July 2015


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 well as my online writing career altogether, for about nine months. A combination of fate […]

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 is just what it sounds like: a very small amount of work. More broadly, microtasking […]

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 ability to hand-pick which Writers see which assignments is incredibly useful, but if you’re not […]

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 and Writers would develop professional working relationships and get to know what to expect from […]