What is the secret of moving from being a content mill writer to a successful web content writer? Or how do you move from content mills to becoming any type of successful writer, such as a magazine writer or a copywriter?
I read an interesting blog post this week by a man named David LaMartina. Mr. LaMartina wrote a blog post for MakeaLivingWriting.com entitled “How I Got Good- Paying Article Assignments – With No Clips.”
There are two learning phases in a web writer’s life: learning to write and learning to market. For those of us who like to write, in a perfect world it would be nice if all day every day we could just sit down and write without all the other details needed to create a successful writing career.
But realistically, a writing career – like any other career – requires a period of training and apprenticeship that includes not only learning and improving writing skills, but also requires attention to the details of running a business. Web writers have to have a marketing plan.
New Year’s is a time when people typically rethink their goals and plans for the coming year. Due to my husband’s illness, I haven’t been putting as much time into writing as I used to, but I did make one major decision this year.
I’m going to get off the hamster wheel of writing for content mills.