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.
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.
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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.
Survey Results: How Much Should I Pay a Freelance Writer? [Infographic]
The survey results are in! See our ‘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.
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
Kick Your Content Strategy Up to the Next Level Like SpareFoot
“ClearVoice has made coordinating with my freelance team an effortless process.” – Alexander Harris, SpareFoot
Dear Marketers, 13 Ways You Can Be a Better Client to Freelance Writers
As a brand marketer, you have the power to create strong relationships with freelancers that bring out their best work — but don’t take them for granted. Here are some professional dos and don’ts of working with freelancers.
Are You Accidentally Obnoxious? Phrases to Avoid With Freelancers (and What They Think)
Whether you’re a potential client or a part of a marketing team, have you ever unknowingly ticked off your talent? Here’s what freelancers say in private when you use one of these eight potentially obnoxious phrases.