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The life of the professional writer - like that of any freelance, whether she be a plumber or a podiatrist - is predicated on willpower. Without it there simply wouldn't be any remuneration, period.
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How To Start Online Content Writing?
All of us have been beginners earlier. As such, many would be able to relate to this article.
It is difficult for the new and aspiring writers to understand, exactly how to begin, and from where to start.
At times, these beginners do not have a clue, about the kind of writing, they want to do, or the path they want to follow.
Perhaps, the most difficult thing for them is to understand, how to give shape to their brilliant ideas, into wonderful writing.
Benefits of Freelance writing, especially in the context of Online writing:
- As a Freelance writer, one can earn a lot and it is a fascinating vocation, and there is no doubt about that.
- At the same time, you can widen your horizons, satisfy your creative desires, earn a lot of personal satisfaction, to see your name as a published author.
- Writing is fun, enjoyment, and makes you knowledgeable, as you are always learning something new.
- There are a number of sites on the Internet, where you can start your Freelance career. HubPages is one of the perfect platforms, to give shape to your creative ideas.
- The greatest plus point of Online Freelance Writing is that you can pursue this, along with your regular job, and as per your choice of time.
- You satisfy your creative desire to write, and even get paid for it, and I think this is wonderful.
Do you need special qualities to become a Freelance Writer?
You do not need any special background to become a published writer. Successful writers come from all walks of life.
What are the requirements then?
- Genuine desire to write and express;
- A flair and mastery in the language, in which you wish to write;
- Some creative ideas and imagination;
- Lot of patience and enthusiasm;
- The desire to learn, from the experience of yourself, and of others.
When I started writing Online, I did not have much idea, even about the computers. Although, I was writing as a hobby at my school and college. But slowly, I started learning the art of Online writing, and learning is always fun, irrespective of age. One can never feel old, if the mind is active, and still enjoys learning new things.
Writers Are Made Not Born!—Poem.
Yes, that' s what I believe!
If you have a flair for words;
If you are interested in reading;
If you are curious to know what's going around;
If you are determined to succeed;
then you can certainly make it.
Writing is a skill, which like all other artistic skills;
can be learnt and developed, with proper instructions and practice;
The more you write, the better you will become.
When you have your first success, it's a wonderful feeling;
Who can forget the thrill of one's first cheque!
With success comes recognition, prestige;
satisfaction, self-confidence and;
a renewed faith in one's creative ability.
Do you believe in Niche Writing?
Some Common Points To Be Considered While Submitting Your Writing!
Many freelancers kick-start by writing, substandard material, and submit it for publishing.
Such substandard writings, may face rejection, which demoralises the writers.
The fundamental points to be kept in mind, whenever you write, and submit something for publishing, can be summed up as follows:
Remember the C word. The Content should be----
Besides, Read, and Reread,
Revise, and again Revise,
Edit, and Re-edit,
To specialise, or not to specialise? That is, to niche or not to niche?
- One thing always bothers writers—-which subject or topic, they should focus on, while writing.
- Initially, it may take a little time to understand, what exactly is your interest. In other words, on which topic, you are more comfortable in writing and expressing, and that too effectively.
- Sometimes the feedback from the fellow writers, and readers of your content, helps you to discover yourself.
- But it is definitely better to specialise.
- You will find yourself writing more often, and perhaps with more feeling, on topics and subjects, that are of special interest to you.
- The topics can vary from Politics, Relationship issues, Environment, Children, Parenting, Entertainment, Household topics, or any other latest trends.
- As you progress as a writer, you are in a better position to understand your specialisation, and you can use this, to your advantage.
- People will look forward to, what you have to say, on that particular subject and your writings will become a 'Must Read' for them.
Do you think formal training in Freelance Writing is required?
To Sum Up:
An observant eye, a fertile and creative mind, enthusiasm for writing, a willingness to apply yourself, to regular, sustained hard work, and command over the language are the main prerequisites, for being successful in the field of writing.
- The more you write, the easier it becomes.
- Look around yourself, there is a story everywhere. The just have to organise your ideas, and pen it down; read, revise, edit and re-edit before publishing.
- Last but not the least, be disciplined, have patience, will power, and have faith in your ability, as a writer.
Useful References, for further reading:
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