What I love most about working as a professional writer
If you’ve read a few of my blogs on professional content writing, you know that I like to be really honest about its ups and downs. Sometimes I worry that I make it sound like I don’t enjoy what I do, which is very much not the case. So, today I’m very excited to tell you all about what I love most about my job.
My favourite things about life as a professional writer
When I started making my list, I realized that some of the things that I loved most surprised me. Here are some of the top perks that I found:
- Even on the bad days, it’s still better than a classic job: While there are days where I’m tired and don’t feel like typing, working on creating content is still much better than even the most appealing traditional 9-5 job. Currently, I work 7 days a week, and each day is packed with deadlines and customers. As tiring as that can get, it’s still so much better than heading out to do a job that doesn’t fulfill me.
- I get to shop and learn as a bonus to actual writing: I write many things, of course, my favourites being product description writing and blog writing. One of the hidden perks to business content writing is that I essentially get paid to shop and write while I’m at it. That’s not to say that I take advantage of it, of course, but it is a nice perk to fattening up my online shopping cart come holiday season! When it comes to blog writing, you can think of me as your walking-talking Wikipedia page. I know all sorts of random information about, well, everything. If I can’t find an answer to something, I know where to find it! It’s great when someone around me needs to know something fast.
- I get to fill the online world with genuine content: This is something that I’m really passionate about. There is a lot of content available that is scraped from a competitor or “written” by a spinning engine. It gives content writing a bad name since many average online readers don’t realize what’s going on behind the scenes. I manually write every single word that I deliver. Is it always loved by my customers? Of course not. Sometimes it might even be a piece of crap. But it’s genuinely and authentically my piece of crap.
- Practicing and honing my craft daily: Working as a full-time business content writer doesn’t give me much time to work on my own personal writing. But I always like knowing that I put focus, time, and effort into honing my craft daily.
Writing is my soul
As is the case for many creatives, writing is so much a part of me that it feels like a true honour to get to work with it every single day. I remember getting so excited back in university that I actually got to write. It was considered homework rather than “a waste of time.” While I always enjoyed school, getting to write stories and draft content was a dream come true. I’d deliberately do all of my other homework first so that I could “save the best for last.”
Fellow creatives, what are some of your favourite parts of working in your craft? Is there anything that you hate about it?
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Kelterss is an experienced freelance content writer and a published author based in New Brunswick, Canada. She writes website content, blog posts, and product descriptions for customers worldwide. Kelterss specializes in writing about mental health, fitness, and dog behaviour. Freelancing since 2014, Kelterss has earned over 3,200 reviews and has a 4.9/5-star rating.
I wish it was my profession craft. Even just from blogging as a complete nobody, though, I can see what an exciting rollercoaster of ups and downs it must be.
It can absolutely be a rollercoaster — I love that you described it that way! Even if you don’t want/need it to be your fulltime craft, anyone who takes the time to blog is a professional in my eyes! 🙂
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