Freelancers

  • 10 Safety Rules For Your First Online Business As A Freelancer

    … Freelancing is a world of challenges that can be daunting at first. After all, starting your own business for the first time is a big jump out of your comfort zone. But by no means should it be synonymous with failure. Every day new freelancers approach the market with individual businesses and make it a success. There is no guarantee…

    Erik Emanuelli/ NoPassiveIncome.com- 21 readers -
  • How to Save 4 Hours on Every Piece of Content You Create

    … their departments created content. And one of the most surprising moments was when I realized that their editorial processes were incredibly laborious. It was an insane amount of work. While many employees produced content inside of the “Vogue House,” executives still hired freelancers to write in-depth features for Vogue. Commissioning just a few…

    The Content Strategistin Content How To's- 23 readers -
  • 5 Factors That Could Impact Your Content Strategy in 2017

    … process, freeing humans to do what they do best: create. Algorithms will redefine talent selection While most brands know which topics they want to cover and how much they want to spend, finding the right contributors for a content program can be overwhelming. On the Contently platform alone, there are over 100,000 freelancer profiles. That’s why our…

    The Content Strategistin Content- 31 readers -
  • This Tone Analyzer Could Help You Sound Like Your Favorite Publisher

    … A few days ago, I was on the phone with a marketer from a popular appliance company when I heard an unusual request: “We want to sound like Vice.” As a content strategist at Contently, I hear this type of editorial ambition all the time: Brand X wants to be like Vice, Vox, The New York Times. Brands now understand that the voice and tone…

    The Content Strategist- 20 readers -
  • How Content Marketing Teams Are Evolving in 2016

    … their resources and drive ROI. Multimedia newsrooms If there’s one top trend in media today, it’s video. Time spent with digital video continues to rise, with over 224 million Americans expected to watch an average of 75 minutes of video a day by 2018, according to eMarketer. In June 2016, Facebook’s vice president for Europe, Nicola Mendelsohn, even…

    The Content Strategistin Content How To's- 26 readers -
  • When Social Networking Isn’t Enough

    … that much further. GitHub, for instance, offers a platform where software developers can collaborate on projects while learning from each other. Other similar platforms include Codebunk, Cloud9 and Kobra. Or if you need something more creative, you could look to sites like Fiverr or actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HitRecord, where creators collaborate…

    Mary C. Long/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook Twitter- 33 readers -
  • LinkedIn ProFinder Freelance Marketplace Expanded Throughout U.S.

    … Freelancers, rejoice: LinkedIn announced that its LinkedIn ProFinder freelance marketplace is now available throughout the U.S. LinkedIn began testing LinkedIn ProFinder last October, and group product manager Vaibhav Goel said in a blog post that the number of freelancers on the professional network has grown 50 percent in the past five…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 21 readers -
  • 10 LinkedIn Messages You Should Never Send to Freelancers

    … This article originally appeared on The Freelancer. LinkedIn can be a useful platform for freelance writers to find clients, meet PR people with interesting pitches, and connect with others in the industry. But that doesn’t mean everything in our inboxes is useful. Far from it. From the recent college grad begging for a job to the editor…

    The Content Strategist- 15 readers -
  • How To Avoid Getting Burned When Outsourcing To Freelancers

    …. Because for all intents and purposes, this post isn’t written for those of you who are only looking to outsource one-off jobs… instead, I want to speak to the bloggers who need to hire regular, ongoing and consistent help to scale their business properly. And that type of hiring decision is a completely different beast. The freelancer…

    Blogging Wizardin Blogging How To's- 27 readers -
  • The Ultimate Checklist for Managing Content Marketing Freelancers

    … Now that more brands and companies are writing blogs, creating YouTube channels, and becoming content publishers, there’s a higher demand for content and limited time to produce it. Finding highly-talented freelance writers, designers, or video producers can be a huge time-saver for marketers looking to produce quality content on a consistent…

    Nate Birt/ Visual.lyin Content- 32 readers -
  • The Biggest Mistake Marketers Make When Working With Freelance Writers

    … Last year, there was a Contently freelancer on two accounts for B2B software companies that were both fairly new to publishing. One client raved about this contributor. Her pitches contained sharp ideas that were always on brand. “Find us more writers like her,” the company told us. But later that week, something strange happened. The second…

    The Content Strategist- 18 readers -
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