How to Succeed as a Content Writer

27 Jun 2024

I love writing, but that doesn't mean I'm aiming for a career in journalism or seeking professional success as a fiction writer. For me, writing is more of a profession or a regular day-to-day job. While that might not sound as exciting as being a "New York Times Best Seller," it is always a good thing to find a job you genuinely love.

You don't have to give up your regular source of income and become a full-time writer. For me, writing has been a part of my full-time job, and it works quite well.

I'm not new to writing. In fact, I have been in the world of content writing for 7 to 8 years, so I know what I'm talking about. Yes, it definitely gets boring at times, and you may think about quitting at least once a day, but that's true for many other jobs, isn’t it? At least I get to have a peaceful working environment, express my feelings in words, and learn something new every day.

Content writing and SEO go hand in hand to influence web traffic. If you want to be heard, you need to put content out there on Google and earn the trust of your readers.

You might have heard about hundreds of ways to become a content writer, but has anyone ever told you how to build and develop a successful career in content writing?

Open Your Own Blog

Don't know where to start? Consider opening your own blog. I'm not saying you need to invest hundreds of dollars in creating a blog and spend years trying to become a top blogger.

At the start of my career, I opened a small travel blog. When you have your own blog, you aren't restricted in what you post or how you post it. You can publish your thoughts, get ideas, conduct research, and receive feedback. Even if your blog doesn't get a lot of views initially, it can look impressive on your CV. Your blog becomes a trial space where you can experiment, update new articles, practice SEO, and learn from your mistakes. So, if you're unsure where to start, create a small blog, either free or at a low cost, and post regularly as a way to learn and grow.

Start as an Intern or Junior Writer

In the long run, writing can be a well-paying job, but you shouldn't expect to start at the top. As with all jobs, begin at a lower position and work your way up. Consider doing an internship for five months. Having a good mentor can teach you important skills before you handle big projects on your own.

Never Say No to a Job

Every client and every job is different in writing. Each project has its own demands, and many may be unfamiliar. For example, I have been working in the travel industry for a long time, but once someone asked me to write an article on a completely different topic. I didn't say no because I knew that if I didn't accept new challenges, I would never learn.

It's okay to make mistakes; in the end, you'll have new knowledge and experience to add to your CV, and that's great.

Keep the Content Interactive

Your writing becomes boring when you only state facts and information. When you write what you know and present it beautifully, content writing can be fun.