Articles by Chad Fisher

Content Runner Core Values

Content Runner Core Values

We have created the official Content Runner Mission Statement! Over the last 2 years we have enjoyed building the Content Runner marketplace and creating a great experience for both our users and our writers. Along the way, we realized there is a set of core values that define how we approach future policies and features enhancements. The following post explains why chose our 3 core values of: transparency, flexibility and low fees. Transparency If you were to review mission statements across many different industries, transparency might be the most frequently […]

Content Runner January Updates!

Content Runner January Updates!

API Rollout Complete We made this announcement via an earlier newsletter, but I want to again highlight the fact that we just rolled out the Content Runner API. We are more than happy to walk you through a custom integration, so please reach out with any questions. Social Media Follower Data Many of our Writers are active on social media and we are going to start displaying follower count data (LinkedIn and Twitter at first) in the Writer Profiles. There will also be a way to sort this data and […]

Guiding Principles for Future Marketplaces

Guiding Principles for Future Marketplaces

Note: This blog was originally posted by Chad as a response to a USV conversation thread titled “What Will Undo Today’s Incumbent Marketplaces?” The marketplaces of the future will look very different from the marketplaces of today. Most companies are currently focused on the demand generation side of the marketplace equation. That is logical because if you don’t have users looking for assistance (consumers looking for taxis, small businesses looking for programmers, etc) you won’t be able to get the critical mass needed to get your marketplace off the ground. […]

The Future of Online Writing Marketplaces – Where We’re Headed

The incumbent online writing marketplaces were built around the following strategy: create a large population of users and writers, charge a high transaction fee and punish people that try to conduct business outside your walls. Building a substantial worker and user base was easy for the first movers. As the only game in town it meant you could quickly garner significant transaction volume and once you had it (and little competition) charging a relatively high rake was natural. To protect their revenue, marketplaces tried to hide the users and workers […]

We Love Content Runner, You Love Content Runner, Now Let’s Share

We Love Content Runner, You Love Content Runner, Now Let's Share

If you want to spread the gospel about Content Runner, we’re here to help! You can now tell up to 10 of your friends about Content Runner and we will pay you $5/email. You get money for more articles, your friends learn about us and we get a new customer, everybody wins. Click on the Account tab then “Refer a Friend” and get started!

Content Runner is Proud to Announce Offerings!

Content Runner is Proud to Announce Offerings!

We continue to enjoy rapid growth and we have all of you to thank for that! Here in mid July there are 575+ users and well over 800 writers that have created accounts on Content Runner. To accommodate our users and writers we continue to add new features to help them collaborate and work together in a (mostly) seamless manner. User Centric Projects From the very beginning we went down the road that all other marketplaces have headed, cater to your paying user base (primarily agencies for us) and let […]

Content Marketing Q&A Series Recap

Content Marketing Q&A Series Recap

When we decided to contact a few Content Marketing experts with questions for our 2014 Q&A Blog Series, we were surprised and humbled by the amazing response. Eight of the industry’s leading professionals provided us with unique, insightful answers to our questions, which we have summarized here for your benefit. We hope their advice and perspectives serve to educate you on the latest trends in Content Marketing. Enjoy! COMPLETE PDF FOR DOWNLOAD Content Marketing Q&A COMPLETE SERIES May 2014 How has Content Marketing evolved in the last 2 years? What changes […]

Content Marketing Q&A Blog Series: Part 8 with Frans Van Hulle

Content Marketing Q&A Blog Series: Part 8 with Frans Van Hulle

Content Runner has reached out to a number experts in the industry to assist with our 2014 Content Marketing Q&A Blog Series. We really appreciate the tremendous response that we’ve received so far and when we are done with the entire series we are going to compile the results into a white paper and make it available free of charge for anyone that wants to download. We have previously published the following interviews: Part 1 with Stoney DeGuyter Part 2 with Phil Buckley Part 3 with Greg Gifford Part 4 […]

Content Marketing Q&A Blog Series: Part 7 with Mike Huber

Content Marketing Q&A Blog Series: Part 7 with Mike Huber

Content Runner has reached out to a number experts in the industry to assist with our 2014 Content Marketing Q&A Blog Series. We really appreciate the tremendous response that we’ve received so far and when we are done with the entire series we are going to compile the results into a white paper and make it available free of charge for anyone that wants to download. We have previously published the following interviews: Part 1 with Stoney DeGuyter Part 2 with Phil Buckley Part 3 with Greg Gifford Part 4 […]

Content Marketing Q&A Blog Series: Part 6 with Dayna Moon

Content Marketing Q&A Blog Series: Part 6 with Dayna Moon

Content Runner has reached out to a number experts in the industry to assist with our 2014 Content Marketing Q&A Blog Series. We really appreciate the tremendous response that we’ve received so far and when we are done with the entire series we are going to compile the results into a white paper and make it available free of charge for anyone that wants to download. We have previously published the following interviews: Part 1 with Stoney DeGuyter Part 2 with Phil Buckley Part 3 with Greg Gifford Part 4 […]