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Writing About Your Passion From Home

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Each day, millions of people post content to the Internet without compensation. Whether the medium is a blog, message board or community website, many of these free posts contain high quality, valuable content written by individuals with in-depth knowledge of their subject matter, as well as an understanding of the style and content interesting to their readership.

If you are one of these individuals, you can create an additional income source, or even pursue a full time freelance writing career, by focusing on and writing about your passion from home.

If you have excellent writing skills and are passionate and knowledgeable about a specific topic or subject but have not written about it online, working as an online content writer may be well worth considering, especially if you have the available time to do so.

How to Begin Writing About Your Passion From Home

First, it's important to assess your knowledge of various subjects in order to determine what you'd like to write about. For example, you might be a cycling enthusiast with a comprehensive understanding of cycling gear, biking events, bicycle repair and cycling culture in general. Alternatively, you might be an avid music fan or a musician, staying current on new bands, music festivals, concerts and new releases.

Regardless of the subject matter, anyone with a passion for a certain topic and the ability to craft clear, concise articles can get paid to write online from home. The key is to simply choose a topic you already love and effectively sell the knowledge you already possess regarding that topic.

This holds especially true for individuals who frequently contribute to message boards or blogs regarding a certain topic. Message boards and community forums rely on their users to generate free content that will attract additional readers. If you regularly post informative, high quality content to a message board for free, why not get paid to do so by working for an online content company?

Hundreds of reputable online content companies are willing to pay you in exchange for your content, and competitive compensation rates may even allow you to write about your passion from home as a full time job.

The Keys to Writing About Your Passion as a Career

When you apply for a job as an online content writer, you'll typically be asked to provide some samples of your writing. For this reason, it's important to build an online content portfolio before submitting any online writing job applications. The type of portfolio you build will largely depend on the type of company you wish to work for.

If you want to write for a website that deals exclusively with a certain type of subject matter, ensure that the topic in question is something you already feel passionate about. Use your existing knowledge and perform additional research to build a portfolio packed with high quality articles about that particular subject. After submitting your application, be sure to heed any advice that the editor provides. The website might be looking for a very particular style, and it's important to adhere to any guidelines that the site provides to you.

Alternatively, you might choose to work for a content company that develops articles about a wider range of topics. In this case, it is useful to be passionate and knowledgable about several of these topics. At the same time, it's important to be flexible about the content you might be writing.

Look at a challenging assignment about an unfamiliar topic as an opportunity to learn more about something you might not already be passionate about. A passion for discovery and learning is one of the trademarks of an excellent content writer.

Mike Quayle

Posted on 15th November, 2010 by Mike Quayle

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Mike Quayle is a SEO, content writer, and marketer from Seattle, Washington.

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