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Content writing is a profession that has been existing since time immemorial. Though it wasn’t awarded with this corporate term, yet, the profession has been the bread and butter ever since man acquired the interest of documenting important events. If you consider the present scenario, you will understand that your life as a content writer is not only interesting but comfortable. As a content writer, you will get to experience the joys of exploring the world even if you are seated at the most remote place. As a content writer, you will be able to gain knowledge in every domain. However, if you have a flair for writing, how should you start off?
This is my personal tip to all the budding writers out there who would like to start off as a content writer.
Brush Up Your Writing Skills:
If you are interested in writing and you want to take up a career as a content writer, it is high time to brush up your writing skills. Read the write-ups of professional writers and bloggers. Try to adopt the professional flair gradually. Remember, you have to keep practicing before you are ready to take up your first assignment.
Learn to Research Well:
As a content writer, you will be required to carry out an extensive research whenever you are given an assignment. And, this is something you have to teach yourself. Thus, before you begin your professional career, make sure you know how to research well in a short span of time.
Think While You Type:
Professional content writers have to be diverse. Maybe they have to write on a political issue an hour before they start reviewing a love story. Thus, you have to train your brain to be as versatile as possible. Once you can switch from one topic to another, train yourself to pen down your thoughts like you are speaking to your best friend. Once the flow of thoughts is strong and in sync with your typing speed, you will be ready to take up assignments.
Apply as an Intern:
The best way to start off as a content writer is to work as an intern under a professional content writer. Whether it is a company or a senior, as an intern, you will acquire hands-on experience that will help you in the long run.
Contribute as a Blogger and Start Freelancing:
Once you start understanding how to write professionally, don’t you think you need to practice your skills and face new challenges? Yes? Then you can start contributing as a blogger and taking up projects as a freelancer. You will not get the money that you want easily in the beginning, but once you improve, there is no turning back.
Well, content writing is very interesting. So, if you want to start off as a content writer, now is the time for you to start. Follow these steps and ask me if you need help. If you are good enough, perhaps you can even become a part of our enthusiastic team! Good luck!
Shreya Dutta is the Founder & Creative Head of StarWords India and the author of “Dance in the Rain”. She is an engineer by qualification and a writer by passion. Years ago, when little girls were jotting down their bucket list, Shreya was lost in her dreamland in which she was immortal. Dutta had started off writing at an early age because she believed that writing not only helped her to voice her opinion but also led her closer to immortality. With every write-up that gets published, Shreya believes that she gets embedded in the pages of history to inspire the youngsters who dream likewise. Writing is not just her passion; it is her way of taking the road less travelled.
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