The Goopy Ghost at Valentine's Day
February 2017 by V. R. Duin


Cupid flew around the world
To find the perfect friend,
For Goopy, who was shy and kind —
And loyal to the end!
(“The Goopy Ghost at Valentine's Day”)

Rather than post covers on social media, writers should learn markup language for websites to get paid to write as freelance Web writers and online copywriters while developing websites and blogs to attract attention to their own brands.

Book Writer Incomes: Reading has moved online. Unless book writers also move online, their gross annual average incomes likely will remain $500 for self-published books and $5,000 for traditional books. Those who write about books tend to get ignored in this day in which technology rules. Few people are interested in books. For this reason, the posting of book covers on social media is not compelling. Covers are readily identified by those who are skittish of writers' self-promotions. There rarely is anything of benefit to readers of self-serving material. Unless writers use stealth in the mention or depiction of books, many people will flee them. With the use of technology, writers can attract potential readers to the value in their information.

To extend writing practice to Web writing or to online copywriting for modern business, writers should acquire a knowledge of markup language (HTML). To develop web pages for a living, to create a website or blog, and to gain greater control over comments on websites, it is critical to have an understanding of HTML — the predominant markup language of websites. Basic tech skills are all a writer needs to learn this markup language. Of course, it also takes a lot of practice in the production of Web content to build credibility for the next level of learning. It generally is not necessary for Freelance Web Writers to provide digital layout or graphic design. Website Designers often work in specialized teams consisting of skilled Web writers, layout designers and code programmers. Updates to HTML content are critical to successful SEO. A website quickly goes dormant when the writing stops.

There is a huge market for skilled writers of commercial, industrial and professional Web content. Few professionals, organizations, agencies or small companies produce content for their own websites, which presents an ongoing demand for freelance Web writers. Writers seeking freelance writing work of any type, should carefully research job postings. Freelance Web Writers should never give out bank account information, without first confirming the assignment is legitimate. To do otherwise might place existing account balances at risk. Large companies and government offices often provide career positions for the writers of content for websites and blogs. Copywriters also are needed for the production of online advertising and social media content.

For those book writers who are unwilling to upgrade or transfer their skills to other types of content, the Web lists lower and middle income countries in which to seek temporary or permanent refuge. It also is possible for books to be flops in the countries of origin and best sellers elsewhere. Writers can research the important lifestyle considerations and policies of foreign places online. While book writers attempt to stretch funds, interesting outside ideas might surface with which to get paid to write. Freelance Web Writers can add the needed markup language to a book writer's creative foundation of human language. Of course, this comes with added cost.

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    • Get paid to write admin says:

      Web Writers can get paid to write and provide markup language for small businesses, agencies and organizations with websites and blogs.

    • Learn Markup Language admin says:

      While web writing presents new opportunity for writers, it is necessary to learn markup language for websites and blogs, which is easier to acquire than literacy in a human language.

      • freelance Web writersadmin says:

        As reading moves online, freelance web writers may move into career positions at large businesses, agencies and organizations due to the demand for professionals who can write copy with markup language.