As a content writer how often you have felt like giving up?
How often you have feared that you may not survive this demanding profession?
Well, content writing is no doubt a difficult job.
A content writer has to continuously strive hard to deliver work that is fresh, innovative and interesting.
It requires conscious effort to reinvent yourself which by no means is easy.
Here are a few tips that would help you to improve your writing skills and write content that satisfies the changing norms of the virtual world.
Read, read and read more
Yes, there can never be an alternative to reading.
Read anything and everything that you can lay your hand upon.
Be it articles, press releases, blogs or fictional materials, reading is the best way to improve your writing skills.
Adopt different writing skills
To be a successful content writer, you have to write not only on a variety of subjects but also to try to write on different genres.
Try to master different writing skills to add diversity to your portfolio.
Knowing how to write blogs, news items, product descriptions as well as essays would make you more appealing to your clients.
Invest in your knowledge
Technology is changing fast and you need to keep up with it.
Try to gather knowledge on the latest tools and techniques so that you can use them in your work.
Having knowledge of SEO, CSS, Google search techniques and HTML would add to your value in the market.
Let technology work for you
Technology can prove to be your greatest friend.
Suppose you are driving and an idea about a blog strikes you. You can’t open your laptop and start writing.
But what you can definitely do is scribble the idea in Evernote and later on work on it.
Similarly, you can save your photos and videos in Dropbox and share them with others in your team.
There are plenty of such tools and apps that can help you to sharpen your skill and become more productive.
Become a social media specialist
You cannot leave social media out of your life today.
Being a content writer what you can do is to use it to increase your audience, reach out to industry experts and also get in touch with reputed clients.
You can also join various forums and network with different writers and learn from their experiences.
Be strict with yourself
It’s not easy to edit your own work but once you can do it, your writing will improve dramatically.
So, learn to be strict with your creation.
Aim for a 10% cut in every post you write and observe how concise and sharp they become.
By editing firmly, you can get rid of redundancies too.
I hope you would follow these tips and shine as a content writer. Feel free to add to them and share them with us.
Koyel Majumder – A writer with an eye for perfection!
She is a content writer from Mumbai, India with over 6 years of experience in writing web content, blogs, and articles. When she is not writing, she will be reading for ideas that would help her to remain up to date. In short, she lives and dreams words and finds this writer’s world fascinating.