Content Runner July 2016 Updates

Content Runner July 2016 Updates

We’ve been listening to your feedback and have been making lots of changes to Content Runner. How to Extend Writer Deadlines Ever wanted to give your writer more time on a project? Here’s how you do it: Click on the “Projects” tab of the dashboard Expand your projects by clicking the green + Once you find the article you want to extend the deadline on, click the “i” next to the article and you will see the option to extend the project New Features We Released We’ve been busy the last month, here are the latest updates: You can now…

That Awkward Question: How Much to Pay Freelance Writers

That Awkward Question: How Much to Pay Freelance Writers

  When you’re new to hiring freelance writers from Content Runner, knowing how much to pay can be tricky. You don’t want to pay so little that you receive poor quality in return. Another risk of underpaying is that good writers will abandon your work for better-paying assignments when the opportunities present themselves. On the other hand, you have a budget to maintain and you can’t afford to spend all of it on content. It might sound like a catch-22 situation, but this is a solvable dilemma. Content Runner Stays Out of Price Negotiations If you decide to establish direct…

How to Choose the Best Writers for Your Content

How to Choose the Best Writers for Your Content

Here at Content Runner, we encourage clients to establish working relationships with one writer or a group of writers. However, we understand that finding and evaluating the best people to produce your content isn’t always easy. The challenge is even greater when you need to locate someone with experience writing about a specific niche. We recommend starting your search with our transparent writer directory. Here you can find detailed profiles of each of our writers as well as links to their social media sites. Don’t worry, you won’t have to read through several hundred profiles to find a few potential…

The Advantages of Building Your Content Team with Freelance Writers

The Advantages of Building Your Content Team with Freelance Writers

You may have never hired a writer before, much less built a content team. Understandably, the thought of doing either seems overwhelming to you right now. According to Benji Hyam of the website Grow & Convert, you need to ask yourself a few questions before you start looking for writers. First, decide how much industry experience you require from your content team. Do they need to have deep experience in your particular niche or is it enough to have decent writing and research skills? After answering the first question, the next thing to decide is the type of writers you…

Creating a Style Guide for Your Content Runner Project

Creating a Style Guide for Your Content Runner Project

Clearly outlining your expectations is the best way to ensure that you receive quality work from writers at Content Runner. One way to achieve this is to create your own style guide or use one of our four pre-loaded templates when placing an order. These include: Inbound Marketing Guide: This type of content addresses a reader’s need and describes how your company’s products or services can meet it. The content should be informative and genuinely useful rather than purely promotional. Promotional Blog Post: The type of content uses more promotional language than the inbound marketing guide. However, the goal of…

Order Templates are Here!

Order Templates are Here!

Are you tired of entering the same order details into your orders each month? Fret no more as you can now save an order as a template and reuse it on your next order. You can make edits to existing templates and create as many new ones as you like. Share Articles via Email You can now share completed articles to team members via email. Enter up to 10 email addresses and share the article by clicking the symbol with 3 dots in it just to the left of your article title (in the article detail page). Other Small Housekeeping…

Don’t Be Afraid to Write Social Media Posts for Clients

Don't Be Afraid to Write Social Media Posts for Clients

Surely you have noticed the icons for Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, and other social media sites with a number by each one when you read content online. The number, of course, indicates how many times people have shared the article or blog post on each social media platform. For content marketers, these numbers mean everything. While we normally produce only the written content for clients here at Content Runner, some clients may also ask you to write corresponding social media posts. This is an excellent way to add to your income and develop long-term working relationships with clients by…

Why You Should Answer Every Client Inquiry

Why You Should Answer Every Client Inquiry

Clients have a number of ways to view the Writer Directory, including by rating, location, Twitter follower count, and most recently logged in. After a client reads your profile, he or she has the option to contact you by clicking on the Send Message tab. As someone who has been with Content Runner for two years and has landed excellent gigs that started with a single email inquiry, I encourage you to respond promptly and thoughtfully to each one. The Year-Long Project I Almost Ignored About 15 months ago, I received an email inquiry from a client who was looking…