The World we live in has changed dramatically in recent years and the internet is one of the reasons for that change. Together with satellite television it has cemented an international market where companies vie to reach the consumer. They do so by using their own websites to promote their products and by looking at other ways to reach their target audiences.
Those ways include independent advertising in the media but also advertising elsewhere on the internet. Against that backdrop anyone who has a regular following of people can be creating something valuable to businesses looking to sell their goods and services.
Sales are just one part of the business equation; control of expenditure has come under sharp focus recently as demand has been depressed. Labor is one of the largest overheads a company faces and if things can be outsourced to reduce the labor force, there is logic in the Financial Directors’ minds in doing it.
It has meant that there is an increased demand for people who can provide a reliable service to business which once employed those services within their employed ranks. One such service is writing where freelance writers can earn varying amounts depending on the writing assignment involved.
There are technical writers well capable of producing complex copy; there are many adept at writing sales copy, others able to write with interest and imagination. Such skills have become increasingly in demand and anyone wishing to write for a living, perhaps from home in the spare hours with children at school, perhaps in later years in the comfortable surroundings of home rather than the routine of travelling to work. There are a number of different scenarios and there is a place for them all.
Writers can make money from taking on assignments for work but also from gradually developing their own blog with the intention of creating a following; a good following will attract the attention of advertising agencies looking to spend their money in a cost effective way. Whatever the path a freelance writer wants to take the internet provides an opportunity.
Writers who provide product reviews which link to a sales site can earn commission from sales based upon the effectiveness of their work. If a writer has a good knowledge of a subject and can write in depth, an e book as the internet jargon goes, to the extent that people will pay for that knowledge this is a source of income that involves on piece of writing for which there will be multiple payment.
The likelihood is that most article writing is commissioned by a company and the rights to that article are exchanged for the fee. That means that there is just a single payment per article though the price can vary depending on the quality. These assignments tend to be for webmasters who need unique content on a subject for their blogs and web pages.
If you are particularly confident about the quality of your writing it is something you might consider doing yourself; after all, the internet is a good source of information so it is fairly simple to research the subject. Whether it is something you can be successful with is another story.
It is important to have a good portfolio if you want to attract writing at the higher end of the pay scale. An initial portfolio can be refined with time and although this may not be a get rich quick career it is possible to get clients who will call you whenever they need something because you have proved your quality and reliability. Steady income is sometimes preferable to the possibility of great riches but the chance of failure.
It is important to grasp a working knowledge of the internet and search engine optimization so that you can deliver what clients require but if you can do that a varied and rewarding career awaits.
Author Bio:- Leona Jones has been writing for the last 5 years. This guest post is a contribution from SCS hotel tv systems.