Melina Saint Thunderdome,
Yes, you’re right.
Sorry, I should have been more specific — the platform is free to use but you’re exactly right in that you need to pay the freelance writers for the content they create. We’re only “free” to the extent that eBay is “free”.
This is an awesome list of resources — we’re a huge fan of Buffer, Moz, Analytics… basically your whole list. Thanks for consolidating it all.
I’d just like to add one more tool — http://nDash.co
We’re a marketplace to hire great quality content creators, with free and paid options (paid options…
Apologies for the plug but we (nDash.co) built a community-driven platform to help marketers who want to scale their efforts, or simply feel they’re writing outside of their zone of expertise. We also have the concept of direct (to a brand) and industry (public) content pitches.
Apologies in advance if this is an unwanted suggestion but www.nDash.co has a community of B2B freelance content writers and marketers, including the Chicago area.
The platform is free to use (with subscription upgrades available) and we work with a lot of digital agencies who need access to a…