I run a digital marketing business and am looking to add a new ghostwriter to my team. Here's everything you need to know about what it's like to work with me:
$17/hr, 5-10 hours/week.
If I'm interested in hiring you, I pay for a sample. If I hire you, I pay for your time spent on training and onboarding.
I increase pay quickly if you're doing a great job. I'm willing to teach the right person any gaps they have in blogging/article writing and am excited to help them build up experience in this industry if that's something they want to do. Think of this as a paid apprenticeship - you can ask me any and all questions about creating a freelance career, and I'm happy to connect you with people in my network.
Working with me means working wherever you want, whenever you want, so long as deadlines are met. Don't make me chase you down about assignments though, or we'll have problems.
I'm a pretty hands-off boss. I have done a good job of putting together training materials and processes to help explain how to get things done! That said, questions are ALWAYS welcome - better to ask before starting an assignment than after it's already complete.
Writing short (500+ words) and longform (1000-1500 words) blog content for a variety of clients. With 10 hours/week, I'm expecting at least 4-5 blog assignments completed (assuming a 500 word piece).
I'm hoping to find someone who can finish a blog assignment within an hour, thanks to having most of the research and formatting done prior to the job (via an outline. More on that below). For reference, I can knock a pre-outlined blog assignment out in under 25 minutes with full focus (though I realize that I'm a different person than you).
I adjust my expectations with regards to completion time if there isn't an outline, or if it's a more demanding/longer topic.
I have a lot of digital marketing clients, lifestyle topics, a CPA, Chicago-related stuff: It's all across the board. That said, IF YOU HAVE DIGITAL MARKETING EXPERIENCE, please highlight that in your application, with any relevant samples of work or writing. You'll immediately go to the top of my list if you have SEO or WordPress experience.
Upon acceptance of this job, the understanding is that you won't use your completed writing as a part of any public portfolio. If you ask me for permission to send samples for another job opportunity, I'll likely say yes, but you need to respect my existing client relationships.
On that note, I'll also be asking you to sign a non-compete that prevents you from working with any of my clients for 12 months after we work together.
For most assignments, you'll receive a detailed outline, or at the very least, some sources for where to start your research and different ideas for the main subheadings. If you're working off an outline, research will be minimal - it's more about stringing things together so they sound nice and are formatted properly (which is something I could teach the right candidate if necessary).
Blog assignments tend to be around 500 words. I have an assistant that helps create outlines, and for most blog articles, you'll get an outline that's been filled out like the example below. And if you don't receive an outline, this example is still a good foundation for how the post should come together.
Here's more or less what a completed outline looks like, so you can see what you'd have to work with: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BDzWJNiEvoNBCXUc3Mc8NwLi5KsUch4ltyf4qvV47EY/edit?usp=sharing
Here is this same client's blog (with complete posts of the quality I'd expect from a writer) from the outline above. I've written all of the content for them: http://www.mevato.com/blog
Interested in taking the next step?
Assuming your samples check out and you seem like a good fit, I'll assign you a paid test assignment due 48 hours after acceptance. Assignments after being accepted as a writer would have a longer turnaround time - usually 5-7 days from the initial assignment.
If you're interested, please email me with the subject "[Your Name] | Digital Marketing Writer", alongside relevant samples, so that I know you're paying attention.
The Craigslist email listed is: email@example.com