Essayshark.com uses the principle of author’s bidding to complete customer work, with the customer retaining all of the power; they can talk to and select the author who provides them with the very best deal and has a wealth of experience. Although the website is new in comparison to other similar sites – having been created in 2011 – it has grown rapidly and now boasts over a thousand active writers.
The services which Essayshark.com provides include editing and copywriting of draft essays, as well as custom essays based around the customer’s specifications. One of the unique features is that the website allows customers to view the progress that their writer has made in real-time, and customers can even view a 100 word preview of the essay on all essays of two pages or more. This means that the customer selects the person who is right for them; there is no need to pay until after the essay has been completed. Everything from creative writing to business plans can be made using Essayshark.com, with writers who are selected to meet the criteria that the customer specifies.
The price of an essay is based on a guideline price of around $7.50 per page for a standard essay, but the freelance bidding nature of the website means that the prices can vary significantly depending on the writer that the customer selects to complete their work. This can mean that the overall price ends up being significantly lower, or higher, than the guideline amount.
However due to the range of writers which are used – and the freelance basis upon which work is completed – there are no guarantees that the writers will be consistent, and although there is a money back guarantee provided for unsatisfactory work, your money has already been loaded into the system. Therefore you are tied to using the site, even if you do not want the essay.
There are no standard discounts given on Essayshark.com for either a set number of pages or a set number of orders for returning customers. The only way to obtain discounts is to enter the competitions which they run using Facebook and Twitter. Although the contests are held every week, but it does mean that loyal customers are not rewarded in the way that they are on some other websites, offering little incentive for customers to return. This is a negative aspect of the site, as it means that customers have to interact with the company regularly on social networking sites to be in with any hope of a discount; something which not all customers will be comfortable doing.
New customers who like the Facebook page of Essayshark.com are often entitled to a 15% standard discount on their first order, but there are no longevity rewards.
The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across international time zones. There are currently no telephone numbers listed on the website for support, but rather two separate email addresses (one for customers, one for freelance writers) through which all support must be obtained. This does mean that although you are able to contact your writer on the order page also via the instant messaging service, there is no vocal point of contact which some customers will be uncomfortable with.