How Jurnid Works

Important:* Jurnid currently works best on the latest version of the Google Chrome browser.


Jurnid
 makes it easy for professional freelance writers, journalists, bloggers, photojournalists, and content creators worldwide to be in control of managing their careers, all from one place. In addition to creating a content origination marketplace in which professional freelance writers and journalists can promote and connect with businesses in need of their skill set as high quality providers, Jurnid makes it simple to monetize original content in various ways.


Ordering Content as A Business - "I'm Here for Content"


» Click on "Order Content" atop the site's header/menu.

» Start by selecting the content type you want to order.

» Fill out the pitch/order form

» Filter storytellers based on their subject specializations, language, locale, and rating.

» Submit your pitch and wait for storytellers' responses accepting your order. 

» Choose which storyteller you want to hire for the story you pitched. 

» Payment for the story is escrowed until you review and approve the completed order.


Pitching as a Storyteller - "I'm Here to Freelance"


» Click on "Pitch A Story" atop the site's header/menu.
» Start by selecting the content type you want to pitch.
» Fill out the pitch form
» Filter businesses based on their subject specializations, language, locale, and rating.
» Submit your pitch and wait for businesses' responses accepting your pitch. 
» Choose which business you want to award the story you pitched. 
» Payment for the story is escrowed until it is delivered. 
» The business will review and must approve the order as completed.
» You get paid immediately. Done! Make sure to setup "Pro" in order to receive payments. 

Blogs & Portfolios


Blogging on Jurnid is as simple as clicking "Write A Story" or "Photo Essay" at the bottom/footer of the website. A Jurnid blog serves as a portfolio for businesses to get to know the quality and style of freelancers' work before making their hiring decision. If you are a freelancer on Jurnid, we highly recommend adding either samples of your previous works or publishing new stories here as a part of your blog.

Multimedia Stories
To publish your content, simply click on "Write A Story" at the bottom of this page, which will launch the Editing tool for written/multimedia stories. 

» A main image is required for all posts. We give you options to upload an image from your device, access royalty free images Flickr (we automatically display the photographer's name for full attribution/crediting), or connect to your Instagram account for images. 
» You can optionally add links to sources cited throughout your story. 
» You can add a static Google map in your story by simply typing an address or landmark. 
» You can embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo into your story.
» You can embed tweets and Soundcloud audio into your story as well.
» Insert images into your story body, from your own computer, Flickr, and Instagram. 
» You can also write collaboratively by tagging other writers on the story, then "Save as Draft" - other writers will then be notified and invited to contribute/edit the story as a team. You maintain full control of what content is approved to be a part of the final story. All members will automatically be credited on their Jurnid profile as co-authors of the published story.

Photo Albums/Slideshows
To publish your photos, simply click on "Photo Essay" at the bottom of this page, which will launch the Photo uploading/editing tool for creating your albums and slideshows.

» A main image is required for all posts. We give you options to upload an image from your device, access royalty free images Flickr (we automatically display the photographer's name for full attribution/crediting), or connect to your Instagram account for images. 
» You can optionally add links to external websites, etc. 
» You can add a static Google map in your story by simply typing an address or landmark. 
» Upload or insert images from your computer, Flickr, and Instagram. 
» You can also publish collaboratively by tagging other freelancers on the visual story, then "Save as Draft" - the tagged freelancers will then be notified and invited to contribute/edit the story as a team. You maintain full control of what content is approved to be a part of the final story. All members will automatically be credited on their Jurnid profile as co-authors of the published story.

Paywall/Monetizing Your Blog - Business and Freelancers


Why a paywall? First off, your time and resources are not free, are they? It's no secret that major news organizations and niche publications are now requiring paid subscriptions some of their premium digital content. Even though some web content are free and users have come to love freebies on the web, that does not mean you should giveaway all your content for free. Turn readers into paying customers.

» To start charging for your published blog content on Jurnid, setup your Pro account by clicking on the "Pro" icon atop the page in the site's menu/navigation bar. Setting up Pro simply means your letting Jurnid know how you want to receive payments when someone purchase access to your stories - either through PayPal or your bank account (we use Stripe for secure payments and never store your real bank or credit card details). 

» After setting up a Pro account, when you create a multimedia story or photo essay, you will have the option to select "Free" or "Paid" with each story you publish. Selecting "paid" will make your content available for purchasing by readers throughout Jurnid. Readers can purchase your content individually or subscribe to all your publishings for a monthly fee. 
» You define the price of your content and monthly subscription - you can change this at any time, even after the story has been published. When readers purchase access to your content, you are granting them access only for personal non-commercial viewing of the story. 

»Readers are not allowed to publish your content outside of Jurnid without your consent. They can share a short excerpt to other social networks with links back to your original content on Jurnid. We disable copying of the content to deter readers from sharing the entire story.

A Paywall Use Case for Non Profits/Causes - Fundraising and Engagement
» Setup a paywall and have your supporters/donors subscribe monthly to all your stories.
» Keep supporters engaged with content that shows how their efforts and money is making a difference in people's lives and creating impact.

Mentorship and Students


Everyone has something to share or pay forward. Seasoned media professionals can be a great resource for the next generation of journalists and mass communication professionals. Journalism students also known as "J-Schoolers" here on Jurnid, can seek out mentors for guidance with their content publishing through Jurnid's private Q&A notes system. All private notes and feedback are related to specific stories created by a student. 


Mentors 

» You can opt in to be added to the Mentors directory when you signup as a Journalist. 

» You can remove yourself from the Mentors directory by changing your preference under "Settings"

» Comment privately on stories or photo-journals published by your students.

» You are allowed to have up to 3 students at any given time.

» You can remove a student from your guidance at anytime. 


Students "J-Schoolers" 
» J-Schoolers are only allowed to have up to 3 mentors at any given time.
» Communicate privately with your mentors on stories or photo-journals you publish.
» You can remove a mentor at anytime.


Newsrooms for Causes


Journalism and causes go hand-in-hand

There are quite a few definitions of journalism out there, but it is hard to exclude this as one of them: Journalism is the reporting of issues affecting people's lives.  


Causes are about the issues affecting people's lives - locally and around the globe. Many non profits are not in the national or global spotlight, because they don't have the marketing dollars, celebrity endorsement, nor staffing to push their purpose before the masses.  


What Can You Do?

» Contribute stories or photo-journals to newsrooms to help brands and causes build awareness on Jurnid and beyond. This potentially can help causes with fundraising. Contributions are not press releases, they are genuine stories that are aligned with a cause's mission/purpose. 

» Brands are always seeking quality content writers. Freelancers and jschoolers can both shine in this scenario. Grow your portfolio and be more marketable.


How to Contribute Stories

» When you create content with either the multimedia story or photo Editing tool, select the newsroom to which you would like to contribute or "Attach" your story.

» The Newsroom manager for that particular newsroom will be notified and have to approve your story before it can be associated with that organization's name/brand and published on Jurnid. 

» Your story will still be published even if not accepted by a newsroom, it will only appear under your Jurnid blogs for readers to view. However, it will not be associated with the organization to which it was submitted.



As a journalist or j-Schooler, contributing to a non profit newsroom is a great way to create exposure to a broader group of readers. Be collaborative.

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