Developing the right habits to create a successful online writing career isn’t difficult, it just requires some thought about how to approach your writing life and the words you create. Here are 3 habits that will improve your chances of writing success.
1. Adapt like a Graffiti Artist
One talent a graffiti artist has to have, is the ability to create their art on multiple surfaces. No two rocks or walls are the same; every crevasse would influence the end result and overall effect of the art. To be a successful online writer, you must be able to do that same thing. Writing email copy is vastly different than blog posting, or from creating website content for a business. When you are as adaptable as a graffiti artist, no matter what surface you’re presented with (no matter what online arena you’re writing for), you are in control of the end result.
2. Move like a Ninja
Ninjas, (at least my interpretation of Ninjas as I’ve never actually been one), have the ability to move through their environment unseen. A successful copywriter requires that same skill – to create the content (move through the environment) and then move on, so the reader never thinks about the fact that the words they are reading were created specifically to get them to take some action. In short, you don’t want customers thinking, “I’m being sold something.” Rather, you want them to cruise through the content and come to the conclusion that the thing they just read about will improve their life in some fashion – without thinking about the behind the scenes writing ninja that created the masterful content.
3. Live like a Hummingbird Hawkmoth
Mutualism is a form of interaction where each individual derives benefit. Hummingbird Hawkmoths are a fine example of this type of relationship – drinking nectar to survive and pollinating plants along the way. When you live like a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, your writing benefits the reader, and you gain benefit from the reader in the form of money, notoriety, a paycheck, etc. A mutual relationship can go on forever, compared to a parasitic relationship where you write merely to sell, without giving -mutual gives everyone long term gain.
Be adaptable, write like a ninja moves, and aim for mutualism – habits that will serve you well in the online writing arena.
grafitti photo by Tattooed JJ
ninja photo by R’eyes