Young mothers are often looking for income while on maternity leave. It can be either for a financial reason or the sake of self-development.
No matter what, mothers on maternity leave can often make money only on the Internet. The reason is obvious — you can work from home. A profession as a copywriter or essay writer can be quite lucrative if you get the right start and improve your writing skills. Today we’re going to talk about how moms with a child can become a better writer and adopt a new profession.
Is it easy to be a copywriting mom?
If my mother is used to working with information, can quickly type, it is easy for her to write articles. She will manage to complete several orders per day.
Most women discover copywriting by chance, looking for work at home for young mothers. It’s harder for them to gain experience as a copywriter, they have to start with the basics.
It’s easier for all moms to choose the topics of articles. They can easily write about motherhood and the problems faced by millions of women around the world. Moreover, any woman prepares for the baby and reads a lot of educational literature.
This knowledge is reflected in the texts you can write for sale or even create your themed blog. Any woman has some kind of life experience, profession, knowledge, views on family relationships. Each person can choose topics for creating articles based on her skills, knowledge, background.
How do you learn to write?
I’m begging you not to fall for any training courses, classes for beginners, or breakthrough workshops at the start. So far, I have not seen a single course for beginners, which could not be replaced by free information from the Internet. Do not think that you sign up on a course and then immediately start earning. Well, you’ll start earning after you’ve written an N number of texts and get 100500 corrections.
To start, you will only need to read materials on the subject of copywriting on the Internet and follow the instructions and assignments, which we can find even on Pinterest. Read about marketing and advertising, copywriting itself, and the main principles. And, of course, write as much as you can. It can be a description of your day or emotions, a review on a new children’s toy, which turned out to be completely useless.
How to become a better writer?
I offer you simple and creative activities to help you develop your writing skills.
Nothing is challenging here — just rewrite someone else’s text in your own words to high uniqueness. If you have little experience in writing texts, you can start training with rewriting. You can complicate the task and do the reverse rewriting. You take the text and try to give it the exact opposite meaning, keeping the volume and structure. Great, if you can give the opposite meaning to each sentence and keep the style of the text. Sometimes you get something quite funny; sometimes, something hypertrophied stories.
Come up with ten metaphors
You just take any noun from the text you’re working on and come up with ten metaphors featuring it. Or ten epithets about it. Or ten comparisons to it. Or ten aphorisms. Yes, it’s hard. But it’s worth a try. Have you thought of one? Insert into the text what seems to you the best. If it’s a bad fit, it’s better to leave the text without metaphors.
This assignment is imaginative and teaches you how to write without waiting for inspiration.
Choose a topic, set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes, and write! If you have trouble with a topic, open any book on page 17 and find line 6. That will be your topic.
As time goes on, it’s important not to hesitate. Let your thoughts rush with the speed of hounds. Write with a sense of urgency. Jump over your taboos, illuminate every stray, lonely thought in your head, and let it break free. Soak the pages in ink. Verbal Sprint invites you to turn off your evaluative judgment by entering the flow of intuition, to which high-speed writing joins in.
You take a noun and write ten adjectives that match it. For example, the noun is milk. What is it like? Warm, almond, whipped, icy, sour, and so on. And then, we write ten adjectives that don’t fit it. For example, green, prickly, transparent… You can do the same with verbs.
Create a commercial
You have to take two to five concepts that are not connected in any way and make up a story. Open a dictionary, a book, or any website and point your finger anywhere. Limit yourself to two concepts to make the story easier; if you want some serious practice, take five at once. Come up with a product, an offer, and compose an ad according to all the rules of selling texts.
The fun part is that you can do some of these exercises with your kids in a game-like fashion. Happy Writing!