Ridester’s Editorial Process Explained
Standards for Publishing Content
At Ridester, we’re all about providing the best recommendations and advice.
We’re committed to providing readers with high-quality content to help you in your side hustle and gig economy journey.
To ensure that we’re only publishing the highest-quality content, we’ve developed an Editorial Process that every article we publish goes through.
How We Select Topics
Before any words are written, the Ridester editorial team does extensive research about what we are going to write about. We aren’t writing content for the sake of ranking on a page, but instead, to provide readers with helpful information that will help them advance their gig economy career.
We careful select topics based on what we know that readers are researching, and then carefully develop a robust content plan to best address those topics. We research the topics, context around those topics, and then figure out how to produce helpful content to meet reader needs.
Sometimes that is a long-from article, other times it is a feature we build. But at the end of the day, we’re not researching what we think readers what to read, but developing a content strategy around what we know readers want to read.
Who Writes the Articles?
After extensively researching topics, our team of carefully curated writers gets to work writing the articles. We’ve gone to great lengths to assemble a team of writers that is passionate about the gig economy, yet highly skilled in their experience
Our writers aren’t just writing about the topics, but living their work every day. Our content team writes every word with the goal of helping readers better themselves as gig workers, and further their career path in the gig economy.
Ridester’s 4-Step Editorial Process
After our content has been researched and written, we take even further steps to ensure quality and accuracy. After each post has been written, it undergoes even further editing and scrutiny from our editorial team:
1. Content is Reviewed Before Being Published
Every one of our 1,500+ articles undergoes a thorough pre-publishing check by a subject matter expert. These are seasoned gig workers with real-world experience in the gig economy.
At this stage of the editorial process, our team looks out for inaccuracies, incorrect information, and other common oversights that may have been missed by our writers. While our writers are specifically trained to limit these types of revisions, human error is still human error, and mistakes happen.
2. We Only Recommend What We’d Do Ourselves
Whether we’re recommending a tactic, a piece of gear, or something else, we only recommend the suggestions that we’d use ourselves. As the common saying goes, we practice what we preach.
Our team takes great pride in helping readers find the right information, for the right gig. We would be unauthentic if the recommendations we are suggesting to our audience were not the ones we are using ourselves.
3. We Regularly Update Our Suggestions
We understand that there is little more frustrating than spending a considerable amount of time reading a piece of content, only to realize that the piece of content is out of date and no longer relevant.
As such, we regularly update our posts to ensure that suggestions, facts, statistics, and other important information is not outdated or no longer relevant.
We don’t just take great care to publish high-quality content from the start, but instead, continually stand behind our mission to bring your the most relevant and factual gig economy content on the internet.
Affiliate Link Disclosure
In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media know whether the presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered by or with a third party company. An Affiliate Link (“Affiliate Link”) is any Third Party Link for which the Company receives compensation based on clicks and/or user activity on the third party’s website. The Company uses Affiliate Links on the Site.
In compliance with FTC Disclosure Guidelines, you may assume that all Third Party Links on the Site are Affiliate Links. When you click an Affiliate Link, your web browser automatically shares certain information. This includes, for example, the web address of the page that you are visiting and your IP address. We may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you use AI to write your articles?
No, we do not use AI to write our articles. We believe that content researched and written by humans stands far above the rest, so we have a STRICT policy against AI. We go to great lengths to uphold that policy.
Do you accept guest posts on your site?
No, we do not accept guest posts on our website. We believe that guest posts, in this day and age, are heavily abused for link-building. Therefore, we have adapted a strict policy against content that is produced by others. We heavily vet the credentials of our writers, so we don’t want to dilute that effectiveness by having other companies spam our site.
How does Ridester.com make money?
Our website is largely supported by display ads.
This monetization method allows our company to make money from the content that we earn, yet still giving us the flexibility to write about a wide variety of topics related to the gig economy.
We also earn money through affiliate links, but you can rest assured that we only recommend what is the most helpful to readers, not just what pays the highest commission.
Have Another Question? Contact Us
We thrive to give you the best advice and some requirements can be very specific. Feel free to give us your feedback, queries, suggestions, or impressions of our content.
We would love to hear from you. You can visit our contact us page and send your query.