How to become a successful writer? This is one question every writer faces.
I still remember the days when I started writing blogs; it was 8 years back. Am I a successful writer after writing for 8 years? Let’s come back to that discussion later. Today I am here to share some hardcore truths that I learned in my long content writing journey.
When I tell people that I am a blogger, the most common reply which I get it – that’s cool man! Even I have plans to start my blog, but I don’t know what to write, or I don’t have time to write in my busy schedule. Trust me; these people are never going to become a writer. They are the people who want to lose weight but won’t give up binge eating.
So, if you really want to become a successful writer, and looking for successful writing tips. Brace yourself and get ready to give up!
1. Give Up Whining
Did you make an effort to connect with people who would like to read what you wrote?
So, you are that person who thinks that people should read your content because you wrote it? That’s the most horrible thought for a writer.
A writer should think like a businessman; your content is your product. To sell your product, you need to create the best product in the market and reach out to the right users who would potentially buy your product.
Nobody owes you their time and attention.
So stop whining! Start writing more! Connect with people!
2. Give Up Competition
There are always a group of writers who complain about competition. In this Internet world where billions of content created every single day, sure there is a hell lot of competition.
But are they really your competitors? People who say that they don’t write because of competition are losing the game even without playing. You ask any successful writers, and they don’t believe in competition.
You can doubt your skill, that can happen to anyone. Even after writing 100s of blogs, I still doubt my capability, but use it as a fuel to work harder.
3. Give Up Fear of Marketing
There is a common notion among young writers that, you just write good content, and you will get readers.
But how the hell people will find your good content? There are billions of content produced every day, and there are high chances for your content to get lost in the crowd.
Marketing is a dirty job, you can’t avoid it. It’s the fuel that powers up your engine.
So understand that it’s equally important to market and promote your content.
4. Give Up Your Time
Building a career as a writer requires TIME. Treat it like other usual career paths; you need to invest at least few years to be successful in any career path, its same with writing.
You can’t just start a blog and expect six figured revenue. You take any successful writers, they have put in years of effort. There is no overnight success in content writing.
The more the time you allocate, the better writer you become. So get ready to give up the time you spend on other activities and dedicate your time regularly on writing. Consistency is the key here, and you would eventually become better.
5. Give Up Your Envy
You will never become a successful writer until the day you stop comparing with other writers. You want to become like your favourite write, check the number of years they have invested in becoming what they are today. Odds are it will be at least 5-10 years.
There is no point in getting jealous over successful writers and worrying that you are not as successful as them. Instead, use it as fuel. Learn from them, follow them closely and work towards scaling up your skills.
Never let envy keep you stuck in the same spot.
6. Give Up Your Laziness
How many articles or blogs you have written? If you have written 100 blogs and felt proud about it, there is another author who would have completed 1000 blogs.
Always remember, you don’t write enough! (Say this to yourself every day)
There will be times where you don’t feel like writing, and you will have writers’ block, you don’t get ideas, you don’t get works, etc. etc. But just suck it up and start writing.
7. Give Up Your Excuses
To any writer, if you ask them why you want you to write now, you may get 1-2 reasons. But if you ask why you don’t want to write now, you will get 100s of reasons.
As a writer, the most easiest thing is to come up with excuses for not writing. Stop giving yourself lame excuses. Stop procrastinating. Start writing.
Have one goal for next 30, 60, 90 days – JUST WRITE.
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