Tips for Writers

How to Write a Great Blog Post

How to Write a Great Blog Post

When you login to Content Runner to look for work, you see the title of the offering and monetary offer in addition to the category for each assignment. Blog post is a popular category among clients with good reason. Blogs allow companies to speak to their customers in a less formal tone of voice about issues that affect them. Although they are not an essential part of a business website, they engage people in a different way. For example, a chiropractor’s website typically includes information about the services offered, staff biographies, hours of operation, types of insurance accepted, and similar…

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. I use a combination of both. Content Runner’s platform allows you to use bolding, underlining, bullet points, and other word processing features in addition to inserting links into your article at the client’s request. When I do work type here directly, I transfer it to…

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 care about your personal life, your skills, or even how much money you charge. It’s not that they’re cold people. In fact, most of them are lovely. They’re just busy. When they scan the writer profiles at Content Runner, they’re looking for someone who can…

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 to earn my business. That’s life in the digital information age for you. Never Turn […]

Two More Video Tutorials for Writers: Billing Management & Creating Offerings

Two More Video Tutorials for Writers: Billing Management & Creating Offerings

We’ve got more video tutorials for you! These are both intended to help our Writers learn how to use Content Runner features to review billing and payout information, as well as creating Offerings for Users to purchase. Have ideas for other video tutorials? Let us know! We want to make the Content Runner experience as transparent and productive as possible for both Users and Writers. Subscribe to our YouTube channel when you’re done watching all of our new tutorials. Billing Management for Writers How-To Create an Offering

Everyone Wants to Be a Favorite: Tips for Making the List

Everyone Wants to Be a Favorite: Tips for Making the List

You may be familiar with the favorites feature on Content Runner, but unsure how it can benefit you as a Writer. In addition to a site-wide favorites list, Users can construct their own favorite lists, and the benefits of being placed on any of these lists are numerous. It typically leads to consistent, higher-paying work, and helps you build a solid relationship with Users. But how do you get on the list in the first place? Here are three tips to help new Writers seeking to make the move up […]

Content Runner January Updates!

Content Runner January Updates!

API Rollout Complete We made this announcement via an earlier newsletter, but I want to again highlight the fact that we just rolled out the Content Runner API. We are more than happy to walk you through a custom integration, so please reach out with any questions. Social Media Follower Data Many of our Writers are active on social media and we are going to start displaying follower count data (LinkedIn and Twitter at first) in the Writer Profiles. There will also be a way to sort this data and […]

Happy Blue Friday! 12 Tips for Social Media

Happy Blue Friday! 12 Tips for Social Media

In honor of #BlueFriday here in Seattle, we thought we would give you twelve tips for social media. Not everyone can be an expert on everything, but everyone can learn a little something about everything. We picked some of our favorite brands on social media and other tip lists. In no particular order: 1. Don’t Just Post — Interact It might seem easy to just come up with a list of things to post for a month, but if you are just constantly linking to your website, you’re missing out […]

How Keeping Up on Current Events Makes You a Better Writer (w/ Tips for Brands, too)

How Keeping Up on Current Events Makes You a Better Writer (w/ Tips for Brands, too)

It’s playoff time for the National Football League. Whether you like sports or not, this information is going to cross your path. It may be at work, on Twitter or on your local news (if you a local team has made it to the playoffs, like our Seattle Seahawks have). As a writer, and even more specifically a freelance writer, staying up-to-date on this kind of information can be make or break for your next writing job. Especially if you’re just getting started and trying to network establish a reputation. […]

6 Questions with Content Runner Co-Founder Chad Fisher

6 Questions with Content Runner Co-Founder Chad Fisher

It’s time to grill our fearless leader, Co-Founder Chad Fisher, on what Content Runner accomplished in 2014 and our plans for 2015. I drafted some questions for Chad to help outline what to expect from Content Runner in the new year: What Content Runner 2014 accomplishment are you most proud of? 2014 was Content Runner’s first full year in the wild and it was very exciting! I am most proud of the User and Writer engagement on the site, we are seeing new people post projects every day and new […]