Content Runner Updates: August 2015 Edition

Content Runner Updates: August 2015 Edition

We have been working hard on new features for Content Runner. Big or small if you have an update to propose, send us an email and we can add it! Order Form Update One of our users had a great suggestion, when you have multiple articles and you want to assign each of them as a direct order, give the option to automatically select the same “direct” writer. For example, if you have 10 pages of website copy for a…

Offsite Hacks to Make Your Writing Life Easier

Offsite Hacks to Make Your Writing Life Easier

The writing life may be a solitary one but that doesn’t mean you can’t access the help that is out there. This starts with where you choose to compose your work. After you select an article, you have the option of typing directly on Content Runner or writing it elsewhere and then pasting it here.…

Does Your Profile Answer the Only Question Clients Really Care About?

Does Your Profile Answer the Only Question Clients Really Care About?

Looking to increase my professionalism and the amount of money I could command for my copywriting services, I signed up for an online course in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques and business skills about six months ago. One of the first things I learned in the course is also the most memorable. Clients don’t necessarily…

Creating a Visually Appealing Article for Short Attention Spans

Creating a Visually Appealing Article for Short Attention Spans

I really can’t judge people who spend about 15 seconds scanning an article before deciding to move on to something else. After all, I do the same thing myself. If I click a link to something I’m interested in reading and can’t get past the layout, I click away from the site and look for something else. It could very well have been an informative article, but the company is unlikely to get another chance […]

Don’t Just Write an Article, Build a Relationship

Don't Just Write an Article, Build a Relationship

When I discovered Content Runner in early 2014, I assumed it was just like all of the other sites where online copywriters go to find work. These sites usually offered low pay and strictly monitored all communication between clients and writers. Considering I had written for about a dozen of them over the past three years, my mistake was understandable. I wrote a few articles for Content Runner after registering and then abandoned it, as […]

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 […]