Compose.ly vs. In-house Writers

Hiring an in-house writer is no longer cost-efficient or necessary for your business model. Working with Compose.ly lets you commission more articles at a fraction of the cost.
With agencies, a 3X markup is standard.
Can't buy content separately from the consulting service.
Deposits & long-term commitments are commom.
You cannot quickly scale up.

Cost Comparison

Top SEO agencies utilize the same pool of top-tier writers that Compose.ly does, but they charge marked-up prices (3x as much) to sustain inefficient business operations. For companies that just need killer SEO-friendly content without the SEO consultations, the solutions offered by Compose.ly are a better fit.
Price Per Month
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$999/mo
SEO Agency
$5,000/mo

Compose.ly vs. In-house Writers

Hiring an in-house writer is no longer cost-efficient or necessary for your business model. Working with Compose.ly lets you commission more articles at a fraction of the cost.

$42,000.00

The average price that in-house writers cost per year.

235

Days that a typical in-house writer will work annually.

78

Articles a good in-house writer will create annually.

$538.00

Price you will pay per article with an in-house writer.

Cost Comparison

These assumptions are conservative — in reality, employers are subject to a 20% burden rate (insurance & taxes) as well as other substantial costs associated with recruitment, training, onboarding, vacation pay, office space, and equipment for every new hire. This, coupled with the rising cost of salaries in major metropolitan areas, makes working with Compose.ly the obvious choice.
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Compose.ly vs. Other Content Marketplaces

Hiring an in-house writer is no longer cost-efficient or necessary for your business model. Working with Compose.ly lets you commission more articles at a fraction of the cost.
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General Purpose

Although you can find high-quality writers on these platforms, prices and quality will vary greatly. Due to the lack of account services, you are required to vet the writers and carry out correspondences with them yourself.

How Compose.ly Is Different

Compose.ly’s sole focus is on content. All workflows, tools, and account services are geared towards making it easier to buy high-quality content.
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Enterprise

These platforms feature plans ranging from $1,000 up to $25,000 per month. Their services are designed with Fortune 500 companies in mind and they typically only work with accredited journalists.

How Compose.ly Is Different

Unlike the Enterprise platforms, Compose.ly sources writers with proven track records in producing SEO content. Compose.ly’s writers know how to write well-researched articles that will generate backlinks and social mentions.
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Content Farms

In order to keep prices down and remain competitive, these platforms forfeit content quality and account services. There is no guarantee that writers featured on these platforms are fluent or proficient in English.

How Compose.ly Is Different

Compose.ly works exclusively with native English speakers who pass our stringent proprietary screening process. Our prices reflect the cost required to attract such talent, and are aimed at companies that understand the value of good content for SEO.
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