Become a Writer
When we have a new writing project, we search our database for the perfect candidate.
Writing and Research
How long would you expect a typical piece of writing to take?
This depends on a few things:
- your knowledge of the subject
- your ability to research
- your speed as a writer
- your grasp of Quietly’s tools
With a firm grasp on the above, our writers generally find the process of writing 300–500 word articles manageable and efficient.
What are the hours of commitment required?
Most of our opportunities can be done in concert with another job. The number of stories needed for a particular client will determine the number of hours required. Because of this, if we think we have a good match for you, we’ll ask you your availability to ensure you’re comfortable with the hours required. Most clients have a minimum of 8 stories per month.
How much research is needed?
This depends on your expertise in the area, and varies among assignments. As with all writing, research and sources are needed to ensure content is factual and correct. Without a good grasp of the topic or research, the content will not likely satisfy our requirements.
What volume of work can I expect?
Contracts vary in length and number of articles. Depending on your bandwidth, schedule, etc., we’ll determine what client will be the best fit for you to match the workload you’re able to take on. This can range from 8 to 40 stories per month. We occasionally have one-off opportunities as well.
Is there work involved beyond the actual research and writing?
Besides researching and writing, you may be responsible for:
- creating content within Quietly’s tools, which requires photos, links, etc.
- adding photos throughout content (no need for layout, but proper photo crediting required)
Promotion will never be a requirement.
What is the turnaround time from the moment I am matched with a client to how soon I can get writing assignments?
We create a content strategy with our clients to determine what stories and headlines you will be writing. This can sometimes take a bit of time depending on where they’re at with their content marketing efforts or blog. We try to give you as much lead time as possible so you have adequate time to write a stellar article. While we are preparing the strategy, we’ll reach out to you to see if the client/workload is a good fit. From here it can be as little as a few days or up to a few weeks until you get your first writing assignment.
How does a writer get linked up with a client? Is this something the writer actively pursues?
We take a look at your skills and qualifications and match you with a client we think would be a good fit. There’s no need to actively pursue an opportunity. By applying, you’re on our radar and if there’s a client that’s a good fit, we’ll be sure to reach out and gauge your interest.
How long on average does such a link-up take and does a writer get linked with one or multiple clients?
This depends on a few factors, like the number of clients we have and your interest/expertise. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that every writer will be matched due to overwhelming response, but as we grow we’ll try our best to find a client that’s a good fit for you.
What verticals/categories are your clients currently in?
Our clients span a range of verticals. Some verticals include marijuana culture, finance, tech, travel, student life and education, health and wellness, fashion and more.
Does the writer have to supply photos for every submission?
Yes, all of our writing assignments require licence-free photos, whether done in Quietly’s tools or written as a long-form traditional article. On Quietly, you'll notice how easy it is to use rights-free images. There is a feature that lets you browse images at the click of a button and insert one at no cost.
How and with what frequency do you pay?
Invoices are received twice a month (prior to the 15th and prior to the 30th). Payment frequency is twice a month, following the invoice dates