Writing for a living.

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Sounds contrary to contemporary beliefs right?, well it’s very true you can write for a living even a fortune most people find it hard to beleive as writing or artistry as a career is being seen as an unwise thing to do am a writer myself and i can tell you it’s great thing to do.

I’ve also met with hundreds of successful writers who live incredible lives, so be rest assured.if you don’t appeal to what your readers want to see, they’re not going to click on the link. That goes for blog articles and ad copy, you’ve got to get your headlines down.

As with most things, I can’t guarantee you 100% success, but rest assured these lessons work for most, including fiction writers, business writers, memoir writers, and more.

Common writing myths.

  • Becoming a full-time writer won’t happen quickly (and if it does, you’re lucky).
  • Becoming a full-time writer won’t happen because you produce a one-hit wonder. These kinds of successes are impossible to orchestrate and in themselves rarely lead to long-term success.
  • Becoming a full-time writer, for most, requires more than just writing.

Sharpening your writing skills.

Before you can start writing for a living it’s important you take your time to sharpen your skills because a good writing means more money, recognition and jobs for you.

Depending on whatever niche you want to dive into the skill sharpening steps listed here still applies to you with all that being said let’s dive in.

Never Skip the basics.

This doesn’t mean you should enroll in a prestigious creative writing program at an Ivy league university or a course you can’t seem to afford, good understanding of the basics of grammar and spelling also understanding the criterias to coming up with great content like know what you are writing about and understanding your audience will go a long way.

Understand Sales.

This is arguably the most important aspect of writing or even any skill at all why acquire a skill without learning the business side especially when you want to earn a living with it.

Fine writers understand this aspect and it makes them unique from other writers who don’t.

This side is very challenging as a good understanding of human nature and the psychology of sales comes in handy here.

Practice and learn from your mistakes.

As the popular saying goes “Practice Makes Perfect”, coming up with great contents for different niches will not only take you ahead but also increase your value because of your experience in other niches.

Also note that mistakes are very essential to your growth, so never be scared of getting it wrong especially in your early years and you get your work rejected by a client instead of sobbing over that look through the project find the pain point of the client and try again.

Learn to grab attention.

if you don’t appeal to what your readers want to see, they’re not going to click on the link. That goes for blog articles and ad copy, you’ve got to get your headlines down.

Plan before writing.

Planing the flow of your content would help maintain accuracy, organisation and keep a good structure thereby making it easy for your audience to understand your message.

Understand the use of graphics.

Knowing when to use graphics and also understanding the kinds of message that are better passed with graphics makes your content interesting.

Read more.

Your ability to write well depends on your ability to think like a writer, and by reading more, you will expose yourself to the thoughts of other writers, as put down on paper.

Try to expose yourself to many different genres. Read newspapers, magazines, blogs, textbooks, novels, newsletters, and poetry. Be an active reader, underlining pieces of the text that resonate with you. Pay attention to sentence structure, word choice, and tone.

 

Author: Austine