🤔 What does a Content Writer do?
Want to make a living with your words? This is a good way to do it and get paid well at the same time.
💸 Content Writer salary and job market
💵 Entry Salary
💵 Senior Salary
📈 10-Year Growth
🤖 Automation Risk
🙎 What it's like to be a Content Writer
Previously, if you wanted to earn a living as a writer you became a journalist or worked odd jobs to support your aspirations of becoming a published author. But times have changed, and there are now more ways than ever to make money as a writer.
Content writers typically create things like articles, social media posts, and product descriptions for companies. This is a job for the curious and creative. You’ll also need to be organized and deadline-driven.
What's awesome about the job
Ability to be creative
Flexibility to freelance
Many advancement options
What can be not-so-great
Often tight deadlines
Don’t always get to choose what you write about
🏢 What companies look for in a Content Writer
Bachelor’s degree in English or Journalism
Portfolio of published articles
Working knowledge of the AP style
Strong understanding of the English language
Ability to meet deadlines
Portfolio with quantifiable results
Experience with content management systems (e.g. Wordpress)
Demonstrated success with search engine optimization (SEO)
Basic photo editing skills
Excellent communication skills
Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
Experience performing research using multiple sources