We’ve had some questions about writing articles, and our new writing workshop, Article Fire Storm.
Q. What if I’m a new writer? (or write fiction)
If you’re a completely new writer, there’re more than enough material in Article Fire Storm to get you started on your content marketing career.
Established writers, with a stable of clients, will be able to offer content strategy services immediately. You’ll find an email template in Week 2, which you can send to prospects, and to your clients, immediately.
That template’s worked for several writers who don’t have any writing clients — they approached companies in their local area, which have websites and business blogs.
As we said in this article on writing articles profitably, you’re selling the benefits of content. Which benefits? Your content will help your clients to acquire customers, and generate leads, as well as ensure customer retention and loyalty. Some 86% of companies are doing content marketing in some form in 2015. Few of them do it effectively, and they know this.
As a solo writer, or the head of a small team (once you scale up) hiring you is more cost-effective for companies than hiring a big agency. Hiring you is also easier than going to an outsourcing website, and trying to work out who to hire.
The big benefit for your clients when it comes to hiring is that you offer them a plan. Few companies have a plan, or know how to create one. Getting a plan means means hiring an agency. Or you. 🙂
One writer asked about fiction writers. She’s only written fiction. Could she develop a content sideline? Yep. A fiction writer knows how to entertain, and content needs to be entertaining. Fiction writers are used to writing a lot, so if you write fiction, your experience will help you.
Q: Do I need to buy anything else when I do the workshop?
No. You can start your content marketing business with zero investment, except for your time. You receive cut and paste templates, so you can start earning immediately. If you’re already writing, you can parlay that experience into content.
Q: Do I need a website?
A website’s useful in many ways, but you don’t need a website. Nor do you need a social media following, although that’s also useful.
In week 2’s exercises, you’ll write articles which you can use as example of your writing style. Attach them, or any other samples you have, to email messages which you send to prospects.
Ready to get started? Learn about Article Fire Storm here.
Questions? Use the form below. 🙂
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