nDash is an online platform that connects freelance writers with clients in need of content. They have more than 10,000 fully vetted and verified writers, and provide tools to help clients build and manage teams of writers.
The company has been operating since 2014. They are headquartered in Wayland, MA, and all of the writers using their platform are freelancers working remotely.
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The company was founded by current CEO, Michael Brown.
Michael is a writer and entrepreneur who loves creating things. He founded nDash to help the world’s best freelance writers advance their careers, and to help brands find quality writers to create quality content.
There’s a lot more to nDash than your typical content writing job board. The company has developed a fully interactive dashboard that helps companies find the perfect writers for their brand.
There are some other tools such as advanced workflow features, a content calendar, publishing tools, marketing integrations, and more.
From a client perspective, nDash has been designed to make finding writers and content ideas as easy as possible. You’ll even be pitched ideas from writers, which is how most of the content is produced on the platform.
How nDash Works
Most content marketplaces work the same way, they allow clients to post jobs and freelancers to either bid or pick up those jobs.
nDash works a little differently. There are three ways writers and companies can connect on the platform, and the most popular way isn’t through job posting.
The ways companies and writers connect are:
- Writers can respond to assignments posted by clients, as per the “normal” process.
- Clients are encouraged to find writers with the experience they need for their job. So, writers are often contacted directly to work out an arrangement.
- Writers can pitch ideas directly to companies. nDash says that to date, almost 65% of all paid assignments started as a pitch so this is something you should pursue if you’re a writer.
If you’re interested in using nDash as a client looking for content you can schedule a demo of their software. A member of their team will take you through the features of their software and help get you setup.
You can then start posting writing jobs, contacting writers, and looking through pitch ideas.
nDash provides a platform for companies, agencies, or anyone seeking quality content to find vetted freelance writers.
With more than 10,000 skilled writers in their database, there’s a good chance you’ll find the right writer to help you create the content you’re seeking.
They have some of the best tools for managing workflows I’ve seen from a content creation company.
Plans and Pricing
nDash currently has three different monthly pricing plans. You’ll also need to agree to a price per piece of content with writers and pay that as well.
You can sign up and use the platform for free to get a feel for how it works. There are two plans on the opposite ends of the pricing scale; one for $30 per month and one for $500 per month.
Here’s a look at their pricing options at the time of publishing and the features you get with each plan:
- Free – $0 per month, this plan allows you to use most of the tools needed to find and manage writers.
- Pro – $30 per month, this plan allows you to manage your in-house writers using nDash’s software.
- Managed – $500 per month, this plan also includes an account manager, custom onboarding, writer vetting, and testing, CMS management, and weekly content calls.
It’s hard to say how much content costs as you can set the price for your requests, and writers set their own prices when pitching content ideas.
Looking through some examples though, it’s fair to say you can expect to pay $75 and upwards for a 1,000-word blog post depending on the amount of research needed.
Some friends of mine who recommended the platform indicated they were paying $200-300 per article.
CopywriterToday operates on a monthly subscription model for unlimited content requests. While Hirewriters and Textbroker operate as job posting boards with some flexibility allowing you to pick writers if you prefer.
Have you worked with nDash? If so, please leave a review below to help others with their decision.