One common misconception about writing is that it’s easy work. All you have to do is put together a half-way coherent sentence and, ta-da: you have writing! Right?
The truth is, writing is a lot more complicated than just putting words to paper – or in our digital world, into a computer. Writing actually involves quite a bit of planning and research. While there are plenty of writers who know a lot of different things about a lot of different subjects, most will still find that they need to do some research before they feel confident enough to write an entire piece on how to remove a computer virus, how to choose bed linens or how to solve for x in 3x + yi = 5x + 1 + 3i.
Another important aspect of writing is understanding the audience. A middle-aged man doing research on prostate cancer is going to expect an article that takes on a serious, informational tone whereas new parents who are wanting to learn the best way to clean a baby’s bottle will feel more comfortable with an article that is written with a more conversational tone. A good writer will be able to recognize who will be reading the article and determine how to best cater to them.
Now that you see what goes into writing, you might be asking yourself, “who hires writers?” and “do I need one?” The truth is that all kinds of people hire freelance writers – and for all kinds of reasons. New business owners who want to get a website up and running often hire writers who specialize in SEO writing so that their websites can be filled with interesting content that will also rank them high in search results. Bloggers who find themselves running short on time might outsource a blog post or two so that their blogs can stay current with new information. Bloggers also hire writers when they need someone who is more knowledgeable on a certain subject than they are themselves.
Some people think that hiring a freelance writer is expensive, but that’s not always the case. There are plenty of qualified, talented writers who work for extremely reasonable rates. Some of these writers work full-time; others might be stay-at-home moms and dads or people who like to write in their free time. Writers come from all walks of life, and most have a vast array of life experience to help guide them when they’re writing an article, blog post, press release or website content.
If you have ever thought about hiring a writer, now is the perfect time to try one out. No matter what you need content written for – whether it’s freshening up your website, creating a brochure for clients or a posting a new blog on your website – there are lots of writers who can help you. They will be happy to provide a sample so that you can review their work, and when hired, they will create content to your exact specifications. Do you need an article with keywords? Do you need someone to write an interesting post on knitting? Are you completely at a loss about what to put on your website? Writers can help you with all of these problems and more.
Written by: Cassandra
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