Writing is something that comes from within. Some people are blessed and writing comes to them naturally. Also, there is another category of people who have to think really hard to write down a presentable piece. Some people wish to make their careers in creating content. They do not let their desire to earn money overshadow their habits.
Here are five habits of successful content creators:
- Write on a regular basis
Consistency is key. You should be able to convert your feelings into words. Penning down your thoughts on paper will help you create a vision. We people have a childlike memory and if you get too detached with things, then it is because you are ‘told to’ write and not because you ‘love to’ write. And writing comes easy to those who love it!
“There was a time when we weren’t making any money. That is when consistency also played a major role. We didn’t stop and gradually the brands started noticing us. Post that, everything has been shaping up well.”- Prajakta Koli, Youtuber
- Study your audience
In every field you work, for your service to be successful, it is very important that firstly it reaches the target audience. As a writer, you should have a basic understanding of connecting with the audience. If the audience in any way feels that the information provided by you in the writing is of no use, then the purpose of writing gets defeated.
- Create a voice of your own
You are not the only content creator in the world. People have other sources to gain information but your purpose is to make your audience love and appreciate what you are writing. The option you have here is limited. So build up an image of yours and establish your own voice so that people can look up to you.
- Seek solutions to questions
People consuming your content aren’t interested in just hearing you talk. They come looking to satisfy specific needs. Whether those needs are to solve a problem to simply increase their confidence in your industry, it’s your job to put your market observations into terms they can understand and find lessons in. These will create a climate of belief and lead to an increased audience.
- Question everything
In order to seek answers to various questions that your audience expects you to deliberate upon, you yourself should be curious about everything. You need to develop the habit of questioning things and become curious to identify problems worth solving. This will help in idea generation for the content.
So just know that being a successful content creator starts with the habits you form, as they’ll set you up to produce some seriously valuable content for your target audience.
Sonakshi Goel is an intern with SheThePeople.TV