Why Your Cozy Little Bookstore Needs Social Media

Why Your Cozy Little Bookstore Needs Social Media

Smart phones, ebooks, and now 3D printing makes life a lot more like Star Trek, but even Jean-Luc Picard still read physical books from time to time. For years journalists have been asking if small bookstores can survive in the age of the Internet, but bookstores continue to exist, and succeed, despite competition from companies like Amazon. Heck, local bookstores have been doing just fine in Seattle, where Amazon not only lives but employs a […]

Getting it Right the First Time

Getting it Right the First Time

Content Runner is about connecting Writers and Users, so that the former can provide brilliant content for the latter. We love when people do that, and we also love it when Writers knock it out of the park on the first go, which means faster turnarounds for Users, and faster payment for Writers. Everybody’s happy! So how do Writers go about creating stunning content on their first try, and how do you reduce the amount […]

The Future of Online Writing Marketplaces – Where We’re Headed

The incumbent online writing marketplaces were built around the following strategy: create a large population of users and writers, charge a high transaction fee and punish people that try to conduct business outside your walls. Building a substantial worker and user base was easy for the first movers. As the only game in town it meant you could quickly garner significant transaction volume and once you had it (and little competition) charging a relatively high […]

Good Sources Make for Good Content

Good Sources Make for Good Content

You want your readers to take your content seriously, to know that they can trust you as a source for information. The easiest way to do this is by sharing your sources with your readers. Most of the writing produced through Content Runner is informative, and information doesn’t exist within a vacuum, it has to come from somewhere: those are your sources. Everyone Needs Sources Even if you’re an expert on a subject, chances are […]

Any Mission Accomplished: Using the Marketplace Creatively to Fulfill Your Need

Any Mission Accomplished: Using the Marketplace Creatively to Fulfill Your Need

Content Runner is a marketplace for clients and writers to connect and flourish, that much is true. And most of us here, be we content creators or those who desire it, deal in articles, blog posts, press releases, and other standard written fare. But there are other worlds than these, and with a little ingenuity, you can use Content Runner creatively to fulfill all of your writing needs. Brainstorm, Write, and Edit an Ebook Armor […]

Hoping to Get Favorited? Here Are the Three Things You Need to Do to Make it Happen

Hoping to Get Favorited? Here Are the Three Things You Need to Do to Make it Happen

When a User posts an order, she has the option to limit the visibility of her order so that only her Favorites Pool can accept and work on the articles. This gives her peace of mind: she knows that any Writer in that pool is talented and she trusts that they’ll produce excellent content. It also means that if you’re a Writer on Content Runner, it’s in your best interest to get in the Users’ […]

Create Your Offerings and Showcase Your Niche Knowledge

Create Your Offerings and Showcase Your Niche Knowledge

As you may have noticed, for a few months now we’ve had a new feature in beta on our main page. While the Offerings weren’t available to everyone immediately, we’re proud to say that they’re finally ready to launch for all our Writers! But what is an Offering, you may ask? Consider it a place to show off your expertise. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry can write a “general blog post” – it’s your personal […]

Don’t Be a Wallflower – How to Use Social Media to Make Your Real Estate Business Stand Out

Don't Be a Wallflower - How to Use Social Media to Make Your Real Estate Business Stand Out

You’ve starting writing stellar blog posts, and you’ve got a publishing schedule you can keep up with. Whether you’re posting every day, twice a week, or bi-weekly, you’re feeling pretty good about yourself. Good for you! It’s time to sit back and wait for the new page views to roll in as a new and expanding audience finds your clever prose and filters toward your site. Not so fast. Carefully-crafted blog posts are excellent—content is […]