Why do freelance writers hate/ fear/avoid technical writing jobs? Is it because they cause you too much sweat? Not many people like to get tired and if we had our way, we would be lazying around all day and night. Technical writing demands too much from writers and that’s why only a few of them want to wade these ‘dangerous’ waters.
In technical writing, you are required to have the relevant knowledge of the particular field. That’s the only way you can pull off such documents like reports, user manuals, company terms and conditions and more. For example, only a trained engineer can write a technical paper in engineering.. The same goes for other fields like economics, medicine etc.
Surprisingly, these jobs that you have been avoiding pay more than the seemingly easier jobs you’ve always preferred. With one technical paper, you can easily rake in more than five times the amount you make from an ordinary article. Yes, it’s unbelievably true! You need proof? Try and write one.
So, here are the top best paying technical writing fields you should venture into if you want to make much more money.
Engineering: If you are a trained engineer or still in college, why don’t you check this out. You can get to put into practice what you’ve been studying. You can’t be complaining about joblessness while you can make a living at the comfort of your home.
Medicine: Make some extra cash by writing official documents in your field. There’s a lot for you to do in this field which also enables you to widen your span of knowledge as you come across new knowledge and helpful information. Go on doctors, inject some extra money into your monthly budget. Pun very intended!
Computer Science: Hallo computer geeks. There’s so much you can do and smile all the way to the bank and back. Your rare skills are often needed by thousands of clients, most of whom you’ll easily find on the internet. They are desperate for your prowess and are willing to pay handsomely for your services. Stop wasting precious time and go find these ‘needy’ people.
Finance: You probably hate finance technical jobs because of the accuracy and precision required of you. You have no reason to avoid these papers as long as you have the technical know-how. Work on your attitude and soon you’ll be crunching the numbers in your bank balance.
Technical writing jobs are yours for the taking. You only need to take the leap and watch yourself earn money. Don’t let fear hold you back from earning and learning.