Is a Web Writing Course worth it?

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Looking to expand your knowledge by taking a Web Writing Course? You’ve decided that a web writing course would help you land the perfect job. So, why not? I mean the world is moving online. You have the ‘freedom’ as a freelancer of being anywhere in the world. At least that’s the idea. Simple, right? The truth is, it’s not that simple, sometimes you just need a little guidance from those before you.

That’s why I decided to look for a little help from my friend, the world wide web. I stumbled across SA Writers College, it must have been their impressive SEO. Or that’s what I thought at first.

I’m looking to change my career but I am not sure if writing for the web is a good fit

Firstly, you need to understand that web writing is a broad term. A course like this will therefore be a course based on a broad category of all kinds of writing associated with the internet. You need to decide what kind of writing you’d like to take up.

I personally believe that if you can understand and master SEO, your set as a Web Writer. If your client is an e-commerce website or sells a service, your job is to make the content findable to the customer, on the internet. If your client is an Education platform, your job is to write content that resonates with the client, as well as content that is searchable and findable. The problem comes in when you have to make your content trustworthy through the almighty God of all God’s, Google. That’s where SEO comes in.

What I Found Helpful about this Course

  • I enjoyed the idea of having a mentor or tutor, this was really helpful and motivating
  • The freedom of not being pressurised to finish on time- writing takes practice and life is crazy
  • Overall this College is selling an experience that works

What I think there could have been more of

  • SEO, backlinks and more information about how to get found by search engines
  • Basic Google Console & Google Analytics for SEO purposes
  • Alt tags and the importance of image optimisation
  • Creating compeling content through storytelling and longform articles

But please note, to conclude and in my personal opinion, I wouldn’t recomend this course. It might be great for beginners but it has limited information. Therefore, I do believe this course is a little old and outdated. There is better, free content writing tips and articles about web writing, findable on the web.

But if you would like to have a look at what courses they have on offer, head over to their website.

If you liked this post and need more advice, you can get in touch with me here.

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