A lot of potential content writers go through the understandable phase of wondering what career prospects are available to them. Specifically, they want to know if they can make a decent if not highly profitable earning from content writing. As I stated earlier, this is understandable, and it is something everyone should consider when choosing a lifelong career.
So in this article, I will be showing you some career opportunities available to Content Writers. These are:
- Social media manager
- Copywriter and Technical Writer
- News and Magazine Content Writer
- Script Writer and Film Critic
A blogger is an individual who writes creative and captivating articles for websites to generate traffic. A blogger can get paid for promoting or advertising brands to their audience on their blog; they can also make money from displaying Google Ads on their blog. However, blogging can be quite competitive because there are hundreds of blogs out there. So, the key is to stay unique and carve out your niche. Another way bloggers make money is through affiliate marketing.
Social Media Manager
There are ways to make money from social media without needing to be a Mark Zuckerberg, and one of such ways is by becoming a social media manager. Sure, you won’t make as much money as him, but you will make enough. A social media manager is an individual who helps brands and businesses manage their social media handles. It could be on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or all of the above. To be a great Social Media Manager, you need to be skilled at using Infographics and understanding the language of each social media platform.
Copywriting and Technical Writing
Ever seen a Coca-Cola advert that just made you feel like buying one? Well, that’s the work of a copywriter right there. Copywriting is creative writing that advertises products and services. While technical writing is all about simplification. Basically, you’d be taking complex subjects and writing about them in a way that an average person would understand. It can involve describing or explaining gadgets, so you need a little computer knowledge to thrive in this field.
If you’ve ever read a book or an article with tons of grammatical errors, you can be sure that an editor didn’t read it or a bad one did. As the name implies, editors edit, and it’s a great career choice, why? There are no end to books. Every day someone is writing a book or an article, and they want theirs to be the best, as an editor, you can make that happen whilst making good money.
News and Magazine Content Writer
As a Content Writer, you have this option available to you. You can choose to write articles for Newspapers and Magazines, especially if you studied journalism and you could work either as a freelancer or for a company. Magazine writing offers a lot of niches for you, such as fashion, health, lifestyle, music and the likes. And the news, well you read or listen to one every day. Also, either of these writings offers you the chance to become famous or prominent at your craft.
Script Writer and Film Critic
Scriptwriting is simply writing for screenplay. It involves writing the action, dialogue and expression of the actors. There are hundreds of movies produced every year; yours could be one of them. For film critics, aside from the fact that you get to watch movies for free as a professional film critic you also get to make money from sharing your opinion on a movie, how cool is that? You do, however, need to be knowledgeable about the production process of movies.
So, there you have it, career prospects for content writers. We hope these help you in deciding your career choice.
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