Let me state now that unlocking is not the same as opening the door. In other words, I am not making promises. Instead, what I am presenting is nothing more than a potential for more opportunities.
More Opportunities for Content Writers and Clients
Aspiring content writers have yet to find stability in their profession. It means they still have unproductive times and continue to seek more opportunities. It is also because they are not receiving their perceived fair compensation.
Like freelance content writers, clients also need stability. Here, I am referring to those who have a constant need for new articles. Having experienced working with writers, they know the difficulty of hiring excellent ones.
From the day I decided to pursue my passion for writing and making a career out of it, I kept pondering on one question.
How can I increase the opportunities for Filipino content writers and clients?
As a matter of fact, it is that very question that led to the birth of the Filipino Writer. With this site, one of my intentions is to give value to both parties. Subscribing to the idea that no one will act unless there is something to gain, let me then present the benefits.
For Filipino Content Writers
Rather than looking for clients, is it not better to receive offers?
At the pinnacle of writing profession, writers have the luxury of declining offers. Not only can they charge a higher pay rate, but they are also the ones great clients approach.
For that to happen, writers have to put themselves in a position to succeed. One of the ways to do that is the idea that I am presenting here.
For Clients and Employers
They say hiring Filipino content writers is easy and cheap. Of course, that depends on the requirements and the type of articles needed. In essence, the higher the quality, the harder it is to find good freelancers or full-timers.
If what clients seek are people who can write short articles in bunches, then this post has no value. My focus here is to help Filipino writers grow and write top quality articles. In essence, they are the ones who can write long, insightful articles. Not only do these pieces come with depth but they also conform to SEO best practices.
At any rate, I encourage clients to bookmark this site. One thing I am doing is working with writers, and anyone featured here is more than capable. As such, it is up to them to make offers if there is a necessity.
Before Anything Else
I have grand visions for the website. It would be such a privilege to use this site as a bridge between writers and clients.
For writers, knowing they learned and grew because of what I shared gives me satisfaction. As for employers, some will find people here that fits their business.
I do not charge a fee, but I do ask one thing in return.
Be of value to other people as a way to pay forward blessings received.
I love watching martial arts movies when I was a kid. In an alternate reality, I was the master who can defeat anything and everything. As such, the pillows on my bed were no match for my superhuman abilities to strike and kick.
In Kung Fu, being a master is the pinnacle of the discipline. One thing I learned, though, is this. Even the best of the best cannot be a master unless one accepts a student. It is for that reason that I keep instilling the habit of sharing knowledge as a means to further grow one’s self. In fact, this website is a means for me to continue learning and becoming better, every single day.
In recent years, I noticed an increase in the number of people offering coaching sessions. It has also come to my attention that many writers who paid ended up feeling shortchanged. To be fair, there are pretty good coaches, and it is a pity that writing workshops are getting a bad rap.
At the core of the problem are people who try to make money by coaching rather than by writing. It is the same as business coaches who earn from coaching and not from doing business.
Kung Fu masters not only teach but also practice their crafts. Content writers must have that mentality to take their expertise to the next level. In doing so, they take a step towards becoming an authority in the writing profession.
Being an authority in writing is an impressive track record.
In essence, writers who can showcase their expertise are more likely to get hired. Furthermore, they are also the ones whom clients approach and offer a position.
When I ask writers how they feel about the profession, most writers fall into two groups.
In one group, they say it is hard and tough to make a living. In the other group, albeit a smaller one, the consensus is that it is rewarding. Somewhere in the middle are the hopefuls and the optimists.
Be careful with negative thoughts for that is what will manifest.
By thinking of the profession as being difficult, then that becomes a reality. Positive thinkers ignore the challenges and instead focus on improving their skills.
In two decades as a businessman, I found an excellent way to combat negativity.
Share and help those who are willing and deserving.
In other words, rather than being a follower, be the leader but not the boss. Instead of complaining, take time to learn and be better. Finally, instead of wishing to be one, do whatever it takes to be the one.
Showcasing expertise is not a feel good activity where one gets to brag. Instead, it is the result of helping others be better. In doing so, the sharer becomes the learner. Novice becomes the experts, and the experts become the authorities.
The Filipino Writer Showcase
In many professions, a college or university degree is essential. As a matter of fact, one could also argue that the educational institution itself plays a role.
Around two decades ago, getting hired as a writer is impossible unless one has a diploma. Of course, that is no longer the case today. As a matter of fact, Filipino content writers do not even have to find jobs in the Philippines. Already, there is a whole world of online clients and employers.
Showcase articles are the new CV and resume for content writers.
In any profession, some people excel while most others are satisfactory at best. A proof of this is the percentage of individuals who fail board exams. In other words, having a degree related to writing does not make one an excellent writer. For that reason, educational background is often ignored.
On applications for writing position, most applicants attach a copy of their CV or resume. Believe it or not, I do not read most of them. Instead, I only look at the sample articles attached. Education background does not matter, but what does is the quality of samples.
Contributors and Guest Writers
Look around this website and notice the articles posted. They are not meant to promote or sell products or services. I do keep the options open with regards to advertising but to be honest, I am not that keen on doing so. Instead, the posts here are to pass along values that I deem important to writers as well as clients.
None of the articles here add to the junk that litters the cyberspace. Instead, the posts deal with the attitude one must have to succeed.
I am the proof that educational background is not needed to make a difference in this industry. I have never taken a class in writing or even graduated from college.
For me to help others, I have to equip myself, and that is where discipline in self-learning is invaluable.
To be transparent, I am using this platform to establish myself as an authority in this field. As such, I am making myself marketable.
So, here is my pitch to aspiring writers with a burning desire to be better and pave the way for more opportunities.
Help me help other writers. Share your wisdom and knowledge. For God’s sake, be the best version of yourself as a person and as a writer.
Opportunities come to those who seek and do whatever it takes to grab one.
We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with, so goes a saying. We are also a reflection of the company of the people we keep. As such, the opportunities that come to us are a result of what we do. Hence, we can influence and attract the right one.
Filipino writers who want to publish their work here will have to work with me on the articles. It is not as simple as picking a topic and writing. No, we are working on the structure and other details that make an article SEO friendly. We also want to ensure that the post will provide value to readers – both the clients and other writers.
Once published, the writer also becomes a part of the authors of this site. As I continue to build the site, clients will discover that it is one of the rare websites where they can find the gems. Polished, capable, and they can only hope that at least one is available for hire.
Looking back, there has to be countless opportunities that slipped by. It is a pity to think that we are only aware of only a few while most others drifted elsewhere without us even knowing.
As a writer, there is a stream here and there, all filled with opportunities. All we need is to build a net to catch them. In time, there will be too many that it is not necessary to go fishing. Such is the vision I have for the deserving Filipino writers.
The Filipino Writer is one such net but also one that is selective. Instead of satisfactory, we strive for excellence for it is the only way to catch the bigger fishes.
It is a process though and a long one.
It will also not be easy, but the rewards, in the end, will be worth more than the hours upon hours of exertions.
For once, rather than looking at the successful writers and wishing to be one of them, now is the time to turn it around. Be the one others want to be and emulated. Be the one who inspires and with that, attract the right opportunities.
Getting published on the Filipino Writer is a privilege. A means to showcase knowledge and expertise and a way to establish one’s self as an authority. To get started, contact me.