Tell me something. How motivated are you?
It’s the best time to be an online writer
With the internet, anyone can create a presence for themselves online. You don’t need to be a professional writer or have a publishing deal to reach an audience.
If you’re passionate about writing and want to share your thoughts with the world, there’s a platform out there for you. You can start a blog, write articles for other websites, or even self-publish your own book. All of these actions will help you create an online presence, build a portfolio, and improve your skills.
The opportunities are endless. Start reaching. And with so many people writing online (and there’s a lot!!), there’s bound to be an audience for whatever you have to say.
So what are you waiting for? Funny, that’s the same question I asked myself before retiring early from my 9 to 5 in 2021.
Create a presence for yourself online…now
If you’re a writer, or love to write, but not writing online, you’re not really living in the current century.
It’s not just the fact that so many creatives are writing online.
Importantly, everyone is reading online, too. You know, just like what you’re doing right now. That’s why it’s so important to have a presence online.
It doesn’t matter what you’re writing about–whether it’s your personal thoughts, business news, or something else entirely. What matters is that you’re writing and putting your words out there to be seen and read.
If you’re not sure where to start, you don’t need to worry. There are many resources available to help you get started. And once you start writing, you’ll find that it’s easier than you believed.
So what are you waiting for? If you’re serious about writing, then it’s time to start.
Why writing online is great
There are tons of reasons to love writing online.
- Writing opportunities seem endless
- You can make a nice penny online
- You can write at any hour and from any location (if I’m up at 3 am, guess what I do?)
- It’s a practice ground where you can learn how to write concisely for your readers and for any type of reading audience
Maybe the best reason to write online is that it gives you the freedom to express yourself without restriction. Unlike writing for print publications, which can be quite limiting, writing online gives you the chance to really let your creativity blossom.
Writing online is the perfect way to accomplish several goals at once.
Getting started with writing online is not that hard
There are many benefits to writing online, including the ability to reach a wide audience, build credibility and authority, and make a passive income.
With a little effort and determination, you can start enjoying the many benefits of writing online.
It begins with research. You can find answers to anything on the web. You can start out by having a small blog or start writing blogs and articles on Medium (affiliate link). Check out the below link for more ideas.
Weave your stories online, write a book, and boost sales – If You’re a Writer, You Have to Create a Presence On the Web – writingcooperative.com
What you can expect from writing online
Depending on which platform you begin at, some platforms provide community, feedback, and comments. But importantly, I believe wherever you write, you are honing your personal writing skills. It’s an ongoing process until you find your voice.
Three resources for writing online
Below is information on three resources you may find interesting and may not have heard about before. Every day, I find new and interesting helpful sites to explore. You can do the same and in time, you’ll have your favorite go-to resources.
One — Hiveword Novel Organizer
Hiveword Novel Organizer–Get Started The basic account is free! Hiveword has helped writers organize their novels since 2011. The free account…hiveword.com
Two — Duotrope
Duotrope is an interesting resource for writers. This site goes back to 2005 and was created by writers for writers and other artists. A pretty massive site that offers a free trial and a $5/month subscription.
“We help you save time finding publishers or literary agents, so you can focus on creating. Our publication and agent listings are up to date and full of information you won’t find elsewhere.” (Source.)
Duotrope: Find publishers and agents. Track submissions. Get published. Duotrope is an established, award-winning resource for writers and artists. We help you save time finding publishers or…duotrope.com
Three — Wordtune
Wordtune is a magical AI (artificial intelligence) tool that helps you with your content. You can perform 10 rewrites a day once you create an account, or pay $9.99 a month for unlimited rewrites.
You can insert your blah, blah, blah, blah, and blah and it will help you with some rewrite options so you’ll just be saying a more concise version of your blah, blah.
Wordtune helps with errors similarly to Grammarly. This tool can either shorten or expand on what you want to say. This is also helpful for those who have a challenging time putting their thoughts into words.
Don’t think for a minute that marketers aren’t using AI to write their copy these days. It’s helping them save time because you know the saying, time is money.
I did say it’s a magical tool. There are other AI tools you can explore if you choose to go that route. What I find beneficial with this tool is getting help with titles. It’s helpful, interesting, and creative, and I see why routine users might applaud it.
Wordtune | Your personal writing assistant & editor – Wordtune is the ultimate AI writing tool that rewrites, rephrases, and rewords your writing! Trusted by over 1,000,000…www.wordtune.com
There are many resources you can discover online intended to be helpful tools as you build and grow your writing journey online.
How writing online can help you grow as a writer
The best advice I can offer along these lines is that you’ll learn what works and what doesn’t.
On some platforms, you can study your own stats to see what interests your readers. The more you write, the more confidence you have in what you’re saying and how you’re saying it.
Importantly, the job opportunities for freelance writers, content creators, or content contributors are endless.
Plus, you get to connect with other writers who’ve seen it all. They know the frustrations. They also have their own bucket of tips and resources.
So if writing is something you really want to do or explore, stop waiting.
Thank you for reading. I can’t wait to read what you write!
2022 © Cathy Coombs