As a freelance writer, you need to research all the time.
Recently, I have been doing poorly in my research for a client, and as a result, the articles that I have written are in poor quality.
Now that I have got complains from my client, what can I do about it?
Whine? Complain to someone else? Give up? No!
Although my client has been complaining a few times now, there were reasons why I have done so poorly (which I would not discuss here).
At one point, I feel that I would be terminated real soon (mind you, I have worked with this client for a very long time, it isn’t that easy to part with this client).
However, I never give up in ‘bugging’ this client (sorry!). In fact I sent in a lot of emails (until at one point I felt so bad) and stopped after some time, before continuing the ritual (again!).
It is time to work hard for better results.
While Dec/Jan have been very ‘slow’ for me, I have been spending more time, reading, learning and thinking.
There is a tool that I have totally forgotten about that is useful in research. I might have talked about this tool last year but somehow, I need to talk about it again.
The tool is Google Wonder Wheel.
How to access Google Wonder Wheel?
- Visit Google.com (or Google.co.uk, Google.com.my, etc.)
- Type in the phrase/keyword that you want to research.
- Click on ‘Show Options’. A left sidebar would appear.
- Click on ‘Wonder Wheel’.
Basically, this is an ideal tool for you to explore your keyword/phrase. It helps you to expand your idea so that you get more ideas.
What do you think?
Have you tried it before?