This is a guest post by Warren Fowler, a marketing enthusiast, and blogger at EduGeeksClub, who loves music. If he doesn’t have a guitar in his hands, he’s probably embracing new technologies and marketing techniques online. You can connect with Warren on Twitter and Facebook.
Top 10 Jobs For Writing Lovers
Writing has always been my thing. From poems to creative writing projects to research papers, I could do everything well at school. My teachers kept advising me: “You’re doing well in this… You should become a writer.” That’s exactly what I aimed for: become a writer. So that’s what I did.
There’s one main thing I realized on this journey: writing is not just about novels and stories. I did that, too. I wrote a few short novels and stories. However, I’ve also used my skill to earn money in other ways. I also connected with other writers, who enjoy experimenting with different kinds of jobs, where writing is not even the most relevant skill.
Your passion for different things and your talent for writing can lead to a productive and profitable career. If you’re still not ready to focus on novels, maybe you should try another job; one that will help you take your writing skills to a higher level… and bring you some money.
I’ll list 10 jobs that writing lovers rarely consider. They will certainly inspire you.
1. Game Writer
What are video games, anyway? Let’s focus on the good ones: we may define them as amazing stories with a visual bang. Instead of seeing them in a book or movie format, the players get to interact with these stories. They fell like they are creating them.
If you have a great realistic or fantasy story on your mind, write it in the form of a video game. It will be a great adventure! You don’t need any programming or graphic design skills for this. Just write your script!
2. Travel Writer
Travel and write? Isn’t that a dream? Easy and stress-free living is one of the greatest myths about being a travel writer. However, this is still an inspiring job that pushes you to live your life to the fullest. I tried travel writing for an entire year. It was probably the most exhausting, but also the most personally rewarding experience of my lifetime.
Here’s a thought: if you love writing and you love traveling, why don’t you combine those two passions in a dream job?
3. Kindle Book Writer
This is a tip for writers willing to blog. When you build a large audience through blogging, you can start selling eBooks to them. Ryan Biddulph is a nice example! He’s a travel blogger, who uses the blog for building an audience and his Kindle books for making money.
Being a Kindle book writer is fun! You can explore any idea without being tied down to a publisher’s terms and deadlines. And you get to write about whatever you want. Isn’t that what being a writer is all about?
4. Technical Writer
You have a thing for technology? You know how to use those terms and still write content that’s easy to read? You’re lucky! Do you know what kind of writing pays the most? You guessed it: technical writing.
As a technical writer, you’ll be creating content for training guides, instructional manuals, journal articles, and more. You may get a full-time job in an engineering or computer company, but you can also do this as a freelancer. If you have what it takes to be a technical writer, you won’t be disappointed by the opportunities.
5. Essay writer
This is me. I’m still working on my own short stories and novels, but essay writing for EduGeeksClub is my current full-time job. Let me tell you something: I love it. Part of the appeal of this job is that you get to research… a lot!
You’re dealing with different topics for each project, so you’re practically expanding your base of knowledge. That helps with the real writing. I got many great ideas for novels from the history or sociology essays I’ve been writing.
This is a well-paid profession, so it’s worthy of your consideration.
6. Advertising Copywriting
Businesses are hungry for content writing. They need great content, and more of it. If they want to attract their audience, they have to publish something extraordinary every single day. Plus, they need creative content for their advertising campaigns.
That’s where you come in – the writer. Of course, you’ll need to learn how marketing content works, but that’s not a big deal. The trick is to understand the audience and deliver the factor of attraction. You’ll be getting better with practice. You’ll be earning more with practice, too!
Not everyone who knows two languages can be a translator. A person with no writing skills doesn’t get the vibe of someone’s writing. They can do literal translation, but that’s not what the audience is after. A great writer who knows two languages, on the other hand, can easily become a successful translator.
Did you know that Vladimir Nabokov was a translator, too? He translated Eugene Onegin from Russian to English. So yes; this is a profession for great writers.
I’m not talking about a second-grade journalist who just writes up reports in a lifeless, soulless voice. I’m talking about high-level journalism that turns real events into captivating stories. This profession demands a specific set of skills that involve research, writing, detachment, and sound judgement. You must stay neutral, but still provoke emotions and opinions with your audience. Sometimes you’ll be writing opinion pieces. Then, you’ll be allowed to show more attitude.
This is a very serious profession, which can bring you serious income if you’re good at it.
9. PR Specialist
Successful businesses, as well as governments and NGOs, are constantly focused on developing convincing PR campaigns. That’s the link between them and the larger audience. Needless to say, a PR campaign can’t be left without a great writer, who will craft press releases and stories that media organizations accept as newsworthy.
The best thing about this profession? It’s steady. You’ll be working for a client (or multiple clients), who will repeatedly need your services. Although it sounds like a boring profession, there’s a lot of creativity involved in PR work.
Okay; you’ve seen politicians giving amazing speeches. You’ve seen inspiring speeches at the Oscars. But are you aware of the fact that most of them weren’t the actual writers? There’s a specific type of ghostwriting: speech writing.
For success in this profession, you have to understand people. You have to connect with the person you’re writing this speech for. You’ll need to grasp their personality in the content. So it won’t be about you and your opinions. It will be all about them. So yes; you’ll practically be a ghostwriter.
Your writing skills give you plenty of opportunities. It would be a shame not to benefit from your entire potential. Why don’t you explore an unusual writing profession today? It might change your life… in a good way! And if you’re looking for a career path into your writing dream job, check out this handy writing career map from Zippia.