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How to become an awesome content writer (beginner’s guide)

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How to become a content writer with no experience?

How to become a content writer with no experience?

Introduction

A good content must be relevant, creates a relationship with its readers, builds trust and credibility, and is high-quality which then turns to income. 

Because of the emergence of digital publications, many corporate leaders found this a popular way to promote, share and present their business. This is where the role of a content writer takes place as they have to make sure to help improve and show the image of the brand. 

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Defining a Content Writer.

  • A content writer showcases a brand through creating or writing relatable and relevant pieces of information to engage with its audience. 
  • They are accountable for writing information in one's blog, social media account, newsletter, whitepaper, e-book or even brochure.
  • Content writers contribute in marketing teams in which they come up with creative and compelling stories.

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"Your blog is more than just a place to showcase your work, it is also a way to market yourself as a writer."

SAMANTHA, STELLA

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5 Steps to become a Content Writer

5 Steps to become a Content Writer

  1. Dive in Learning
  2. Identify your Niche
  3. Maximize Online Presence
  4. Build a Portfolio 
  5. Start Pitching

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1. Dive in Learning

  • Start practicing writing daily for at least an hour build a habit.
  • Do research, craft a story, proofread it.
  • You may enroll in free classes in Hubspot Academy, LinkedIn Learning or Skillshare.
  •  Use websites such as Grammarly or Thesaurus to help you find the right words. 

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2. Identify your Niche

  • Start with a topic you are passionate about.
  • You can also focus on case studies, blog posts or whitepapers. 
  • Joining writing communities.
  • Keep your eyes open for opportunities that match your interests.

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3. Maximize Online Presence

  • You can start publishing your work in platforms such as Medium or LinkedIn.
  • Publish your work to allow people to see what you can do, how well you do it and what are your areas of expertise.
  • Starting a blog is another way to establish yourself as an expert.
  • Write at least one article per week and actively share.

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4. Build a Portfolio

  • Having a strong portfolio allows you to have more chances to earn a gig.
  • May include articles, social media captions and so on.

- Tip: Employers seek content writers who don't just write well, but can also create compelling stories.

  • Within this career progression, you could become an editor, UX (User Experience) Writer, SEO Content writer or even a copywriter.

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5. Start Pitching

  • Start with making a list of websites that may be potentially interested in a topic you cover.
  • Contact the editor and pitch your idea and explain why the audience would be interested.
  • Focus on building connections and receiving positive reviews.
  • Guest posting on blogs and websites with an established audience is another way to get exposure and build trust with potential clients.
  • For a beginner, this is a chance to show your skills and learn from someone more experience.

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Goals of a Content Writer

  • To get audiences to take chance on a specific product.
  • Create a purpose and value around the product or brand.
  • Plays a critical role in turning curious visitors to loyal customers by pushing out first-rate content.
  • They create, manage, distribute content 
  • Ensures that this content is optimized for search engines in order to drive traffic to the site.
  • Must know to identify a customer's problem and resolve with a solution.

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IDEAS CURATED BY

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Oel Ngati Kameie Practicing content writing and Article rewriting! ! !

CURATOR'S NOTE

In this generation where knowledge is in our fingerprints, behind every blog, information or brand marketing, is a content writer. Perhaps content writing is a freelancing job for you?

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