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Spicing Up Your Writing Portfolio

by EzyBlogger on December 3, 2008 · 3 comments · Freelance


Some established writers are afraid to make the transition to writing for the web.

Here are four ways to break onto the online writing scene.

Writers can get their feet wet and decide if they like web writing as much as they like writing for print publications.

1. Create a blog.

The blog is a tool that print authors use to stay in touch with their readers. For example, a novel writer can create buzz among fans for an upcoming novel by talking about the book on the author’s blog.

2. Write web articles.

You might be surprised how many people have never even heard of web content writing. There are a number of web sites online that sell licenses for informational articles that web customers can buy and display on their site or blog.

Writing web articles differs from writing for print publications. Web writing provides a newer market for good writing. You might have to adjust your expectations for how much you will earn for web content writing.

3. Enter a writing contest.

If you’re sick of mailing away entry fees to traditional writing competitions, enter an online writing contest. If you get published on the web, you will have a link that you can add to your writing portfolio even if there is little prize money offered.

4. Technical writing.

If you’ve typically written articles, poetry, fiction, or nonfiction for print publications, think about the possibilities of technical writing. This type of writing involves someone else paying you to write documents such as manuals and tutorials they need for their business.

There are many forms of writing in the online world.

You just have to search for writing in the Google search engine, and you will find out how many writing opportunities await you.

Good luck with expanding your writing portfolio!

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1 Trey Baird January 18, 2009 at 3:17 PM

This is all very good advice. I would enjoy reading longer articles than this though.

Since my goal for 2009 is to launch a writing career, I will definately be trying some of these this year.

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2 EzyBlogger January 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Thanks for stopping by Trey

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3 Janet March 8, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Some good information on your site , thanks

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