Why Good Content Writers Strive for a Living

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So you believe yourself as a gifted writer with some great articles in you kitty to prove your merit. Sounds good, but talent is not the only determining factor when it comes to proving your worth as a writer otherwise, we might have few more Shakespeares. So, for good or evil, we have got some successful mediocre writers who are earning like hell and on the flipside, we have got a bunch of losers, sorry for the typo, I mean talented writers who are struggling to make two ends meet. So, if you belong to the league of fate forsaken talented bloggers, here we are going to share some tips that can help you turn things around and may help you see the brighter side of life.

Why Good Writers Strive for a Living

Good is Content is Not Enough

If you feel that your writing skills is enough to rake in fortune, you are just missing out on opportunities. It is a plus to have a great writing style but you should not stretch things too far. I mean, are you hundred percent sure that your writing style does not appear complex to a layman like me? Take thing this way. Suppose would the sale of ‘Brief History of Time From Big bang to Black Holes’ zoom to hundreds of thousands if Stephen Hawking used complex narratives only decipherable by PhD scholars? Probably not. So, when you are writing, you need to make sure that a layman without any technical background can understand it./p>

Is Your Blog Searchable

Just writing great content is not the end of the task, you need to make sure that they are easily discoverable when searched with related keywords. However, I am not asking you to stuffs keywords in the body, they are not going to help you scale up your blog in SERP. All you need to do is to follow the recent trends and then come up with some great posts that people would love to read and share. Since your write-ups are great, you just need to do some marketing and a great result is waiting for you round the corner.

Social Love

Are you sure that your blog post have it in them to be able to get some facebook likes, retweets or Google +. If yes, you are just going to rock however, if you think otherwise, you need to look for some other pasture. Without social love, you are sure to find it really hard to get steady flow of traffic to your website. However, this is not that much tough. With a great title, first few interesting lines and of course some great images, your post can easily make it large on social media front. Be sure to use open graphs in the blogs so that the articles get shared the way you like.

Be attentive

Equal attention should be given to readers and especially to those who took all the pain to read the entire post and comment on them. You should not frustrate their good work by not replying to them personally and make a point that you are taking their suggestions in good grace if you are to shine as a successful content writer.

Don't Be Super Busy

I’m going to step out on a limb here and guessing that you are not a professional content writer. Don’t worry, you are not alone. Like with most content writer, you probably have a full-time job and a family, leaving you with little time to sit down and put together an 800-word article for your website every night.

Here are six helpful tips that might help you keep your writing goals.

Plan ahead

Even though you are not at your computer doesn’t mean you can’t work on your next article. If you already have a topic in mind, you can structure it and identify your key points in your head. That way, when you finally reach your computer, you are ready to start typing.

Blank canvas

Sometimes the biggest waste of time when it comes to writing is trying to figure out what to write. I always recommend choosing something that interests you or you are an “expert” in. Writing about what you know or what interests you usually leads to faster typing. There is less to research since you’ve already read about it in the past or it is common knowledge to you. Additionally, your interest and passion on the topic will echo in your writing, leading to the readers to be more interested as they read the article.

Reduce interruptions

This is your biggest hurdle. After a long day at work, you come home to your “second job” as a member of a family. Once you find your time to be alone to work on your writing, turn off your television, log out of your Facebook page, and get to work. This is your time to express yourself without being overwhelmed by the lives and writings of others.

Write A response

Sometimes you don’t have to lay the foundation for a new topic or reframe an existing argument, especially if someone has already done that for you. If you see a news item or an article by someone that interests you, post a quote from that article and then write a simple response. Your readers will view the entry as a complete article, even though you didn’t write all of it

Focus on the bones

As a human body cannot stand without the skeleton, your website won’t last without a quality article. If you spend more time trying to add pictures or videos to your new blog post while writing, you will end up with a “body with no bones.” Complete your article first, and if you have time left over, then go back and add in the extra content.

Take a break

What is more important: writing an article every night, or writing two or three quality articles a week? I lean towards the latter. Trying to write every night can lead to blogging fatigue. You end up spending all your free time behind the computer, taking away from time to rest your eyes and recharge your batteries. Additionally, writing fewer articles gives you additional time to work your site while giving your readers a more finished product in the end.