First, you need to know that you do not need to hire a Wikipedia writer in order to create a new article or edit an existing article on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is free for anyone to edit and write content so doing it yourself is your best option if you want to save money. However, you are guaranteed to get some great content for your article if you hire a Wikipedia writer who is experienced at editing Wikipedia.
Wikipedia itself does not pay people to write articles. If you want to pay someone to create content for you, you will need to pay someone who does not work for Wikipedia. There are many people out there who will offer paid services for Wikipedia writing; however, there are a couple of things that you need to keep in mind when looking to hire a Wikipedia writer.
A good Wikipedia writer will have plenty of experience on Wikipedia. Wikipedia keeps “edit counts” for Wikipedia writers and you should choose someone who has a minimum of 1,000 edits. This means that they have contributed at least 1,000 edits to Wikipedia (including minor edits and articles created). This many edits shows you that the writer you are about to hire has been on Wikipedia long enough to know how to write content.
When viewing examples of a Wikipedia writer’s work, look for writing style to determine if they can create your article in the format that will “survive” Wikipedia. Wikipedia has standard formats that are used depending on the type of article created. For instance, if the article is about a product, it should have the patent information about the product. If the article is about a doctor, it should have a section that talks about their publications such as article entries and text books. Failing to follow these formats will likely get your article deleted so make sure that if you hire a Wikipedia writer that they know the different formats and follow them for your article.
You next want to look at the citations used by the Wikipedia writer. Wikipedia is strict when it comes to citing articles. Articles that use self-published citations (the official website of the topic, press releases, blogs) are not going to make it long in Wikipedia without getting deleted. This is because Wikipedia bases their content on reputable sources. Since self-published sources can say anything that the creator wants them to say, they are not considered reliable. Make sure that if you hire a Wikipedia writer, their past articles use good citations to sources that are not self-published (note that some self-publishing is fine but the article will need additional sources as well).
Finally, only hire a Wikipedia writer that will not charge you until the job is complete. There are services out there that will want an upfront fee for creating the content. This is not an issue until you receive your article and find out that it does not meet any of the standards outlined in the previous paragraphs of this article. You will have thrown your money down the toilet and be back to square one. A good Wikipedia writer will only charge you once you have approved a draft of the content and the article is posted for a specific period of time on Wikipedia.