The Content Panel & COVID-19: Supporting Our Writers
COVID-19 has turned the world into something unrecognizable from what it was just a few months ago. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone that hasn’t been impacted by this pandemic (even at the early stages we are still in at the moment).
Here’s a little update on how we are supporting our clients, and our writers throughout these testing times.
We’re making a few changes to how things work for our talent pool to try and do our small part to help. We understand that our writers come from all walks of life, some are full-time copywriters, others have other jobs in other industries and write for us to make a little cash on the side writing about their area of expertise… Either way, we know that times are tough, and you may have been furloughed from your other employment, or your other content writing work may have dried up / closed down.
Cashflow is one of the main issues that many writers are struggling with at the moment. From this point onwards we are going to aim to make 24 to 48-hour payments for all invoices that have been submitted to us from your dashboard (instead of the usual weekly schedule). We can’t guarantee that we can meet these schedules (the potential of COVID-19 striking our team makes it impossible for us to do so), but we’re certainly going to try and make a change.
(Please note that we won’t be sending out payments on weekends.)
With furloughs, layoffs, and redundancies at record levels, people are looking for work from home opportunities wherever they present themselves. We’ve received increased interest since the pandemic started, and we’re still looking to hire writers.
Our application process is thorough, which means it usually takes around 30 days for us to process each application. However, to try and get applicants writing and earning as quickly as possible we’ve lowered this to a target of 48 hours from start to finish.
As this crisis develops we’ll be looking at further measures we can take to reduce the economic hardship that this pandemic is causing for our writers.
In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay strong.