How to Add Content Services to Your Social Media Marketing Agency’s Product Line
Tara Crutchfield, Senior Writer, Article-Writing.co
2 August, 2017
10-15 years ago it was laughable to think of social media being a legitimate avenue for online marketing, but here we are in 2017 and social is dominating.
In much the same fashion as social, content marketing is killing it!
If you’re a social media manager or the owner of a social media marketing agency, think about this for a second…
Your job is centered around likes, shares, follows, comments, and engagement with the online community. You’re assisting your clients by constantly posting strategic social content.
But, what about their other content?
Who is handling their website copy, email marketing, and other content outside of social?
If it isn’t your agency, then you are missing out on another income stream…
Don’t start stressing about the implications of installing additions to your services. We’re here to help you with that!
You can add a whole line of content services to your existing product line by outsourcing your clients’ content to us!
Here’s the thing…
Content Marketing is Social Media Marketing. They are the exact same thing. Period.
I know what you may be thinking, “We do social, other companies offer content marketing, let’s stay in our own lane here–we’re two different types of digital marketing.” Both content marketing and social media are the new face of marketing–word of mouth on steroids and that’s important.
Let us help you extend that word of mouth for your clients and make you money in the process.
Outsource content services vs. in-house
Obviously with the exponential expected growth of the content marketing industry, it’s a no-brainer that you need some form of content service for your line of products.
What’s the next step?
Do you hire on a whole new department of writers, do you outsource to independent freelancers, or do you outsource content services to a professional content writing agency? Let’s look at each option and all they entail.
- In-house department of content marketing writers
This is by far the costliest and least-efficient option. You’ll have to structure a department and system for your content writing needs and go through the hiring and training process. Now it’s time to pay out salaries, benefits, deal with HR, etc.
This is an option that will lead you into idea debt.
What’s idea debt you ask? Well allow award winning graphic novelist Jessica Able to explain,
“Idea debt is when you spend too much time picturing what a project is going to be like, too much time thinking about how awesome it will be to have this thing done and in the world, too much time imagining how cool you will look, how in demand you’ll be, how much money you’ll make. And way too little time actually making the thing.”
- Independent freelance writers
This looks like an attractive option at first – no strings attached – just contracting the work out to a freelance writer. Here are a few questions you need to consider:
- When scaling the content writing aspect of my agency, how many writers will I need to fulfil the work load?
- How do I know if the writers I hire are professional and experienced?
- What insurance do I have that I will receive the content turned in on time and error free?
- Does my content marketing budget allow for the rates of an independent freelance writer?
- Will I have to renegotiate rates based on word count, projects, etc.?
If you couldn’t answer those questions, they lead to more questions, or just gave you headache at the thought of them, this option isn’t for your agency.
- Professional content writing agency
Partnering with a professional content writing agency to outsource your clients’ content needs gives you access to professional, vetted copywriters. The initial install to your product line will require much less stress, time, and attention on your end.
Because writing agencies already have the vetted copywriters in place, you’re ensured that even a high volume of content will be of high quality and can be turned around in minimal time–and it’s more cost effective than you might think.
“Outsourcing your content needs to a professional writing agency means that you don’t have to do the serious grunt work of finding reliable writers,” says Eva Webster of Article-Writing.co. “You can still make a large profit by selling content services, while outsourcing those content needs and never have to deal with even one undependable writer. You simply order the content and it gets delivered – stress free.”
What outsourcing to a professional writing agency gives you the power to offer
In the simplest of terms, outsourcing to a professional writing agency gives you the power to offer good content to your clients.
Content marketing keynote speaker, Ann Handley knows the importance of having good content,
“Good content always has an objective; it’s created with intent. It therefore carries triggers to action.”
But good content is sort of a nebulous term–what makes up a “good” content writer?
- SEO knowledge
- Industry knowledge
- Understanding of the audience
- Use of calls to action
- Strategic marketing
- Editing and formatting capabilities
These are qualities that professional content writing agencies look for when staffing their team of professional writers that will be at your disposal.
You’ll be able to take care of all your clients digital marketing needs by adding content to your suite of products including:
- Website copy
- Product descriptions
- Blog writing
- Email marketing
- SEO articles
Why outsource to Article-Writing.co?
Craig Davis, former Chief Creative Officer at J. Walter Thompson said,
“We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in.”
Not all content writing services are created equal. Article-Writing.co has a premier team of writers and editors to produce content that won’t interrupt the audience of your client, but will strategically be what they’re interested in.
We offer every content service listed above: website copy, product descriptions, blog writing, email marketing, SEO article writing services and more that a client might need.
Article-Writing.co has the ability to turn in high-quality, on-time work for a price that will allow you to charge your clients reasonable content marketing fees and bring your agency ROI, scaling your business.
Our services allow you to customize your content package needs for what your clients are searching out.
For instance, let’s say the majority of your clients are small to mid-sized businesses that you’ve determined require mainly blog writing and email newsletter services, so that’s the package you choose. Get 100 customers to sign up for $450 – you outsource the work to Article-Writing.co – you profit.
Yes, it really is as simple as that – define your need, choose a package, outsource content services to us, provide your clients with top of the line content – increase your profits.
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