April 24, 2014

Freelance Copywriters: 4 Simple Ways to Make Sure You Get Paid

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Being a freelance copywriter is a great way to make a decent income.  A lot of people choose this line of work because it allows them to make their own hours and they get to determine how much money they make each week or even each day. However, and this is a big “however,” in […]

Increase Your Chance of Being Re-Hired as an Online Freelance Copywriter

Search for Freelancers, People

The online freelance copywriting industry is growing by leaps and bounds. More and more copywriters are realizing that finding online jobs is a lot easier than finding offline gigs.  This, however, means more copywriters will be vying for the same jobs. The competition is getting stiffer, so your overall work ethic, attention to detail and […]

Start Your Freelance Copywriting Life Off Right

Start Now Button

In June and July of 2006 I committed to doing three things: (1) buy and read Bob Bly’s book The Copywriter’s Handbook, Third Edition: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells; (2) buy and read Steven Slaunwhite’s book Start& Run a Copywriting Business; and (3) start a freelance copywriting business by September 2006. And […]

Are You Out of Work and Considering Freelance Writing Jobs?

Freelance Industry Report 2012

Have you been wondering whether or not you should become a part-time freelance writer while you look for full-time permanent employment?  Or, perhaps you’ve been thinking about pursuing freelance writing jobs on a full-time basis.  To be effective at either option, you will need some guidance. Before you make such a serious commitment, you’ll want […]

Three Ways to Make Money When Your Freelance Copywriting Business is Slow

Make Money When Your Freelance Business is Slow

As a freelancer, and as with almost any kind of business ownership, there may come times when business is slow.  If you experience a down-swing in your freelance business cycle, there are measures you can take to get through it. Below are three activities you can engage in to pay the bills and stave off the […]

Looking to Get Into Copywriting? Here’s Some Advice from Veteran Copywriters

Wise Old Owl

A new copywriter visited my linkedin.com Advertising Copywriting  group discussion and asked “What advice would you offer to someone who is looking to get into copywriting . . . ?”  I scoured the lengthy comments and came away with my top 12 responses below: 1. Start writing things: student newspapers, blog posts, anything. 2. If […]

Write and Grow Rich . . . Really

Write and Grow Rich (Pens with Golden Dollar Sign)

My colleague, Bob Bly, author of 70+ books and the man McGraw-Hill calls “America’s top copywriter,” shows you how quickly and easily you can . . . “Write and Grow Rich!” If you’re thinking about starting a freelance copywriting business now or have started one already, you’re in luck. Bob Bly, in his infinite marketing wisdom, […]

Getting a Copywriting Job in London

London Underground - Getting a Copywriting Jobs in London

Posted By Guest Blogger: Tim Green- I was told that copywriters need to be creative, have a love of language and be adaptable.  I was all of these things so surely it was a perfect fit. Indeed, having studied journalism and with a love of books and writing, I figured this should be easy. The […]

Why Do American Companies Only Want Freelance Copywriters Who Are Fluent in American English?

American English (Flag) Hitting Target

Copywriters of all stripes are eager to jump on the American copywriting bandwagon. That’s a wonderful thing, since, compared to many countries, particularly emerging nations where many new copywriters come from, American companies pay well and there’s enough work to go around. Quick Story: I recently placed a few ads on some online employment platforms and specifically […]

A Web Designer Asked: How Can You Tell If You Have Either a Good Copywriter or a Bad One? Copywriters of All Stripes Raced to Answer This Question

Good Copywriter versus bad Copywriter

A web designer recently asked a question in “Advertising Copywriting” and “Copywriter’s Beat,” two very popular copywriting linkedin groups.   He quickly received a large number of answers.  The question was:  ”How can you tell you have either a good copywriter or a bad one?” I combed through all the answers in each group and pulled together a list […]