It was not by chance that I became a content writer. I always had that zing for writing in me. And now that I have a good experience behind me, I know well what it takes to be a good content writer. Allow me to share a few important tips that may help you in excelling in this field. Becoming a good one will take time and like other fields, there is no shortcut to it.
- Do a Wide Research of the Topic: What many content writers do is that they open a site relevant to the given topic and just rearrange the words. This is nothing less than plagiarism. Take information from a number of resources; as many as you can. Take down important notes from each one them. Now that you have enough information at your hand, write on your own. Always remember that rearranging or rewriting will not take you anywhere.
- Copying is a Strict No No: This is what many of the content writers do to make quick bucks. Plagiarism is a cheating to your profession; the Copyscape software will catch you in a minute, and once your article is rejected on that ground, people will think twice before giving you another project. Saying no to it is the best way. Being original is the only way to stand out from crowd.
- Hone your Grammar Skills: You may be carrying great ideas in your mind, but if you can’t pen down them properly, or make grammatical mistakes, you will be called a bad content writer. Improve your grammar by talking part in online grammar tests. Read the rules of punctuation time and again. A single comma mistake shows that you do not have the grasp over the language.
- Practise Writing Everyday: If you are a beginner, you should practice writing every day. Have your copy checked with a professional editor or proof-reader. Use new words. While writing, keep an online dictionary open. This is what I do every single time when I have to write on anything. Make use of words you have never used before. But do not insert words purposely to make an impression. Right word at the right place is the golden rule.
- Make Wise Use of the Keywords: People tend to do keyword-stuffing: indeed a bad practice. They insert keywords anywhere in a line, even if it makes it meaningless. Avoid this. Keep your keyword density to a minimum. Insert them in a way that no one gets the impression that you have deliberately used them for getting high ranking on search engines.
Always remember that what you write shall be read by a number of people. If you write badly, or just copy other’s work, you shall never be able to make a mark. So stick to originality and give yourself some freedom to express your own thoughts.