Hi there Miljo,
I'm in the proccess of launching a WordPress Video Tutorial membership site (currently over 500 video tutes) and as part of the process I need to create quite a lot of high quality blog content to:
1. Add value for non-paying visitors,
2. Assist with page rank,
3. Use as teasers pointing to members' only video content.
The content will be in the form of written tutorials posted under three top level categories and in date sequence to allow users to move from one written lesson to the next.
The good news is that no research will be required because I have all the information you'll need contained in several very high quality e-books (pdf) that I've purchased for this job. The information contained is already in the public domain as it appears in so many places around the web these days, however, by using the books as a template, it will speed up the entire process by clarifying the sequence of the tutorials.
Of course this is where your exceptional writing skills will come into play. I have no intention of plagiarising these e-books, so the content will need to be rewritten/restyled. I'm not looking to create the usual dry, flat, humorless tutorials, I'm looking to create a "style point of difference", sometimes cheeky, sometimes funny and with lots of personality. This will not only create a unique overall style for this kind of tutorial site, it should help with Google indexing, improve acceptance rates at article/ezine aggregators, and of course be much more appealing when posted on social media fan pages.
As to the size of the job, well to give you an idea, with the beginner's tutorials covering all the steps from registering a domain name to creating the first post, with the inclusion of screenshots I would anticipate that this category alone will require between 20 and 30 posts of anywhere between 500 and 800 words each. The more advanced tutorials with a higher level of technical detail will probably run between 1,000 and 1,200 words. It's hard to be specific, but in total I'll probably require somewhere between 80 and 100 tutorial posts over 8 to 10 weeks - sooner would be OK as well. Of course as you'd expect, all content supplied will be automatically processed through a Copyscape plugin at the time of posting.
I imagine this needs to be a fixed price "batch" job so I'd like to propose that we first create 5 tutorials, review them, and if all goes well we can jump straight into the first main batch of 20. With this in mind, could you please provide your estimate/quote for:
1. The first 5 articles,
2. Blocks of 20 articles thereafter. (unless you'd prefer blocks of more or less articles - please advise)
Well that about wraps up the brief, I look forward to hearing any thoughts or questions you may have about the project, whether you're available, and if so, when we can begin.