How to become a content writing expert ?

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Hi there!!
Welcome to warrior forum
Recently I have started a blog using my basic knowledge. I know little search engine optimization. But the problem is I know a little about content writing because of poor knowledge of article writing. I am confused because of this thinkings that how rapidly I can develop my English writing skill?

Or what alternatives I can use for my site content whereas SEO says that content is king.
Please, give me proper advice if you are a content writing expert.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Content isn't just articles - it could be anything. Tell us what you want to achieve with your blog. Why did you start it?
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    • Profile picture of the author Nottyqueen
      Adsense earnings!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Originally Posted by Nottyqueen View Post

        Adsense earnings!!
        These days, Adsense earnings are usually a supplement to an existing business, rather than a main source of income. You'd be better off focusing on other means of monetization. If you're set on building a content blog, you could use it as a vehicle for affiliate sales, your own products, and, eventually, attract advertisers and sponsors.

        And you needn't limit yourself to your own written content. You could curate relevant content from around the web that your visitors might find useful or entertaining. You could create videos, graphics and photos. You could outsource work or purchase and modify ready-made PLR content. You could recommend or review products or services of interest to your visitors.

        If you already understand your market/niche, you should have an idea of the sort of content they'd like to see. If you're unsure, spend some time researching to find out what type of content is currently popular
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    Unless you are an exceptional writer and rather prolific you will probably not make more than $6 or $7 per 500+ word article, and that's on the high side.

    But, if you insist, you can become adept in a few different categories, such as law, and try to make a name for yourself. Submit your articles to magazines and well-respected websites.

    Study and work your butt off to become an authority on a topic. Then mingle with other content writers in your niche. Submit articles for their sites/magazines.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Nottyqueen,

    Write 1000 words daily in a Word document my friend. Trash the document. This is a clear, simple way to become a skilled writer. Practice, practice and practice some more offline to shine writing-wise online. All about improving your writing confidence and clarity through persistent practice.

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  • Profile picture of the author ctrlaltdelete
    Hey Nottyqueen. Congrats on your new blog. I'm no writing expert myself, but I do like to write from time to time (on most occasions I just hire Filipinos. Most have got a good grasp of English and don't charge much).

    Basic SEO knowledge is good. Just keep practicing on your writing and reading more to expand your vocabulary. Learn more about your chosen niche so you can be an expert on it. You might want to try your hand at affiliate marketing someday.
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    • Profile picture of the author virajshah125
      Along with plagiarism checker, you should also use tools to check your grammar.
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  • 1. Learn from expert writers and eventually, you will become one.
    2. Focus just on one niche and master it,
    3. Read and write each and every day,
    4. Write for Magazines like https://www.entrepreneur.com/ and hustle until your articles are accepted.

    Optional: Go through a writing training to get certified as an expert.

    I wish you good luck and much success in content writing journey!
    And hey,let me know if these suggestions have worked for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
    Originally Posted by Nottyqueen View Post

    Hi there!!
    Welcome to warrior forum
    Recently I have started a blog using my basic knowledge. I know little search engine optimization. But the problem is I know a little about content writing because of poor knowledge of article writing. I am confused because of this thinkings that how rapidly I can develop my English writing skill?

    Or what alternatives I can use for my site content whereas SEO says that content is king.
    Please, give me proper advice if you are a content writing expert.
    Unique and relevant content is king and there are a couple of affiliate marketing
    programs that base their whole ethos around that.

    I don't ever see that changing as Google are constantly updating their algorithms
    and some of the businesses who got punished within this field in recent years was
    due to a lot of bad content of which some of it wasn't unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Read a lot.

    "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."
    ― Stephen King

    Read blogs you like and see what formats they use. How do they engage with their audience?

    Write a lot. Then let what you write sit for a day and reread it the next day -- out loud.

    If you can afford it, hire an editor to look over a few of your articles and offer suggestions.

    Ask people in your target audience what they want to learn about. If you're offering good information they will overlook a few mistakes in grammar.

