On September 9, 2020, I decided to create a professional writer’s website on which I’ve worked for a little over two weeks. I found motivation and inspiration through digital entrepreneurs and their followers. It was interesting to see how many people look for step-by-step guidance. Most importantly, you have to make that first step.
Although I have learned some useful tools, I could’ve guessed the most crucial steps that freelance writers have to make. But before making any of those steps, they have to build confidence and work on their social and communication skills.
You have no idea how many strangers you will have to reach out to! But that’s the fun part!
Yet bringing yourself out there is not easy. And it takes time to create networks and an online presence. Next, you’ll have to build your audience which won’t happen overnight.
The good news is: It’s never too late to start building your readership. First, make sure you write for them. You don’t need a degree or certificate to write, even though many people (me included) choose to study creative writing. The truth is, you learn the craft through experience and will find your voice in your honesty. It takes time. And if you do go to college/university, you might meet a wonderful tutor who mentors you and points you to the right direction.
The rest is read as much as possible. And keep a journal or notebook.
I often emphasize the significance of depth in writing because, in many ways, writing is self-therapy. My first private blog was exactly that.
“Write hard and clear about what hurts.” But be smart and tactical about how you bring it across. Show people how you view the world and be honest about how it reflects you.
The About section should have a timeless appeal in terms of this site’s purpose. Unlike my private blog, this website is solely for business and networking.
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