If you want to be a financially successful freelance writer, now is the perfect time to start. Freelance writing is a great way to express your creative side while helping businesses make more money. Good copy is in high demand, and you can make a great living as a freelance writer.
In this post, we’re going to show you how to become a freelance writer so you can double your income. What Does a Freelance Writer Do?
A writer’s job is to create compelling, informational pieces for blogs and websites that inspire people to take further action. That ultimate action is usually to buy something, but it can also be to engage more with the brand, like follow them on social media or watch a video with additional tips from the brand owners.
A good freelance writer knows how important it is to know the brand’s audience and to keep that audience’s psychological trigger points in mind. This is how one writes effective content. All content must have an end goal, and a freelance writer gets paid to attract and lead readers to take action towards that goal. To double your income, you need to master the specific elements of written content that draw readers in, keep them on the page, and inspire them to follow your lead. You will need to be able to effectively craft the following technical elements on a regular basis to achieve the goal of each piece:
> Title – You must grab readers’ attention straight off the bat and provide enough information to encourage people to read the piece.
Headings – You need to explain the contents in brief so that a reader can get the gist of the piece without having to read every paragraph.
Images or Illustrations – These are supporting elements that help break up the text and aid comprehension. All visuals need to be relevant to where they are placed within the text and can have descriptive captions to further support the content. Visuals are not part of the writing, but they go a long way to keeping readers’ attention focused, supporting your headings, and providing an attractive overall layout.
Calls-to-Action (CTAs) – You can’t just write a piece without telling readers what the next step to take is. All content must point readers to do something, whether that’s to add an item to their cart, sign up for a webinar or newsletter, download a guide, call a number, or any number of other possible actions that take them down the sales funnel.
How To Double Your Income as a Freelance Writer
As a freelancer, you can literally make as much money as you want. But you have to produce content that’s worth the price, as mentioned above. You also need to be known well enough for businesses to recognize the value of your content. Below are the steps to get there. Pick A Niche
The key to making a name for yourself as a freelance writer is to have a […]