    You can use video if you don't like to write. Or you can speak your article and have it transcribed. You'll then need to edit it so it flows better.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author romanepo
    Same to me...I'm more interested to write article but i'm very weak to english writing.English speaking ,listening and reading skills are enough good.
    Now a days i'm trying to improving my writing skills through serious forum posting.Most of times i'm trying to discuss with you and learn from you.Hope following this way i will improve my writing skills immediately.
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    • Profile picture of the author virajshah125
      Don't worry, you will definitely improve your skills! Just don't stop learning

      Very true! Successful content writer know what's gonna work among people!
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  • Originally Posted by Nottyqueen View Post

    Hi there!!
    Welcome to warrior forum
    Recently I have started a blog using my basic knowledge. I know little search engine optimization. But the problem is I know a little about content writing because of poor knowledge of article writing. I am confused because of this thinkings that how rapidly I can develop my English writing skill?

    Or what alternatives I can use for my site content whereas SEO says that content is king.
    Please, give me proper advice if you are a content writing expert.
    The smartest business people in the world know their strengths and weaknesses. They do the things they are EXPERTS at and leave the rest to others.

    If you're not a content writing expert, hire someone that is and let them handle this part of your business.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Here are a few suggestions:
    1. Write about topics with which you are familiar and have experience.
    2. Write with a distinct purpose and goal for each piece of content.
    3. Write from a position of authority - and let the reader (very briefly) know why you can do this - how you came to be an authority on the subject.
    4. Write in your own "voice" or persona - develop your own style.
    5. Write with your reader in mind - imagine you are sitting across the table from that person and explaining the topic so that the non-expert can understand.
    6. Use simple, to-the-point language. Be brief but thorough enough to cover the point adequately.
    7. Use conversational English, grammar, spelling, etc. Don't try to be overly fancy or technical. Watch your tongue.
    8. Avoid lecturing or speaking "down" to readers in a condescending manner.
    9. Focus on a few topics - don't try to write about everything. It's best to become a recognized authority in one niche.
    10. If English isn't your first language ... either work at getting very good and comfortable with it - or - hire out writing to a freelancer.
    The very best to you and your writing career.


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  • Profile picture of the author colorado1850
    Write and post on Medium.

    Look at the titles of the articles that are popular (on Medium, in magazines like Cosmo, Readers Digest, etc) ... take a popular title, give your own twist, and post it on Medium.

    Do this daily (or regularly)

    See what is popular after a month or two.

    The thing about a site like Medium is that you don't have to worry about the SEO stuff. The more important thing is finding what it is you like writing that also seems to get views/shares .

    Trying to simultaneously write AND get visibility from your blog is nearly impossible. Focus on the writing and put your articles somewhere that people are already at - where there is no SEO to worry about. Then you see what works.

    Just an idea / opinion.
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    • Originally Posted by colorado1850 View Post

      Write and post on Medium.

      Look at the titles of the articles that are popular (on Medium, in magazines like Cosmo, Readers Digest, etc) ... take a popular title, give your own twist, and post it on Medium.

      Do this daily (or regularly)

      See what is popular after a month or two.

      The thing about a site like Medium is that you don't have to worry about the SEO stuff. The more important thing is finding what it is you like writing that also seems to get views/shares .

      Trying to simultaneously write AND get visibility from your blog is nearly impossible. Focus on the writing and put your articles somewhere that people are already at - where there is no SEO to worry about. Then you see what works.

      Just an idea / opinion.
      I agree with this idea, but I would still keep working on your own blog at the same time. While it's difficult and takes time to build visibility from a blog, it's very possible. Medium is great, but if they go out of business, change something or simply decide they no longer like your content, it can disappear in a matter of seconds. You have more control with your own blog.

      I would use your own blog as the main place you put your very best content and use Medium as a place to test, try, play and hone your writing skills.

      Benjamin Ehinger
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    Practice man practice. The more you do, the more you learn. You will get knowledge as you progress.
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  • DON'T BE AFRAID! Start writing what you want to write. Of course, at first, your content may not be that KING as you said but you can rest assured that it is good. Just keep writing and you'll become a good writer as you go along.

    If you want, you can outsource someone to write your ideas. There are so many talented writers to help you!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Fernandis
    Content writing is not a rocket science first of all you must know this. The main thing that is required in content writing is word power. You should have sufficient word stock. This can be developed by reading newspapers, blogs etc. Now to start with choose articles from the internet and rewrite those and publish. But do not copy paste as it will affect your website ranking. Slowly try to add your ideas too into the content. Through these process, you can write good English in 3-4 months.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    You can learn the basics, but ultimately it comes down to how good you are. If you're a natural writer, you'll have the flair and creativity that is required.

