🤔 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

Hard Skills

  • 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

Soft Skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

  • Experience performing research using multiple sources

How to become a Content Writer

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