Every business, every website, needs a never-ending river of blog posts. This is one of the most demanding aspects of running websites and many of their owners are only too happy to hand this work off to people just like you.
Yes, you! Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, student, looking to supplement the income of your part-time job, or even go full on as a freelance writer, web content writing is an excellent avenue for you. And it can be—and usually is—done remotely. So, kick your feet up, steep a cup of tea, and start making money from the comfort of your sofa.
Blog posts aren’t the only written content websites need. While consistent articles are always in high demand, people and businesses need engaging bios, “about” sections, and products and services pages written. The term “web content” encompasses almost every part of a website from videos, images, audio, etc. “Content writing” refers specifically to the written portions of a site like those mentioned above.
So how does it work and how do you get started? Simple! You can sign up and start offering your skills through dozens of reputable sites within minutes or you can carve out your freelance writing career using your own website.
You might hesitate on this work-from-home business idea because you don’t have a Master’s in English or don’t feel like an expert in any one subject. Don’t let these things stop you from trying your hand at freelance writing! If you have just average grammar skills and can construct complete sentences, it’s possible for you to create a consistent income stream writing blog posts and a wide variety of other web content.
And as for expertise, you don’t have to have previous knowledge about specific topics to be able to write about them effectively. Even veteran freelance writers often have to research topics for which their clients hire them.
You Call the Shots
Two of the most attractive elements of content writing are freedom and flexibility. You decide how much work you want to take on and, if you’re offering your skills through a freelance site, you can often set your turnaround time to your convenience.
Content writing complements independent lifestyles well. Whether you have a stretch of hours uninterrupted or can only devote 30 minutes here and there throughout your day, you can be converting this time into cash.
Find Your Niche
If you enjoy writing in general, there is a plethora of freelance jobs available all the time. If you have specific topics you are knowledgeable or passionate about, you can harness this . Often, the more focused your writing becomes, the more you can charge per job because clients who want specialized writing are usually willing to pay for it.
In addition to charging a higher rate you now have a stronger opportunity to attract repeat clients who need your particular writing niche. The more work you produce in the same category, the easier it becomes to crank out content in that niche.
To really dive into the world of content writing successfully and smoothly, check out my brand new how-to ebook Content to Cash. In this conveniently organized book I guide the reader through every part of creating, maintaining, and making the most out of a solo content writing business from home. I take nothing for granted so you can take advantage of this liberating, freelance venue.