Content writing is basically editing and writing web content. It requires a lot of planning and research. To begin as a content writer one need to have enough essay and composition skills.

What is content?

Content can be a blog post, a Facebook post, an Instagram post, or a Youtube video.

Types of Content writer

  • Bloggers
  • Authors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Marketing agencies

What do content writers write on their content?

  • Blogs
  • Articles
  • Newsletters
  • Podcast Content
  • Youtube Content
  • Social Media posts
  • Ebook
  • Whitepapers
  • Reports

Here, I will be discussing 10 tips to excel as Content Writer on Social Media.

Tip 1: Get your hands on SEO

SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization“. SEO is the process of improving the quality and quantity of generating traffic to a website or a webpage from a search engine. It also includes practices like keyword research, on-page, and off-page SEO.

Tip 2: Build your portfolio

Make a portfolio website for your selected niches.

  • Write 4-5 articles on topics you liked using basicSEO.
  • Publish them on free websites made with Wixor WordPress to make a portfolio.

Tip 3: What to charge?

Charge your price depending on these factors:

  • Your Experience
  • Client’sBudget
  • YourExpertise
  • Client’sIndustry

If you are a beginner and your client is an Indian, you can charge your price from 50 paise per word to Re1 per word and if you are experienced you can charge from Rs2 per word toRs5 per word.

If you are a beginner and your client is a foreigner, you can charge your price from 4- 8 cents per word and if you are experienced you can charge from 15 – 25cents per word.

Tip 4: Where to Apply for work?

Start applying for work through social media like

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Linkedin
  • UpWork
  • Fiverr

Tip 5: How to find the right content writing groups?

  • On Facebook, search for keywords like writers, writing, content writer on social media content writing, writing jobs,etc.
  • After joining any group, go through their feed and checks whether there are any posts related to queries and hiring.
  • Avoid groups that have too many money guaranteed posts (They are mostlyfrauds)
  • Try to find the post that says “I/We need a content writer….” or “Hiring ContentWriter…”
  • In LinkedIn, optimize your profile to get searched by your ideal client.
  • Start networking with your competitors and ideal clients.
  • In Instagram, optimize your profile and use hashtags like #writing, #contentwriting, #contentwriters, #contentwritersneeded,#contentwriting jobs,etc.
  • Start following thehashtags.

Tip 6: Making Sample Emails/Message

Make your sample email/message look professional. Do not simply write “I’m

interested” or “I’m ready to work”. Give a proper introduction about yourself. Try to write like this

“Hey XYZ

I’m a Freelance Content Writer. My nichesare

I can write you valuable and informative content that is 100% plagiarism-free, unique, and free from grammatical errors.

You canmy website (your website) for some samples. You can revert tomy mail (yourmailid@gmail.com) Regards

(your name)”

Tip 7: How to get high-paying clients?

  • Start specializing in yourniches.
  • Share value consistently in Facebook groups.
  • Connect with your ideal audience on LinkedIn.
  • Do not pay for low-paying  clients.

Tip 8: Make Valuable and Engaging Posts

  • In Content Writing, you provide solutions to their problems by writing.
  • Content Writing is more effective when we make listicle articles like 10 tips, 5 ways, 8 reasons, etc.
  • In Content Writing, there is no need to write using jargon or critical sentences. It should sound like a normal talk.
  • Content Writing should be crisp and straight to the point.

Tip 9: How to avoid Frauds?

  • Check their Background like previous posts, and company site.
  • Ask for daily payments until the first two weeks or for the first 5 articles. Later you can shift to weekly payments.
  • Ask for 10-20% upfront beforehand from a client if you have bulk projects. Or else make a contact that allows you to be paid 10-20%upfront.

Tip 10: Do not losehope!

You wouldn’t be getting clients immediately after sending 1 mail or 1 message. You need to keep sending at least 20 emails and messages in every Facebook group, every Instagram page, and every LinkedIn profile daily. It will take some time to get a job but do not lose hope and keep trying.

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