After 2019, the world is moved offline to online and from home office. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new culture of working from home has taken place. Now organizations are not sure of a general situation. Even new startups are being built, but the option of working from home has little eliminated the culture of the office. It’s a bit awful, but what’s good is that women, people with disabilities, and people in general can set up freelance. Now, women can have more chances as freelancers in a safe way, and people with disabilities do not have to travel anywhere in a difficult situation. In addition, other freelancers can work from home.
In a conversation with Republic World, Ankit Dev Arpan and Shanya Das, founders of The Writers Community, which is an Indian market for freelancers, discussed how one can become a freelance writer.
5 most demanding job opportunities for freelance writers
Copy editor: use your hand in copy editing
Plagiarized content is a big no in the content market. Contrary to this sentence, the truth is that publishers these days only have content prepared in advance. Each agency or publishing center is looking for revisers. This is necessary for white labeling of content, and it is the need for the current situation. So, if a freelance writer has paraphrasing skills and can play with not only words, a sentence with grammatical control can also apply to editing.
Translator: try to change the language of the content
Language is the most remarkable achievement of social animals; because of this, we are human. In the content industry, bilingualism is a basic need, but multilingual content is a unique characteristic. If you think you can change the language of the content to different languages, try posting from a translator. There is a good salary for English to Hindi and vice versa, but a decent salary for translation into regional and international languages.
News Writer: Quit blogging and switch to news writing for editorial work
âChange is the rule of natureâ, and the world’s economy is based on the ârule of demandâ. Prepare according to these two power quotes. One in two writers is a blogger or article writer, but demand has shifted to writing news or press releases. If you are keenly interested in verifying the facts and presenting the truth with authenticity, please invest your skills in writing news. Various news portals, including Sansad TV, are calling for applications for news writing.
Content Creator: Prepare content for upcoming exams for job opportunities
Switching from offline teaching and exam mode to online mode created inevitable problems, but it also created opportunities. Now academic writing has decent options. Various online learning platforms invite experts for academic writing. The demand for K-12 content material and other competitive exams is high; if someone is proficient in a particular subject, they can choose positions as content curators, content creators, subject matter experts, academic reviewers, etc.
Social Media Executive: create an impact on social media with your words
In the progressive digital world, social media is a primary need not only for brands, but also for individuals. The demand for social media managers and marketers is increasing day by day. If your words have the power to grab an audience on social media platforms and your comments can grab users’ attention, then don’t waste it elsewhere. Social media is a platform where you can use your skills and generate leads for various organizations. Social media influencers or managers earn pretty well and try to fit in with the next social media impact maker.
(Disclaimer: The article was written by Ankit Dev Arpan and Shanya Das, Founders of the Writing Community. The opinions expressed here are personal. Republic World assumes no responsibility in this regard.)