5 Most Important Steps You Can Take To Become A Freelance Copywriter

Freelance copywriting is a professional niche that allows for really talented people to earn a great living doing something they really like. Most people who enter this profession enjoy the freedom of working at home, working for as much or as little as they want, and not having a single boss to answer to while they work on a number of different projects. Even if all this seems attractive enough, there are some things one should know before becoming a full-time freelance copywriter. Here are the five most important steps towards achieving this goal:

  1. Create a personal website
  2. The first important step towards becoming a freelance copywriter is creating a personal website to attract business contacts and potential work opportunities. You may have to hire a web designer to create the page but you should be able to handle all of the writing yourself. After all, you are promoting your skills as a competent writer.

  3. Build a freelancing profile
  4. The next step is to sign up for a membership with at least one freelancing companies and build a second profile. You will be limited to the features provided by each company, but you should be able to attract a lot of business by creating high-impact copy that compels potential clients to bookmark you as a service provider or directly submit a request for you to bid on a job they may have waiting.

  5. Figure out your niche market
  6. It’s good to be comfortable writing in a number of areas, but the most successful copywriters tend to specialize in one or two niche markets. Casting a wider net isn’t necessarily the best option when you are trying to establish yourself as a professional. Emphasize your best qualities and upload samples demonstrating your abilities.

  7. Make contacts and submit bids
  8. Don’t simply wait to receive invitations to job opportunities; you need to proactively make contacts with companies, search for and submit bids. Most freelancers spend anywhere between 1 to 2 hours each day searching for projects and new contacts. To start you should be do this for twice as long.

  9. Stay connected with past clients
  10. Lastly, be sure you stay connected with past clients with which you enjoyed working. This is a great way to not only get repeat projects from those clients but to make contacts through recommendations (should they have any). Most experts recommend you communicate briefly once every three months or so, just to remind them you are available to take on more work if they have anything available.

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