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Sometime back, a client contacted me about giving him writers to work with. I put out a notice and a WhatsApp link for interested persons to join the group where information would be shared.
A small task was given to them, and out of about 30 people who joined, only 5 were able to complete the task and submit in time.
These ones, I forwarded their contact details to the client. He, in turn, invited them for an interview.
Out of the 5 people who went, only 2 of them were chosen. Unfortunately, one out of the two didn't get the job as he was involved in a serious accident that left him hospitalised for about a month.
We tried reaching him; the client and I. But we couldn't, until after he was out from the hospital and decided to get in touch. That's how we knew he had an accident. Unfortunately, his position was already occupied.
So what's the reason for this story?
Simple. To let you know that writing is serious business; especially if you hope to monetize it or get a job with it.
I felt ashamed when this client told me he had picked only one applicant as the rest didn't prove they could do the job.
I had to look around, hard, again, to get the second person that was finally chosen.
I felt bad. Very bad. Why? He trusted me. I had done a job for him and he trusted I could give him good hands to work in his company as permanent staff.
But out of about 30 applicants, only 5 cared to submit the test. And out of the 5, only one proved he could do the job.
Even if I wasn't the one responsible for their inability to perform, I felt responsible.
Why would a good opportunity be lost due to someone's lack of expertise, and attention to detail?
I have equally hired other writers in the past. For a lot of them, the delivered jobs were not properly done. I always found myself rewriting or seriously editing the entire work.
I've worked with a young lady who confided in me that some of her clients complained about her work and some of them ended up not paying her anything at all.
I wondered why until she did the first job for me and I had to rewrite almost everything. She was grateful though that I was taking my time to correct her instead of throwing her off without paying.
You see, writing for fun and writing professionally are two different things. And in a time where writing is hot cake, you need to really brush up your skills if you want your clients or readers to take you seriously.
A lot of you know me to write fiction. But most of my clients know me for content marketing, e-courses and how to guides.
I'm honest enough to say that the above niches have paid me more than fiction, in my freelance writing business. While fiction writing jobs come once in a while, the others are a steady source of income and if I had not learnt them, then it would have been a different story altogether.
Now I'm offering you the chance to learn/brush up your skills, so that you can effectively monetize it, by joining my Practical Writing Class. It costs only N2000; very, very cheap, for a 4 weeks class.
Click to pay via Paystack https://paystack.com/pay/practicalwriting (this attracts N100 service fees.)
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Course Duration: 4 weeks
Registration closes: 6th July 2019.
Don't wait any longer, as registration closes on Saturday 6th of July 2019.
I look forward to having you in the class.
Please see more details about the course via the link below. I look forward to seeing you in class.
Questions and Answers
1. Where would the writing class hold?
Ans: On our course platform online. This is to help block out distractions while classes hold.
2. I'm new to writing. Can I join the class?
Ans: Yes, you can
3. I have been writing for a long time. I just need a place to learn some more writing skills. Can I join the class?
Ans: Yes you can.
4. Will the class hold weekends or weekdays?
Ans: It will hold on weekdays into the weekend.
5. I'm busy throughout the week because of school/work. Will there be exceptions for me?
Ans: Yes, we know you're busy. That's why we will be drawing up a time table for everyone participating in the writing class so it doesn't interfere with their daily schedule.
6. Is the class kicking off on the 6th?
Ans: Registration closes on the 6th. Enrolled students will be welcomed and prepared for the class which will kick off fully on Monday.
7. What will the course entail?
Please click the link to see the details https://pelleura.top/practical-writing-class/
8. What if I'm already very good with my writing, do I still need to take the class?
Ans: If you FEEL your writing is good enough, and that there's nothing more for you to learn, then this class is not for you.
9. How much does it cost?
Ans: N2000 only
10. Can I register on the course platform by myself?
Ans: No. After you've paid, we will register you on the platform and send your login details.
Click to pay via Paystack https://paystack.com/pay/practicalwriting (this attracts N100 extra for service fees.)
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