What makes nDash different than other freelancing sites?
We get asked this a lot, and our answer boils down to one key concept: nDash is a writer-first platform. Unlike other sites, where writers are treated as anonymous, second-class citizens, we view writers as our competitive advantage par excellence. Our view is that if we can attract the world’s top freelance writers, then the brands will follow. The strategy has worked well for us and guided our efforts in everything from marketing and engineering.
And on that note, we’re happy to announce another feature aimed at helping great writers and marketers who are looking for them: vanity URLs.
Previously, an nDash writer would have a public profile with their user ID. Now, our platform displays their full name, making it easier for writers to share their profiles with prospective clients.
Where to Find Your Vanity URL
You can find your new vanity URL in the Referrals section of your writer account, as so:
Please that your old public profile URL will still display, but we’ll be implementing a redirect in a future release.
Why It Matters
Apart from having a more user-friendly profile URL, this launch is aimed at making it easier for writers to earn lifetime referrals:
- If a brand signs up from a writer’s public profile page, then they will collect a percentage of that spend for the life of the customer
- Many writers collect monthly referrals in excess of $500 without any active promotion. They simply have a great writer profile filled with topics, experience, and other details that brands find on their own
- However, writers who do share their profiles tend to earn more in terms of both referral commissions and new project work.
You can learn more about our referral program here.
How to Share Your nDash Profile
Now you have vanity URLs, here are a few ways to get them in front of prospective clients:
- Sending via email: Use the “Invite by Email” feature in the platform to get your close contacts on the nDash platform
- Sharing on Social: Post your profile to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or other social media sites
- Link on website: For writers with a personal blog, you can add this link to your bio or as a CTA
Before you share, make sure you’ve put your best foot forward with your writer profile.
Now that Google has killed the hopes and dreams of many low-cost content mills, we plan to double down on our mission of creating an ecosystem where quality writing reigns supreme — and it will continue to center around great writers.