I write articles. Lots of them. Some day I will add them all up and the number will undoubtedly be staggering. However, I do a lot more than articles.
I think it's too easy for people to think of freelance writers specializing in online content as nothing more than article writers.
I also think that reminding people of all the great things a content writer can do is a good idea. You might not need articles, but I might be able to do something else for you. Even if you do need articles, there's no harm in tacking some additional material onto that order.
I came up with this list "on the fly." It isn't comprehensive. It doesn't delve into some of the things a person could do with respect to technical writing and it doesn't touch fiction at all. A thirty-second stream of consciousness produced the following (though I did alphabetize the list for effect):
A freelance content writer may be* able to produce:
- Audio scripts
- Blog posts
- Fillers and sidebars
- Instructions and guides
- Press releases
- Sales pages
- Site copy
- Solo ads
- Squeeze pages
- Video scripts
Personally, I think working on a diversity of project types keeps me sharp and helps to inform my overall perspective, so I consider myself something of a "jack of all trades" (although I am not a technical writer and don't pretend to be one), and Content Done Better has tackled all of the above-mentioned areas at one time or another.
Do you need a writer? Before you say "I have enough articles right now," consider some of the other things with which a good content writer can help.
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