6 Writing Opportunities that Will Make You a Web Writer Today

To become a writer, you need to write every day.

But, what to write?

Really, you can write anything. There are lots of ways to practice your craft.

But, if you’re like me, your time is limited. And you want to write copy that you can actually use in your web-writing career.

So here are six opportunities that will not only get you writing, but will also give you practice as a web writer.

  1. Write your own website.

    If you’re going to be a web writer, you’ll need a website. Plan out the pages you’ll need and start writing. Just remember, your prospect is a potential client. So keep your copy focused on what you can do for them!

  2. Optimize your website.

    It’s the fastest way to get some practice doing SEO work on a website. Make sure you’re targeting the area where you want to work. For example, if you want to let businesses in your local area know you’re available to optimize their sites — make sure you use your geographic location as a keyword on your own site.

  3. Start a blog.

    Blogging gives you the opportunity to write every day, as well as get even more practice with SEO. You can write a blog on web writing, or you can choose a passion that you have — like hiking, cooking, or conversational French.

    In addition to writing your own blog, start following other people’s blogs and make helpful comments. You’ll attract the attention of the blog owners and readers alike. If your comments are good, you may even be asked by other blog owners to become a contributor.

  4. Write a special report you can give away on your website in exchange for a name and email address.

    The report doesn’t have to be long. Just think about something your potential clients would be interested in learning, and then write up a simple how-to report. Not only will the report give the potential client something of value, but it will also demonstrate your report-writing ability — then you can easily work report writing into their first project proposal as well.

  5. Write a series of autoresponder emails you can send when people sign up.

    When people give you their name and email, they’re giving you permission to write to them. Use this opportunity to practice your autoresponder skills, by selling your web-writing services. Test a few variations and see which one generates the most interest.

  6. Become an expert on the social networks.

    Along with networking, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn give you the opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in any field you choose.

    Maybe you want to write website copy targeting pet owners. Or, you want to specialize in writing emails for supplement companies. Just sign for up a free account, connect with people who may be your potential clients, and start writing.

As a web writer, you’ll have to write. And these six opportunities not only give you something to write every day, they also show potential clients that you don’t just talk the talk.

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Published: December 2, 2009

9 Responses to “6 Writing Opportunities that Will Make You a Web Writer Today”

  1. Great post Rebecca!

    Simple.Strategic.Sensible

    Just what I needed for direction in starting my freelance web copywriting business.

    After making a firm decision to focus on web copywriting, I've found myself all over the place and stuck in paralysis analysis...at the same time!

    For the next 2 months, I'm focusing on these 6 writing opportunities to build my skill and business.

    Thanks

    KeishaDecember 2, 2009 at 4:44 pm

  2. Hi Rebecca:

    These six are not just opportunities, but essential practice for any web writer. I would add that writing with brevity, clarity and conversational tone are absolutely essential, ESPECIALLY in Social Media.

    Writers who show they can use the various platforms and display knowledge of how to optimize profiles will be in demand, because many businesses need to outsource these tasks--and they want to see samples!

    Apryl ParcherDecember 2, 2009 at 4:50 pm

  3. Like all things results require action. I am guilty of not taking action. I always have to start with setting a specific action plan and working the plan. I also add to that telling others what I am up to. They innocently ask me how it is gling and after a few "I have been busy" comments I usually get back on the plan. My goal and action - I will set aside time each day for writing - no excuses - no skipping.

    SHawbakerDecember 2, 2009 at 5:07 pm

  4. Thanks, Rebecca. This is great advice!

    Rachel KarlDecember 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm

  5. This is a wonderful article. Down to earth, practical, and common sense. I really do appreciate all the Hi-Value content from your articles. This is no exceoption. Thank you!

    KB Johnson-OhioDecember 2, 2009 at 8:27 pm

  6. Good Morning Rebecca, What a wonderful article. I read lots of material but I know I have to start writing. This article gives me the incentive and I have made a commitment to myself to set apart time every day to write. Thank You Cheers Millie

    Millie MartinMarch 3, 2010 at 2:14 pm

  7. I will work on one each day, week in and week out.
    Monday - write for website.
    Tuesday - optimize website Wednesday - write all my blog posts for the week.
    Thursday - work on special reports Friday - write autoresponders Saturday - work on social networking Sunday - Enjoy having accomplished SO much!

    MargaretSeptember 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

  8. Rebecca, this sounds like a great plan for those with no experience in web copywriting - or any copywriting for that matter. I have been struggling over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend trying to figure out how to get started! I finished Nick's Copywriting 2.0 course and now I am trying to figure out what to do next! However, I came across this article and now I know what to do. Thank you-- so much!!

    CarolinaCopywriterNovember 28, 2011 at 8:06 pm

  9. REBECCA .THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND ADVICE. I AM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE THIS ALL OUT BUT HOPEFULLY I WILL BE SET TO HAVE THE INCENTIVE TO CONTINUE MY WRITING AT NIGHT . I HAD RATHER WRITE THAN SLEEP IT RELAXES ME AND I CAN THINK SO CLEARLY- AND GIVE ME GREAT IDEAS-DON'T KNOW WHICH WAY I AM GOING WITH THIS BUT I CAN SEE A GREAT FUTURE AS I AM MAKING A COMMITMENT TO WORK ON THIS EACH NIGHT FROM HERE ON OUT .

    BDMC-MANOFSKY-2017January 11, 2017 at 2:57 am


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