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Want to be a Copywriter : Need Some suggestions

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by PEinfoTech, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. PEinfoTech

    PEinfoTech Newbie

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    Hello everyone

    I am from India and not native English speaker. But I want to start content writing as freelancer. I have subscribed some threads in this section to learn content writing.


    • I need some suggestions from experts to learn and earn in content writing.
    • suggest me some niches or topics on which I can write for practice.
    • Can I share my articles in this section or other section for review and improvement ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. PEinfoTech

    PEinfoTech Newbie

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    I guess : Steps of writing
    I am not sure this is right the way to writing articles, But I figure it Out

    first of all you got a niche or title
    Collect information, facts and ideas : search on google, visit on blogs, write down key idea related to your niche on a paper.
    Organised in Sub title : arrange information in a order with sub title
    Write Content of sub parts : just start free writing with facts in your mind for sub part of article under sub title.
    Grammar & spelling Check : make sure there is no grammatical or spelling error.
    SEO : check keyword density (1-2%), make some modification.

    Note : Article should be short, easy to understood, have facts and information right.
     
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    That's the basic idea. Now you just have to practice.
     
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    If you can speak English, I'd say Bubblews, they will even accept broken English. On bubblews you only have to have 400 letters, not words. But to make money, you must like and comment a lot on other peoples articles, then in turn, they like and comment on yours. I have made $150 a month on there. But you may have to comment and like for a couple hours. You will average $1 a post. You can post 10 articles a day. as people get to know you and you have a lot of friends, you will see it pay off. I have been on other sites for years and have not made a dime. At least at Bubblews you make something, and it adds up.But you must have a paypal account, and follow their rules. Don't try to get another type of payment even if they say they will pay you that way. They won't. Some people don't get paid because they break the rules, and some have no idea why they don't get paid. But I have always been paid. So I would say it is worth a try, and you will get alot of experience writing, and have a lot of fun. The other sites that do pay per view, nobody makes money on, unless they are a marketing genius. It is very hard to make money writing online. Unless you are just going to write on sites from India, if you want to have a chance at making money, you need to work on improving your English, especially in writing. Take some class. Believe me, it is hard to get paid for writing even if you have perfect English.After you get some experience, you need to look for sites that offer up-front payment, not per view.
     
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    practice and try coming up with your personal blog where you post blogs on a niche of your interest
     
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    There are tons of tutorials on youtube
     
  7. cobaltblue87

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    You might be able to do it, without proper English, but you'll be better off, if you take the time to actually learn it :). You will make much more money that way, since you'll be able to charge more for high-quality articles and such. Research and practice are the keys to everything in life my friend! :)
     
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    Take time to learn the language better. It will pay off in the near future. Start by reading fiction. It's a great way to learn sentence structure and new words.
     
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    Start a blog, and that's about it. If you can blog and write 500 words per post, on any given subject, you will start to flow with the words. No one starts on day 1 making serious moves in this world of writing. However, if you practice daily, and just flow through content, you can pick up some gigs through various means. I started as a free blogger, and now I get paid to write.
     
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    Unlike Hubpages, BubbleWS is not residual income for your writing. Your articles are still up on the site year round, earning money for Bubble but if you don't login daily, just watch and you'll see you didn't earn one penny for those times you didn't login.

    I agree the site is better for average writers or people who just want to share fun things about their life. You don't have to be an expert to write there, just whatever you would normally publish about your life. But you can't just walk off from the site either and think your content will still be earning you money as if you don't login it doesn't earn you anything.
     
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    The articles don't necessarily have to be short, it depends on the audience really. Generally a higher word count of at least 1,500+ is best for website content, if I remember correctly.

    However, do make sure that your articles are concise, try to avoid fluff/filler content as much as possible. Experiment with different writing and formatting techniques to make your content more engaging as well.

    Also, clients/editors can almost always tell whether a writer is a native or not; I would highly-recommend that you continue to study the English language, it will definitely benefit you in the long-term as you don't want to be churning out articles for content mills for years.

    If you're writing for a good client then make sure to ask them which writing style they'd like you to use: OUP, AP, AMA, CMS etc.

    Most clients won't really care about which style you use unless they're paying you a lot, but it's always good to ask and it'll definitely set you apart from the rest of the crowd. Only ask the client if you're actually willing to learn different style guidelines though, otherwise just say something along the lines of "I write based on AP style guidelines"
     
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    I know it's been three months, and I might be a little too late, but just in case, I'd like to give you a very simple tip.

    To be a copywriter, let alone a successful one, you must have one vital trait that you need to possess...

    You must LOVE TO READ.

    That's it. No matter how hard you try, if you're not willing to spend the time reading great books on Copywriting and Advertising, you'll struggle to carve a career in this industry. This is where the love to read comes into play... If you genuinely love books to a passion, it's gonna be a cakewalk for you to read books about Copywriting.

    If you can call drinking a cup of coffee and finishing a Stephen King (fine, Nicholas Sparks if you're the romantic type :p) novel as an afternoon well-spent, then you won't have a problem going through book after book about writing effective copy.

    Even non-Americans can become GREAT copywriters. Don't ever let your race stop you, okay?

    Now go read a book about copywriting; I suggest John Carlton's stuff to get you going (search in the Downloads section). Just read the book cover to cover and pour your heart into it, and I ASSURE YOU, you'll be on your way to becoming an awesome copywriter.

    Good luck!
     
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    • I need some suggestions from experts to learn and earn in content writing.
    • suggest me some niches or topics on which I can write for practice.
    • Can I share my articles in this section or other section for review and improvement ?

    Sign up to a freelancer site and apply for jobs. You'll quickly learn about real-life client requirements and learn to adjust your writing. You will also learn to be business-savvy. There are no set niches you can write for practice - just imagine having your own business and come up with topics to write about.

    Sure, please share excerpts of your articles here.
     
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    The poster below is so right. Just because you're not Caucasian, that doesn't mean you cannot progress. You can and you will, just don't be discouraged.

    And yes, read and read and don't stop reading! Stephen King ftw.
     
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    Copywriting is all about thinking from a buyers perspective.
     
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    Being good with English will help a great deal but that is not always a must. I would create a blog and practice writing articles yourself, even Bubblews as mentioned above is a great place to start as they are not overly bothered about proper English in posts and it's good for practice.