Facebook and Twitter are all we hear about these days. No matter where we turn, we just cannot escape them. Do you ever get tired of writing and not benefiting from it? I mean, come on think about it, how many hours do you think people spend online typing away on these sites.
I will admit I used to be one of those people. Updating about everything my job, family, personal relationship, literally everything, I started to become addicted. Actually addicted would be an understatement more like obsessed. I would think to myself “why do I even bother and waste my time when I could be out looking for a job or even better, thinking how it would be to get paid for all my thoughts and ideas”. The majority of people from all over the world use those sites to rant and rave. Why not consider looking into online writing.
Unbelievably, writing online can very well open many doors for you. All you have to do is apply and that button is only one click away. A wide variety of writing styles are available to choose from along with a wide range of topics; blogging, magazine articles, food reviews, even reviews of merchandise people purchase and consume in their everyday lives. The list is surprisingly endless you will never get bored.
If you are like me and have no writing experience whatsoever you will have no clue. Most of the websites I thought about applying to wanted writing samples and links to writings that you have written and submitted online. That was difficult for me seeing that I am a cake decorator with culinary and pastry degree. Thought to myself there is no way that I am going to get a job because I have no writing experience and nothing to submit. Try to remember all the guidelines that come with writing and you should have no problem.
Rules are meant to be broken, but rule breaking into writing is a big no-no. Since grade school, our teachers have always stressed to us how important our grammar and punctuation is very critical factors in writing. Without them, well…face it. You are S.O.L and you know it is true. How many times in your life have you turned in a writing assignment just to have it returned right back to you with tons of markings from that infamous red pen, we have all come to dread and hate. Also citing your work, I learned the hard way years ago. I had submitted a paper in college and forgot to cite one little sentence I got a zero which affects your grade incredibly. So make sure you go over and proofread your work because you could overlook one tiny little thing like the one I did, that alone could break you. Nobody wants someone to work for him or her who plagiarizes. Another hard thing for me to do was to keep it brief or bittersweet whichever you choose. When you are staring down at a blank page and suddenly sentences just start flowing out its kind of hard to stop. I have had to shorten many stories or even rewrite the whole thing, not a good time. In addition, you want to make the readers wanting more not put them in the snooze zone.
Are you sleeping yet? No, OK fabulous. Pure proof that no matter what your profession may be or lack of writing experience you have you too can succeed at becoming an online writer.