Content Writing FAQ

Learn what content writing is all about and how it can supplement your professional income.

What is content writing?

Content writing is the discipline of providing written content, mostly on the web, to businesses and people who need content for blogs, websites, social media, advertisements, whitepapers, and other media.

How well does content writing pay?

Content writing pay varies dramatically between writers and industries. Good content writers in high-demand industries earn six-figure annual incomes. Bad content writers in low-demand industries earn pennies on the dollar. Surprisingly, however, even modestly distinguished, credentialed, and experienced content writers can expect to earn tens of thousands of dollars per year.

Where can I learn content writing?

If you’re a professional who regularly uses the English language (teacher, lawyer, doctor, nurse, engineer, government manager, etc.) you already know how to write content! Your education and experience makes you an ideal fit to write content.

What are some skills I need to write content?

On top of the ability to write quality prose, you’ll need to know how to manage clients and relationships, how to run a small business, how to manage simple projects, and how to price your work.

Where can I learn the skills I need to start content writing?

Right here on this site! I’m constantly adding new material and resources for professionals on how to start content writing. If you don’t see your question listed, just reach out to me using the form below and I’d love to help out.

Can content writing work for me?

If you’re a professional, almost certainly yes! As I explain in my article about the best side jobs for professionals, content writing is perfect for any professional who regularly writes English in their job and has any spare time at all.

Where can I find content writing jobs?

Unless you have personal writing contacts, your best bet when you’re first starting out is a freelance platform like Upwork.

Why is content writing important?

Content writing is important because content marketing has become the most popular form of digital marketing used on the internet today. Businesses use written content to draw in an audience and sell to them.

Is content writing a good job/career?

Yes! It’s flexible, can be done remotely, is recession-resistant, it diversifies your income when used as a side hustle, and has the potential to become a full-time career when done right.

Will content writing be automated?

In a word, no. While automatically generated content (called “spun” content) does exist, it’s of extraordinarily poor quality. As of today, and most likely tomorrow, there is no substitute for quality content created by a human writer.

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