Got questions about content writing? I’ve got answers!
Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my Content Fountain FAQ page.
As a freelance content writer, I’m sure you have some burning questions about what I do. Well, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered!
Here are some of the most popular frequently asked questions I have encountered, so let’s dive right in!
Freelance content writer hire
Why should I hire a freelance content writer?
Hiring a freelance content writer is a smart choice if you want to save time and improve the quality of your content.
As a professional writer, I have the skills and expertise needed to create engaging and informative content tailored to your needs.
You can focus on other aspects of your business by outsourcing your writing tasks to me.
What are the benefits of hiring a professional content writer for my business?
There are many benefits to hiring a professional content writer for your business.
First and foremost, a content writer can save you time and energy by handling the writing process for you, allowing you to focus on other important aspects of your business.
Additionally, a professional content writer can bring a fresh perspective to your brand and help you to communicate your message more effectively to your target audience.
A content writer can also help ensure that your content is high quality and engaging, improving your online presence and helping you to stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Furthermore, a content writer knowledgeable about search engine optimisation (SEO) can help optimise your content for search engines, which can lead to increased visibility and traffic to your website.
Writing approach and process
How do you approach a writing project?
I always start by understanding your business, target audience, and goals.
From there, I research your industry, competitors, and keywords to create a content strategy tailored to your needs.
Once we agree on a plan, I’ll create high-quality content that meets your expectations.
How long does it take to complete a writing project?
The timeline for completing a writing project depends on the scope and complexity of the work.
I strive to deliver high-quality content promptly while ensuring I give each project the attention it deserves.
When we discuss your project, I’ll give you an estimated timeline based on your needs.
How do you handle research for the content?
When creating content, I conduct extensive research to ensure that the content is accurate and informative. I use reputable sources and make sure to cite the sources as needed.
How do you come up with content ideas?
I use various methods to come up with content ideas, such as researching trending topics in the industry, brainstorming, and analysing what types of content have been successful in the past. I also employ leading digital marketing software tools that allow me to analyse content trends and other performance indicators.
How do you ensure that the content you create is engaging?
To ensure that my content is engaging, I focus on writing in a conversational tone that is easy to read and understand.
I also make sure to use engaging headlines and subheadings, include visual elements like images or infographics, and use storytelling techniques to make the content more relatable.
How do you tailor content for different audiences?
When creating content, I consider the target audience and tailor it to their needs and interests.
This may involve using a specific tone or writing style, including industry-specific jargon, or focusing on topics of particular interest to that audience.
How do you optimise content for search engines?
To optimise content for search engines, I use relevant keywords in the title, headings, and body of the content.
I also make sure to use meta descriptions, alt tags for images, and internal linking to improve the content’s overall search engine optimisation (SEO).
How do you work with clients to meet their content needs?
I work closely with clients to understand their goals and objectives for their content, as well as their target audience and brand voice.
This allows me to create content that meets their specific needs and helps them achieve their business objectives.
Can you write in a specific tone or style?
Absolutely! I work closely with my clients to ensure that the tone and style of the content align with their brand voice and messaging.
Whether you need a professional, formal tone or a more conversational style, I can deliver the content you need.
How do you ensure the content is original and not plagiarised?
I take plagiarism very seriously and ensure that all content I create is original and unique.
I use plagiarism detection tools for quality assurance purposes to ensure that the content is not copied from any other source, and I also write everything from scratch based on the client’s specific needs and instructions.
What are some common SEO optimisation techniques used in content writing?
There are several common SEO optimisation techniques used in content writing. Some of the most important techniques include:
Keyword research: Identifying relevant keywords and phrases people are searching for and strategically incorporating them into the content.
On-page optimisation: Optimise search engine content by including relevant meta descriptions, title tags, and header tags.
Quality content: Writing high-quality, informative, and engaging content that people want to read and share.
Internal linking: Linking to other pages within the website to help search engines understand the structure and hierarchy of the website.
External linking: Linking to high-quality external sources to demonstrate expertise and authority on a topic.
Mobile optimisation: Ensuring that the content is optimised for mobile devices, as more and more people are using smartphones and tablets to browse the internet.
By incorporating these SEO optimisation techniques into your content writing, you can improve your search engine rankings and drive more traffic to your website, ultimately helping to increase your visibility and online presence.
Do you provide SEO optimisation?
Yes, I have experience writing content optimised for search engines.
This includes conducting keyword research, optimising headlines and meta descriptions, and using best practices for on-page optimisation.
However, I always prioritise creating valuable and engaging content for your audience rather than simply focusing on SEO.
Can you help with SEO optimisation?
Yes, I have experience with SEO optimisation and can help clients create content that is optimised for search engines.
