In the case of needing a certain amount of articles, let's say 50, is it better to ask for an example of how the freelancer would write a single article before awarding the bid or after doing it?
Ask for an example first:
- Pros: you see if the style and the way the freelancer writes fits your needs
- Cons: the freelancer is somehow working for free (?)
Award bid and then ask for an example:
- Pros: respects freelancer job, no free samples
- Cons: if you don't like their style or isn't what you need then you may lose money due to having already awarded the project and may incur in some escrow dispute.
What is more practical and fairer for both parties?