So what exactly is a tech writer?
A tech writer writes instructions. With a plethora of software products, web applications, mobile apps, websites, etc. launching everyday, someone needs to explain how they all work in layman's terms. That's where tech writers come in.
The type of work you do varies based on the subject matter, product, and who your audience is.
For example, you could be writing on-screen text for a popular mobile app, specifications for the latest laptop, help center content for an advertising platform, etc. The list goes on and on...
Of course, there's more to being a tech writer than writing help center articles, specifications, training materials, etc. You also develop the best content strategy to connect with your audience, when they need it, so that it is useful and drives action.
What you do as a tech writer plays a critical part in someone's experience when they read your text on their favorite app, website, or software product. Cool, right?
to kickstart your career as a tech writer, you need to learn THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CREATING instructional CONTENT
Yes, you can use your writing skills to create blog posts, emails, social media status updates, etc. Maybe you even do some freelancing stuff here and there.
However, if you want to kick things up a notch then keep on reading.
There's a huge demand for writers like you who are passionate about learning the behind-the-scenes of how apps and software programs work.
Most importantly, if you have a knack for making complex subjects easy to understand and helping others learn then you'll be excited to learn about the exciting writing opportunities available today.
there are tons of available lucrative writing jobS!
I currently work on contract as a content strategist. Not too long ago, I interviewed with Facebook for a similar position. The day that I'm writing this, a recruiter called me about a really cool writing position with Samsung. In addition to the calls, this is what my inbox looks like on a regular basis.
say buh-bye to being a "struggling writer"
My inbox is just a very small sampling of writing opportunities available today. Companies are trying to get the attention of talented writers like you to consider working for them. And what they're offering is cool projects to work on, opportunities to contribute and grow your skills, and of course, a consistent paycheck that allows you to support yourself financially.
- You don't have to compete with freelance writers for pennies on the dollar
- You don't have to pitch your best ideas only to never hear back from online blog/magazine editors
- You don't have to worry about how you will cover your bills next month should you lose a freelance client or two
- You don't have to send invoice reminders because your client didn't process payroll on time
- You don't have to worry about a project lasting only 1 month or even less
Whether you’re interested in becoming a technical writer, content strategist, website copywriter, content developer, or other form of tech writer, this course is specifically designed to give you the fundamentals to take advantage of cool opportunities, earn more money, and jumpstart your career as a writer.
tech writers are some of the best paid writers out there
Demand is high
There are over 50,000 roles available in tech writing with a projected growth of 10% over the next 10 years. Now is the time to get in!
You get to work on projects for a minimum of 3-6 months. Grow your skills, develop a portfolio of work, and get paid consistently.
Starting salary for tech writers is around $70,000. That's with less than 5 years of experience even for contract roles.
As a tech writer, you get to play a key role in crafting the experience for users and customers of apps, websites, etc.
WORRIED THAT YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT SKILLS?
Creating technical content, especially content that is easy to understand and interesting, is not always easy. Don't worry though, these are skills that you can learn. This is not just a "watch and think about it" type of training.
Showing that you can create technical content is a MUST in the Tech industry.
In module 1, I share a 5-step process that I've used for the past 5 years and what industry trainers and instructors use to create content for top corporations and startups.
- You will actually select a "real-life" product (app or website) to write about
- Together, we’ll determine who your target audience is and how you can help them
- You will write instructions!
- We'll walk through a typical review process
- You will publish this content to your portfolio!
You’ll walk away with a portfolio that makes recruiters,clients, and hiring managers drool over what you can bring to the table. This is only module 1 though, there more...
YOU ARE SMART ENOUGH!
Before you scroll on, I want you to know that you don't need to be a genius to be a writer. You don't even need to have a Journalism, Communications, or English degree!
Listen, I don't have either of those degrees and have been enjoying my tech writing career for the past 5 years and other roles in Tech 6 years prior to that.
Your focus is on making complex products (web/mobile apps, websites, hardware, etc.) easy to use and understand.
This is where focusing on your audience needs come in.
This is where creating content to help others kick in.
This is where you tap into the resources that are available to you in this course come in.
concerned about not fitting in with the "tech geeks?"
As a tech writer, you're rarely on your own writing in the corner of a coffee shop somewhere. Don't fret though, it's actually a good thing that you get to work with very smart and influential people. In module 5, you'll learn:
- Common terms and methodologies used in the Tech industry
- Who you are likely to collaborate with on a regular basis
- Tips on how to communicate effectively with your engineers, designers, product managers, etc.
As your course instructor, I give you PRACTICAL insights on how to navigate the tech scene as a writer. Keep in mind, that I have over 10 years of experience working in Tech and also worked in Silicon Valley for 1 year.
