Contently vs. Freelancer.com

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Contently
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Contently is a SaaS content marketing platform from the company of the same name headquartered in New York, containing features a collaboration space, calendar, and workflow controls, engagement metrics, and rapid access to a high volume of original content from freelance creative talent, researchers, and journalists. Contently has received approximately $12.3 million in funding since its founding in 2010.N/A
Freelancer.com
Score 4.3 out of 10
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Freelancer.com is the freelance management system (FMS) for hiring IT professionals and others, from Freelancer Technology headquartered in Australia.N/A
Pricing
ContentlyFreelancer.com
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContentlyFreelancer.com
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
ContentlyFreelancer.com
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Contently
9.5
11 Ratings
17% above category average
Freelancer.com
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Ratings
Ideation10.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Approval workflows9.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Content collaboration9.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Content calendar9.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Network for content licensing/production9.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Contently
9.3
11 Ratings
14% above category average
Freelancer.com
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Ratings
Content hub9.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Forms / Gated content9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Embedded CTAs9.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Content distribution9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Content promotion9.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Content automation9.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Contently
9.1
6 Ratings
16% above category average
Freelancer.com
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Ratings
Audience profiling and targeting9.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Closed-loop tracking and reporting9.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Content performance analytics9.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Competitive analytics9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ContentlyFreelancer.com
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(13 ratings)
3.5
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ContentlyFreelancer.com
Likelihood to Recommend
Contently
It's helpful for top of marketing funnel writing that we can sometimes lose sight of because we are so ingrained in the product day to day. Contently is also helpful for long written pieces and ebooks that will take a significant amount of employee time to put together. I avoid using Contently for mid to bottom funnel marketing writing because my team will often have greater insight into the product function or use-case or product release, making them more adroit to the tone of the written piece and able to produce the content quickly.
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Freelancer Technology Pty Limited
Whether you're a freelancer or looking for a freelancer, Freelancer.com can get you together. There is a wide variety of project types that either can post in. It does take more time to search for clients and freelancers, though, since there is quite a range of both in experience, quality, and compensation (to be expected, but harder to weed through.) As a freelancer, it seems to work well enough for solo freelancers, but it could be better.
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Pros
Contently
  • Consolidating my work in one place to make my work life easier
  • Contently is unique from other content marketing organizational tools in one key way. It hands you a network of freelance professionals eager for delegated work.
  • You can search through a database of professionals to find the perfect person for your given project. Find individuals in your budget offering the exact skills and experience you need.
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Freelancer Technology Pty Limited
  • Taking care that all involved parties are satisfied, as client so the employed staff.
  • Sorting and filtering the adverts.
  • Tracking project progression.
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Cons
Contently
  • I have been using it for 3.5 years, and have had no response from potential clients.
  • The portfolio section is pretty easy to use, but I don't love the format.
  • Since I'm not a client, I don't know just how easy it is for them to find new freelancers or how often it is actually used.
  • Probably more suited for some types/concentrations of freelance writers, like finance, tech, or healthcare.
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Freelancer Technology Pty Limited
  • Provide screen sharing to work with freelancers.
  • Provide an instant messenger software. When you receive a message from a freelancer, you receive a notification by email and then you have to go to the website to read his message.
  • Fees are too high for freelancers, they can refuse small projects due to high fees.
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Support Rating
Contently
I'm giving them a 10, but honestly, I've never reached out to them. I do see them putting out regular content on social media, so they might be responsive to questions there as well as regular customer support. In their posts and communication, they do seem to value their community, so hopefully, they have good customer support. And I've seen them asking for pitches from their community to publish well-paid articles during this stressful coronavirus time, and I really appreciate that.
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Freelancer Technology Pty Limited
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Alternatives Considered
Contently
I also opened an account with Skyword in 2019, which is a similar service. The person that recommended it was a travel writer, and since I've done that as well, I thought it might be a better fit. To this point, I've received no work from it either, and don't hold out a lot of hope. As previously mentioned, where I think Contently does well is by giving you an online portfolio, additional resources like a blog for learning, and a rates database for publications.
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Freelancer Technology Pty Limited
I choose Freelancer.com for technical projects, such as designing a more responsive website for the business or a mobile app for the business. Also, I come to Freelancer.com when I urgently need a design layout of for marketing materials, especially when our only designer is on leave or sick leave. This allows me to have a fast design to cover for the absence of the graphic designer.
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Return on Investment
Contently
  • Contently contributors have produced some great inbound marking posts and creative materials saving our marketing team significant time allowing them to focus on more strategic plans for the business.
  • The amount of time Contently has saved our internal creative writing staff has more than paid for itself!
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Freelancer Technology Pty Limited
  • Freelancer.com increased the people who work with me by 3.
  • Freelancer.com has helped me in finishing my objectives by hiring a freelancer and by working as a freelancer.
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