For nearly three years I've been writing content on my site site, Randomn3ss.com, and managing a small team of writers. I've also been doing guest posts and copy work for a variety of other people.
Background: Since this seems to be a somewhat hot / debated topic, I'm US born, English is the only language I speak and I'm based on the east coast. Monday through Friday I'm available for chat via AIM or Google Talk, and reply to email within an hour or so on most days. Typical turn-around for articles is 24 hours, rush jobs can be done though. I don't take mass jobs, i.e. thirty 500-word articles for $2 each and a 48 hour turn-around. I take pride in what I write and only give original content. I am a network administrator for a living and thrive on writing tech articles, computers, networking, handheld devices, netbooks, wi-fi, new technology, cloud computing, etc. I'm also very good at writing how-to, top 10 and similar style articles that tend to perform well with social media sites. Additionally, I am a professional photographer and can write on almost any aspect of digital cameras, photography, post processing or hardware used to do so. I am not a jack of all traits, there are some topics I simply can't write about and will have to decline them. I'd rather be honest and tell you up front instead of trying to Google BS my way through it and lose a customer.
I've had articles featured on:
There have also been numerous articles done for my own site and customers that have performed very well in the social media circles, including several front page appearances on Digg, Reddit and Stumble Upon.
After some feedback on what I've written, turn-around and quality, I can better determine what my rates should be for members of this forum. My normal rates would be at $0.125 per word, however I can more than likely do better than this depending on the volume generated from here.
Payment is to be made to my verfied (since 1999) Paypal account upon receipt of job. I will eat the 3% processing fees for WHT members.
When you are interested in hiring me, I need the following pieces to write you a quality article:
The title of the article you want written
Rough idea on what it will be used for (promoting / focus on one product or service, social networking / viral marketing, top 5 / 10 list, etc.)
If you need photos (only royalty free images will be used)
When you need the job.
My goal is to provide you with the best quality article, this may not always be the cheapest and I don't plan on scraping the bottom of the bucket to compete with others. I look forward to working with many of you in the soon to near future.