Looking for More Projects to Work On? Try Microtasking!

Looking for More Projects to Work On? Try Microtasking!

Content Runner was built to help our community of Writers find work from our community of Users who need content written. Most of the time, this works out great, and you all have been super productive! But sometimes the demand for content drops off—say, near a holiday weekend—and all the open projects get snatched up. What’s a Writer to do? You could try completing some microtasks from our partner, CrowdFlower! What’s a Microtask? A microtask […]

What to Do When Your Pools Get Too Shallow

What to Do When Your Pools Get Too Shallow

One of the features our Users consistently tell us they love is the ability to customize their own Pools: lists of Writers with whom they’ve worked and to whom they’d like to send work more directly. Some Pools are built around a specific skill set: a Pool for Writers you trust to write stellar press releases, perhaps, or a handful of Writers who’ve delivered stellar content about a tough topic or difficult-to-research niche. Having the […]

There’s a New, Faster Way to Order from Your Favorite Writers: Introducing Staff Orders

There's a New, Faster Way to Order from Your Favorite Writers: Introducing Staff Orders

One of our goals when we built Content Runner was to streamline the process of working together for freelance writers and clients who needed their talent. We built our marketplace to do just that, and we baked in a bunch of different ways to place an order that would help our Users quickly and easily communicate to a Writer everything he or she would need to know to start working. Our hope was that Users […]

Here’s Everything You Need to Know about Our Switch to PayPal

Here's Everything You Need to Know about Our Switch to PayPal

We recently announced that Content Runner would be switching from our current payment processor to PayPal. We’ve been getting a lot of feedback and a lot of questions, so this week I thought I’d sit down and try to address as many of them as I can. Let’s start with the basics. What This Means for Writers The primary thing that’s changing is how Content Runner will be handling payments. Previously, Writers provided our payment […]

Minding Your P’s and Q’s: The Importance of Writer Courtesy

Minding Your P's and Q's: The Importance of Writer Courtesy

As a Writer, it is absolutely imperative to develop a good relationship with your clients. Without the proper foundation and care, communication has the potential to take a wrong turn into a dark exchange. Poor communication can lead to misunderstandings, hurt feelings, insulted egos, and, in the worst situations, the breakdown of a professional relationship. Is there a good way to tell the User you don’t have enough information to write an article, or that […]

Meet Our New Editor: Amanda Nelson

Meet Our New Editor: Amanda Nelson

Content Runner is happy to introduce our newest addition to the in-house editing team: Amanda Nelson. Amanda has an eagle eye for details and the most infectious giggle I’ve ever heard. I sat down with her this week to ask her a few questions and get to know her a bit better. Our conversation has been very lightly edited for clarity and length. Tawny: Well hello. Thanks for taking the time to come into this […]

Writer Focus: Lisa Kroulik, a Content Runner Success Story

Writer Focus: Lisa Kroulik, a Content Runner Success Story

This post is going to be a bit out of the ordinary for us: instead of me picking a subject and nattering on about it for a few hundred words, I’d like to shine a spotlight on one of Content Runner’s most successful Writers: lisakroulik. Lisa has been kind enough to let me tell her story, using some of her own words, which have been lightly edited for context, clarity and length. Meet Lisa Kroulik […]

Content Runner Core Values

Content Runner Core Values

We have created the official Content Runner Mission Statement! Over the last 2 years we have enjoyed building the Content Runner marketplace and creating a great experience for both our users and our writers. Along the way, we realized there is a set of core values that define how we approach future policies and features enhancements. The following post explains why chose our 3 core values of: transparency, flexibility and low fees. Transparency If you […]