Team Impressa is a 100% digital team, which means that all of our collaboration has to be done online. When it comes to things like blog posts and social media content, that’s not terribly complicated. But how do we keep everyone on the same page when we’re working on more complex projects like website redesigns and in-depth ebooks or white papers?
I get a major case of the warm and fuzzies when a client hands us the reigns and lets us create all kinds of cool content for their blog. When the sky is the limit, we are able to whip up a wonderful content mix that offers a range of something to cater to every persona that makes up their ideal audience. This allows us to create an entire library of brilliant on-brand content that’s basically begging to be shared and maybe even go viral. But this doesn’t mean this is always a good idea, as there are a few negative outcomes you could anticipate.
Outsourcing stuff you don’t have the time or talent for is a brilliant idea, but just bringing on an agency or a freelancer or three to turn out your blog content won’t be enough. Even if they are the most capable, experienced folks you can find, if you aren’t helping them help you, the results will certainly suffer. So, in case you were wondering, here are a few pointers on how you can help a freelancer or agency help you with your blog content:
In the content business, there are different tiers of service providers. In my opinion, the content farm sits on the bottom rung.
If there is one thing you may have in common with a lot of entrepreneurs I meet, it’s this: YOU are killing your business. This is too common with service-related businesses, especially those who offer things related to online marketing and web presence—yes, I’m looking at you all in SEO, SEM, SMM, content, web design, apps, and anything similar to any of this stuff. Your content could be a problem, but it may be worse.
Paying by the word once made sense. When print was beyond popular, writers would receive a generous per word rate, so the compensation included the kind of thoughtful editing necessary to craft an article or other piece to be the perfect length. But this pay per word model doesn't work anymore!