Writer Access is a content creation marketplace based in Boston, MA. The company was founded in 2008 and they offer a range of content-on-demand and membership options.
The company has grown quickly in the 10+ years they’ve been in business, being featured on the Inc. 5000 list numerous times on their way to becoming one of the larger players in the content writing space.
About Writer Access
The company is headed up by current CEO Byron White. They provide a broad range of content services, mostly geared around giving customers the option to choose content that matches your budget by providing a sliding pricing scale.
They operate on a monthly membership model, with a grading system so you can choose how much to pay per word for your content. Pricing starts from as low as $0.04 per word for a 3-star writer and goes all the way up to $2 per word for one of their “All-Star” writers.
That makes their pricing range one of the widest I’ve seen. But it’s better to have the option for expensive content than not, and their membership cost covers casting calls and supports from their team to ensure you’re happy with the writers you’ll be working with.
How Writer Access Works
To get started, you choose a membership plan that suits the size of your team and the amount of content you anticipate needing.
Writer Access has a Casting Call tool that helps clients find the best-suited writers for their projects. You can then add writers to your preferred list to work with again, and there is some support available from the Writer Access team, as they understand how important it is to find the right writer.
From there, you start ordering content. You’ll have access to some workflow tools to manage your orders, request revisions, and so on through their interface.
Writer Access is a marketplace that matches clients with US-based writers that have been vetted and graded according to their skill level and writing experience.
There is really no limit to the type, length, and style of content you want to order (within the realms of moral and sensible limits).
Their most commonly requested content is going to be web content, such as:
- blog posts
- sales copy
- email newsletters
- and more
But I wouldn’t hesitate to use their service for any form of content writing.
Plans and Pricing
Writer Access has two different pricing elements.
When you order content, you pay per word for written content, as you would with most content writing services. You also have to sign up for one of their monthly plans to cover some administration costs.
Their per word pricing is as follows:
- Basic Pricing – Choose from a 3 star to 6 stars rated writer and pay from $0.04-0.10 per word. ($40-100 for a 1,000 word article; for the sake of reference, this article is 700 words.)
- PRO Pricing – Choose from 6 stars to All-Star rated writers and pay from $0.11-$2.00 per word.
They give some guidance as to what you can expect from the star ratings they assign their writers.
For example, if you’re opting for a 3-star writer for the cheapest price, they recommend you only request content that requires little research and doesn’t have any special requirements.
On the other hand, higher rated writers can produce “publish-ready” content, with detailed instructions, and taking into account legal challenges, and so on.
You need to sign up for a monthly membership plan before ordering content, these are priced as follows:
- Basic Solopreneurs – $39 per month.
- PRO Business – $79 per month.
- PRO Agency – $99 per month.
- Managed Service – $349 per month.
Each tier upgrade comes with more perks, such as adding more users to your workflow, more casting calls, and higher quality writers.
Start a 14-day free trial here.
Writer Access Alternatives
Copywriter Today also operates on a monthly subscription model, but the membership fee included “unlimited” content. Of course, “unlimited” is throttled by 1-request-at-a-time limitation and reasonable turnaround times based on content length. It might be worth a look if you have ongoing content demands.
|Customer Rating||not yet rated|
|Minimum Cost (500 words)||$265 per month||$5||$5||$7.50|
|Type of Service||Subscription||A la carte articles||Pre-screened writers; varying quality||Pre-screened writers; varying quality|
|Best for||Agencies, ongoing content needs||One off, quick work||Inexpensive filler content||Connecting with reliable writers|
|Notes||First article free||Check Fiverr Pro for better quality||25% bonus on first deposit||Pricing is per-word|
|Learn more||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More|
Other marketplaces, like HireWriters and Crowd Content, operate on a price-per-word model starting at a lower price range. If you’re on a budget I’d check both of those out.
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