Content Writing As A Career
“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.” -Robert Cormier
If you are passionate about content writing, it is the best platform and life time opportunity. Content writing has grown as a bright career in today’s era of digital world. Novelist and essayist have certain limitations but for content writer the sky is the only limit. Since everything has come under the fingertips, you are just few clicks away to grow content writing as career in huge online market.
According to a survey, content writing market has been booming with growth rate. Only Indian E-commerce market is expected to grow to US$ 111.40 billion by 2025 from US$ 46.2 billion as of 2020. By 2030, it is expected to reach US$ 350 billion. Most of the businesses are demanding contents for their various online platforms. The content writers have to pick the career and specified narrowed down niche to serve the market.
There are following types of distinguished features for the content writers.
On Going Passive Income
Content writers can have endless income even if they do not work on regular basis. The content created on certain platforms may give ongoing passive income if the platform is established to a predetermined level. As long as your content is worth, clients do not bother about the cost. The cost per word has increased from INR 1/- to almost 7 to 8 in some of the standardised contents.
Preferred Work Projects
When you are working in a firm as an employee, you have no choice but same type of stereo assignment which may be boring after sometime. But when you work as content writer as your own, you can have choice for your work and the projects you prefer. Even you can refuse the work if it is not according to your taste.
It is also a choice for you to work more or less as per your financial requirements. Even you can be away from your job when you do not require extra money and you can devote more time when you need more money.
Career Growth And Development
Once you have jumped to work as a content writer, you may develop great passion for the work you like. You can establish your firm and employ some content writer also. Your team may work for different projects and you can monitor the work. In this case you do not have to work much but get the work done. Once you have developed entrepreneurship, you may be working for larger projects and can generate huge revenue.
Blogging is such a platform which can be flexible in nature. Whenever you want to write and publish you can do at your own. Since there is no boss for your independent blogging site, you have privilege to spend time freely. Blogging can pay you revenue in the form of affiliation, ad sense or any other nature that can direct traffic to your blogging site and indirectly you can earn the money.
You can have choice as ghost writer also in some of the cases. Many established sites need blogging content but they want to publish as their own. If you work for few of the firms you can earn extra income for your firm as well.
News Writer Or Editor
The specific skills are needed as news writer or editor. At least a graduate degree in journalism or communication is required for subject job. The news writing job is challenging as you have to unveil the truth from the different kind of people from the society. You got to learn some essential editing skills if you want to establish your identity as an editor. Editors generally possess talented and bold personality as they have to deal not only with their striving employees but also with the peculiar individuals from different layers of the society.
One of the very famous editors recently gave statement that we do not earn money by publishing but we earn lot of money by not publishing the content of some culprits. This may be a controversial issue and we have to ignore the issue but editor has very responsible role in the society.
Earning royalties from book is a very good passive income generating platform. Once you have learnt the skill of writing, publishing and marketing, you can earn royalty income even for your children. If your value added writing may have overwhelmed response from the reader from all over the globe, you can create assets in the forms of books which will pay your royalty for your generations. There are number of platforms you can publish your e-book. Just like invention of scientists and recorded songs of singers, you can generate passive income for years together.
There are conversion of text to voice and voice to text formats which can be miracle for you. Audio books are equally paying huge amount of money on different platforms. You can not imagine the income once the content is famous. For instance, the discourses of the Osho have been converted in the book formats and the royalty generated from the book is more than 100 crore rupees every year in India. But unfortunately Indian courts have yet to decide to whom the huge amount should be paid as there is no will of Indian monk.
Freelance Content Writing Gigs
There are number of platforms like Upwork, Freelancer, People Per Hour, Fiverr, Freeup, Contently and others which are open for freelancer on contract basis. You can earn money with different contents right from IT/software/digital marketing, Education, Fashion/lifestyle, Travel, Health care, Media portal etc.
If you have specific training on few niches and developed as technical content writing, you can earn much more than the rest of the content writer.
Content writing journey is so vast in todays digital era that you can earn 24x7x365 after establishing your content writing abilities. Each and every department right from corporate organisations to websites and advertising set ups, there is dire need of content writers. Audience will always identify your work if you are working on the principles of trust and loyalty.
1. “Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.”
2. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Adrienne Gusoff