How PressRelease.co.za will operate…
A big thank you for responding to the freelance offer advertised on BizCommunity.com last week. Due to the high number of cv’s received (trimmed to 100) I’ve resolved to changing the business model to give freelance writers a fair chance of securing work.
I had initially planned on compiling a list of preferred freelance writers that I would use as website www.pressrelease.co.za generates new orders. I’ve cloned fiverr.com (but not for $5/task), freelancers will advertise their services on website for a period of 30 days free of charge.
Prospective buyers wishing to outsource press release writing will contact freelancers and place orders through website.
Buyers will be charged R2,500 per press release (500 words). PressRelease.co.za will charge freelancers 20% (R500) referral commission per order, while freelancer keeps R2,000 for their work.
Published freelance offers will have a default heading ‘I will…………………………….for R2,500. Freelancers will have to complete the heading with their own words, provide further marketing copy on the body of listing and attach (3) samples of previous press releases written (pdf files). This will be your short and precise portfolio to sell your service to prospective buyers.
PressRelease.co.za will process all orders, pay freelancers 50% upfront and settle outstanding balance once buyer has received press release.
Communication between freelancers and buyers will be conducted through website. This will help both parties when disputes arise, because communication can be traced.
Am sure, you also want to know exactly who you’re dealing with, a brief background about myself…I earn a living through creating websites both for clients and inhouse. I used to run a travel blog www.travelwires.com which I sold last year and that is where I was exposed to press releases. Have replaced that blog with www.travelpr.co.za, you can also visit www.internetmarketingagency.co.za for a portfolio of websites that I manage.
Before I overload you with information, I’ll stop right here…more details about service to be published daily so you get the hang of it.
I welcome your questions and constructive criticism, this is work in progress, with your help it’ll serve its purpose.
Muzi Mohale | Webmaster
011 051 5805
Office: East Wing Office #7, Tote Centre, 8 Goldman Street, Florida