These days, content is king and queen.
If you can come up with killer articles or masterfully crafted multimedia, you’re sure to be in demand among content providers on the web. Gone are the days when such skills could only be put to good use in a 9-to-5 office job. Everywhere on the internet, you’ll find plenty of employers now.
Like, say, The Urban Writers (TUW).
Founded in 2017, this content creation platform is hiring freelancers who can produce exceptional content in collaboration with customers.
While the name of the platform highlights writing and editing gigs, TUW also provides an opportunity for other types of content creators to showcase their talents. No need for physical meet-ups at a nearby Starbucks: This job is 100% remote.
Who are TUW again?
Like many digital platforms out there, TUW sprang from dissatisfaction.
As stated on its About Us page, the platform is the brainchild of Marco and Natasha Mountinho. At some point in the past, the Mountinhos had some unpleasant encounters with writing services that they availed themselves of. It sure seemed like they didn’t get their money’s worth “in terms of the service they received (or lack thereof) and the quality of content that was being delivered.”
Determined not to put other online writers through the same ordeal, they launched their own self-publishing venture in March 2017. Gradually, their business morphed into The Urban Writers, which aims “to shake up the content creation industry and make outsourcing content an easier, more enjoyable process.”
How the process works
Facilitating connections between customers and content creators is at the heart of TUW’s process. Of course, it all begins with the customer, who goes to the platform to post a project (which may consist of words, images, or a combination of these).
The customer can then browse the profiles of TUW content creators and choose which one to work with. Once a content creator has been chosen, the pair can shoot ideas back and forth to achieve the desired output.
This customer-content creator interaction is made easier by TUW’s project management features. The platform enables all parties to exchange feedback, track key dates, and keep tabs on progress with little to no hassle. It also sends email notifications so that everyone stays on the same page.
There’s another way in which TUW lends a helping hand. Before any project is marked as complete, its quality assurance team steps in and makes sure that the content meets the platform’s “internal quality standard.” Translation: TUW refuses to let any customer be short-changed. (To put it another way, TUW won’t suffer content creators who give the job less than their best.)
Once the quality assurance team signs off on the project, the customer finally gets to download the finished product. At this point, the content creator can pat themselves on the back for a mission accomplished.
Which content creators can get hired?
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TUW is looking for the following types of freelancers:
- Translation Writer
- Translation Editor
- Cover Designer
How much do you stand to earn? That depends on you. On this freelance platform, your pay will be determined by the quantity and complexity of the work you apply for (and subsequently get hired to do).
If any of these gigs is right up your alley—and if you’re willing to embrace the content creation process described above—click here to get your application started!
Your content creation skills deserve a platform. TUW is here to give you one.