‘Anyone can learn to write well’

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‘Anyone can learn to write well’

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 | Saket Kumar Singh

Excellent writing skills will always be an asset whether you want to start your career or excel in corporate world, says Saket Kumar Singh

Content writing offers endless opportunities for everyone. Excellent writing skills will always be an asset whether you want to start your career, excel in the corporate world, or build a high-income online business. The good thing is, anyone can learn to write well. Thus, if you are planning to upgrade your skills and boost your earning potential, then consider content writing as your first option. Through your writing, you can pursue or upgrade your career in a vast area.

Content writing offers endless opportunities for everyone. Excellent writing skills will always be an asset whether you want to start your career, excel in the corporate world, or build a high-income online business. The good thing is, anyone can learn to write well. Thus, if you are planning to upgrade your skills and boost your earning potential, then consider content writing as your first option.

Content writing will help you in: Move up the corporate ladder. Excellent writing skills lead to crisp thinking. Every job in the world requires well-structured and analytical thinking. Thus, if you are a good writer, you may help your colleagues and boss in many ways. From writing persuasive emails, handling escalations, negotiating deals, to creating engaging presentations, you become a default go-to person for top intellectual tasks at your organization. Thus, excellent writing skills can fast-track your way up the corporate ladder and help you accomplish your professional goals.

Build a high-income online business: As a writer, you can work from home, make your own schedule, and work as much or little as you please. All you need is a laptop and a stable internet connection. Excellent writing skills can help you build a sound and high profile online businesses without substantial initial investments.

You can make career in content writing by: Become a freelance ghostwriter. As a freelance ghostwriter, your writing work is published in your client’s name. You get paid for your efforts. A majority of writers prefer this option due to it’s ease and high success rates. As a freelancer, you can start earning immediately. Many freelance writers make Rs 2-3-plus lakh per month.

Some writers choose to specialise in any one of the following:

Copywriter: Copywriters write short, crisp, and persuasive content to convince the reader to take action. They are the voice behind all the ads you see on the Internet and elsewhere. Copywriters usually charge hourly rates which may vary from Rs 500-3000 per hour.

Technical Writer: Since a Subject Matter Expert (SMEs) may not be a good writer and a good writer may not be an SME, there is always a good demand for skilled technical writers. Technical writers charge anything between Rs 1 to 5 per word for their expertise.

Business Writers: Business writers involves writing emails, business blogs & articles, web content, business plans, case studies, press releases and others. As a freelance business writer, you tend to develop a direct writing style that helps in getting things done. Business writers charge anything between Rs 50 paise to Rs 3 per word.

Academic Writer: The market of freelance academic writing is booming due to the exponential growth of eLearning industry and personalised assistance to students.  Academic writers charge Rs 50 paise to Rs 4 per word as their professional fee.

Become a full-time blogger: If you have technical expertise in a particular field, then this is the best option to build a promising online business. Start a blog, post quality content regularly, build an audience, and monetise the blog. It takes around 6-9 months to generate significant income from a blog. Once you get an audience, there is no looking back.

Many full-time bloggers earn Rs 10-plus lakh per annum.

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