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January | 2014 | Content Runner Blog

January 2014


3 Myths about Content Writing


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3 Myths about Content Writing

Without quality content, it can be difficult to sell your idea, product, brand or service to readers. The purpose of writing is to connect with your targeted audience, build trust, and translate that interest to your bottom line and drive a profit. There are a few misconceptions about content writing, though, and the following are three of those myths and why they’re not necessarily true. MYTH: A Content Writer Needs A Marketing Degree TRUTH: While many content writers may indeed have marketing degrees, this is not a requirement. Many content writers […]

Writer Pools are Live!


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Writer Pools are Live!

We have had an overwhelming interest from users to allow them to assign articles out first come first serve to groups of writers. To accomplish this, we created writer pools (we call them pools as an homage to the ever present water in Seattle) for assigning out new orders. Once you load a writer pool order we will automatically notify the writers in your team that an order is waiting for them to take. When writers login to Content Runner they will be the only ones that can see the […]

FEATURED WRITER OF THE WEEK – MARTIN (STEGERME)


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FEATURED WRITER OF THE WEEK – MARTIN (STEGERME)

Welcome to this week’s edition of our Featured Writer segment. This week we are illustrating the work of Writer, Martin Steger (username: stergerme). Martin is an accomplished freelance writer with experience in every niche from sports to economics. When he is not writing for Content Runner, he can be found watching sports or sampling choice beers. Continue reading to find out more about Martin and if you would like to place an order with him, he can be reached on his profile. Tell us about yourself. I hate talking about […]

Tips for Writing On-the-Go


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Tips for Writing On-the-Go

Being a Writer with Content Runner certainly has its perks, and being able to work remotely and be on the go is definitely one of them. Unfortunately, with freedom of movement comes a change in routine, which can often leave a Writer scrambling to complete assignments and meet deadlines. By incorporating these few tips, however, you’ll be able to achieve the perfect balance between traveling and writing; ensuring that you set a manageable schedule for yourself; and getting assignments completed on time. Plan Ahead One of the biggest mistakes people […]

Featured Writer of the Week – Mikkela (mikkelablanton)


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Featured Writer of the Week – Mikkela (mikkelablanton)

This week Content Runner is proud to show the efforts of globe-trotting Writer Mikkela Blanton (username: mikkelablanton). Whether she’s back at home in the U.S. or touring the many countries of Europe, she can be found traveling through Content Runner writing on everything from finance, to style, to consumer electronics. If you would like to catch Mikkela for a direct order, she can be reached through her Content Runner profile. Continue reading to learn more about Mikkela and find out how she discovered her passion for writing and what she likes to […]

Tutorial: Setting Up a New Account and Placing a Contact Order


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Tutorial: Setting Up a New Account and Placing a Contact Order

While many content pieces are often assigned as Open orders, this gives the entire pool of Content Runner Writers eligibility to take any article they desire. In some cases, Users might want to take special precautions with certain pieces in order to ensure they are picked up by a highly capable or specialized Writer. In order to meet this particular need, Content Runner has developed a Contact Order tool that allows Users to place a “Request Approval to Write” option when posting an order that gives the User the option […]

Take a Tour of Our Office!


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While many of our Writers and Users are constantly on-the-go, the vast majority of our team spends the week hiding out in our office located just a few minutes south of Seattle. In the spirit of factory tours that have come before us, e.g. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, we bring you the official tour of the Content Runner office, featuring Stacy Rost as Gene Wilder. In spite of the fact that we don’t have a chocolate river or a Bubble Room, we have a great space filled with […]

The Importance of Stock Photography for Your Blog


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The Importance of Stock Photography for Your Blog

Stock photography is an excellent way to lend authority to a businesses publication or blog because of the sense of familiarity it creates with readers. Stock photography, since it is used in so many varied applications, has become not only familiar, but almost expected. Familiarity, when referenced, lends credibility to the idea that one is portraying. If a company is large enough to have custom photos created, but still uses photos that are clearly stock photography, it may raise credibility questions; but for the midway stage in blogging stock photos […]

Tips for How to Write a Tutorial


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Tips for How to Write a Tutorial

Composing an organized, well structured, easy-to-read tutorial can pose a few stumbling blocks for the average Writer. However, with a few tips and tricks, you can develop a winning tutorial by first conceptualizing your ideas before writing them down in a comprehensible format. Writing a tutorial is much like writing anything else and, as such, it is first necessary to sketch out an outline before piecing everything together. What is a Tutorial? First, a tutorial is a way for one person to transfer knowledge to another. Its simplicity lies in […]

Featured Writer of the Week – John (PaulPer)


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This weeks Featured Writer post highlights the work of Content Runner Writer, John (username: PaulPer). John is an accomplished writer who has experience writing  many topics from SEO to heath and fitness. When writing for Content Runner, John particularly enjoys writing about publishing and travel. If you are interested in placing an order with John and would like to contact him, he can be reached though his profile. Continue reading to find out more about John and his passion for writing. Tell us about yourself. I am a full-time writer […]


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