Crowd Content is a content creation service based in British Columbia, Canada. The company was founded in 2011 and aims to deliver “publish-ready content”.
They hire writers from native English-speaking countries, and currently have more than 5,000 professional writers on their database which allows them to turn most orders around in less than 24 hours.
About Crowd Content
The company was co-founded by current CEO, Clayton Lainsbury, and CTO, Matt Martin, and received backing from Angel Investors.
They provide a broad range of content services, facilitated through their online platform that connects writers with customers in need of content.
Crowd Content grades their writers from 1-4 stars. When placing an order, you’re asked to choose the level of writer you want to write your content (this makes a big difference to the price per word).
A writer’s grade is largely determined by the feedback and ratings given by previous customers. So, it’s a good indication of how many happy customers they have on their portfolio.
How Crowd Content Works
Ordering content from Crowd Content is a straightforward process. As with most remote services, the key to getting exactly you want is communication, and they help this process with a real-time chat feature.
The process from ordering to receiving your content is as simple as:
- You fill out a one-page order form detailing your content requirements. You can specify things like the tone of voice, keywords, or any other guidelines you want the writer to take note of.
- A writer will pick up your order and start working on it as per your instructions. You can use an instant chat feature to communicate with them as they are working on your content to ensure it’s going exactly as you want.
- Check your finished article, request any revisions if required and leave your writer a rating/feedback.
With more than 5,000 writers in their database and knowing how hungry freelance writers are to get stuck into to almost any type of writing, it’s fair to say that whatever the type of content is you’re after you can request it from Crowd Content.
To give you an idea, some of the most commonly requested types of content are:
- Blog Posts
- Product Description
- Local SEO City Pages
- Website Content
- Facebook Posts
- Press Releases
- Copy Editing Services
- Technical Writing
- White Papers
Plans and Pricing
Crowd Content split their writing services into two different categories:
- Marketplace – which is primarily blog posts and website content, and
- Special Format – which is Tweets, product descriptions, metadata, and other ad-hoc tasks.
They then have different pricing depending on the type of content you need and the quality of the writer you want.
Crowd Content Marketplace
Their Marketplace content ranges from 2.2 cents per word to 12 cents per word, and you have the choice between four “Quality levels” as follows:
- Entry Level – 2.2 cents per word.
- Freelance – 3.5 cents per word.
- Professional – 8 cents per word.
- Expert – 12 cents per word.
So, as an example, a 750-word article written by one of their Entry Level writers will cost $16.50. The same word count will cost you $90.00 if you choose one of their Expert writers.
That’s the opposite end of the scale when it comes to paying for content from an online marketplace, so expect an equal contrast in quality between the two.
Crowd Content Special Format
If you’re after content that comes under their Special Format category, prices start at $1.50 per Tweet, and go as high as $5 per 50 words for products descriptions from one of their Professional Grade writers.
Crowd Content Alternatives
Two other content marketplaces that operate on a similar business model are HireWriters and iWriter. If you’re operating on a budget, they are both less expensive than Crowd Content.
Be aware however that there is typically a correlation between content quality and price. One interesting service for content writing that might be worth a look is Copywriter Today, which runs as a monthly subscription service.
Have you worked with Crowd Content? If so, please leave a review below to help others with their decision.