50 Content Creation Community Statistics

February 27, 2017

The way companies approach content creation is changing. With the growth of freelancers and the gig economy, marketers can find more opportunities in outsourcing content marketing than ever before. Freelancers are no longer looked to for cheap, low-quality content; they’re becoming an important part of the marketing department. We built the nDash Content Community platform […]

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5 Ways Freelance Writers Find the Best Clients

February 24, 2017

Ah, the life of freelance writers. Work from anywhere, crank out a few high-quality assignments in the morning and spend the rest of the day sipping coffee and working on your novel. A real dream job. Not exactly. Or at least, not usually. Usually, it’s more like spending the morning hunting for work, then spending […]

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The ROI of Content Creation Marketing

February 22, 2017

“I can’t afford content right now.” We hear this a lot. We understand. When you start to look at the costs of content creation on a regular basis, the numbers can seem a bit daunting. It isn’t cheap. At the same time, the ROI of content marketing is substantial, which I’m about to show you […]

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New Feature: Content Sources

February 21, 2017

“What am I going to write about today?” Back in my content creation days, this was a question I asked myself every morning. And it was a question I answered (partially, anyway) by scanning the latest headlines for relevant new stories. With that in mind, I’m happy to announce a new beta feature in the […]

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Are Micro-Influencers Helpful in Marketing?

February 20, 2017

The concept of influencer marketing is nothing new. Despite the fact that it has been around since the mid-20th century, the past decade has seen it evolve dramatically and become more potent than ever. In fact, “81 percent of marketers who have used influencer marketing judged it be effective.” This is largely due to the […]

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Endless Content Creation via Market Research

February 17, 2017

If you were asked to describe a content writer or content creation marketer in a word, you might use words like creative, imaginative, or artistic. Words to describe a market researcher, however, may look rational, factual, or logical. Although seemingly opposite, the blend of research-driven content has proven to pay continual beneficial dividends for businesses. […]

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How Much Should I Pay for Content Creation?

February 15, 2017

Let’s talk about money. Specifically, the money you’re spending on content marketing. Are you paying too much for content creation? Too little? Are you not paying anything at all? Maybe you’re just getting started or have been producing content regularly for years. Regardless, at some point, you have asked (or are still asking), “Exactly what […]

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Generate Blog Ideas: Personas & Keyword Research

February 13, 2017

Painters have paint. Sculptors have clay. Writers just have ideas. But what does that have to do with personas and keyword research if you want to generate blog ideas? For content marketers or anyone creating written content, having the tools ahead of time is key to creating something worth reading. In our post on the […]

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Understanding Content Creation Marketing Competition

February 10, 2017

In the upper echelons of competition, those that experience sustained success are often those that are keenly aware of the strategies and tactics of their opponents.  Before a professional or high-level amateur sports team takes the field, the ice, or the court to take on their opponent, advanced scouting staff have already researched and reviewed […]

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Platform Feature Updates (2.8.17)

February 8, 2017

What’s new in the nDash platform? I’m glad you asked. Thanks to some great feedback (both writers and brands), we’re excited to highlight several new features designed to make content creation even easier. Let’s take a look: Feedback/Messaging on Pitches (for brands)  If you’ve received a content pitch from a writer that’s almost there (but […]

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