Start Your Career on Wattpad
Start writing a post

Majority of us know Wattpad from our early teen days. It was known as the fanfiction website where you could read all sorts of amazing smuts and romances along with lots of other genres. However, Wattpad has grown into something way more bigger than we ever imagined. Inspiring authors who post on Wattpad are getting noticed by publishing houses, landing movies deals, are having their books made into interactive games with apps like Episode and Chapters: Interactive Stories. You get the point. Wattpad is offering ways to expand your writing career. But how do you get noticed by Wattpad? How do you use it to gain the platform you deserve?

I'm going to jump right into the many ways you can use Wattpad to gain publicity and grow your fanbase, thus beginning your career as a writer.

As writers, not many of us feel confident about sharing our writing with everyone. It's not easy to say, "Here, read my book," then expect people to read it. Wattpad gives you resource for anyone to find your writing. When you publish your first book on Wattpad, make sure you have a niche. If you're a horror, romance, fanfiction writer, let us know!


Your bio should include these important things:

Who you are.

What you write about.

A few things you've accomplished.

Some interesting facts about you.

What your stories are about/genre.

When people look at your Wattpad page, remember that you're one in a million users on the website-so what makes you stand out? Adding your likings can make people interested in you before they read your work. Maybe you have something in common with a Wattpad user which makes them automatically want to follow you sometimes. Bios are very important. Try to stand out.

Book Covers/Profile Pictures/Background Image

It's true. People judge books by their covers. Not everyone can make the perfect cover but here are a few tips that can help you. If you want to make your own cover, try or Use HQ free images from websites like Unplash, Pixaby, and Pexels to upload your cover photo then add some text to it. Luckily, if you don't know how to use photoshop, Canva and Picmonkey are a piece of cake. If you want to have your book cover made, there are many readers who make book covers. Simply type in, "Book Cover Designs," in the search bar on Wattpad and see who has an opening for covers. If you want to spend 5$, try to have your book cover design made by professionals. If you want to learn more about using book covers please check out: The Writer's Guide to Wattpad (Link at bottom of Page)

Your Books/Stories

When you publish a book on Wattpad, there's a strong possibility someone is going to read it. The website is full of people thirsty for new and interesting content. But how do you stand out? Some new writers struggle with publishing in general and they're not too fond about posting on the internet. Once you realize that there's no perfect writer and put that piece of writing out there, it becomes easier. That's the first step. Showing the Wattpad world you feel confident enough to share your story.

The next thing is when you're writing your description and blurb, you realize that there are many blurbs that are going to sound alike. Readers want to know what makes your story different and unique. A lot of users want to either self publish or traditionally publish, but sometimes we don't consider that we have to create the new. "Wow!" Consider writing something you're really passionate about. Consider what's trending, such as diversity or female power. Consider writing memoirs, poems, and stuff you think your readers or audience can relate to.

After you have your books on Wattpad, network! Network on Wattpad. Comment on stories, connect with the Wattpad community on Facebook and Instagram and their clubs. Big and small Wattpad writers are usually active on social media, keeping up with what's going on in the writing world, so it's possible for you to be notice by some of the bigger authors or publishers. When you're a dedicated passionate writer who is connecting with the community, it's pretty hard to get noticed. Being a part of their talks, conversations, even attending Wattcon can be such a huge help and boost on your career.

The Writer's Guide to Wattpad:

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

23 Pandemic-Approved Date Ideas That'll Send Sparks Flying From Six Feet Apart

There's a safe way to date right now and yes, it includes masks.


While some people would rather opt out of dating altogether during the pandemic so they don't have to wear a mask on a first date, others are choosing to listen to both guidelines and their heart in order to find love during the time of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Should you be one of the individuals welcoming romance right now, there are pandemic-approved dates you can go on that still adhere to guidelines (and yes, you'll have to wear a mask).

Keep Reading... Show less

20 Books About Latin And Hispanic Heritage Absolutely Everyone Should Have On Their Bookshelf

Any ally of the community needs to be reading these incredible reads.


I go through phases when it comes to what I like to read. I am typically reading two books at any given time: one serious nonfiction and one escapist fiction novel to have on hand and open up depending on my mood.

What remains consistent, however, amongst most of my fellow bibliophiles is a desire to try new and different authors and genres. I, as an Indian woman, have been partial to reading books written by fellow Indian and Desi writers since I first got a library card.

Keep Reading... Show less

In our patriarchal society, men hide from their feelings, but toxic masculinity is literally killing men. They swallow the pain and move on so that they can look, feel, and act "tough."

But, strength is derived from asking for help and voicing your struggle and, trust me, working on your mental health is one hell of a struggle. The real way to "man up" is to acknowledge the downfalls in unjust societal norms. Mental health problems do not mean that a man is weak, they are neurologically-based disorders that require professional treatment.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Asked 46 Women What They Thought About The Term 'Plus-Size', And Here's What They Had To Say

It's 2020, where change is inevitable and norms are not only questioned, but challenged.