This includes using relevant keywords, writing meta descriptions, and structuring the content in an easily readable way for search engine algorithms.
What type of content can you write?
I can write various content types, including web copy, blog posts, articles, product descriptions, email newsletters, and more.
I aim to create content that resonates with your target audience and helps you achieve your business goals.
Do you offer content strategy services?
Yes, I offer content strategy services to help you create a plan for your content marketing efforts.
This includes identifying your target audience, choosing the right topics and keywords, and developing a publishing schedule that works for your business.
You can ask more about this service using my online contact form.
Do you specialise in a specific type of content?
While I have experience writing various content types, including blog posts, articles, website copy, and more, I don’t necessarily specialise in only one type.
Instead, I focus on creating high-quality, engaging content that meets the needs of my clients.
Do you offer social media management services?
My main focus is on writing high-quality content, so I offer a highly regarded social media content writing service.
This includes creating social media posts, social media add copy, and content promotion copy that aligns with your content marketing efforts. All you need to do is to paste the text into your posts. I even give you suggestions for the types of visuals you can add, and some engagement tactics that will improve interaction for your post.
I don’t offer any social media management, and I do not offer scheduling and publishing posts on your behalf.
Rates and pricing
What are your rates?
My rates vary depending on the type of content you need, the scope of the project, and other factors.
However, I strive to provide fair and competitive pricing for my services. Contact me to discuss your project and get a free quote.
What is your pricing structure?
My pricing structure varies depending on the scope and complexity of the project.
I offer competitive rates and work with clients to ensure they receive high-quality content that meets their needs and budget.
When we discuss your custom project, I’ll provide you with a detailed quote based on your requirements.
Quality and revisions
How can I be sure that I’ll be satisfied with your work?
I take pride in providing high-quality content that meets or exceeds my client’s expectations.
That’s why I offer a happiness guarantee. If you’re not happy with our work, I’ll revise it until you are.
How many revisions do you offer?
I offer a fair number of revisions per project to ensure that you’re completely satisfied with the final product.
My clients are usually satisfied after one or two rounds of revisions.
Can you provide references or samples of your work?
Absolutely! I have a portfolio of work available on request and references from satisfied clients. I’m happy to provide samples or references upon request.
How do you handle revisions or changes to the content?
I understand that clients may have changes or revisions they’d like to make to the content I create.
I offer a fair number of revisions in my pricing structure, and I work with my clients to ensure they are happy with the final product.
Communication and deadlines
What is your communication style?
I am a responsive and communicative professional who keeps clients updated throughout the content creation process.
Since I have a teaching job, I am available via email during the day and happy to answer clients’ questions or concerns.
During the consultation, I will make time available for lengthy phone or zoom conversations.
How do you handle deadlines?
I take deadlines very seriously and deliver content to clients on time.
I work with clients to establish a timeline that works for their needs and ensure I can meet all deadlines.
Copywriting vs. Content Writing
What is the difference between copywriting and content writing?
Copywriting typically refers to writing meant to sell a product or service, such as advertising or website copy.
Content writing is more focused on providing informative and educational content to readers, such as blog posts or articles.
What is the primary goal of copywriting compared to content writing?
The primary goal of copywriting is to persuade the reader to take a specific action, such as buying a product or signing up for a service. Copywriting is typically focused on the benefits of the product or service being offered and uses persuasive language to convince the reader to take action.
On the other hand, content writing aims to provide valuable information or entertainment to the reader. The goal of content writing is not necessarily to sell a product or service, but rather to educate, inform, or entertain the reader. Content writing is often used to attract visitors to a website, establish thought leadership, or build brand awareness.
While there is some overlap between copywriting and content writing, understanding the primary goals of each can help businesses to develop more effective marketing strategies and choose the right type of writing for their specific needs.
How do you stay up-to-date with industry trends and changes?
I stay up-to-date with industry trends and changes by reading industry publications, attending webinars and conferences, and following thought leaders and influencers on social media.
This allows me to stay informed about the latest developments in the industry and adjust my content strategy accordingly.
How do content writers stay current with industry trends and changes?
Staying current with industry trends and changes is essential for content writers to create relevant and informative content. Some of the ways content writers stay up-to-date include:
Industry news and blogs: Reading industry news and blogs to stay informed about the latest trends, developments, and best practices.
Professional networks: Participating in online forums, discussion groups, and social media platforms to connect with other professionals in the industry.
Webinars and conferences: Attending webinars and conferences to learn from experts and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies.
Continuing education: Taking courses or workshops to improve skills and learn about new tools and techniques.
Experimentation and analysis: Experimenting with new techniques and tools and analyse the results to determine what works best.
Ready to take your content to the next level? Let’s talk!
I hope this FAQ page has answered some of your questions.
If you have any more, feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with you!