Online writing is probably one of the most valuable jobs that you can get in the Internet domain. And I’m sure a lot of people will agree.
For the past year or so, I have been writing about different niches: from fashion to ordinary household items, to gladiator sandals and hypnosis. Name it and I’ve probably done an article about it.
Bottom line is, I can proudly say that I have never had a shortage of online jobs because I am a freelance writer.
That being said, if you are a good writer looking for the means to earn, you can probably survive by getting online writing jobs.
SEO STRATEGY: WEBSITE CONTENT
It is true that we all need the technical capabilities when we are conducting business online but without great content, no website can really make it far. In fact, one of the most important aspect in a great SEO strategy is to make sure the site has a well balanced content in it.
In SEO (search engine optimization), keywords will drive your website to success. It is placed in images, videos, audio files, links and most of all content. Of all these keyword carriers, content is probably the easiest material to make that can be both relevant and unique.
An online writing job is more that just making sense out of a jumble of words. You need to be able to incorporate keywords into it without appearing to obvious about it.
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WRITTEN CONTENT WORTH READING
It doesn’t take a Nobel Prize author to make it big as an online writer. All you need are great ideas and a good grasp of your chosen language – like in my case, English.
If you are considering a career in online writing, here are a few tips that I would like to give you.
1. Make your content an easy read. Leave the big words for research papers and scientific studies. You are not writing a term paper. Use simple words that can be easily understood by anyone. Remember that the Internet caters to a global market and not everyone has your language as their main dialect.
2. Adopt a casual and conversational tone in writing. This is the most engaging tone of writing that you can use. Even the more technical article will not bore anyone if you succeed in engaging your reader.
3. Go straight to the point. Internet readers have a very short attention span. You only have a few seconds to capture their interest otherwise, they will be clicking on another link.
4. Watch your grammar. A great idea is lost if it is written in a grammatically incorrect article. Polish your grammar and more people will finish reading your articles.
Online writing also places a heavy weight on keyword optimization but that should be written in another article. We will get to that later on.