We live in a world where it's become customary to push boundaries, break rules, and question standards upheld by society. Though try as we might, some of these standards are harder to conquer than others — body image is one of the top contenders.

For years, the body positivity movement has pushed for the acceptance of all marginalized body types not represented or celebrated in the media. Recently, we've gotten better at appreciating and accepting all body types, but one thing that's still lingering is the stigma of body image in the fashion industry — more specifically, the term "plus-size."

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Sorry, But 'I Don’t Care About Politics' Is Not A Valid Excuse For NOT Voting

The younger generation of voters is so crucial to the upcoming election because our vote is going to shape the world that we are about to enter as adults.


When I ask my friends if they are voting this term most of them respond with "no" followed by an explanation of "I don't care enough," "It doesn't affect me," or "I don't keep up with politics," etc. I get it, as a college student I know that there are many other things to be concerned about like school, relationships, work, and friends. I also understand that keeping up with politics can seem like trying to keep up with an over-exaggerated reality show that has way too many seasons. Not to mention most news stations and websites are biased so it's hard to decipher if what you hear is true or fake.

However, despite all of this annoyance, as the next generation of Americans, we have to remember that we owe it to ourselves, our families, and to our futures to care.

Keep Reading... Show less

Taylor Swift Sang 'betty' At The ACMs And It Was The Perfect First Live 'folklore' Performance

I guarantee that Inez is spreading rumors about how fire this performance was.


The Academy of Country Music Awards were last night and the performances were wonderful, but Taylor Swift's live version of "betty" from her newest album "folklore" really took the cake for me.

Keep Reading... Show less
Photo by Anna Hernández-Buces

"Do you have big parties on Cinco de Mayo?"

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

9 Reasons I Unfollowed All The Fitness Influencers On My Instagram Feed

I don't need to feel bad about myself because of who I follow on social media.


Throughout quarantine, something that a lot of us picked up on was working out. With all the free time, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to work on that "dream bod" you've been wanting for years, or to just feel good about yourself.

A common way to stay motivated and keep yourself on-task is to follow fitness influencers on various platforms. For some people, yes, this can be a healthy and helpful way to keep your drive. In other cases, however, this can do more harm than good.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Ultimate Guide To Being A Latinx And Hispanic Community Ally

Educate and celebrate their culture to lift the community up.


It's well known that the Gen-Z and millennial generations are more passionate about social justice and conscious about their decisions as consumers as any other generation to come before us.

For these generations, making mindful decisions about where we like to allocate our money, who we choose to follow on Instagram, and even the books we like to read are extremely important to us. With the rise of the digital age, we are constantly consuming media and content, and so there's no longer an excuse for being uneducated if we want to be educated on a wide range of cultures.

Keep Reading... Show less

It was a day we all knew would possibly come but hoped it never would. The day the outbreak hit.

I remember, back in March, I was just about to return home from a socially distanced vacation in my Florida home with my mom and grandpa, when my dad called to tell us he was feeling sick. At the time, President Trump hadn't closed the borders, my school was still going back after Easter, and sheer panic hadn't yet flooded our news outlets. We were meant to return home on Saturday, but when the borders closed on Thursday, things got a little more serious.

Keep Reading... Show less

21 Romance Novels You'll Fall In Love With By The Fire

It's time to cozy up and fantasize about our fav fictional love stories.


Recently, I found myself reading a bunch of romance novels and it's truly unleashing the romantic side of me. With fall weather nearing, it's the perfect time to cozy up with a good book and ignite the romantic flame in your hearts with the turn of every page.

Here are 21 romantic books you should read this fall, some I've read (hence the reviews), and some I'm hoping to get my hands on.

Keep Reading... Show less

There is a lot going on in the world right now, much of which is contributing to the mental health crisis we've found ourselves in. While it would be fantastic to snap our fingers and jump out of our rut, that's not exactly how these things work. Thankfully, small, sustainable steps can make a huge difference in your mental wellbeing.

Keep Reading... Show less

These 10 Oversized Graphic Tees Are JUST As Cute As Urban Outfitters — And They're All Under $30

There is never a bad time to get some new oversized graphic tees, especially when they're all under $30.


While we all love Urban Outfitters' graphic tees, it can be hard to justify a $40 T-shirt, so I am always on the hunt to find cheaper alternatives that are just as stylish! Thrifting is always an option for authentic, vintage tees, but we don't always have the time to search through the endless aisles of Goodwill.

Lucky for you, there are still affordable alternatives that don't require quite as much effort.

Keep Reading... Show less

On Monday, "Dancing with the Stars" returned to our televisions with their 29th season. This season featured a lot of different changes including a new host, a new judge as well as a new judging system.

Among these changes, there were also changes to account for the coronavirus pandemic. Some of these changes included practicing socially distancing as well as different filming practices.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments