The Content Success Platform

Made for: 
Finding and collaborating with freelance writers to create or edit content
Not for: 
Content promotion or sharing
 
$4 - $300/document
Pricing details

Product Demo & Screenshots

Features

Content creation

Collaborate with writers to create customized content marketing material. 

Promotion & distribution

Auto-publish your content to Wordpress, Hubspot, and other platforms.

Content platform administration

  • Hubspot integration
  • Wordpress Integration

Pricing

Basic info

 
$4 - $300/document
 
One time license

Zerys offers a multi-tiered pricing plan. The price increases as the length of the content and the amount of research necessary increases. 

Reviews

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Client Interview
Jul 07 2015

Digital Marketing Firms Implementation of Zerys

4.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
$10,001 - $100,000/yr. spend
 
Marketing and Advertising
 
51-200 Employees
 
Ontario, Canada
Content Marketer, Digital Marketing Agency
Dan Kosir
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations: 

The client was part of the content marketing division at a larger digital marketing agency based in Canada. This client was finding it hard to manage individual relationships with freelance writers. This client was in need of a platform that could help automate and simplify their content strategy while also keeping a focus on high-quality work. This client found that Zerys was a great platform to help solve his company's needs. This client highly recommends Zerys for its affordability and the option to approve freelance work before it is paid for.

BACKGROUND

Can you please provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

My previous company was a digital marketing agency, and I was a content marketer there. A lot of my work had to do with coming up with content marketing strategies for clients. It involved a lot of building editorial calendars, planning what kinds and what formats of content we wanted to do, as well as how to promote them, and executing the content itself.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that incited the need for a content or inbound marketing platform?

We had a high volume of content to produce with not a very large team. Zerys just made it easy. It's basically a content sourcing platform and helps to get freelance writers, so outsourcing your content was easy. What we liked about it over other services was that we could set our price ranges, what we wanted to pay, what kind of content we wanted, how many words the piece should have, all of that, and then we put it into either a favorite writer's board or on an open board. We could choose what you wanted to do, based on our needs. What we usually did was have a list of favorite writers. Zerys was very useful because it's has ratings for all the writers, so you can pick out the best writers, you can directly assign work if you wanted to, or you can just put it in a list of your favorite writers queue and somebody would pick it up.

The good thing about Zerys particularly is that the turnover times are usually very quick. Users can set when they need the content by, for example "I need this in two days." So, the writer picks it up, and from the time they pick it up they have two days to submit it to you. The other thing is that you don't pay until it goes through a revision process, so you get to see the content. You don't have to pay for something that's not quality. If you're not satisfied with the content, you have the option to request revisions from the writer before you accept. Once you accept it, that's when you're charged.

SOLUTION

Was your company considering other platforms? Why this platform?

Before choosing Zerys, we were using freelance writers that we would contact directly. It was getting a little bit hard to manage as we scaled. As we became bigger, we couldn't really scale that process. Then, we tried another service which was good, but it didn't have all the possibilities that Zerys offered. We tried it out, we put in a little bit of budget, and we found that, for the price and the quality of what you got out of it, it was the best value.

What pricing plan does your company currently utilize?

At my previous company, it depended on how much work we had and how much we needed to outsource. I would say we probably spent around $1,000 per month for all of our content needs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

Zerys is more qualitative, but from a budget perspective it allowed us to reduce our labor costs significantly while still providing a very similar level of quality of service. We could do more work with the resources we had, for less money.

Have you ever had to consult their resources or interact with their support team?

With Zerys, we never really needed any support. The platform was pretty straightforward.

FEATURES

Were there any software features or tools that really impressed you?  

My favorite thing about Zerys is the ability to choose which list of writers you want to submit your project to, or to assign work directly to, and the fact that our team was able to review before we paid. It made all the difference to be able to approve the content before we were charged.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the software for desired functionality of the features available?

Four.

What would you give the software for ease of use and implementation?

Five.

For support and responsiveness of the team or resources available?

Four and a half.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

Four and a half.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague or similar business?

Four and a half.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 4.5 Support
  • 4.5 Willing to Refer
 
Survey Response
Sep 19 2016

Blogs & White Paper Creation

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$51 - $250/mo. spend
 
Education
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Easton, Pennsylvania
Manager, Marketing
 
Verified
The Review

Recommendations:

Keep doing what you are doing. You have made my company very happy.

Experience:

We chose this platform because it worked really well to meet my company's needs of marketing ourselves even better than we already had done previously. We use the platform for blog articles and white papers. It has exceeded our expectations and greatly improved our outreach to consumers.

Pros:

I like that it is easy to use and teach to new users. They make marketing a less stressful job and have greatly improved our business.

Cons:

Nothing.

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Based on the feedback of over 10,000 users, we've re-built Zerys from the ground up to be both simpler, and more powerful in every way. The new Zerys was designed to help you create extraordinary content that will stand out. Powerful, FREE planning tools help you come up with a winning strategy. Topic and title tools help you brainstorm for the best topics. SmartPost technology helps you find the best writers. The new Service Marketplace helps you find professional editors to refine and polish your content to perfection. You only pay if you're 100% happy. Publish your approved content to your website with 1 click.