By Emmanuel Udom
Content writers produce promotional articles. These articles are expected to attract people and organizations to the products or services that are being promoted. This is the truth.
But, time, patience, determination, courage and focus are some of the virtues content writers need the most.
These virtues are not sold at the market, neither are they acquired through prayers. The virtues have to be developed with pains and initial discomfort and sustained with time.
Let us be honest with ourselves here. It takes pains and raw courage to develop these virtues in a world that is very distracting. A world of illusion.
Therefore, there are not hard and fast rules to becoming a skilled content writer.
It is basically about reading wide, researching, leaving our comfort zones, thinking outside the box and using tag words to write copies that will fly.
With the internet, there are softwares out there that will assist content writers to do their writing easily. Some of these softwares are free, while others could be bought.
Let us get it right here. Any article that will not add value to people, group or organization, solve specific problems, increase pleasures, reduce or totally eliminate pains may not attract customers or clients.
With computer and the internet in place, sales representatives are fast going into extinctions. There are no more borders when it comes to marketing our products or services.
Conventional adverts are expensive and do not guarantee immediate returns on your investments. Therefore, there are jobs out there for skilled content writers. The money will come after the writers do a good job.
We need to attract people through our promotional article first before thinking about selling our products or services. The article comes before money and must be written.
In this computer age, the world is a global family. Therefore, becoming a skilled content writer matures with writing more and more promotional or what I will call value added articles.
Articles that will convince people who do not have physical contacts with you to become interested in patronizing your products or services.
Skilled content writers are good at carefully using the right words to write articles that will impress the world. You know a good writer from reading his or her articles, even without having physical contacts with the person.
It does not matter whether a content writer is writing on business, journalism, spirituality, relationship, education, personal development, health, online business, email marketing, mysticism, politics, or global warming.