I blogged yesterday about collaborative SEO. Working together entirely makes sense to me, and is exactly what a lot of successful bloggers are doing.
Danny and I have been discussing a writing project. Either of us can do it, it’s a question mainly of timescales.
We want around 30 technical articles written, on topics such as web design, web development and search engine optimisation. The articles will be informative and although technical written such that they are very readable by most people that would be interested in the topics. We already have an idea of the titles, the content and the the keywords. The articles will be used on our websites and promoted through our syndicate network.
Our thoughts are that there’s an opportunity for a writer to hone their skills on a real project, with “real clients” (Don Charisma). Personally I’ve often found that without a “real client” it’s difficult to “practice”, having a real scenario therefore is a big opportunity to learn and to prove yourself.
1. You are very capable in written English, and have some kind of technical background, or at least can hold your own in writing an article on a techinical subject.
2. Age, race, religion, politics are unimportant to us – So open to all. Within that we expect an open mind.
3. You are passionate about writing, confident enough to have your writing in the public eye and well, no easy way to put this, not lazy.
4. You have time enough to be able to give the project the attention it deserves. So good time management is required.
5. Graphic design experience (or willingness to learn) would be a massive plus, but not essential as we can take care of graphics.
6. Personable – you like interacting with other people, and collaborating.
7. You have your own blog or website, that you currently write on
8. You are able to assign us full copyright for any writing that’s done during projects that you’re undertaking for us.
9. You’ve a very keen interest in promoting online (a must), blogging (optional) and as already said writing (a must)
10. You have a brain, can think laterally/creatively in solving problems, able to offer solutions, but also able to work within a rigid structure.
11. You can follow simple instructions, precisely.
12. You can work unsupervised and are self-motivated.
13. You’re pretty cool person, by all accounts if you’ve made it this one and answered yes to everything, then you are. Danny and I are fairly easy going and flexible.
14. You’re not looking at us as your meal ticket to success, fame or fortune, you realise the opportunity you’re being offered and want to grab it before someone else does.
Around 30 articles at present, average maybe 1000 words per article, give or take. Would depend on how fast you can write !
Beyond that, if we work well together with you, we have an unlimited number of other projects that we’d be happy for you to take on. There’s a possibility of paid work later on, but please do not apply if this is your main goal, we can’t promise and I don’t like to break my word.
There’s no salary or expenses, it’s entirely unpaid, and there’s no job at the end of it. This does not constitute a job offer and we would not have an employer/employee relationship with you, you would be entirely a volunteer.
You will have however direct access to Danny and myself. We’re happy to answer any questions related to blogging, and working online. We’re happy to give you advice on how to promote your own blog (or website).
Give and take are essential.
Not required. Instead we want you to write a short article on why we should choose you. It is competitive in that I will post the submissions on DonCharisma.org blog, and I will put it out to a public vote. The person who gets the most votes will be favoured in our selection process, but we take all factors into account when choosing the successful intern.
In the first instance, please make initial contact via a comment on this post. No need to be creative or clever at this stage I just want to know who wants in.
Resources & Sources
Pen & Paper – morgueFile
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Most decent people already know how to behave respectfully. Thank you for your co-operation on the above.
Warm regards, Don Charisma