Hire/Become A Content Writer With ContentFly

Whether you want to hire a content writer or are looking for gigs as a content writer, there is a great service we recommend - ContentFly

ContentFly

ContentFly is a service for placing content writing orders and having them automatically assigned to an appropriate content writer.

For Hiring

The service offers a variety of content, from blog posts, social media posts, emails, ebooks and more.

The writer can be instructed to include SEO keywords and to conduct research to reach a target market.

Below is the full list of the type of written content you can order:

Below is the pricing (monthly rate) to use ContentFly’s services:

For complete information regarding pricing and ordering with ContentFly, click here

For Writing

But what about content writers? What’s it like being part of ContentFly’s writer database?

Here are the basics to know how working as a writer with ContentFly works:

  • You will be given a task after a customer places an order

  • You are paid per word

  • You work on your own time, but have to ensure that you submit the work by the deadline

  • You are paid via PayPal after submitting your invoice

Whether you are a novice or seasoned content writer, writing with ContentFly is a great way to improve your skills and make a regular income.

If you are interested in writing with ContentFly, you can apply here

"I ain't afraid of no ghosts..."

(Hope you like the "Ghostbusters" reference)

The profession of ghostwriting is as old as writing itself.

A ghostwriter writes material for a client who is then credited for the work. On occasion, the ghostwriter may get a ‘co-written by…’ credit but usually they are kept anonymous and may need to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before beginning their work.

Ghostwriting is not for everybody. If you wish to be known as a writer and want your name to occupy a corner of the web or the spot on the bookshelf then this is a field you will not want to partake in.

However, if you see writing as a skill that you have and your main concern is to write and get paid then you should definitely consider ghostwriting.

As with blogging and copywriting, a ghostwriter can write for a variety of mediums from blogs, to copy, to books (fiction and non-fiction), to press releases, to documents.

We will return to discuss ghostwriting in further detail.

In the meantime, if you are interested in ghostwriting you should check out these two books by seasoned ghostwriter Andrew Crofts:

Ghostwriting (Writing Handbooks)

This book is a great writer’s manual for an aspiring ghostwriter. If you are intrigued by the profession, be sure to grab a copy of this book to learn how to be a successful ghostwriter.

Confessions of a Ghostwriter

This is Andrew’s memoir in which he discusses his life and career as a ghostwriter. If you are considering the profession, read this book to see what your lifestyle could be if you become a ghostwriter.

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Copy That!

Copywriting is one of the most popular writing professions - and for good reason!

Copywriters have the opportunity to work in newsletters, sales, tv commercials, radio spots, billboards, print ads, tag-lines, and (increasingly) social media posts. These are a few avenues that copywriters can venture into.

Since the days of John Emory Powers, the industry that is copywriting continues to grow. With the Internet Age, the opportunities have increased ten-fold.

For the content writer, experienced or amateur, copywriting is an industry which you should definitely consider.

But before you dive in, you’ll need to ensure that you have or can build the skills needed for copywriting success.

Here are 3 quick points to becoming a successful copywriter:

1. “Brevity is the soul of wit”

Ignoring the long-winding preface that Polonius declaims before telling King Claudius that the noble son, Hamlet, is mad - we learn that “brevity is the soul of wit.”

What copywriters need to learn from Polonius is that the audience does not want to be kept in suspense. They want you to get to the point.

If you are used to long-form writing, you will need to learn how to cut down on your writing.

Can you use 5 words to express what you usually do with 10 words?

2. Convince Me

As you have learned since you began writing in school, a lot of writing is intended to persuade.

Academic writing presents an argument. Copywriting presents a need or desire to be fulfilled.

Make sure you learn how to sell something to someone.

Think about a product you use regularly. How would you convince someone else in 10-20 seconds that they should buy this product? In how few words can you convince them?

3. Know Your Market

Every market is looking for a copywriter.

Study the different markets which exist and practice how you would sell to them.

For example, what products are millennials looking to buy? How do you communicate to this market?

What about the middle-class in an emerging economy? Do you know how to target this market?

Copywriting is a highly competitive field. But this should not turn you away. If you are considering venturing into copywriting, begin developing your skills and doing your research as to which niche(s) you can target.

