A Basic Question to a Content Writer

Other than that question on my FB page on how to start as a content writer, I haven’t received any question from a visitor to this blog.   A question in mind that keeps bugging – what a client, specifically a new one in the online business, may probably ask.

Why do I need a content writer?

This basic question to a content writer is essential not only to the client.  It also aligns the objectives and goals of a content writer.  It prompts a content writer to do a self-check – Why will a business owner need my services as a content writer?

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The methods of doing business have evolved dramatically.  Marketing a product or a service is easier.  Well, easier because there is already an avenue – the internet – where you can market your product or service. The process does not need your physical presence all the time to promote your business.  This is not to undermine efforts to advertise your product in person though.  Meeting clients person to person is still important every so often.

With such a scenario, where the growth of online businesses is transpiring, business owners need websites to sell their products or services.  A website should have content that will give value to the business and its product or service.  This is where a content writer enters.  If a business owner does not have that ample time to write, or he/she just doesn’t have the flair in writing, he/she will require the skills of a content writer.

The content writer will be in charge of polishing content for the website.  He/She will write for the blogs, the email marketing, and the social media requisites.  The content writer will be the business’ secret master in charge of online marketing thru its content.

Another reason a business owner needs a content writer is to make their website search-engine friendly. With good SEO (search engine optimization), a website will flourish.  The content writer, with his/her understanding how a search engine works, will help target the intended audience.

I will definitely include this question on the FAQ page of my website as I build it towards my goal.

The Ability to Find a Way

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This is my son’s PC.  If you look at the picture from your vantage point, there’s a CPU on the right.  That is mine.

This was the time when my PC was down and I had to use my son’s PC because there were deadlines.  The two PC’s are side by side on a long table.

Although he often uses his PC those times, I had to ask him to allow me to use his PC for a few hours in a few days.  I also had to accustom myself in navigating his PC because it is his PC.

The ability to find a way to complete work a.ka. ‘resourcefulness’ is a skill.  People will probably think it was not a problem for me because he is my son.  But he is already a grown up (with a job) and he has his own life, using his PC, and I have to respect that.  I am just glad that we were able to arrange the schedule in using his PC that time.

That is the short story about the PC. 🙂

5 Free Courses to Learn Content Writing

On my Facebook page, I saw a message in my inbox. It says, how can I start to be one of those content writers?

The question is general.  So I replied that she can always start with seminars online.  She answered with another ‘How?’

I gave her a link to a MOOC list.  I am guessing that she needs to know what content writing is.  This also gave me an idea – What about creating a list of free online courses for content writing?  For now, I will give these 5 online courses.  I will update the list if I discovered another course to visit.

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Lessons from an Oversight

I wrote this post – Plagiarism: Interesting Notes Revisited and Noted after an incident.

I had written content for websites since 2014.  I was back to writing after years of hibernation from personal blogging.  Blogging, specifically personal blogging, is very different from content writing.  I have to adapt to some adjustments and learn about how to write an article or a content for a website.

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Creating a Content Marketing Plan

A content marketing plan is a novelty to some.  In this post, I would like to share a guide on how to make one.  It is a given that a content is essential for any type of business that has a website that promotes and markets products and/or services.

Let’s just say I am planning to have an online business that will offer unique contents for their blogs/websites. I believe that creating a simple content marketing plan first will pave the way to its growth.  Anybody can use this simple guide to create his or her own content marketing plan.

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My Writing Lifework: How 6 Simple Skills are Helping Me Succeed #blogboost

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Growing up as an adolescent I was so absorbed in writing and drawing.  I later dropped drawing because I thought I will not go anywhere with it (one of my regrets).  I concentrated on writing because, at school, those who do well with it got noticed, by the students, the teachers, and the school.  With thoughts of success in the future, I worked myself to learning more about writing and competing to get recognition and awards.

I did a lot of writing in high school. I received a lot of awards and I even got third place in a national writing competition with the writing category I was assigned to.  I dreamt of being a journalist someday.  ‘Who is going to stop me?’ That was the concrete brainwave I had those days.

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