Thinking of making or developing a career in web content writing? You don’t need to have a background in journalism although that may well help. There are no specific entry requirements but a background in information provision, report writing or public relations would help. The location can be be flexible, either home based or writer in residence due to the nature of the assignments.
There may also be opportunities to work freelance whereby one can be flexible about who to work for. Small and medium sized enterprises are always on the look-out for freelancers who can help deliver a web content writing package.
Salary expectations can be varied. Writers in residence will obviously be able to command better packages particularly if they can combine writing skills with project management competencies. Typically salaries will start at 22k with the potential to rise depending on the successful satisfaction of targets. Remember too, however, that companies may be tempted to outsource their web content writing to low cost regions in the world. The quality of writing might be poor but companies seeking quotes from these regions will expect similar quotes from local writers.
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