A Guide on How to Write Content
We recently highlighted how becoming a content writer can help you earn money online in Nigeria, whether it be in dollars or naira. In this essay, I’ll go into great length on how to become a professional content writer in Nigeria, how much they make, how to find work as an internet content writer in Nigeria, and other things.
Who writes content?
A content writer, also referred to as a website content writer, is a person who produces written content for blogs and websites with the intention of charging for the service. A content writer is skilled at fusing SEO (Search Engine Optimization) with writing to fully optimize websites and blogs.
Here are some instructions on how to start writing in Nigeria:
Get writing practice
This is the first step in Nigeria to become a writer. Either you need to master writing ethics or written grammar. Whether you major in English in school or not, you are not need to do so in order to work as a professional content writer in Nigeria.
You merely need to understand the basics of article writing. Reading blog posts about content creation and SEO will teach you how to write articles. To learn how to create engaging articles that are also search engine friendly, you can also watch YouTube tutorials. Your job as a content writer will benefit greatly by authoring textbooks.
Improve your writing abilities
Writing content requires a lot of practice. You must put what you learn into practice; learning is not enough. You should begin by writing about any subject, topic, theme, or phrase. You must broaden your horizons daily by selecting arbitrary themes and writing about them in order to be able to write any article.
Even if your writing is imperfect, uninteresting, or even difficult to grasp, you must keep writing. You can edit each article once you’ve written it to check for spelling mistakes. As you produce these pieces, you can also post them on social media and invite your loved ones to read them for motivation and further corrections.
Employ apps for editing and proofreading
When I first began creating material as a novice in Nigeria a few years ago, I recall how difficult it was to find tools for editing, proofreading, or corrections. There are now apps that make writing simpler by highlighting typos and awkward phrases and sentences.
These apps are available for download if you want to make content creation simple. You should avoid becoming accustomed to these apps, though, as they may one day let you down. Use a proofreading app to go through each piece after you’ve written it and give it one last edit. Personally, I edit my blogs with Grammarly.
Blog article submission
The next step for you should not be to hurry online in search of content writing jobs you may perform anywhere once you are proficient as a content writer in Nigeria. Sending your content to blogs for free should be your next move to gain awareness.
Due to the fact that these blogs will accept your articles without any restrictions and that they are SEO-rich, when readers come across them through Google and read them, they will be able to identify you as a skilled writer. When content writing projects start to come your way, the more exposure you have, the more people will notice your work and the more you’ll be able to establish your pricing.
Look for writing positions online
One of the best things about becoming a content writer is the abundance of online writing jobs in Nigeria. Whether you’re a student, a stay-at-home parent, or a working parent, you may earn money writing online as a content writer. Online opportunities for ghost writers are also available.
When you write for someone else’s blog or personal website and claim to be the author, this is known as ghost writing. Many Nigerian authors of content are employed as ghost writers for national and international blogs. When you write as a ghost for blogs or websites, your income increases.
Fees for Writing Content
In the business of writing content, negotiating is crucial. You must be able to negotiate well with blog owners over the amount you would like to be paid per piece. Also, as a content writer who works for them, you should be able to request whatever benefits you believe you are entitled to.
Even if you are good at what you do, you won’t be able to earn a good living if you can’t do this. Knowing your worth as a writer is the first step to getting paid well for your writing. Whether you are a novice, an expert, or a professional will determine how much you are worth. It also relies on the other services a content writer can offer. For instance, if you write as well, you can also work as an editor.
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Plagiarism is a serious issue in Nigeria’s lucrative content writing industry. Today’s writers tend to be somewhat lethargic. They are unable to write creatively because they are accustomed to appropriating and altering the work of other people’s professional authors.
But you must not let this demoralize you. Karma will eventually catch up with them. Simply keep doing your hardest to stand out.