Best Practices When Requesting Ideas and Pitches From Creatives
Are you accidentally crossing the line when asking freelancers for pitches or ideas? Follow advice to avoid being blacklisted as a bad client.
Use ClearVoice’s Account-Based Casting Call Tool to Scale Business Content, Fast
Learn about ClearVoice’s Account-Based Casting Call, which allows clients to send a content need out to a qualified talent pool and greenlight projects quickly.
How to Format a Writer’s Assignment to Get Better Content Back
Great content starts with a detailed concept. Learn how to turn a concept into an assignment for a freelance writer that saves time, money, and hassle.
Survey Results: How Freelancers Set Rates for Different Assignments
Get survey results and a full-time freelancer’s breakdown on how tasks, requests, and interview sources affect the pay rate for a typical 1000-word article.
Want to Master Your Next Creative Brief? 10 Key Sections to Cover
For clients tasked with creating in-depth campaign or project briefs for dissemination to content creators, we outline how best to convey your needs.
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Tapping Into ‘The Age of Ideas’ for Creatives: Interview With Alan Philips, Brand Invigorator
We ask Alan Philips, former SVP of Brand Experience at WeWork, about his new book ‘The Age of Ideas’ and how to help creatives unlock their creative power.
A Crossword to Avoid Editorial Disgruntlement [PDF]
In honor of Crossword Puzzle Day, which today marks the 105th birthday of the first crossword, we created one of our own for disgruntled editors everywhere.
Moonlighting or Full-Time Freelancing? Pros and Cons for Freelancers and Clients
For freelancers, deciding to just moonlight or to quit the day job and freelance full-time is a huge dilemma. And for clients, deciding whether you need a moonlighter or a more-available freelancer can be equally vexing. To answer both, full-time freelancer Lena Katz lines out key points to help you decide.
15 Scenarios When to Pay Freelance Writers Higher Rates
Respecting freelancers’ time and value is key to a good working relationship. Learn when you should reasonably expect to pay freelance writers more than a standard rate — so you don’t drive away good talent.
Long-Form Content: Mastering Creative Briefs for Ebooks and Assets (3 of 5)
Most brand marketers underestimate power of creative briefs. With that being said, how can you make sure you maximize the potential of building a brief for your first long-form content project? Here’s how.
Dear Marketer: You Need an Experienced Freelance Content Network… Right Now
At ClearVoice, we’re committed to helping marketers, publishers and freelancers plan for the future of media. Our CEO, Joe Griffin, spells out why you’ll have to fill out your freelance creative bench soon, whether you want to or not, if you plan on your content keeping up with the times.
2018 Survey Results: How Much Should I Pay a Freelance Writer? [Infographic]
The survey results are in! See our ‘2018 Freelance Writer Survey: Experience, Pay and Gender’ infographic. Which freelancers are more likely to create various content types? How much should you expect to pay per word or per hour? See the breakdown of pay rates in four levels of freelancer experience, and by gender.
Managing Tips for Managing Editors
Whether you’re the editor for a high-volume site online or a supermarket glossy, you’re putting in hours of writing, editing, emailing, and organizing during the weeks prior to publication. Here are tips to stay on track (or to forward to an editor who might be way off track).
Rules of Maintenance: The Writer-Editor Relationship
With the rise of freelance writing as an essential component in content marketing and publishing, so has come a swell of new relationships between editors, managers and freelance writers. But not all of them are the best they can be. Here are some tips about how to build and maintain the delicate but essential writer-editor relationship.
Gifting for Gratitude: Generous Gestures Never Go out of Style With Clients
When you’re a freelancer who relies on networking and relationships to find and keep good clients, a little gratitude can go a long way. But what’s appropriate, or even ethical, when it comes sending gifts or tokens of thanks to a client or someone who gave you a referral? We asked several professionals about their favorite ways to show gratitude.
Rev Up Your Productivity and Streamline Your Content Creation Like CARFAX
“ClearVoice simplifies some of the most time-consuming aspects of content management. It’s an accessible platform that allows you to connect with freelancers, improve communication and quickly develop an editorial plan.” – Jim Sharifi, CARFAX