One day, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and I saw an advertisement about an online job. I looked it up and found out that they were looking for freelance writers. Aha! I liked it right away and looked up the website but before I registered, I researched and read lots of reviews first. I don't wanna be a victim of just another online scam.
Guess what I found out? It's legit!! Whew! And it's based in the Philippines so I don't have to worry about payment terms because their payment system is through several banks in the country and their main bank is also where I bank. All the reviews were great and they say that it's probably the only online writing job in the country that's legit and will pay immediately. Goodie good, I'm sold!
After realizing what I did, I slept through the day and started writing my articles when I arrived at work that night. I wrote and wrote during down times like when my class was taking their assessment, during my breaks, and lunches. I was able to complete 3 articles with more than 500 words. At 4 am, I was set to finish my last 2 but I got really drained and tired. I decided to ask for an extension but nobody in their LIVE chat support was there to assist me so I just let it go.
We're being asked to write original and high quality articles and based on the online manual, all that we write are just for web content.. but are we being credited for our articles? When I write something about What Does It Take To Be A Change Agent and when it's published, will it say it's written by me? Or will it appear under a different name? Or no name at all? I haven't considered asking. And when I read the entire manual, it wasn't stipulated.
It makes sense. It does, right? Or not? Web content writing. Writing several articles with no credits to the writer's name. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Writing for the sake of SEO, keywords, and keyword density. I don't think I can do it. It's so difficult! I'm sure it can be learned but.. would I write something about flash disks, and ropes, and electrical stuff when I'm not even interested in them? And I'm not even credited for my own work? MAYBE, if that's what I do for a living. And there's nothing wrong with it if you do it right. But who knows who might claim my work as theirs?
I guess what I wanna say here is that.. I want to write about things I'm passionate of and I want my voice to be heard.
Have you tried content writing? Would you write something even when you're not actually credited for it?