10 Aug 2012

Now, that you have started your career as content writer; let us discuss some useful content writing tips which will put you a step ahead of other content writers and these tips are prevalent in writing industry.

  • Start with a catchy title, an attractive title will make your readers go through your article.
  • First paragraph of the article must be giving an idea about the rest of the article. Topic of the article is a kind of article soul. You can start the paragraph with some questions in the first paragraph. In the following paragraphs you can answer them.
  • Font size, style, color and layout of the page matters a lot to your article writing. The language must be clear and loud. Loud enough to understand easily but it doesn't show gaudiness. Readers could get your defined line of action thoroughly so that they could grasp it easily.
  • If, you desire you can write whole article in one paragraph but it is always advisable to break it into paragraphs, just in order to maintain the reader’s interest. Interlinking sentences within the paragraph will make your content writing more interesting and meaningful.
  • It is writer’s duty that while writing he must be sure about the genuineness and the authenticity of the provided information. Never code out of context, always refer to the relevant source when needed.
  • Never ever copy the content, this is the worst possible thing a content writer can do. Copying the content will ruin your image and market credibility. With the availability of different sorts of plagiarism checkers they can easily catch you red handed.
This is a fact that everyone can write according to his inbuilt capabilities but these writing tips will polish. These wonderful tips and will give you a head start. In my next blog I will tell you some more tips of content writing.

The word content writing for websites comes as surprise for old citizens who are not aware of internet. They wonder what a content writer is daily writing for a website which is already being built and doing good business.
Well, most of the netizens don’t know that for a smooth running of a website, it always needs content to generate traffic. Website designing is one thing and search engine marketing is another. For website marketing content is written with keywords and that is called SEO writing. To do this we need keywords based on internet searches. The search made by us on Google or Yahoo or any other search engine is recorded and afterwards it is used for designing strategy for keywords.

A content writer must refrain himself from using black hat tactics or keyword spamming. Because in the long run this tactic or inorganic way of article writing can bring the rating of the website down. Whereas, organically written articles are the finest and most beneficial forms of content writing. Keywords used in the articles within the limit will make search engines spiders crawl through the content without declaring it spam. Strategically used keywords will draw traffic to your website and meaningful and coherent content will attract visitors again and again.  It is better to use keywords once in hundred words.

With the economic slowdown many people lost their jobs. Then content writing emerged as a savior for them. They were able to do it from the coziness of their home. You will find many examples in which husband and wife both are taking writing projects and doing it collectively. Doing content writing as a freelancer you can choose as part time or full time basis as per your convenience. 

7 Aug 2012

Well, let me start from the basics to ensure that the beginners in content writing can be benefitted, as well as those content writers, who have little or no- experience. Facilitating to a little more for beginners is a step towards success. Here are some points that must be taken care of.

  Know how to express yourself

If, you have made up your mind to choose content writing as your career, you can earn satisfactorily and according to your ease and convenience. So, before getting hired
 polish yourself. Try to write about anything you admire, any celebrity or any event you enjoyed. Start with any kind of writing in which you can exhibit your ability. It may be your hobby, your profession or you can write just about anything under the sun. The prime motive is to make you aware of article writing. So, you are charged to start writing…don’t speak—just pen down your thoughts?

Get a content writer’s Job

After some practice of writing, you will gain confidence. When you feel like you can write on any given topic, this is the right time for you to apply for a content writer’s job. You can do article writing or content writing as freelancer or a permanent employee. As a freelancer you can work from the coziness of your home and that too at your preferred timing.

There are a number of websites which offer revenue sharing as your remuneration. In revenue sharing websites, payment is not done instantly or right after you submit your article. The payment is based on the income generated by your article writing. Some websites pay up to fifty percent of the revenue share. These websites will pay you till your article is drawing traffic. Thus you can be benefitted in the long term by writing once.
Second option is to opt for a website, which pays instantly right after completion of your project. You will find many bidding sites; log on to these websites, know about the project and bid accordingly.
You can also find websites, which ask you to write on given keywords and they pay on per week basis.
In my future blogs, I will tell you about some genuine content writing websites.

Streamline the authentic information

This is one of the most important factors of a content writer’s job. Whatever you are writing, you must be sure of its authenticity. Generally, it is very difficult to gather all authentic information from a single source. That is why you have to search through Internet. Internet is full of all sorts of information and it will be a content writer’s ability to select the right information. Get all the relevant and genuine information and streamline it accordingly. You must describe it with coherence and in relation to your subject. Loose writing can cause reader’s distraction.

Publish yourself

After you have established as a content writer, publish your articles to free directories to get recognized. There are many directories that are welcoming articles without any cost, thus they are promoting article writing. This is increasing their article quantity and gives you the needed exposure.