This month marks the seventh year Express Writers has existed.
Back in 2011, it was quite the humble beginning for us. I was doing 90% of the work, all the way from writing client blogs to emailing and cold calling to find my next prospect.
In 2011, I quit nursing school to follow my dreams. Literally, one morning I woke up and asked myself, “what do I love doing?” I knew what the answer was, from the bottom of my heart. Writing. So, I took my passion online and started a freelance profile. Within three months I had more clients than I’d dreamed of, and I started a business. With nothing more than $75, Express Writers was born.
7 years later, we’re on our 14,185th project (that doesn’t even include 2,000+ of projects in the years prior to building our e-commerce content platform). If we’re averaging 10,000 words per projects (they vary from 500w – 50,000w per order), that’s 141,850,000 words written! We’ve served over 5,000 clients, and our team is 75 people and growing. We grew 20% in internal support members (QAs and copywriters) to our team, just in the past two months.
Today, we’re celebrating this major milestone of our 7th year in business.
First, we have an awesome brand video to share with you. I’m super excited to feature Hannah, our Content Director: Vicki, our Content Support Specialist, and John, our Content Strategist and Expert Copywriter, inside this video. Bonus: we had a wonderful video producer help out with the production!
If you’ve been a part of our journey thus far: reader, subscriber, client, podcast listener, team member… thank you. It’s 100% true: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” (Michael Jordan)
Plus, we’re announcing something super special. Stay tuned below the video for an important announcement!
Celebrating 7 Years in Business: The Express Writers’ Story
Content Shop Major Change Announcement: We’re Now Taking New Clients By Invitation Only
At Express Writers, one of our highest priorities is focusing on quality, timeliness and creativity when we serve our clients.
We find that less clients means that we can focus on greater results for each one of those clients.
Many clients have been with us for years now, are increasing their order quantity, and we’re staying busier than ever because we’re focused more heavily on client support than simply sales. We greatly, greatly appreciate our clients’ loyalty.
We want to continue this direction: serving our loyal clients with our best.
So, after much deliberation, we’ve decided to make this happen:
We’re now taking new clients by invitation only.
Here’s what that means for our Content Shop usability.
If you don’t have an account, you will be able to view our services and pricing, but you won’t be able to buy unless you have an account.
Guests without an account will see this:
Clients with an account will see the checkout options on services inside our Content Shop:
We’re taking new clients only after carefully reviewing their request to join our site as a client.
Here’s our New Client Registration form:
Our ideal clients are seasoned marketers, agencies and business owners.
If that’s you, we’ll review your account and if we are both a mutual fit, we’ll happily welcome you into our amazing repetoire of clientele.
If you’re ready to work with a team of capable content experts, fill out our New Client registration form, and we’ll get back as soon as possible.
We look forward to serving you!
Here’s to 7 years – and many more ahead?
– Julia, CEO