Creating A Blog Post - With or Without Social Shares

This article will walk you through creating a blog post in the system, both with or without Social shares. 

1. Now that your bid has been approved (or once you accept a Direct Offer), it's time to create your content. Click into the offer that is ready to have content created (it will be listed as Waiting For Content) by selecting the Project name

2. From here you, will have the option to create content for this offer. If it is a Blog Post With Social Shares, you will see more than one unit listed to create content for, if it is just a Blog Post, you will only see the blog unit. Locate the blog post unit and click Create Content

3. Once on the Create Content page, you will be able to view the Draft Due Date, the Content Publish Date, and all of the Requirements for your Post. 

4. The first step in creating your content is selecting the disclosure. Based on FTC legal guidelines, your content must include a disclosure. To select your preferred disclosure, click on circle the next to one of the disclosure options. Once selected, the disclosure will automatically appear at the top of your post where it must remain for compliance. 

5. 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

6. Now you will 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 it would on your blog. For required elements, they will appear as a placeholder after composing your content (in this example it is beach trip). At this point you will need to delete the placeholder  so that it does not appear twice when you click on the Required Element and add it to your post.

7. Review your content and make sure that everything is spelled correctly (especially the brand and product names) and select Submit Content. If you're not ready to submit you can always select Save as Draft. 

8. If this is just a single Blog Post, you are all set. If this is a Blog Post With Social Shares, you will now need to submit your content for your social share(s). The following articles will walk you through how to submit content for each social share.

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