What if the newspapers started coming out with visual news only? And, most importantly, on what would Google assess the legitimacy of the websites? Content writing and being a content writer is not easy. It requires a lot of practice before you can claim to be a successful content writer.
As a content writer, you’ll probably be in a position to write different types of content. Each of them requires the mastery of a different writing style. Because no matter how talented you are, writing skill is simply not enough. So, if you want to become successful as a content writer, you need a full toolkit of marketable skills.
- Understanding the needs of your readers
If you don’t know who you are writing about or who your audience is, then it is like shooting an arrow without aiming. You need to know who your reader is so that you can create content that won’t just get accepted, but will get shared as well. You need to be able to choose the right words that will convey your message to your audience.
- Being original
Every talented writer can bring a unique voice, different perspective or new light to an overworked subject. Posting duplicate content on the web will increase your chances of Google detecting it, and the result is that you may get penalized.
- Follow the trends
Generating ideas is one of the biggest challenges of the current era. But that being said, you should never be afraid of failing with the ideas you do have. This means researching the web for the newest piece of juicy info and keeping your ear on the ground to learn what people are sharing on social media at the moment.
- Writers know about SEO(Search Engine Optimization), SMM( Social media Management), WordPress
You don’t have to be an expert in these, but you should, at the very least, know how WordPress as you’ll have the opportunity to use a lot of its functions. SEO knowledge is also vital when writing for the online audience. Google changes algorithm very often so you need to be on top of that and sometimes the only way to make your text appear the way you want it to is to dig into the text/HTML tab and manipulate the code to make a title tag or fix a spacing issue.
- Social Media Activity
Social media also allows you to understand who your readers are, connect with them more and have your name recognized. Social media puts everything you need within your grasp. Build your audience, meet publishers and talk to industry experts.
“With the right skill set, you’ll succeed and find that yours is the best job in the world.”