Is it still decent advice to ask someone who is just starting out to be an article writer?
Being a writer is good, as you get to build a skill that is useful , and you get paid while you practise this skill. It's a core skill whose value isn't quite dependent on a third party website or company.
Or at least, that was what I thought before I got out of the loop years ago. Now, apparently all I hear is people outsourcing articles to places like Fiverr. Articles and writers seem to have gone quiet these days.
I understand how article writing was a stepping stone for many marketers to go on to bigger, better things. But is it still a good place to start, even today?