INeedArticles Reviews

No, that’s not a typo. I do need reviews, but that’s not what I meant.ineedarticles.com

There’s this company out there that’s called ineedarticles.com. It’s a content mill, similar to iWriter, just not as popular.

I signed up, but they say that testing is currently unavailable, as they are not currently accepting new writers. This can change, they say, so I should check back in a few days.

It’s been that way for a while. Looking at their stats (146 articles completed in the last 24 hour’s), it doesn’t seem like a very big operation.

I’ve seen some reviews about INeedArticles.com on the web, but they all seem to be from the client’s perspective, and many complain that the quality of the articles they are receiving is not very good.

No wonder! Their website claims to pay writers $3-7 for 500 words. For shame! Even iWriter goes higher than that! Why would any self-respecting English writer write for so low?

Get it through your heads, O ever-hungry-for-new-content website owners! If you pay peanuts, that’s what you’ll get! And if you can’t afford more, then don’t complain! Believe me, a lot of work goes into writing, which includes research and proofreading and editing. A perfect 500 word article shouldn’t take less than an hour. A hastily-written, not-properly-researched article will take less, and at $3-7 an hour, that’s what you’re going to get. Or an article written by a writer from a non-English speaking country, which might be worse.

Stop thinking that you’re entitled to force writers to work for below normal prices!

I Need Your Help!

As always is in such cases, when I cannot experience a program for myself, I ask my readers to share their own experiences. There doesn’t seem to be that many writers there, but please enlighten us with your experience – – I’m very curious.

You don’t have to be an Ineedarticles writer to chime in! Tell us what your thoughts are on content mills paying writers below average prices because they know they can! And what are your thoughts on online freelance writing in general? We’re waiting to hear from you!

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10 Comments

  1. Chris

    I have to run 5 websites day to day and I turned to iwriter about a year back – I’m still an active member now! I don’t write there but I have managed to find a great writer that completes 1000 word articles for me for $10. Now as you know – this is nothing for top class writing! Without her my day to day job on the internet would be a lot harder!
    Sometimes content mills can really work out for you!

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hey Chris,

      Sure, content mills work out for you when you are on the receiving site, where you can exploit writers for and get articles at a penny a word. But if you are a writer struggling to make a living, content mills are a curse.

      I personally do not order any content from content mills, because I’ve been on both sides of the issue. I know how hard it is for writers to find work, and content mills with low paying rates make drive the market down.

      All the best,

      Ben

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  2. James Harvey

    I have had some very questionable experiences with this program. It seems like no matter what you pay for. It always kind of seems like the same writing. I think that they inflat cost. But still provided the same work.

    I will say that there is better programs like this. Stay away from them. My personal opinion. Some may like it though. It just seems to cheesy to me.

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Thank you, James, for sharing 🙂

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  3. Dave

    iNeedarticles.com does indeed suck. I don’t mind paying more money, and have paid $22 bucks for an 1000 word article there with the “Extra Research” and “Instructions” additional fee. Turns out it was just as good as the $10 1000 word article.

    Jonathan Leger – listen brother: If you made a website offering 1000 word well written articles *guaranteed* for $20 or even $30 people would flock to it, as long as there is some kind of refund policy assurance.

    iWriter sucks because, well, it sucks. The articles are for **** normally. I have to go back and forth to even get something that’s manageable. Elance or even Fiverr is, I think, your best bet. At least you can specialize there and review the writers.

    Ben – give me a call if you want to start something up that’s better. I got ideas.

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Sorry to hear about your experience. These content mills don’t offer quality content, no matter what they claim.

      I think that even better than upwork would be posting a job on a job board like ProBlogger. Hire a freelance writer and work with that writer one on one.

      What do you think?

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  4. sc88

    Hi Ben,
    Hmmmm… $3-7 for an article… I get your point that is really not much for a writer but in a way i think its fair for 500 words. I might actually try it out. If I do il let you know how they are. By the way, youve got a lot of great articles and insights on your site.. Keep informing us

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Well, they’re not accepting writers now, so why not try out iWriter? By the way, I don’t really recommend iWriter, but they do accept worldwide.

      I’m not disparaging people who write for that rate – – for many countries, that rate is actually very good. I’m also not disparaging website owners who pay that rate and accept the fact that their content will be written overseas and will not be perfect.

      I am disparaging companies and website owners who will not pay more than that, yet expect their content to be on the level of perfect. Unfortunately, that attitude is very widespread.

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  5. SamDal

    This is like dejau for me.

    While I haven’t had any direct experience with that company, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen junk content written by ‘English speakers” when all they really were doing was outsourcing it to people in India or Phillipines and paying them $2/hour and charging 10 times that.

    You’re absolutely right – pay peanuts, you’ll get lame quality in return yet, when you tell them your rates, they likely say “omggg thats way too high, the other guy can do it for half that!”

    That’s when you just tip your hat and say “adios!” and good luck with that, lol.

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      You know what really annoys me? Not those companies that pay writers almost nothing, but accept worldwide. After all, other countries have lower standard wages.

      I get annoyed by the people BUYING the content, who pay almost nothing and will accept nothing less than perfect.

      I get super annoyed by those companies that only accept American writes, and STILL will only pay $0.07 to $0.014 per word.

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