Business content writing is different from creative writing or technical writing. It requires a different approach and a different engagement need. If you’re looking for a profitable career as a writer, this may just be it.
My job can give me everything that I could hope for when looking at a rewarding and sustainable career. It’s a job in which I can do all of the things that I love most and a job where I can see the difference it makes for my customers and the people they interact with.
As I’ve talked about briefly before, I came pretty late into writing. It started out with a short story scribbled on the back of a piece of homework, rewriting the ending of a novel I’d read that hadn’t ended the way I wanted it to. Fast forward 16 years, and I’m now a full-time professional business…
One of the things that I learned when trying out private freelancing for the first time was staying in charge of the things that matter most to me. Those things may not matter to other professional writers, or they may seem unimportant to the customer, but they are important to me.
You don't have to decide between platform and private freelancing. As I said, I do both and enjoy both for unique reasons. The options are out there, so you may as well make use of them. Right?
There are some questions that I get a lot when people discover that I’m a writer. For example: “do you get in arguments with your characters?” Or “Are you still sane?” The answer to both is yes, by the way.
Let’s be real here: when you are a professional, you so often have to be a mature person and walk away without retorting or pushing back. That might be good for business, but sometimes you just want to bite back, right? Now's your moment.
Hard truths that connect to customers are ample learning situations where you can choose just how you will respond to them. It doesn’t mean you need to like it, or that you have to look forward to it. But you can absolutely learn from it and try to keep from learning those hard truths twice!
Accepting those hard truths is so important! You don’t have to take ownership of them because they are outside of your control. Just accept them as they are, and keep on moving forward.
A young writer is full of promise and potential. They have a new voice, a new perspective, and a whole lot of energy that is focused on helping them find success. However, anyone who’s been a professional writer for a few years knows that there are also some serious tests coming their way. Here are some of the most important things that a writer should know!