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Blogging: Not As Easy As It Looks

Blogging continues to grow as an industry. As an industry grows, it draws more willing participants. Blogging is no longer a silly hobby that you would partake in while living in your parent’s basement. It is a profession in itself, as respected as a writer who works in traditional media.

But with a thriving industry comes the concern: is blogging a saturated industry? Is it too competitive? Should I even bother?

Neil Patel asks this question in the above video. You’ll have to see the video to hear his opinion - but he does make the point that the industry has changed. Gone are the days when anyone could expect their blog to be read. 

The great thing about the digital revolution is that everyone can be a content creator. The worst thing about the digital revolution is that everyone can be a content creator.

You have got to learn how to differentiate yourself from other bloggers. We won’t tell you what makes you different. And we suggest listening to Neil’s tips in the above video.

But we will leave you with three questions to ask yourself before you establish yourself as a blogger:

1. What is your area of expertise?

Are you really an expert if you spew the same opinions as others? If you write about a popular subject (politics, entertainment, business) can you offer a different perspective than your competitors?

Do you have expertise in a niche field? 

Think for a moment if there are any content creators you follow - be they writers, podcasters, video creators - who create content around a niche subject.

For example, there are now several content sites that focus on being a digital nomad - and it will not stop! But how many content sites are like Nomad Capitalist which teach you how to apply for different citizenships, how to incorporate your business offshore, and how to diversify your life to increase your freedom?

And what about the YouTube Channels Bosnianbill and LockPickingLawyer which both focus on how to break locks and how to determine which ones are the most secure and the least secure?

Write down a list of 5-10 unique topics that you are an expert in. Which of these do you feel you can blog about? Can you write long-form detailed blog posts about the topics? 

Are any of these topics marketable? (more on this in question 3)

2. What is your writing style?

Different writing styles are tailored to different subjects.

If a reader is looking for a serious discussion on a contentious issue or advice on a complex subject, can you adhere to this style?

If a reader needs to be entertained when reading about a contentious issue, can you adhere to this style? Can you write in a storytelling format? Can you incorporate humor?

There are political blogs that feature a serious discussion about politics. There are also satirical political blogs that are filled with sardonic humor.

Can you write to one person? Many readers like the feeling that they are being spoken to directly? Imagine if you attended a reading by one of your favorite authors and you were the only guest in the room. That is how many readers like to feel when writing a blog post.

Going back to your elementary school days, you would have learned how to write persuasive essays. Have you kept up with that?

Reflect on what your writing style is. Are you great at writing about serious discussions? Can you be entertaining? Do you know how to talk to one person? The way you write is as appealing as the content itself.

3. Will you get paid for this?

This was alluded to at the end of the first question.

This blog is not called Lucrative Words for no reason!

As passionate as you may be in the origins of impossibly long words like Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis and Floccinaucinihilipilification, is there a market for a blog which discusses such a subject?

(You’ll have to do your own research on that one.)

You want to ensure that you do not waste your time or others.

Look back at the topics you listed and research the market for these topics. Be honest and filter out any topics which are unlikely now or in the future to have a scalable audience. Filter out the topics for which there is no market. 

You are a working writer; you can work on your hobby in your spare time.

Till then, we will leave you with this fantastic tutorial from Income School on how to earn a full-time income through blogging.

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How To Be A Successful Content Writer

Remember when you would stay up all night reading an exciting novel?

You promised yourself that this would be the last chapter - only to find out that the chapter has ended on a cliffhanger, and that you must read the next chapter before sleeping?

At the same time, you probably dreamt of becoming a professional writer. It seems idyllic at times - spending the whole day indoors or at a coffee shop/co-working space/anti-cafe writing, while everyone else is either stuck in a cubicle or stuck in traffic.

But as we all know, the life of a content writer isn’t as idyllic as it may appear. Though it still beats many other jobs of course.

To be a successful content writer one needs to understand the business of content writing. One needs to keep up with the trends in the industry, with the skills necessary to develop, and of course - where the money is.

In our next post, we will look at some of the different categories of content writing . We will analyze how they compare in the thriving industry of content creation.

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