Will You (ab)Use My Brain if I Pay You?

As a new blog owner, I couldn’t be “happier” to share this “amazing” opportunity with all of you.  Blogging allows me to express myself over news, events, and situations that would take a rather long conversation to achieve in person.  Personal conversations are great and may provide more value than reading a blog, but it’s not in every day conversation I can talk about reasons I do not like pigeons. Blogging can be time to self-reflect on one’s thoughts and have others provide insight, it is also a tool to promote specific information and add value to your name and possessions.  What or who is referenced, consistency in ethics, and inspiration are what determines personable credibility in blog posts.

Let me tell you about the offer I received from a “Professional Blog Writing Service”.  I spoke to a representative and was offered a blog post with quality writing, he’ll do the research, he will source all materials and ensure he doesn’t copyright. He will do all of these amazing things for you for only $55 to $135.  Can you imagine? He will bake your cake and eat it too.  Just provide him with a strategic direction and he will help you with content ideas, manage his writers, provide a “professional content editor” and take care of the posts for you!

I inquired further, wondering what determines the $80 difference in the minimum and maximum rate.  The answer is in the editorial process, and this is the editorial process in exact words:

  • Client Interview to discuss Blog topics
    • 30 minutes at a time
    • Interview is recorded
  • Blog Manager gives recording to writers
  • Writers research, source, and write blog posts
  • Blog posts are posted to Google Docs for review
    • Client can edit, add, or delete
    • Client must approve by specified date for on-time guarantee
  • Once approve, Blog Manager schedules posts in Blog.

It was also explained to me that some corporate accounts have a more complex review process, thus requires more “management” in generating a post.  I think this guy needs to manage his e-mails up to par before working on anyone’s blog.  He lacks grammar and professionalism, but don’t worry, he guarantees all writers employed have their Bachelors Degree in English if not more.  I did some research on the representative’s blog; it had a Page Rank of 2, and an Alexa of 1 million.  With scores like those, I have no idea how this company can claim their services are “the most effective marketing online.”  Watch out bloggers, the aliens are back and they’re hungry.

Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu is co-author of the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in social media, The Definitive Guide to TikTok Ads.  He has spent a billion dollars on Facebook ads across his agencies and agencies he advises. Mr. Yu is the "million jobs" guy-- on a mission to create one million jobs via hands-on social media training, partnering with universities and professional organizations.You can find him quoted in major publications and on television such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR, and LA Times. Clients have included Nike, Red Bull, the Golden State Warriors, Ashley Furniture, Quiznos-- down to local service businesses like real estate agents and dentists. He's spoken at over 750 conferences in 20 countries, having flown over 6 million miles in the last 30 years to train up young adults and business owners. He speaks for free as long as the organization believes in the job-creation mission and covers business class travel.You can find him hiking tall mountains, eating chicken wings, and taking Kaqun oxygen baths-- likely in a city near you.