When I first started writing, I simply wanted to do it because I loved writing. Getting paid for it was just a plus!
The more I started writing, the more I realised there were numerous benefits, as well as several different aspects and features that can be utilised to take my career in whichever direction I wished.
Dipping my toes in the waters of many of them, over time I came to realise that my favourite was its versatility. I was – and still am – a huge fan of the flexibility it can offer to your everyday life, but when it comes to business development and seeing the most success possible, versatility is the one for me.
The main reason behind this is because freelance writing is such a versatile career, you can not only essentially tailor it to your specific needs, but if you utilise it properly, you can practically guarantee your continued success.
For example, I think we all start out writing in the same way. We have an interest in it, we discover someone willing to pay us a couple of dollars to write a few articles or blog posts on what seem like particularly obscure topics and from then on we tend to hone our skills by writing more on the topics that we genuinely know a lot about.
With many writers staying at this level right throughout their career, it’s often because they don’t know how to use the versatility of freelance writing to move forward in a positive way.
For me, I had an existing knowledge of SEO and digital marketing. Therefore, when I was looking to take my career to the next level, I tried to move into this area. I realised that content was starting to play an increasingly important role in SEO, so I approached some agencies and discussed my experience of freelance writing and my focus on SEO.
A couple of weeks later, I was starting to get involved in serious discussions about regular work – and today, several years on, I’m working as a SEO Specialist for a digital agency with a huge focus on high quality, unique, content.
And that’s just an example from my own personal experience – I’m sure Sharon won’t mind me talking about her experience as a CV writer.
Now I don’t know a huge deal about Sharon’s background, but I know that she’s an experienced writer with various specialities, one of which being writing and proofing CVs.
Actually using her writing service myself, whenever I talk about freelance writing’s versatility, I use Sharon’s CV writing service as an example. This is because it’s a perfect way to show how simple the career’s versatility can be to utilise, but also how effective.
Everyone needs a CV. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re working in or if the job you’re applying for is your first or fiftieth, we can all do with some pointers on our CV. Understanding this and being able to draw on her many years of experience, Sharon offers a fantastic service to ensure you’re doing as much as you possibly can to impress your potential employer before you’ve even stepped through their door.
What’s also important to understand here is that this is just one arm of Sharon’s wider writing career. From the conversations I’ve had with her, she also does business blogging, PR writing and general SEO writing, too – and I’m certain these don’t cover everything she offers either!
As freelance writing is so versatile, it’s unique in the sense that you don’t have to focus your career on just one road. You can specialise in half a dozen different areas and still reach a potentially huge audience – and if you continually tweak and develop the services you offer, you can rest assured you’re making the most of the versatility freelance writing offers to cement your continued success as a writer.