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Types of Content Writing – where would you like to begin?

Discussion in 'Working Women' started by vandanarajesh, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. vandanarajesh

    vandanarajesh Bronze IL'ite

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    Content writing is a field that offers plenty of opportunities. Have a flair for the language, like writing, then this is the area for you. There are varied kinds of writing here that you could try your hand at before you decide what interests you most.

    <!--[endif]-->Ghost writing: Ghost writing is what most writers begin with. The articles that you write would belong to the employer completely and get published under someone else’s name. It is a good way to start and get some experience and also understand the dos and donts here.

    <!--[endif]-->Resume writing: Your resume is what creates an image about you in the minds of the employer. The quality of the resume would determine if this is favorable or unfavorable. Resume writing is a specialized service. As the term suggests this means writing attractive resumes for others which would help them get the job of their dreams.

    Web copy: This involves writing content pages for a particular website and also other matter for them like brochures, newsletters to name a few. This is a job that pays well, however, you need to have experience to grab the job.
    Copywriters: They are the really creative lot who are good at coming up with one-liners, slogans and matter that would make the customer welcome the product with open arms. In addition to loads of creativity you need to have a good understanding of the product, market trends and knowing the needs of your target audience.

    <!--[endif]-->E-books: This is a major commitment or work in hand as writing a book whether in print or otherwise is no joke. There is a lot of research and work involved to keep the reader interested.

    Academic writing: Academic writing is another area of content writing that offers lot of scope. Academic writing means writing academic papers, presentation and essays. It requires that the writer has a thorough knowledge of the subject and is conversant with the different writing styles. Academic writing offers a higher pay packet, however, the effort required for research and writing too is much more.

    <!--[endif]-->Technical writing: Technical writing involves writing reviews related to softwares, games and others. It requires a good understanding of technology and some expertise. This too is another field that offers a world of opportunities and also good remuneration.

    Press Releases: Press Releases is another important area that can be explored. Companies like to provide information about themselves and their products/services and this is done through press releases. Press releases require that you follow the particular format and go about it in a particular manner. With a little reading and practice you could get the hang of it and start working right from home.

    In addition to this, the world online offers opportunities for blogging, medical writing, legal writing, translation, travel writing, business writing and proof reading too. Writing for Children is another important field. You could work on fiction or then academic related writing like textbooks. This is one area that provides opportunities both in the virtual world and also in the print media. Writing for magazines related to women and other areas that interest you also allow you to explore wonderful opportunities of work from home. The Print media pays more than the online world and you could probably get lucky to work with some big names that offer Re 1 and above per word. In addition, there are a number of jobs related to designing and programming that are waiting to be explored.
     
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  2. shakambari

    shakambari Platinum IL'ite

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    Very useful and detailed info.Thanx Vandana.
     
  3. prasannaviswa

    prasannaviswa New IL'ite

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    Vandana,
    Can you please help me on this ASAP.
    i wait for your kind reply.
    Thanks,
    Prasanna.
     
  4. vandanarajesh

    vandanarajesh Bronze IL'ite

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    Thks Shakambari..I am glad I could be of help. All the articles on content writing that I have done so far have tried to put in as much information as possible so that anyone interested in the field would be able to get started with the guidelines.

    @ Prasanna... there are a series of articles 8 of them that I have done here and hope that would be of help to you. Am not in a position to provide contact information here due to the rules of the forum...you can send me a personal message through private messages on the site itself.
     
  5. manjushail

    manjushail New IL'ite

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    Hi there,

    Could you please tell me which institute in Bangalore offers quality technical writing training and placement assistance in Bangalore.

    Thanks in advance.

    ManjuShail
     
  6. skchivukula

    skchivukula Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Vandana
    Nice useful info on content writing
     
  7. Thejaswib

    Thejaswib New IL'ite

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    Hi Vandana,

    A very useful info. is given by u, Thankx....
    Is this content writing is thr'o online or will there b any institute kind of thing..... Pls. provide the info. about this

    And iam looking for this kind of job(basically a home based one), so that i want to provide a financial support to my husband.
    And does this job suits to an Engg. graduate:idea........Anyway once again iam thankful to u.....

    Regards,
    Teja
     
  8. vandanarajesh

    vandanarajesh Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Thejaswib
    I do content writing for websites and so it is purely online work. You could also try a hand at print media like writing features for newspapers or magazines. Print media definitely pays better than the online world. You could start working online in the writing field if you have a flair for the language and like writing. There are many posts that I have made regarding places to find work, payment and other details and thus, hope it helps you to start work from home soon...all the best.
    For an engineering graduate you could look at general article writing or even technical writing (technical writing pays more). Hope this takes care of your doubts.
     
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    kavikish Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Vandana,
    My dad is retired and he is good in typewriting, both in Tamil and english. He wants to continue working from home. He is kind off depressed staying idle at home. Is there any data entry jobs or any other jobs that might work for him. Please let me know. Your response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.:bowdown
     
  10. nityakalyani

    nityakalyani Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Vandana,
    thanks for sharing in detail. i am also an online contant writer and i write for school children.can you give us the posts regarding this article.your help will be appreciated
    nityakalyani
     

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