Hey There! Trust me, This is an honest question which pops up in everyone’s mind but would never dare to choose this career. I am not an exception though! Let me make it simple for you. Did any of your friends contact you or are still contacting you for resume editing, email drafts, cover letters, birthday greetings, leave letters or any official document drafts? If they did contact you for in all of the above-stated situations then there is a content writer hidden in you. Stylistically, speaking You are a Writer!
Most of you might have already written short stories or essays like I used to do back in my schooling. You might be still whimsical if you have the right skill. Honestly, you do have it but it is the phobia which is stopping you to pick this career. For instance, I started my career a long time before in teaching and despite grabbing a gold medal in English Essay writing I never dared to blog. However, Digital John instilled the hidden phobic passion in me and made me a writer with passion. You could be a great writer and we are here to listen to your stories. Why don’t you write to us and let us know about your passion to write. We will get back to you on the same.
What is Content Writing?
It is a way to express your thoughts in a written format. As you are already good at writing you could easily become artistic in your approach and play with the words. In simpler terms writing about the topics presented to you by your employer. Be cautious and do not copy the content from any resources from the internet while you write. Let your natural flow remain as your style of writing and make the style appealing to the reader. Now that you understood what it means let us understand how to start it.
Top 3 proven Ways to start content writing :
You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.― Jodi Picoult.
I love this quote a lot because until you start to write you don’t have an option to venture into this career. This is the easiest way available to show your written ability to someone who could hire you. It is not rocket science to create your own blog.
Why do you need your blog?
A blog is the only online source which is available for the future employer who could look at your writing style and assess your ability to write. In addition, this is the only place where you could be innovative and present all your skills in writing. If you have not started blogging yet just start it today. Just pick a topic of your own and start writing and target to finish one article per week. You will be surprised to see a total of 52 articles in a year.
This is the second step of your establishment to evolve as a professional content writer. After you nurture the habit of writing at least for 10 weeks the next stage while paralleling writing articles is to search for the best places to begin as a freelance writer. There are many content marketing companies which are on a hunt for the right talent. You could be the right fit for them but as I told you the samples of your writings play the major role. I still remember this quote – ” ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY “. I am afraid there isn’t any shortcut to success. It is you who build your foundation with your innate talent in the form of blogs first and then you will find the right place as a freelance writer.
This is the best choice for those who still have many concerns and could not dare to write. You would invest only your time in interning and would gain a lot of knowledge about your career. It is also the best chance for all those budding writers still in the college and would want to pick writing as their career. There are few internships available for writers so check which magazines or newspapers work for you. I bet you will love the experience a lot.
Let us also focus on a few TIPS to make your decision strong today.
Do read a lot of stuff but pick a good novel or a newspaper which is flawless and can help you in identifying different styles of writing. Do not restrict your area of interest and limit yourself to one genre while reading. Most of you might like reading only Fiction novels and might not like reading other novels. If you have this problem as stated then try to overcome it because writing is an art and it is versatile. I suggest you be versatile in reading and writing.
Building connections is very important in this modern era. They are the ones who could help you find the right place. Don’t restrict your connections to gender, region or a race. A writer is an artist with the perfect usage of words and I wish you to be a Global Writer than a Local Writer. Attend seminars, meetings and social and professional gatherings where you build the scope of getting new connections.
I am not an exception as I stated earlier. But now I sit in Dubai .which is the financial Hub of the world, and I serve my clients from here. I evolved as a Global Writer and I wish you the same.
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By now you have already decided to be a Content Writer which means you have a blog and social media accounts. Start utilising those platforms to tweet and write your views on topics which entice you. Be present on these platforms actively and let your peer group know that you are writing articles.
There aren’t any boundaries and sky is the limit for all of the emerging writers. As I sated you can explore any content and build your brand in the long run.
I wish all of you a great career ahead and I hope you will be an awesome writer with self-satisfaction as you decided to listen to your heart and started your career.
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Good luck and enter into the world of Content Writing!
Lead Mentor Currently Works in a reputed Test Prep company in Dubai, UAE.
Overall 19+ years of teaching and training work experience in the Education Industry.
Kaplan Certified Verbal Reasoning Professional -GMAT, GRE , SAT,CAT,UCAT, LNAT and LSAT.
Lead Mentor in Verbal Reasoning with more than a decade experience in test prep industry .
Gold Medalist in English Essay writing ( AP, State Level).
I learnt Digital Marketing from Digital John’s online classes and ever since became a pragmatic Blogger, Content and Copy Writer.