Good writers are wordsmiths. Like the building blocks, they have acquired the skills to carefully choose words that will convey specific meanings to their readers across the globe.
Acquiring the skills to write copies that will add values to your readers take time and lots of efforts. It is not a tea party.
You have to leave your comfort zone, read anything and everything under the sun, sleepless at night, stay on your computer till thy kingdom come, browse the net to get specific information, etc.
But, above all, you have to write, write and write. Reading is just 1%, while practice is 99%. There is no magic in crafting good copies. It is more of practice than talking.
But, when you write good copies, you have to let the world know.
In this 21st century, computer and the internet have reduced our world to a global family. It used to be called a global village. Of course you know this.
So, how do you market your writing skills to the entire world? Good question. The internet is a global library and a potent and dynamic marketplace for everyone.
Therefore, whatever product or service you render to humanity can find ready buyers online and offline.
Websites, blogs, social media, emails, forums, directories, online advertising agencies, etc, are good platforms for announcing yourself.
But, let me be real with you, my brother, my sister. Like every effort under the sun, there is no quick-fix approach to marketing yourself first and subsequently making money online.
It is work first before payment. When you go to some restaurants in Nigeria and abroad, you order for your meals before payment. Yes, some will demand money before the meals.
But, in online writing business, you have to work, research, read, browse and request for specific information from Google, or any of the search engines.
For days, weeks, months or even years, you must continue to announce your presence, give out almost all your products, free and then wait patiently for the conversions to start rolling in.
But, the truth is that in a world of the good, the bad and the ugly, trust online and offline is a big deal. You have got to earn the trust of your readers.
As at 2015, online reports quoted the international telecommunication union as estimating that in a world of about 7 billion people, 3.2 billion of them use the internet.
About 2 billion people from developing and 89 million from least developed countries also use the internet.
These figures show a huge market for writers. But, before I sign off, please remember the trust angle I told you earlier. God bless humanity.
Emmanuel Udom is a journalist, blogger and researcher.