Update: As Contentmart has been shut down. Here are the best Contentmart alternatives:
How often do you feel like writing on buzzing topics on your blog but don’t have the energy to do so? You know writing content on the particular topic is important but being a Solopreneur with no virtual team makes it a tedious task. How great would it be if we can outsource some writing work to a quality place?
If this feels like your story, today you will be delighted to know about the company that I got to know at AdTech 2016.
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In the past, I have tried multiple places to hire good writers & one of them that worked for me was Jobs.problogger.net. Needless to say, retaining the freelance writer is a task & if you are serious about your blogging or digital marketing business; you need to churn out quality content in quick time & on the regular interval. This is where Contentmart helps you.
What is ContentMart & how it can help your blog or business?
ContentMart is a marketplace where you can hire qualified writers for any writing job. It’s not limited to blog or content writing, but you can also hire writers who can write a sales page, service page or anything that is related to writing.
Getting started with Contentmart as a freelance writer or a client is pretty easy. It’s free to join & you can get started instantly. Here is how this works:
I actually posted a project to see how effective it is ( I will share the complete review & experience in coming days) & the process was as smooth as you see in the above chart.
You can set your own price for the article based on project or per word. It’s your choice.
Once you have finalized everything click on publish & your job is posted. Now, you need to wait for a while before writers start bidding on your project. Freelancer writers can accept articles at the rate defined by you, or they can propose their own price. While you are waiting to get more bid, let me quickly tell you an important thing.
Using Contentmart, you can also get writers for various regional language including Hindi.
If you ever wanted to convert your existing blog articles into Hindi, this is a good way to get it done & start your Hindi blog.
Within 36 hours, I received almost 5 bids for the project & from the same page, you can see all important information such as:
- Quick profile of bidder
- Review received by bidders for their last projects
- You can chat with the bidder & ask for more stuff before awarding the project to him.
- Once you have decided that with whom you want to work with, simply award the project to the freelancer. You can also chat with any freelancer before awarding the project.
Personally, I like the chat feature as it makes the communication fast & helps in getting things done fast.
If this is your first time, you need to fill up the balance to start the work. Click on that blue button & the next screen, you will see the option to add the funds.
You can deposit funds using Credit/Debit card, Net banking, Mobikwick or HDFC PayZapp mobile wallet. I reloaded the amount using my credit card & for some reason, the very first time it showed me that credit card detail is wrong. At the same time, it made the test transaction of INR 50 which got deducted instantly. (I believe the refund should have also happened instantly). Anyways, I retried making the payment & 2nd time I reloaded my account successfully with the amount.
Once you have added the fund, you need to go back to My order page & award the project to the bidder that you decided to work with.
Contentmart is a great platform to hire talented writers. As a writer, you can also use this platform to get creative & quality writing work. As a company, if they encourage engagement among writers, this could be one great marketplace to hire writers. Even adding a forum on the platform could ensure that writers can engage & share their working style & writing tips.
Do try Contentmart as a client or as a freelancer. Share your review & suggest new features that you think will make this marketplace a hub for writers & content marketers.
What other places do you recommend for finding quality writers? Here are few more resources that would help a freelancer:
- How to start your freelance writing career: a real-life case study
- 8 Websites to start your writing freelancing career (Based on your collective experience, we would add contentmart in this list)
- 7 Effective strategies to grow your freelance career