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4 Content Writing Rules for Freelance Web Content Writers
I’m not here to boast or coach you; I’m here to share with you, the strategies I use to write web content.
Writing web content is entirely different from print articles or magazine contents. In fact, it’s much more than that. People read web contents to find solution to their challenges and answers to their questions; and web content seem to be the best way to educate readers quickly.
So, how do you write a web content that stands the test of time?
How do you write a powerful web content that convert new readers into regular visitors?
If you’re a web content writer, you must understand that the way you present yourself (your writing style), determines whether people will read your content or not.
The following tips will guide you on how to write web contents that garners attention. These tips were given by top web content writers (I won’t mention any names) and I believe they’d work for you if you apply them accordingly.
Write for your Fans
If your readers are not showing any interest in your content then it is of no use. To prevent this from happening, think before you write. Don’t just write because you want to fill your blog with contents. No, don’t do that.
Write because you want to influence others. Write because you want to give others lives a meaning.
It’s better to have a clue on what your readers want before writing. And the only way to do that is by asking them. Send out an email broadcast asking them questions on the things that bother them and the things they cherish the most.
Pro tip: if you do this, you should be able to get one or two web content Ideas to write on.
Golden rule: Write about them (your website readers) not ‘’YOU’’.
K.I.S.S (keep it short and simple)
Huh! I’ve always told you times without number; you’re not writing a Science textbook; keep your content simple. Don’t use complicated words. If you do, they’d vacate your website and will never return again.
No one likes to put their effort finding the meaning of complicated words. Everyone wants a simple to understand content.
Pro tip: Write in an easy to understand manner and they’d refer their colleagues to your website.
Use Conceptual Images
Personally, I don’t like reading contents without images. In fact, I made a promise last year that I’d never waste my time reading contents without pictures.
You know why? Because it sucks. Reading a blog post without an image sucks!
Pro tip: If you want to increase your content page views, back up your content with images.
Take away tip: Sticking with professional images would skyrocket the numbers of people reading your content.
Proofread (I say this all the time)
As a web content writer, you must ensure you proofread your content at least, 4 to 5 times before hitting ”PUBLISH”.
Don’t write and publish the same day.
Write today and come back tomorrow with fresh eyes to proofread your content.
Always be on the lookout for spelling errors (even after publishing).
Pro tip: this method is very powerful.
I Rest My Case
Hmm… You know me too well. I don’t like to talk much. I’d like to rest my case here but before I leave, know this:
As a web content writer and online entrepreneur, your content determines your personality.
Make your content the best by following the above tips and ensure you improve your skills from time to time. Always look up to the dictionary for new words and don’t stop reading.
Pro tip: Leaders are readers. BE A READER SO YOU’D RULE IN THE FUTURE.
Let me know what you think
What do you think?
Don’t tell me you’re thinking about your Girlfriend? No, this is not the time to do that (just kidding).
Any suggestion? Let me know what you think in the comments section.
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