The Best Writing Agency (Part Six)
So, we now come to my favourite writing agency and the one I recommend above all others. Welcome to BoostContent.com! This agency is based in Sweden, but accepts writers from all over the world, even those who speak languages other than English. The application steps are the same as usual, spelling and grammar tests, followed by a 300 word article on a subject of their choosing. You will be pleased to know that the subject usually revolves around marketing, SEO strategies, blog writing etc. All subjects which you should know something about!
I will let you into a few secrets here! Not only am I a writer and proofreader for this agency, I actually do their writer evaluations! That means I know exactly how the process works, and as of today and yesterday, I have actually evaluated 100 applications, as they are hiring right now!
What Does It Take?
Out of curiosity, you may wish to know, I suggested 25 writers be approved immediately, with a further 15 accepted, on the understanding that aspects of their work be improved. I don't have the final say, that is up to the director but my opinion is valued. As you can see, only 40 applications accepted out of 100 is not a great many, but that is often due to some simple errors. Continue reading for my tips on being accepted!
So, it has to be seen that a writer reads the instructions in full, and not only understands them, but follows them to the letter. The process I am describing relates to those applying to be English writers, I presume it may be different for others. So, the first instruction is to write the article in English. You would be surprised as to how many don't do this. Now, the next thing to note, is that beside this instruction, there is a symbol of the American flag. Although it doesn't specify this exactly, it implies your article should be in American English, not Canadian, Australian or British. So, if you are not familiar with their spelling, I suggest you brush up on it.
Next is the topic. Examples include "buy content for your website", "things to keep in mind before you hire a writer", "what makes an article SEO friendly" etc. Note carefully - these suggested topics can be used as the title, but it is better to show some imagination and create your own. And remember to capitalise it! Sometimes words are deliberately spelt wrong - don't follow the example! You now have to write between 300 and 345 words on the subject. Stick to the topic - don't pick something entirely different or irrelevant. Do not copy and paste anything. Use paragraphing, subheadings and bullet points - exactly as we are taught here at WA!
As an evaluator, I am presented with 2 samples at a time, Writer A and Writer B. I have to determine which one has the best spelling and grammar, and which one is more likely to be acceptable to a client. I have to find at least one error and highlight it. I can pick one over the other, reject both, or approve both. Of course, it is completely anonymous, I have no idea who has written them.
Have a Go!
If this has given you food for thought, then why not apply today? There is no harm in trying. Even if you get accepted, there is no obligation to do a certain amount of work, just as and when you feel like it. Good luck!