Becoming a Valuable Internet Content Writer

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When you work in internet marketing, there are several things that you are expected to do. Knowing these things will significantly improve the quality of your work and make you feel more fulfilled in the work that you do. Let me give you some tips:

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

The vast majority of the content that you write will be related to SEO, since it is a very, very large portion of internet marketing.

To summarize SEO, it is basically the process of writing articles, blogs, and other web content with commonly searched keywords related to the client’s products in them in order to raise the likelihood that that client will come up close to the top of Google when the keyword is searched for.

Because Google’s ranking systems change almost every week, you have to be flexible about your writing style. Currently, Google actually has robots that read the content to make sure that the information really is relevant to the keyword searched. That’s why, as a content writer, you have to be at the top of your game.

In order to truly benefit the client you are writing for, your writing must have good spelling, grammar, and formatting. Headers, subheaders, and bullet points should be your best friends.

In addition, you will need to know a little bit about a lot of things so that you have a lot of information to work with when you write articles, blogs, and web content for plumbers, electricians, pest control, beauty school, and many, many more different kinds of clients. Make sure you can make good use of search engines so you can gather the information you do not know in a timely manner.

Fast, Quality Production

In order to be a good content writer, it is a necessity that you can type with a pretty fast speed. Otherwise, getting the projects you are assigned finished will take much longer than it should and, as many content writers get paid per piece of content, that would not be cost effective for you.

Many of the projects you will be given will have a due date that you are expected to meet as well. You have to plan accordingly so that you can do the necessary research, write the content, proofread the content, and post it if it is necessary.

When I was rewriting the website for JP Electric, I had their previous website to go off, but I still had to rework it to improve its quality and include new information to make it perfect. I had a due date as well, so I had to plan beforehand. It is always smart to give yourself more time than you think you will need, just in case something unexpected occurs.

Websites, like the one I wrote for JP Electric, are really, really important to the internet marketing world. Any other content that is written will inevitably point back to the website, so quality work is of the utmost importance. It is important to write quality content in other pieces of writing as well, but the websites are always first priority.

Being a Valuable Employee

In any position, making sure that you are doing all that you can do is always a good practice. If you finish with the workload you have been assigned, ask if there is more work that you can do. If you are a contracted employee, there is rarely a cap to the amount of work you can do. Getting ahead is always a helpful.

Good Luck!

Don’t slack, complete your projects, and you should be well on your way to becoming the best content writer you can be!

This is a guest post.  Kassandra Konecny has been a content writer for a little under a year now and writes mostly for electricians and plumbers. She studies English at the University of Utah to brush up on her writing skills that she uses when she needs to write for all her clients. Currently, she writes articles, blogs, and web content for JP Electric.

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