How to Hire Excellent Content Writers

How to Hire Good Content Writers How to Hire Good Content Writers
  • CHOOSE YOUR CONTENT WRITER HIRING PLATFORM

  • Upwork

  • Problogger

  • Content Beast

  • Linked In

  • Fivver

  • Your company website

  • SET UP YOUR COMPANY/BRAND BLOG JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Make sure you job ad is friendly and engaging

  • Create a section to showcase your company

    Include the following information to showcase your company.

    A summary/history of your business

    Your target market

    Information about your product or services

  • Include your content strategy

    Walk potential writers through your blog vision.

    Include the types of content you are looking for

    Include your writing style

    Include your company tone

    Include your goals for your blog

    Include a few blog topics you want to focus on

    Include average blog post length

  • Include writers roles and responsibilities and project details

  • Include salary range

  • Include project length

  • Include that part of the interview process is a paid writing test

    This setup is good for two reasons.

    One, if the writer passes the test, then they get paid and will join your team and start your project.

    Two, if the writer doesn’t pass the test, they have a piece of content that they can use however they wish to move forward.

  • Include how writers should apply

  • BEGIN WRITING TEST/ONBOARDING PROCESS

  • STEP 1: EMAIL THE WRITING TEST AND INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING;

  • Include some writing samples or a link to your blog

    Include a few links to your favorite blog posts from your blog or others you to show writers what you like. 

  • Include a few interview questions in email that writer can submit back to you

  • Pitch a blog topic, along with a short description

  • Include your blog content strategy ( create a checklist that they can easily follow)

  • If they submit content back that you find is a good fit or you continue to step 2

  • STEP 2: ONBOARDING PROCESS

  • Set up a call or zoom to go over the project in more details

  • Send writer your company onboarding documents

    You should have documents created that walk your writers through your process. 

    Your onboarding should include things like;

    How much content they will be responsible for

    Due dates

    Communications methods

    Check-in process

    Blog strategy and process

    Payment 

  • Have writer sign contract (if this makes sense for your company/brand)

  • STEP 3: ASSIGN PROJECT

  • Give writer all project details

  • Make sure they understand deadlines and writing process

  • Set up a call to review give feedback on first article

This checklist was created by contentbeast

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