If you’re a freelance blogger or writer, content marketing is likely part of your job. But even other freelancers can benefit from a good content strategy.
Unfortunately for some, to participate in content marketing, you must have some content to share. And coming up with new and creative ideas for content can be tough–even if the ideas are only for your own freelancing blog.
This post is designed to help with that problem. I’m sharing a giant list of 27 content ideas that you can adapt for your own content needs. If you liked this post, you may also like Why Freelancers Need Content Too.
Posted July 12, 2013 in Writing
Here’s why–freelance writing is undergoing a dramatic change. The changes are partly due to the more sophisticated search engine algorithms, which are increasingly able to identify poor quality content and spam.
The changes are also due to the growing respect for and recognition of quality writing from reputable online publications and webmasters. Online publishers are finally starting realize that quality really does count and many are finally willing to pay for it.
These trends are going to continue.
In this post, I’ll share some of the mindset changes some freelance writers may need to make in order to stay in the business. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy 7 Pricing Resources to Help You Set Your Freelancing Rate.
A few years ago I started my career as a full-time writer. The direction of my new job was not a surprise, since I have never wanted to do anything else for as long as I can remember. However, the way I started to freelance as well was something that just fell into my lap and was far from what I had originally expected to turn to.
While the opportunity is an amazing one, and I would never choose to do anything else, it isn’t always easy. In fact, keeping to a strict schedule so I can get to all of my work on deadline can be downright nightmarish at times–mainly, because it isn’t always so simple to keep yourself accountable and on track without a task master flicking the whip behind you.
In this post, I’ll share some of the techniques I use to find the time to write.
If truth be told, it may seem that anybody can write. This seems especially true for those with reasonable English comprehension (which is a given if English happens to be your first language).
And even if English is not your first language, chances are that you may still be pretty good at writing once you understand that it is the preferred business language all over the world. Don’t forget that English is also the language of TV shows, motion pictures, and an infinite supply of wonderful books and literature.
But, is writing really so easy that anybody who knows English can do it? To be honest, it is really easy if you think that the main purpose of web content is just to fill cyberspace. However, writing becomes quite a job if you understand how many purposes a simple page of text is really supposed to serve. The writing challenge applies to almost all forms of writing, including articles, blog posts, or sales pages. But this post focuses on content writing.
In this post, let’s take a look at the seven Cs of effective web writing.
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