So, you’ve joined Content Runner. Hooray! The best next step for new—and existing—Writers is to fill out your profile with as much detail as possible.
Not only is this a chance to show off your writing skills, it shows that you are invested in using the marketplace and want to put your best foot forward for the Users. Having a good profile picture, uploading writing samples and writing a brief but interesting description are all very importantProfile Photos
The photos have to be reviewed and accepted by the Content Runner team, but to avoid having to re-upload and edit it several times by following these guidelines:
- Ideal image size is 250px by 250px or larger at 1:1 (height:width) ratio
- Your photo will appear warped if it doesn’t fit these specifications
- Smile! Selfies can be OK, just remember you want to have a professional presence in your profile to attract more writing opportunities!
- Don’t use photos that aren’t you, that’s just silly
- If you wouldn’t want your grandma to see it, you probably don’t want a potential employer to see it
Complete and Descriptive Profile
Brag about yourself! Tell Users what makes you so awesome and why they want you to write for them.
- Include relevant work experience
- Topics you enjoy writing about
- Include location, that way if you’re in a different time zone, a User can factor that into communicating with you or extending deadlines
- Professional usernames are a way to accurately represent yourself, but don’t be afraid to add a little flair to make yourself stand out, such as your favorite number or including your middle name
Don’t just tell Users how great you are; show them with samples of your own writing. These can be from your personal blog, some creative writing you’ve done, or example social media posts you’ve created.
- Make sure you aren’t violating any agreements with past employers by reposting content you’ve written for them
- If it is a ghostwriting sample, you may not want to use it since you could potentially get in trouble for revealing that the person whose name it was published under didn’t actually write it
- If they are older blog posts or other writing samples, update for style and clarity if at all possible
Writers, do you have any other tips to share? Users, are there specific things you look for in a Writer’s profile? Let us know or leave a comment to add to this starter list.