The New Business Model: Writing Services
Writing services are an interesting type of business that attracts more attention every year. We decided to talk to a professional writer who works on one of such websites to get a grasp on the basics of this business. It was hard to digest the fact that this business is presented worldwide, and customers of writing services are students of the most prestigious colleges and universities. Numbers of students who rely on writing services is really impressive, so we decided to learn more about this phenomenon.
Most of the writers who work on writing assignments are native English speakers from the UK, the USA, Australia, and Canada. Many services have writers who are fluent in foreign languages, contacting experts from other countries if a customer wants his or her paper to be written in another language. The vast majority of writers are Master’s degree holders, and about 60% of them are holding a Ph.D.
Before any writer is even considered for such a job, he or she must complete several tests which must determine whether a candidate is familiar with all common citation styles and format requirements. Every writer must know such styles as Chicago, APA, MLA, and Harvard. However, the perfect knowledge of writing formats and styles isn’t the only requirement for writers who want to earn writing college papers. All their texts are checked with plagiarism software. Quality assurance experts check every paper to make sure that a writer did a good job. Generally, this job doesn’t differ from any other post-academic career. Our source told us that some experts usually earn more than others. For example, the help of STEM specialists is especially expensive.
How They Work
The writer and the client may contact via email. A customer sends all necessary materials and describes the task. However, this isn’t the most convenient method of communication so most writing services now have their online portals. All their customers register a private account, being able to track the status of their order during the whole writing process. Clients can request a revision or include additional materials. The highest number of orders usually falls on April and May, as well as on the period between October and November, when students have passed all necessary exams and work on other academic goals.
Most often, students find writing services by googling something like “write my essay”, “buy an essay”, or “do my essay for me”. The reason may be the fact that students look for such services only when they are in big troubles, as well as the fact that such services are still relatively unknown, which is weird.
Another weird fact was told by our source. Sometimes such services receive quite strange requests. For example, one customer asked them to write two multiple-choice tests for $2. However, they also had the opposite situation, when a client was ready to pay more than $5,000. He needed his big dissertation to be done in two days.
Many writers notice that they work not only with students. Scientists, content managers, and businessmen often order their help to fill their websites with a good content. They are looking for professional writers who they can trust.
As for the moral aspect of this online business, our writer has given a simple answer. They help students and all customers who ask for help. And they are never going to feel bad about helping others. Fair enough, isn’t it?