If you love to write, chances are you have thought about doing so for a living. Writing can take you down many different paths depending on your skills and interests. If you are thinking about writing as a career, consider some of the options we have listed below.
Novelist: The glamorous career of being a novelist is appealing to many writers. Most writers would love to be the next J.K. Rowling or Stephen King, so if that is your dream, we encourage you to pursue it. However, keep in mind that this is a competitive field and it takes time to write a book. If you choose this career, be ready to fight for your success.
Blogger: Blogs are taking over the internet and it is very easy to become a blogger. Choose a topic that you are passionate about and one you can consistently write about and create a blog based on that topic. You will have to write at least a blog a week to stay relevant. Since there are many blogs out there it is difficult to manage one that is lucrative, so don’t expect to have a hit blog overnight.
Journalist: Writers who are interested in the news and gathering facts may want to work for a newspaper or magazine as a journalist. You can work for a local paper or magazine or contribute articles for online publication. Some companies will require a degree in journalism, but it is not necessary for all journalist jobs.
Copywriter: Would you love to be on Mad Men? Becoming a copywriter will make you feel like you are part of that show. A copywriting career is a great option for writers who can write excellent content that is informative and catchy. You may end up writing content for ad campaigns, websites, or various marketing materials, such as brochures.
Editor: Writers who have an eye for detail may want to pursue a career as an editor. Editors improve stories by correcting grammar and spelling mistakes and making any necessary changes to the story, such as enhancing the plot or character development, to make sure it is ready for publication.
There are many more career options for writers, so if you love to write, find a career where you can write for a living. You might as well get paid for doing what you love.