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22 Feb

How to Conquer Writer's Block

By thatswrite 6 comments

Writer’s block can seem insurmountable. Luckily, it does have tried-and-true remedies. So when you are at your wit’s end and cannot seem to put a decent sentence together, give yourself the opportunity to try a few of these exercises for jump-starting your writing.

One approach: abandon the idea that you must write well.

Creation, or the process of writing words on a previously blank paper, is the single hardest step of creating content. In contrast, editing will always be easier because it begins with preexisting material. Writing itself always predates critique, revision, and correction. Often, writer’s block stems from self-inflicted pressures. Wanting to start a piece the right way or fe ...

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13 Feb

Contentgather Sales History Made Public!

By Ryan 2 comments

So Contentgather is still relatively young, at just over 3 months of age now. Every now and then we are asked, "do you guys ever actually make sales?!" Whether from a potential writer or a buyer, this is a very valid question. Why waste your time here if you're not going to get any bites? In the interest of full disclosure, we are now going to make our recent sales history publicly visible, just so that you can see what kind of, and how much, content is passing through our books. For writers, maybe this provides some insight into what type of content sells and what buyers are looking for. It will also provide peace of mind that, yes, you can get sales here at Contentgather! For buyers, this will hopefully reflect that we are bus ...

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7 Feb

Leveraging Social Media Platforms for Business

By hannahwhiteoak 0 comments

Social media is a valuable tool for businesses looking to promote themselves online. However, with so many different social media platforms available, it can be difficult to come up with a social media strategy that leverages the particular features of each platform. Here are some tips for using the most popular social media platforms in a way that maximizes the benefits for your brand.

Recognize that Different Social Media Platforms Require Different Strategies

Each social media platform attracts a different set of users. Therefore, each one requires a different approach. You need to understand how your content is shared on each platform and the factors that influence how visible it is to different ...

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1 Feb

Common Grammatical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By Ryan 0 comments

Let's face it – writing can be difficult. There are many grammatical mistakes that defeat writers time and time again. Grammar is tricky; its rules don't always seem logical. Even with meticulous editing, mistakes can easily slip by a writer. Here are a few of the most common and basic errors that you must avoid at all costs as a writer.

1. There vs Their vs They're

Many words look and sound extremely similar. This is the case with there, their, and they're. However, each of these words means something very different and should, therefore, be used differently. Here are examples of how each of these words should be used in a sentence.
The frog is over there.
Their frog was in th ...

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25 Jan

Introducing ELITE Writer Status

By Ryan 0 comments

Calling our best writers! As a truly excellent writer, making yourself stand out amongst the vast sea of other writers can sometimes be difficult. How do you truly represent your capabilities with a short bio or a few "star ratings?" Your experience, talent, work ethic, creativity, and background enable you to deliver only the best content in any situation, but others may not realize this. Furthermore, maybe you're already a seasoned writer, and you simply don't have the time, or motivation, to go through the extensive process to establish your reputation at Contentgather. It's not easy to move up the ranks at Contentgather. It takes a lot of work and a lot of time to do so. For some of you, yo ...

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19 Jan

Writers: Set Your Minimum Working Rate

By Ryan 0 comments

If you've been around Contentgather a little while, you've probably noticed a recent uptick in the number of Custom Job offers that are coming through. This is fantastic news if you are a writer, as the opportunities for work are increasing. However, sometimes the "noise" from new postings can be a bit much, so much so that your email inbox might be overwhelmed. You can already configure how you receive notifications for new job offers via your Profile and Notification settings. Sometimes that's not enough though. So you're interested in Marketing, great. However, maybe you're not interest ...

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13 Jan

How To Write An Effective Product Review

By prowriter 3 comments

Product reviews act as a guide to consumers, especially those who are planning to buy something for the first time. They are growing to be more and more critical to securing a sale. According to a report by Mintel, 70% of consumers seek out reviews before making a purchase. The importance given to product reviews is undeniable. Getting this insight from people who have had some experience with a certain good helps in making informed decisions. Publishing an effective product review can significantly increase your likelihood of a sales, but, it’s important to unde ...

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8 Jan

Tips for Custom Jobs, Now Available

By Ryan 0 comments

We're happy to announce another new feature at Contentgather: the ability for buyers to send their writers a special percentage tip upon completion of a Custom Job. Sometimes writers really go above and beyond when filling a job request, but is a high rating enough to acknowledge their efforts? In the case that it is not, the buyer can send some more money to the writer upon completion, in addition to the payment for the job itself. As a buyer, when you approve a Custom Job, you are now given the option of adding a tip. The options are currently 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 30%, and 50%. No tip is of course still an option in case you feel that the writer delivered but did not go above and beyond. Buyers, us ...

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29 Dec

Introducing Direct Hire Capability

By Ryan 8 comments

Do you need some content and don't want to run the risk of offering a job to hundreds of writers, unsure of who will accept your offer? Or maybe you're a writer and you need an easier way to tell somebody to hire you and not somebody else. Today at Contentgather, we are adding functionality to handle both scenarios. When viewing any writer's profile at Contentgather, you will now see a "Hire Me" button. Contentgather direct hire Click on that button, fill out the job details, and send your offer to the writer. The writer will have 5 days to accept or reject the offer. If he or she rejects the offer or does not respond within 5 days, the offer will ...

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26 Dec

7 Advantages to Freelance Writing

By Ryan 2 comments

Whether you're a veteran writer or somebody who has never been paid to write for others before, the advantages to freelance writing are numerous and will apply to just about anybody. It is a field of work that you can tailor specifically to your lifestyle with a computer alone. Maybe you have never found a paid writing gig before, or you're already a writer looking to expand your horizons, consider joining Contentgather today to enjoy all of the benefits listed below, plus more.

1 - Additional income

This should go without saying, but clearly one of the biggest benefits to freelance writing is the money! While this may be your primary source of inc ...

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