You are reading about businesses leveraging blogging to widen their reach. You are reading about writers who have made a successful career out of blogging. And yet you can’t do both. Neither do you have a business which can benefit from a blog nor do you have the Shakespearean charm to churn out good content! On that note, your dreams of benefiting from the blogging boom have come down crashing!
Wait…Not just yet!!!
You can definitely be a mediator (Read Knight in shining armour 😉 ) connecting writers with the people who need them.
As the title suggests using the iWriter API along with WooCommerce, the eCommerce plugin on steroids.
iWriter is a website that allows writers to register to the website. These writers can then be approached by customers who are interested in getting content written for themselves.
iWriter has an API that allows you to integrate the process of requesting, reviewing and approving articles with your website.
Now the customers who initially approached writers directly from the iWriter website will instead raise a request for articles on your website.
What’s in it for the Customer?
- Customer can source the articles in a timely manner and be devoid of the hassle of reviewing and approving the requested article. (Believe me this process can be absolutely cumbersome!!).
- Customer can also have an automated system for setting up and publishing the article on their website.
- Customer can sign up for a subscription plan and be relieved from the monotonous task of raising requests at regular intervals.
What is in it for You?
You, on the other hand, will be paid for these services (excluding the writing charges which you will incur to source the required articles.)
What You Will Need
Here’s what you will need to set up a content writing services website with the iWriter API.
1. WooCommerce Plugin
To start, you will need WooCommerce to sell the services from your website. The product created will be based on the following three parameters – Number of Articles, Number of Words per Article and Subscription Plan.
2. WooCommerce Subscriptions Plugin
The WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin will be required to offer the writing services as a subscription plan.
3. An Account with iWriter.com
In order to integrate the iWriter API with your website, you will have to make an account with iWriter.com. On signing up, you will get an API key which will be needed during the integration process.
4. An Automated Post Publishing System
A custom functionality to publish an approved post on your customer’s website which will be implemented as a plugin.
How will it work?
Here’s How It Will Work For You
Step 1: You will have to create various products in your WooCommerce store based on the subscription plan, number of words in the article and number of articles. (This in my opinion will be the most painstaking task considering the permutations and combinations of the three parameters.)
Step 2: Once an order has been placed you will be responsible for interfacing with writers, particularly review and approval of the content created by writers. This can be done using your iWriter.com account.
On satisfactory completion of an article, it should be marked as complete from your end for the automated publishing process to be taken through.
Here’s How Your Customers Will Use the Service
Step 1: Customer will register to your website.
Step 2: Once logged in, the customer can subscribe for the required service using a single purchase page. While raising the service request the customer can choose parameters such as number of articles, number of words per article and subscription plan.
Once these values have been provided by the customer the price for the service and the estimated delivery time is calculated following which the purchase can be proceeded.
Step 3: The customer will then have to provide article details such as title of the article, briefing of article and keywords for the work that needs to be commenced immediately. For example, if a customer requested 5 articles every month then he will have to provide details of the article for the first month.
The customer will have an option to add details for remaining articles at a later point of time by signing into the account.
Step 4: If the customer chooses to have the requested article posted automatically then the plugin to automate the post publishing system will have to be installed on the customer’s WordPress website. Now every time an article is approved by you, it will be posted on the customer’s website using this plugin.
So what are you waiting for? Your big opportunity to leverage the Blogging Boom is right here. The idea is offbeat indeed but well worth a try. And the best part is that once the website has been completely developed, you can manage the work and earn a quick buck with minimal effort.
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