No, I do not want to sound biased or say that women should work from home only or that women should look for work from home opportunities only!
It is just that, what happens when the situation is tough and the lady has no options!
1) Be at home and do nothing
2) Start working from home
Of course, when the situation is tough and there are no options, working from home is the best option for women.
If this seems hard to believe, think about the pandemic situation we are still struggling with. The world shut down and everyone was at home. Earning had become a big challenge and those who could work from home were the ones who managed to meet both ends meet, The pandemic has taught us many things.
Two big lessons we learned from the pandemic:
- The need to build a strong immunity
- Online working, shopping, learning, and communicating is what kept us going
Now, let’s get back to our main topic of discussion – why content writing is a good option for women!
Lots of Opportunities for Beginners
It is true that there are plenty of opportunities for those who are experienced. But, what about those who do not have any experience? Content writing is one career, which anyone can pursue.
It does not mean that you do not require any skills or qualifications. It also doesn’t mean that it is something we all can do. No- I didn’t mean that ( how could I).
So..first …what does it need to become a content writer from home?
- A computer/laptop
- Internet connectivity
These were the basic things you need to start writing! Besides this, any woman needs to
- Have a passion for writing
- Love to read/write, do online search
- Hardworking, ready to take up writing challenges
- Ready to take up writing assignments as and when needed
I am sure, anyone who wants to earn from home will have these in them.
Now, for beginners, as we say there are plenty of opportunities when working from home as a freelance content writer. What are these opportunities for a beginner?
I have a blog dedicated to this – have a look at the opportunities here:
Now, why women?
I say women because of a number of reasons. I have many friends who are married, who have kids at home ( of course they are a priority) but my friends desperately want to work. Their main question was how?
Like men, women at certain stages, are not able to step out of their homes. Reasons can be many –
- Personal choice
- Babies at home
- Probably the lady is located in such a place where commuting a big challenge
- Health reasons
- Parents to look after
- Other problems at home which need attention
Content writing is one career option that will never let you down.
A woman can work from home in different ways –
- Work full-time – 8 hours in a day
- Part-time – work 4 hours a day
- Work on a project basis
- Work as per requirements
- On hourly projects
Now, there are many opportunities to work as a freelancer, but how does one get jobs? Who will give work to a lady who doesn’t have experience?
Well, check out this blog below:
Now, since that is sorted – here comes the big question:
How to get started as a freelance content writer working from home?
A woman decides to earn from home. She understands that there are a number of work options as well, but how to get about it? Here is my brief guide for all women who want to get started.
- Get your laptop and internet connection ready
- Decide on how you would like to work – part-time or full-time, or on hourly basis
- Do some home-work ( spend a few days understanding what content writing is, types of content)
- If you wish you can even enrol for a short term content writing course
- Create your portfolio so that you can show your clients your writing skills
- Prepare a good cover letter ( write your qualifications, why someone will hire you, your skills, etc)
- Start applying for jobs
- Begin your freelance content writing career from home 🙂
Isn’t it simple?
Well, it is – but remember, initially you have to work hard. You have to establish yourself as a writer who is skilled, who can be trusted, and who can produce high-quality content. So, be prepared for a flourishing career as a content writer but remember you have to work hard for it.
Now, why do we say it’s a great career for women?
In my life and career, I have seen that most content writers are women. Though we do have male writers, their number has always been few and odd.
So, do women make better writers? Maybe Yes.
Freelance Content Writing as a Career Option for Women
Content writing is one of those jobs which is quite satisfying. If you love to read and write, nothing can be better. There is a scope to read a lot, research a lot and learn a lot. One can get creative and write several great articles.
Women who do not wish to work for others can even start their own blog and earn money from it. There are many bloggers who are earning quite well through blogging. The best part is that women can blog on anything they love. Some of the most popular blogging niches for women are:
- Health and fitness
- Beauty blogging
Women are often paid by brands or sponsors who seek reviews of their products. They are ready to pay good money to bloggers who get good traffic in their blogs. Thus, women have a good source of income through product reviews.
Besides, women who love to write can choose content writing in specific niches because there are plenty of opportunities. Content writers are needed for a variety of niches and for different types of articles.
Some popular niches are:
- Beauty and styling
- Lifestyle blogs
- DIY blogs
- Home remedies blogs
- Travel blogs
- Cooking Blogs
In fact, I feel there are some niches that are dominated by women such as cooking, DIY, beauty, fashion, styling, and a lot more.
So, it is not just about making money but enjoying the work as well.
Earn Well From Home
Now, content writing is a lucrative career. If you are talented and can write well, you can earn well.
So, how do content writers get paid? Payment terms and options depend on the contract with the client. Here are some of the ways a content writer can be paid.
- Per article basis – The writer gets an amount that is fixed per article.
- Per word basis – The writer gets paid on a word basis
- Total word count written – There is a contract on total word count
- Hourly rate – The lady gets paid at an hourly rate
- Monthly – She gets a fixed remuneration
Now, how much one receives depends on a number of things which include the nature of content, research needed, niche, and more.
A content writer can earn any amount ranging from $7 to $50 on a per hour basis. The options are unlimited. If you start writing for a client, do not forget to know more about the existing content writing rates, in your country. Content writing prices tend to vary from one place to another.
Ensure that you are not paid less for your efforts.
If you wish to start your content writing career at the earliest and from home, get going right now. It is never too late to get started.