When it comes to venture creation, there is always something for everyone.
For some, everything they do must stem from a course they once pursued in college, in which case, those professional standards largely drive their career. For others, anything goes for as long as it makes ends meet.
But I never settled for either of those cases. My business is purely talent-driven. I am a writer.
If you ask me why I chose this path after thorough soul-searching, my answer would be pretty simple: It is all about passion.
It’s been said your passion should be your profession. And after a long time trying to find something I could do to earn a living and make use of my skills, it came down to what I call both a talent and passion.
What does it take to start up a writing venture such as blogging and experience exponential growth and great success over the years?
To get some inspiration from my journey to becoming a successful and proficient blogger, here are some points you can take home:
1. What is Your Muse?
It is important to note that there are a few differences between blogging, freelance writing, and content creation. There is simply a thin thread separating them.
It largely depends on whether you want to be an independent worker or an independent employer.
Freelance companies, bloggers, and writing agencies fall under the category of independent employers, and most of the time, they hire writers directly or outsource writing tasks through third-party clients.
I started a writing business after winning a good amount of cash, having emerged a top student in the annual university essay contest.
And while being rewarded cash was a good part of it, the whole undertaking confronted my thoughts on just how much I had to show the world. And this is what fueled my take-off.
What’s the muse here? Well, look out for an irresistible force to get started.
2. Find a Niche You Have a Huge Interest In
I personally love travel blogging. But for my writing career, the buck has always stopped with being versatile. I can write about anything. It is always about creativity. In a world where the internet plays a huge role in writing, you don’t need even a cent to get started.
There are free blogging platforms where you can start, such as WordPress and Medium… And once your business catches up with what takes place out there, you can launch a fully operational website.
This is the path I followed after realizing I couldn’t afford the funds needed for web design, hosting, and domain registration. I was just a student by the time I was getting started.
So, from writing for clients, some of whom I offered free or cheap services, I quickly gained ratings. That pushed me to a competitive edge and brought paying clients my way in the process.
3. Spread the Word
When a post reaches thousands of readers within a very short period of time, it has gone ‘viral.’ Once you are on a sure-fire path to success, it is time to go viral.
Social media played an immense role in getting my business out there. So share your posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms like Instagram. You may be surprised by the results.
Have You Been Successful in a Writing Business?
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