I always love reading new releases that relate to freelance writing so when I was asked to review The Web Content Writer’s Bible, I was very excited. The name suggests that this book is going to be something that freelance writers will refer to often and I was expecting a lot.
I received the kindle version of this book and began reading. It took a couple of hours for me to get through the book, and I have to admit, there were parts that I did just skim through. Overall, I was impressed with the layout and the structure of the book. It was easy to understand and seemed to cover everything. It gives a basic overview of writing web content and the different ways that freelance writers can do this. The book doesn’t go into great detail on some aspects and some sections could have a lot more content added to them. This however, would probably have made the book too cumbersome.
The book is broken into different sections and explains that web content writing can be done as a hobby for additional income by using content mills, full time or part time freelancing using bidding marketplaces and lastly as a business where clients will seek you out. What I did like about this book is the fact that the author specified that web content writing is a choice and it is up to the individual to decide what suits them best. If you don’t want the hassle of running a website, social marketing, blogging, etc., then you can choose to use bidding marketplaces and content mills to create a freelance writing income. If you want to have it all, he does explain how to do this too.
In the content mills and bidding marketplaces sections I did feel that more examples could have been given. The author only listed two or three examples of websites that writers can use which is a pity as there are so many and these sections of the book could have contained a lot more information. Again, lists of these websites can be found easily enough and perhaps the book didn’t need the extra pages of filler content. When talking about bidding marketplaces, readers will be delighted to see that the author has included some very valuable information about creating bids. As I have stated numerous times on this blog, it is vital that you create a personal bid for each and every project that you are looking to receive. The author states this very clearly.
There is a resources section in this book too and to be honest I really do feel that whether you are a complete beginner or you have been freelancing for some time you will find some great information in this book. It is very easy to read and covers everything you need to know. As a starting point and reference guide I would definitely recommend this book.
If like me however, you have been freelancing and writing online content for ten years you might just find that there is nothing new in this book but that is not to say you won’t get some ideas. The section on creating a freelance writing business is very good and explains the importance of your website, social media sites and more.
Overall, I gave this book five stars on Amazon and have no problem reviewing and recommending it here on my blog.
If you feel this is a book that you would benefit from, then why not purchase The Web Content Writer’s Bible: How to Earn Money and Start Your Career Writing Web Content now.
Until next time,
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