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The WriterAccess
story.
Not a smidge
of VC funding.

Learn how we scaled from zero to 35,000+ customers without a smidge of VC funding.


2000

We launched LifeTips as our debut business on the web, offering 120,000 tips crafted by freelance writers, attracting millions of fans.


2005

Forward-thinking companies were joining the content marketing revolution, so we launch a content marketing agency to deliver on needs.


2010

The agency business grew like crazy, attracting 100+ big name brands. But small businesses like ours were left out, so we launched WriterAccess to service more.


2010

Attracting the best freelance talent was the goal, so we offered the best rates: 70% to talent, and 30% to WriterAccess, fully transparent.


2011

Within a year, WriterAccess grew like crazy, so we kept investing in the platform to make it better. And better than that.


2012

We launched new ideas for betterment, like Voice Recordings on orders and Conference Calling services to connect customers directly with talent.


2013

Tracking performance was top of mind for many customers, so we added Content Analytics to the platform to measure how content performs on the web.


2014

Translation service seemed like an obvious expansion, helping world-class customers communicate around the globe. So we crossed that off the list.


2015

We launched our first Content Marketing Conference to gather with customers, writers, and fans to learn what's new and what's next with the content marketing.


2015

We helped writers create better content by launching content strategy tools for customers to create customer journey maps, creative briefs and personas.


2015

Launching Writing Style Contests helped customers pinpoint the perfect writer for a project, and save time for writers too.


2016

We started to get the hang of the conference business, doubling CMC attendance with purist focus on fresh tactics and savvy advice.

2016

Cumulative growth of 200% earned a spot on the INC 5000 list again, one of the few bootstrapped businesses to make the list.


2017

Migrating to SaaS and charging members fees required research, software development and guts, but the transition went smashingly well.

2017

Sporting the INC 5000 list yet again was cool. But to keep the growth going, we had to dream up new ideas for betterment.

2018

Launching StyleMetrics Matcher helped us make the list again, using AI Powered Search to help customers find the perfect writer.

2019

We made the INC 5000 list for the fifth time, with SaaS membership revenue growing 4X in just one year confirming our risk had reward.


2019


CMC hosted 600 attendees, 50 sessions, 12 workshops, and Comedy Keynotes to show us how to rid the world of all this bad, boring content.


2020

Launching a new user experience for both customers and writers took us 1 year of research, development, testing, and scrambling.


2020

Expanding the platform and our ecosystem globally is our big audacious goal, to advance the content marketing revolution worldwide.


2020

April 21-23 is the date for CMC 2020, our sixth conference that will attract more than 1,000 attendees that will learn what's new and next.