BYB 084: Write for Contently’s The Freelancer & The Content Strategist – With Managing Editor, Dillon Baker

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There are just not enough hours in the day to find out about all the opportunities Contently offers to writers, but I certainly tried to cover it all in this interview with Dillon Baker, Managing Editor of Contently‘s The Freelancer. Not only do we discuss high paying opportunities for you to submit your work to both Contently‘s flagship publication The Content Strategist and sister site The Freelancer, we also cover why creating your freelance portfolio through Contently is important, their freelance rates database and much more.

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The interview includes

  • How you can use Contently‘s portfolio service to make a beautiful display of your clips and become a part of the Contently Talent Network
  • How Contently uses the Talent Network to find freelancers for brand clients and why your bio is of the utmost importance for landing clients through their talent network
  • Three types of stories Dillon loves to publish on The Freelancer
  • Three Best Loved articles on The Freelancer
  • How to submit and whether to pitch an idea or send a completed piece
  • What to include in your pitch to The Freelancer
  • Payment details
  • Details about Contently’s The Content Strategist, including the type of content they publish, examples of popular pieces, how to pitch, payment details
  • Plans to improve Contently‘s rates database and how you can use it as a freelancer
  • Dillon’s tips for focusing on a specific niche



HerStories Writing Courses

Set up Contently Portfolio

Susan’s Contently Portfolio

Dillon’s Contently Portfolio

The Freelancer

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5 Ridiculous Excuses About Your Late Payment – Julie Schwietert Collazo

The 10 Most Annoying LinkedIn Messages Freelancers Get – Suzannah Weiss

How To Deal With Unwanted Virality – Britni De La Cretaz

Why Isn’t Your Editor Answering Your Pitch? It’s Complicated – Rosie Spinks

5 Freelancers Share Their Worst Client Horror Stories – Aja Frost

The Freelancer Managing Editor: dbaker[at]contently[dot]com

The Freelancer Pitching Guide (no longer available)

Germany’s Pitchfork Is a T-Mobile-Sponsored Electronic Music Magazine – Ella Riley-Adams

Why Every Social Network Is Copying Facebook’s Algorithm – Dillon Baker

This Insane Supergraphic of 3,874 Martech Logos Should Terrify and Inspire You – Joe Lazauskas

The Content Strategist Sr. Editor: jordan[at]contently[dot]com

Contently’s Rates Database

Glenn Greenwald Talks Freelancing and the Future of Investigative Journalism – Dillon Baker


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About the Author

Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.

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