5 Reasons Why You Should Not Outsource Blog Articles

Outsourcing PostsBlogging is not the same it used to be, it is now more a business than just a way to interact and share information with the world. Business giants have started to see the money that can be taken out of blogging and investments are floating in high numbers. These investments mainly goes into article outsourcing. They create blogs and get articles from a third party content writer to help it grow and get traffic from search engines. Is this fair to make blogging just a business? It is a wide open question that is underlying and in my opinion it should be no.

Anyways, I am not against outsourcing articles but it has its own limitations. In this article of mine, I will uncover five things which I feel make outsourcing a negative ploy.

1. You Don’t Have Complete Control

As a blogger who is looking to get his blog a name and fame on the web, needs to be sure of what he is putting up on his blog. When you outsource you some times become reluctant in checking the articles and post them as it is. Readers of your site may not like the way the outsourced articles are written up and many other such things will rise. You will never have control over your blog once you start to outsource articles.

2. Trust Issues May Rise Up

Consider an example scenario, you are going to a hospital specially to meet a doctor who is well known for curing some disease and you come to know that only some other doctor turns up these days, what will you do? You wont go their again because you don’t trust the hospital anymore with the specialist doctor’s absence. Same implies to your blog as well, people will definitely get to know while they read that it is not you who is writing those articles and it may be difficult for you to convince them back.

3. Getting Good Writers Is Difficult

These days getting good writers is very difficult because they either charge high or have their own blogs and business that they develop based on their talent. What are you left with? A bunch of other writers who are just going to write you an article for the sake of money and not by passion. Would you want that? I would not. If you think you have good writers under your belt then investing is not a bad ploy.

4. Money Expenditure

As I said before hiring content writers is costly and if you are depend on it then think twice before you decide to do that. Instead of outsourcing, if you are a good writer then why shouldn’t you write articles up? It will take an hour a day. Then probably using techniques to earn money from blogging you can earn even a better percentage of money. If you are just a business man, then you need to outsource articles for sure.

5. Successful Blogs Need Commanding Blogger

Have you seen any pro blog just outsource article? If you are not sure then do check blogs like Problogger, Quick Online Tips, HellBound Bloggers! They all spent time to write things down and gradually came to a position where people respect them for their work. Would you get that respect on outsourced articles? It is a question that you can answer on your own.

This article is written by Sandeeep Singh. He writes at NthBlogger on topics related to Blogging, WordPress and Social Media.

Outsourcing And The Economy: The Debate Continues

Outsourcing continues to be a controversial topic as President Obama and his financial advisers, the likes of Ben Bernanke, have the arduous task of providing more jobs in the U.S. economy.

Recession Prevention Requires Indian IT

With immigration and unemployment taking significant space among the American public, outsourcing often sends a message of anti-nationalism in the sense that it ‘takes away jobs of Americans.” However, that might be a one-sided story. Many analysts say that prevention of a major financial downturn like the one that occurred via the subprime debacle and the housing recession is going to take some heavy IT infrastructure and a highly talented pool of talent available only through outsourcing.

Outsourcing

Nonetheless, skeptics say that the Obama administration has not taken a tough stand on outsourcing. In fact, some say that it has encouraged it. While the President was clear on his rhetoric during the election campaign that there would be punitive measures taken against companies moving jobs across the border, that appears to have changed a bit after his election.

Pres. Obama’s State of the Union Guffaw

Recently, the President remarks that he would revoke tax breaks from outsourcing firms during his State of the Union speech in Washington caused havoc among IT service providers, particularly in India. While the U.S. enjoys the close company of India in deals like the recent nuclear deal, there can be little truth in holding back jobs from outsourcing, particularly since the financial sector is going to need plenty of fixing in the IT department in order to withstand similar crises in the future.

Others believe that the U.S. has really done nothing to discourage outsourcing like other developed nations that promote their own products and labor ahead of profits. According to the AmericanEconomicAlert.org, the President’s option to head the bipartisan debt deficit commission with the boss of an outsourcing firm reflects his policy on the issue. The agency holds that the nation is not tough as it should be when it comes to unemployment in the U.S.

With the topic of health reform taking up center stage in the Obama agenda, outsourcing seems to have taken a seat on the back burner. In general, it is believed to be true that the U.S. has taken a ‘hands-off” policy towards its economics. In contrast, government in Europe has more of a say in companies that provide a large chunk of jobs for their nationals. One example of is Toulouse, France-based Airbus and the recent restructuring that has taken place via the negotiations with the French government.

Skeptics say that the system of economics in the U.S. does little to encourage firms to put national goods and services above bottom line profits. Since capitalism promotes profits, other aspects like sustaining jobs in the country are overlooked in exchange for running operations with higher cost efficiencies at offshoring locations. There is also criticism that the tax system in the country is designed to encourage outsourcing. While foreign countries splurge on rewards to attract outsourcing to their countries, there is little in the way of tax benefits to provide incentives for American businesses to hire American workers and use American facilities. In fact, the new halt of tax breaks suggested by President Obama might do more harm than good in term of keeping U.S. firms from outsourcing jobs and business processes.

Globalization, a Push For Outsourcing

It is clear that as globalization and the interconnectedness of the global marketplace will mean different strategies in the future that it has been practiced in the past, the issue of loyalty toward workforce or region will continue to take declining prominence in the outsourcing formula. The trend of capitalism is to book profits to shareholders, without seeking sustainability of business in any one particular area of the world at any given time. Shifting businesses from country to country would be easier than it has been in the past. Often, if a company has to be competitive globally, it is fair to say that national interests cannot take precedence.

Alternatively, one can take the side of the argument that the U.S. insources services from abroad. As an example, Toyota and BMW have manufacturing units in the U.S.

This is identical to Honeywell and Nike manufacturing in China or India. Nonetheless, the argument does not taken into account the basics of outsourcing. Although BMW produces cars in the U.S., these automobiles are not marketed in Germany. But Nike shoes made in China are sold in the U.S. – most of it at least. This translates to the German labor market does not suffer losses when BMW manufactures cars in the U.S. But the vast difference is that the U.S. labor force takes a big hit when Honeywell opens facilities in India.

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