Self Service clients may request up to 2 rounds of revisions.
Managed Services clients receive everything Self Service clients get and more. Managed Services clients have a 6-10 business day review window and may request unlimited revisions. Additionally, they will work directly with an account manager who will manage the content creation process, writer training and retention, and support for the account. Beyond that, Managed Services clients can order custom content types, build custom workflows, receive monthly topic pitching and SEO keyword research, and plan out their content calendar with their dedicated account manager.
What type of business is best fit for Self Service?
Businesses looking for short-term content solutions or those with infrequent content needs are best suited for Self Service. For example, if you need 1 or 2 blogs each month or are looking for a white paper in the short term, Self Service is the best solution for you.
Getting started is simple! Create a free account, then order content to be delivered anytime from 5 business days to 3 months in the future.
I’d like to request a quote for Managed Services. What are the next steps?
If you’d like to request a quote for Managed Services, please fill out the contact request form here to set up a meeting with one of our Content Strategists. The Content Strategist will connect with you to learn about your content plans and goals and they will build a custom content proposal based on your needs.
After an introductory call, the Strategist will set up a proposal meeting to present your custom pricing. Generally, after submitting the contact form to request a quote, you can expect a proposal in 1-5 business days depending on the complexity and timeline of your project.
If you’re looking to move fast, know that examples of the content you’re looking to create, your style guide, and a description of your content goals & writer preferences will help us more quickly generate a quote.
Does ContentWriters have a free trial?
Self Service accounts are free to open and don’t have a monthly subscription charge. However, ContentWriters does not currently offer free trials. For Managed Services, we offer paid tests in the form of either short trial projects or 3-month pilot periods.
If you're interested in learning more about our test options, please reach out to one of our Content Strategists. You may also connect with a Content Strategist to receive samples of our work specific to your desired content type and industry focus.
How much does ContentWriters charge per word?
ContentWriters pricing can range anywhere from $0.13 per word to $0.61+ per word, depending on the content type, word count of the content, expertise required, and expected turnaround time.
Keep in mind, though, that we don’t charge for content on a per-word basis, but rather set unit pricing based on a word count range. This ensures our writers are focused on delivering on your expectations but have the flexibility to make sure the content is high-quality. For example, an article with a word count of 1,000-1,500 words might cost $250 for the piece, rather than $0.17 per word.
With price-per-word or hour models, you may be overpaying for fluff or unnecessary hours to produce content. The ContentWriters model is built with scalability and predictability in mind, so our clients know how to budget for the content we’re expected to produce in a given month or quarter.
Does ContentWriters charge a platform or management fee?
Self Service clients do not pay any platform or management fees, and there are no added fees in general. Self Service clients can expect just to pay for the content that they order through the platform.
Managed Services clients pay a monthly account management fee. This fee is determined based on the expected content spend each month, the content types required, and the workflow required.
Can I pay ContentWriters via invoice?
Self Service clients pay upfront via credit card through the platform. Managed Services clients are able to pay via credit card or invoice on monthly or quarterly billing cycles.
Can I pay more for a writer to do more research?
If you’d like a writer to provide a little more research beyond what may be expected for a certain type of content, you can pay an additional fee for that service. This is a custom content order, so it can only be offered to Managed Services clients.
Can I pay more for a writer with credentials in my industry?
If you’d like to hire a writer with specific credentials, such as a medical doctor, personal injury lawyer, or CPA, ContentWriters can source an appropriate writer. This is a custom service, so it is only offered to our Managed Services clients and comes with an additional fee. Additionally, if you’d like to use the writer's byline or bio, this is a service offered only to Managed Services clients. This is a great strategy to maximize your site’s E-E-A-T!
Does ContentWriters charge for topic pitching?
No, ContentWriters offers complimentary topic pitching with content orders. Upon receiving a pitching request, we reach out to the writers on your account to pitch topics based on their personal experience and research. We provide those pitches for your review on our platform and, once approved, we’ll start the content creation process. Pitches may be saved in our platform to be used or considered at a future date.
For Self Service clients, you can make a request for topics when you complete the briefing details and place an order for a new piece of content.
For Managed Services clients, we’ll work with you to outline the best timeline and workflow for topic pitching and approval. Most clients like to work in our platform for this, in a workflow similar but if your team prefers shared spreadsheets, for example, we can also accommodate different workflows. If you’d like us to take an SEO keyword research approach to topic pitching, we provide keyword research reports that integrate with our content writing services for an additional fee.