Sunday, January 10, 2010

How to Stand Out as an Online Content Writer

If you want to be a freelance writer you are going to have to stand out from the crowd.  With the downturn in the economy online sites are flooded with aspiring writers and people who want to make a quick buck.  However, writing online for residual income is a process that does not produce overnight success.  If you have the patience to build your library and work hard without seeing money in the beginning then you might be able to thrive as a content writer.

Standing out from the other content writers isn't too difficult, but it does take a lot of hard work and dedication.  The following tips will help you set yourself apart from other writers.

Ways to stand out from other content writers online:

  • Develop a unique voice.
  • Write about a variety of topics to develop.
  • Use facts in your writing and quote reputable sources.  This is important.  Some people do not consider places like,, and other content websites as reputable sources.  If this is where you write it is imperative you make your writing stand out.
  • Always check your spelling and grammar.  A great article can crash because of of simple spelling and grammar errors.  
  • Capitalize your titles correctly. 
  • Watch your online presence.  When you post in forums they are found in searches.  Complaining about company policies can present you in an unfavorable light if you swear and make wild accusations.  It is okay to voice your opinion and stand up for what you believe by asking questions, but make sure to keep in mind that a potential employer may be reading.
  • Develop a niche and make your voice unique. 
  • Consider your name and writing as a label or brand.  When you make a brand you want to promote it and make it successful.  Keeping the same username across sites can help you expand your brand.
  • Learn how to write about sensitive topics. For example, people make mistakes when writing about addiction by using photos.
Learning how to make yourself stand out as an online content writer is important.  You can be successful writing quality articles and content online making residual income.

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