>>You're wanted! Look at just a small sample of companies hiring today!<<
Module 1: Create Your Portfolio
Lesson 1: Learn the 5-step strategy to creating any piece of technical content
Lesson 2: How to create instructional content exercise
Lesson 3: Exercise on how to write text for web applications
Lesson 4: Step-by-step walkthrough of creating your "professional bait" think piece
Module 2: Update Your Resume
Lesson 1: Eliminate the common mistakes and irrelevant content from your resume
Lesson 2: How to leverage job descriptions for your resume
Lesson 3: Exactly what you should add to your resume to stand out
Module 3: Update Your Job-Search Profiles
Lesson 1: Why you shouldn't search for jobs on popular job board sites and what to do with them instead
Lesson 2: Step-by-step walkthrough of what to include in your job-search profiles
Lesson 3: Which job-search sites to use to maximize your chances of getting callbacks from recruiters
Module 4: Attract Recruiters Like a Magnet
Lesson 1: Exact email script I use to connect with the best recruiters
Lesson 2: Secrets to flipping the job-search script and getting recruiters to do the work for you, essentially bringing you jobs vs. you blindly searching for needle-in-a-haystack jobs.
Module 5: Become a badazz writer with on-the-job confidence
Lesson 1: The #1 thing to prepare for besides the job interview
Lesson 2: The 3 documents to ask for and get familiar with to show your team that you're a pro
Lesson 3: Tips to working confidently with your team as a tech writer
I'll be honest, this course is worth waaaaay more than the beta test price of $59. To get into Tech, many online training programs start their courses at the $399 mark. Colleges, conferences, and professional organizations charge at least $2,000.
When you join this beta test group, you are getting a tremendous amount of value for an unprecedented price. I really want to see more talented writers like YOU get into the Tech industry. Besides, I still get a lot of recruiters reaching out and asking me if I'm available; I can't do it all! I would love to personally refer them to YOU.
This course is for you if...
- You want to be one of the few writers that make an average of $70,000 or more doing what you love
- You enjoy being able to make products (websites, applications, software programs, etc.) easier to understand and use
- You're looking for a career change and want to use more of your writing skills
- You want to gain a comprehensive understanding of tech writing
- You want to build a professional tech writing portfolio from scratch
- You want recruiters to contact YOU with writing opportunities
- You don't want to wait any longer especially when the demand for tech writers is so HOT right now!
Frequently Asked Questions
+ How do I access the course?
To access the "Get Paid to Write in Tech" course, you will log into a membership site where you can follow along the video lessons and download the workbook and worksheets. The course is 100% online and you can go at your own pace.
+ What will I learn?
By the end of this course, you will learn:
- The fundamntal skills you need to write any piece of technical content.
- How to build your tech writing portfolio from scratch.
- How to develop an effective job search strategy.
- How to update your resume, LinkedIn, and other job search profiles.
- How to increase your chances of getting callbacks and interviews from recruiters.
- Good-to-knows before getting an interview or landing the job.
- Tips to working with your team as a tech writer.
+ What's included in the course?
When you purchase the course, you'll get access to the following trainings and resources:
- 5 modules that walk you step-by-step through building a portfolio, updating your resume, attracting recruiters, and preparing you for your first tech writing job!
- 10 video lessons for you to watch and follow along
- 7 answer keys for your practice exercises to help you retain your newfound knowledge.
- Email script that you can customize and over and over again to connect with recruiters.
- Fun pop quizzes!
+ Will this course teach me how to write?
This course walks you through the process of creating technical content and how you can use your writing skills to land a tech writing job. It does not cover grammar details such as when to use "affect" vs "effect," what a prounoun is, or other in-depth grammar lessons.
+ What kind of software do I need for this course?
You only need access to a computer and the internet. You should also be able to stream videos and download materials like PDFs and images.
+ How much time do I need to complete the course?
I recommend roughly 1-2 hours a week depending on the module. However, you can go at your own pace with this course as you have access to the materials whenever you need it.
You can take as much as a week to complete each module if you like. Don't worry, you're never behind. What we cover in the class can help you before getting a tech writing job and even after you accept an offer.
+ Can I really learn enough in this course to get a job ?
I can't guarantee that you will get a job, but everything I share in this program is exactly what I've successfully used over the past 5 years to land really cool tech writing opportunities including my current contract with Google.
The best thing you can do is implement what you learn in this program and go for it so that recruiters will call you. These skills and strategies are designed to help you jumpstart a successful tech writing career. Dare I say that the information you learn in this course can also be applied to other areas in your professional career as well.
+ I've been looking at other online programs and college courses that costs thousands of dollars, how come yours is so cheap?
Ha! You know what, this is a beta course which means this is the first time I'm offering this program. Tech writing is not a well-known career path so I want to make the entry point as accessible and affordable as possible.
I've put together a formula that has worked well for me over the years and now I want others to experience similar success. I'm committed to helping you succeed because quite frankly, I can't take advantage of all of the job opportunities that come across my inbox!
Of course, the price may change in the near future so invest in your career today and thank me later!