    Anyone can learn to drive a car, how many could ever become NASCAR drivers?
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  • Great content writing begins with you. Start a diary. Write and put your thoughts into a physical diary pad - or even a blog - and get used to writing. Improve upon your English everyday, which means invest in a program like Rosetta Stone. Also with your site.... you should be more niche specific, and not just write about all kinds of different stuff. You can't expect someone who's interested in learning about kung-fu, to click on an adsense banner ad about building fish aquariums.
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    All good suggestions. You might want to look into TextBroker as a motivating way to begin. "If you are just starting out or are an experienced professional, Textbroker gives you access to thousands of writing opportunities for each topic." Very low pay, but pay nevertheless.

    They have tutorial videos and they will give you feedback on what you have written. Good way to improve and work your way up to higher pay. If you're going to learn, might has well get reimbursed for the effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Make a connection with a good editor/proofreader.

    I have a writer in Pakistan who writes excellent articles as far as content is concerned. But they need slight editing to "Americanize" them.

    There are common mistakes I see from a lot of non-native English speakers. Small things that seem wrong to native speakers and restrict the flow. i.e. "It's only $10." vs "It's $10 only."

    Say what you want to say and then have a native speaker fix any "readability" issues.

    And please, please, please don't put the dollar sign after the price. It's $10, not 10$.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomopalinski
    A lot of valid points on this thread. I would like to add that your English writing skills do not necessarily have to be a PHD level. Your writing should match the level of your audience.

    Whether content is of any quality also depends on your audience. You don't really need to write about breaking news in an industry for it to be engaging. The best content is the one that captures people's attention and keeps it for the time being.

    Just look at PewDiePie on Youtube. He constantly makes a fool of himself by reviewing/playing games. Because his audience just gobbles his videos up, he made $12 million dollars last year. He certainly does not need any English skills for that. He brilliantly provides, however, what grabs a lot of attention.

    The best writers are those that spend time figuring out what makes their audience tick and giving them exactly that, no more no less. I hope this makes things a little easier.

    Good luck and enjoy the process.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    we don't live in a perfect world so there will never be anyone that writes perfect content. There are a combination of things that help you to write good content .
    1 value driven
    2 relevant
    3 Good on and off page optimization


    Having passion and understanding of your niche will show up when you produce and publish your content .
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  • Profile picture of the author mostCPA
    Content Writer is easier than you think. All you need is great writing skills, and a lot of patience. Make sure that you follow this- Learn and then Earn.
    1- read as much you can. The more you read the more you know, more you know, more you can write/share.
    2- Research, research, research
    3- Show your work to editors and publishers.
    4- Talk to the people who know the business.


    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Taisiya Wolker
    write unique content
    use your primary keyword in the article title
    use about 1% - 2% keyword density and spread the keyword across the article somewhat evenly.
    end with a conclusion that will entice readers to read more (more traffic to your site, more affiliate sales, etc)
    For this use a good plagiarism checker, I use https://freebooksummary.com/plagiarism-checker or
    Do a Google search with some of the text in double quotes. ))
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  • Profile picture of the author sftslab
    Ways to become an expert in content writing:
    1. First you should know what you actually want to say
    2. Content should be simple and optimized
    3. Use active voice
    4. Provide answers to the questions
    5. Know about wordpress and SEO
    6. Good language skills
    7. Communication
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  • Profile picture of the author boblev
    Hi

    just a thought... if English is not your first language then how about directing your efforts towards people who already speak your native tongue?

    I mean the INTERNET is everywhere now, even the poorest of the poor are getting plugged in due to cheap smart phones..

    You can learn the basics of article structure and composition and may position your blog as an authority in an emerging market.

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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Nottyqueen View Post

    Hi there!!
    Welcome to warrior forum
    Recently I have started a blog using my basic knowledge. I know little search engine optimization. But the problem is I know a little about content writing because of poor knowledge of article writing. I am confused because of this thinkings that how rapidly I can develop my English writing skill?

    Or what alternatives I can use for my site content whereas SEO says that content is king.
    Please, give me proper advice if you are a content writing expert.
    Well.. IMO, you can either work on it and practice, practice, practice.. or you can outsource the work to someone else.
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