How to Get the Content You Want With TeamOrders
Do you frequently require texts on a certain topic? Are you looking for an option to order a large number of texts and to conveniently manage text production? Then TeamOrders are right for you!
The benefit of a TeamOrders is that you can hand-select authors for your team. For instance, if you frequently require texts with news on the latest smartphones, just create a team with authors who have the necessary expertise on this topic. When you place a new order in the team, all authors of the team will be able to access it. For authors, teams are smaller versions of the OpenOrder pool: Each team author can accept and process one TeamOrder at a time. This order is then blocked for this author.
Learn how to find suitable authors and how to create your own expert team.
Step 1: Create a team for your orders
To create a new team, go to the “Author” menu in your client account and select “Team”. This will give you an overview of all of your previously created teams, on the top right hand side, you will find a button marked “Create A New Team”. Selecting this button will open the input mask that allows you to enter the criteria for your team.
First, give your team a name, and, under “Information About This Team”, enter a description. Please keep in mind that these two elements are key in helping authors decide whether or not the team is of interest to them. The following screenshot shows the team overview from an author’s viewpoint.
“Information About This Team” should contain information about the type of orders you will be placing in the team. This should include: What is the topic? What type of texts would you like to order? What kind of expertise do authors need to have?
Under “Price per word”, you can enter what you will be paying authors per written word. The payment per word must be at least 2, 2 cents. Please keep in mind that the better the payment, the more motivated, committed and qualified the authors who want to write for your team will be. Once you have entered all of the required information, select “Next Step”.
The tab “Team Building Settings” allows you to set the privacy level of the team. You can decide whether you want the team to be public or private. A public, or “casting call” team is visible to all authors, and all who are interested can apply. A private team is visible to only those authors who have been invited to join the team.
Step 2: Finding the right authors
You can find the right authors for your team by using the author search function.
Are you looking for authors with particular IT-knowledge? You can find them using the search function found in your client account under “Authors -> Search”. To search, simply enter keywords such as “web development” or “network technology” in the search field. This will allow you to quickly and efficiently search through author profiles and find the perfect author, even for very specific topics. The option “recently active” increases your odds of finding authors that are directly available to work for you.
Authors are able to enter the following information in their profile. Use the respective keywords as search terms.
- Hobbies and interests
- Life experience in all fields: experience as home-maker, in gardening or as a parent
- Career, education, and special qualifications
- Places the author has travelled to
- Languages in which he or she is able to write
The “Invitation Templates” field lets you enter the notification the author receives when you manually invite him or her to a team. Once you have found the profile of an interesting author, you can send him or her an invitation using the “Add author to a team” option.
If required, the following step lets you enter the conditions for joining a team. If an author wants to write for your team, he or she must meet and accept these conditions. A team about travelling, for instance, can require that an author must have visited the country in question.
The last option allows you to decide whether or not you require an application text from authors. This way, you can assess the author’s writing skills and expertise before you let them join your team.
Finish by selecting “Create” to finalize your team.
Step 3: Placing your TeamOrders
You’ve put together your team of authors, and they are now waiting for interesting assignments? Then you should go ahead and place some. Simply select “New Order” from the “Assignments” tab. Under TeamOrder, select “place order” to get to the order input mask. Here, you can enter your briefing and decide to which team you wish to assign the order.
Use team messages to easily communicate with your team
As soon as you have created your author team, you can conveniently, and anonymously, send messages to the authors on your team. If you are happy with their work, consider sending them a “well done”. This is sure to increase the motivation and dedication of your authors. If you have noticed a recurring problem in finished texts, you can send them a message to make them aware of the mistake.
Choose TeamOrder to complete large text projects. You will notice that authors adapt to your requirements very quickly, and a little constructive criticism will ensure that texts get better and better. Having an experienced team on hand will make completing text projects a breeze.
We wish you success with your team!