Creating Content For A Blog Post - With or Without Social Shares

This article will walk you through creating draft content for a Blog Post in the system, both with or without Social shares. 

1. Now that your bid has been approved (or you have accepted a Direct Offer), it's time to create your draft content. 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.

2. From here, you will have the option to create draft content for this Offer. If it is a Blog Post With Social Shares, you will see more than one nit 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 content creation page, 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.

4. The first step in creating your content is to type the title of your Blog Post. 

5. 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 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. 

6. 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

7. 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.

8. Once you have inserted the Required Elements into your content, they will turn green to signify that you have completed adding them in.

9. After you have completed typing up your draft, review your content and make sure that everything is spelled correctly (especially the brand and product names) and then select Submit Content to send your draft to the Marketer for review. If you're not ready to submit you can always select Close and Save as Draft.

10. 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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