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Tutorial: Setting Up a New Account and Placing an Order

Tutorial: Setting Up a New Account and Placing an Order

Getting started on Content Runner is easy and this tutorial will walk you through how to create an account and place your first order. For your first project, we recommend one of 2 options: Navigate to the Writer Directory, review writer profiles message writers that you like about your project. Once you find the writer you want to work on your article, you can send them a direct order. Alternatively you can post your article as a “Pool Order” to the Content Runner “Site Wide Favorite” writers and first come first serve one of them can pick it up and…

How to write an eBook

How to write an eBook

eBooks, which Amazon introduced with the release of its Kindle reader in 2007, have leveled the playing field for authors. In the old days of trying to publish a book, an editor for a major publishing house was the one to decide whether an author’s work had merit. With self-publishing, readers alone make this decision. Now that the sale of eBooks has surpassed traditionally printed books, would-be authors everywhere are considering the numerous benefits of self-publishing. Some of these include: Ability to publish with the push of a button Writer profits maximized compared to traditional publishing methods Minimal expenses if…

How to Write a Business Proposal

How to Write a Business Proposal

Before you write a business proposal, it’s important to conduct research on your customer in order to cover the issues that are most important to them. This background information is essential so you can write a proposal that answers the prospect’s questions and persuades him or her to choose your company to meet a pressing need. Your proposal should demonstrate that you know what is important to the customer instead of containing only selling points. Below are several ways you can conduct this research so you are as prepared as possible when it comes time to write the proposal. Schedule…

How to Write a Product Description

How to Write a Product Description

Writing a description of a product seems like something that would be simple until you actually try to do it. According to the website Practical Ecommerce, descriptions must be unique, compelling, and informative to capture the attention of online shoppers. Uniqueness is also essential to avoid a Google penalty for copying descriptions for identical products from competitors or having little variance to your word choice for products in the same category. The person reading a product description needs to see the value in it before even considering taking the next step and making a purchase. If it’s dull or doesn’t…

How to Write a Newsletter

How to Write a Newsletter

A newsletter can be an effective way for companies to get important news to employees, customers, and vendors in a timely fashion. Nearly any type of organization, from churches to schools to government agencies, could benefit from a regular newsletter. However, the newsletter must be well organized and written in order to keep people interested in receiving it. It also needs to be highly targeted to the intended audience. Like blogging, many people start out with good intentions to produce an engaging newsletter but stop once when they run out of time, inspiration, or don’t receive the feedback they anticipated.…

Where to Find Quality Images to Enhance Your Online Content

Where to Find Quality Images to Enhance Your Online Content

When it comes to publishing blogs and articles online, great content is only the beginning. You also need a high quality image that relates to your content and visually appeals to your readers. Jeff Bullas, a social media, content, and digital marketing expert, states that articles with an accompanying photo get a whopping 94 percent more views than those without. If that’s not enough to convince you, here are some other statistics: 60 percent of consumers state they are more likely to contact a business when an image shows up with content in search results. If you post the article…

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 […]