Now that your bid has been approved (or you have accepted a Direct Offer), it's time to create your draft content. This article will walk you through the process of submitting draft content for a Blog post in the system. Please be sure to follow all steps in order below.
Please note: This workflow must be completed on an up-to-date desktop or laptop computer browser. System workflow cannot be completed on mobile web or apps.
- From your dashboard, click the offer that is ready to have content created (it will be listed as create content) by selecting the project name.
- Locate the Blog Post Task and click create content.
- You will be taken to the content creation page, where you will be able to view the Draft Due Date, the Content Publish Date, and all of the Requirements for your post on the right hand side of your screen.
- The first step in creating your content is to type the title of your Blog Post.
- Next, you will need to select the type of disclosure you wish to use. Based on FTC legal guidelines, your content must include a clear disclosure to signify sponsorship. To select your preferred disclosure, click the circle next to one of the disclosure options. Please refer to the disclosure article linked above to make sure you keep your disclosure where it needs to be to stay compliant for your post.
- Now it's time to create the rest of your content. We recommend composing your post on your own Blog editor in draft mode for ease of use. You will then be able to copy the HTML from your Blog editor and paste it into the platform's editor by selecting source.
- You will then need to add the Required Elements into your draft. To do this simply click on the Source button again and you will notice that your content now appears as normal text. For Required Elements, you will simply need to place your mouse cursor where you would like to insert them and then click add to insert them into your draft.
- Once you have inserted the Required Elements into your content, they will turn green to signify that you have completed adding them in.
- After you have completed your draft, review your content to make sure that everything is spelled correctly (especially the brand and product names) and then select the green Submit Content button to send your draft to the Marketer for review. If you're not ready to submit, you can also select the white Close and Save Draft button to come back and finish your draft later.
- If this Offer is just for a single Blog Post, you are all set until the marketer approves your draft, at which point, please follow the steps in the following article to complete your post: Publishing A Blog Post
- If there are more posts within this offer however, you will now need to submit your draft content for your other posts.