I need someone to write about 60k words of shoe review content.
What's in it for me?
I'm looking to pay you ~3.5c/word. I'm looking to spend a total $25k+ on content this year, so the potential for long-term, consistent work is there.
I also used to own and run an agency before. I am very happy to help you become a better writer. Essentially, what's in this for you is stable work, an opportunity to learn a little and practice loads.
How experienced do I need to be?
Your experience and training with content aren't critical. If you have the heart but not the experience or chops, no worries. I'll help you get the training you need to do better.
I used to write content, then run an agency before selling it and have trained dozens of writers. Some are now rather successful, charging 15c/word+ after starting at 3c/word.
How do I know if I'm the right candidate for this?
The perfect candidate can research and write quickly while following instructions to a T. This is important because you'll be using an SEO editor that recommends words you should use in an article. If you can't write using those words while following our SOP, you'll have a hard time.
TL;DR - you need to be able to do repetitive work quickly while following instructions. Everything else comes second.
Do I need to be a native English speaker?
You need to be native or near-native as an English speaker. This is much more important than your writing chops. I can train you to write, but I can't train you to talk (and think) like a native English speaker.
Will I have to do my own research?
We'll mainly be reviewing sports and athleisure shoes. The most common format will be "roundups", where we briefly (150-300 words per product) review 5-10 shoes.
I will help you plan the buyer's guide section and pick the products. Secondary research, i.e. looking for features and benefits by reading articles and reviews, will be on you.
What word editor do we use?
We use Hemingway for readability and Frase, Marketmuse and Clearscope for SEO. In both cases, the software suggests ways you can improve your writing and optimize it for Google and other search engines. It takes a little getting used to but ultimately saves a lot of time and editing.
Essentially, I'm looking for
A. Someone who wants to succeed with web writing in the long run and is looking to learn fast while making fair, regular money.
B. A more experienced writer who has unexpected bandwidth and would like to make a couple thousand bucks between projects (or whatever).
Let me know you're who I'm looking for by opening with the third word from point "B" in the bullet list above. Thanks!
P.S. This work will be ongoing if we get along well, like I mention above. If you're looking for long-term work, great. We'll get glorious work done, break bread and by the time you're done, you will be an outstanding writer. (Knock on wood).