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Working at a Freelance Copywriting Job

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There are numerous freelance copywriter jobs. Typically these are online with established web sites such as Infobarrel, Squidoo, or online Ezine sites. There are many choices for you to consider. You can, of course, even set up your own web site that highlights your own work. The key is to be distinctive and relevant to those that are searching for online content. Because there are so many choice, you should establish a methodology for your copywriter job.

The first step is to identify different web sites that are relevant for your copywriting work. A major site to consider is www.elance.com. This site is very popular with well over 100,000 potential client visits each week. Register as an author for free. You then upload your great content for sale on the site. You can use the good search tools that are provided with the site. These allow you to peruse the available assignments. Results are emailed to you for your consideration.

Premium services are available that may help you find paying work from clients of the site. Another copywriting web site is WWW.guru.com. This site is perhaps the largest online freelance market. Most freelancers are registered with the site. The features are similar to those at Elance. There are nearly 500,000 registered authors. Nearly a million potential clients visit the site each month. You establish yourself as a professional copywriter and clients engage you for their work. You can also search for opportunities that appeal to your requirements.

This should get you started in being able to find different websites and which you can bid on projects.  When you are bidding on projects, companies that are looking at the bids will not be looking just at price but also at how their work will be done.  To do this you will want to set yourself apart.  The way that you can set yourself apart in creating a bid is to include copies of your best work but also make sure that you include testimonials along with a sales letter on why
you will be the best party bidding on this particular project.  By doing this, you will be tailoring your message to the particular party and you will be showing them examples of your past work along with happy clients.  This will help improve your credibility and firmly anchor you as a potential candidate who can get the job done.  Many copywriters do not have a website today so if you take the opportunity to create a website, you will find that you could have a competitive advantage in the freelance copywriting jobs market.

Many individuals in the copywriting business do not have their own web site. If you take the time to create one, you can improve your own credibility. Your potential clients can see even more examples of your quality work on your site. Your site will have examples of your work, even just a few sentences per topic. You can add a range of topic areas that help to show your versatility. You can provide images that help spruce up your site. Put on material that will highlight your abilities. Consider adding a blog section. This can be used to add fresh material to your site on a regular basis. You should have a monthly update, at least. Treat the freelance world seriously. You must show that you are reliable, capable, and above all, reputable.

Keep track of the web sites that you use for your copywriting job search. Note which work best for you. It is important to distinguish yourself. Your own web site may help you to do so. This can be thought of as your own advertising site. The cost is minimal. Set yourself apart from the thousands of others who perform similar work. Sell yourself to potential clients. Keep everything professional.

As a professional, be sure to diversify your online work. Getting paying clients for project work is one major opportunity. You can also work for smaller sites, perhaps earning money per word. You can also write content that promotes your affiliate links. When you use these avenues, you can expect to increase your rates over time. Again, quality is essential. This means that a comparatively low payment rate, say a few cents per word, can become more important for your business. A low entry job could earn money quickly. The work would also become part of your portfolio. All of your work can be used to promote yourself. Bear in mind that many times you transfer rights to your client when you deliver your work. Your own online content serves as a stable record of your ability. Even if you have transferred ownership to a client, you can certainly reference where your work is published. You may need to observe client agreements, but check out the possibility.

The work life balance opportunity for those who are professional copywriters is great. The working hours are very flexible. This is likely essential for most people. The earnings are potentially unlimited. With more effort, you always make more money. There is a great need for more content. There are various opportunities for distribution. You can write articles. You can write web page content. You can write copy for video voice-over tracks. As an added service, your business could offer extras such as narration. The author of content can often be the person who reads and records it. In some cases, however, it may make sense to use another person as the reader of your content. Your business can offer alternate speakers for your clients. Sign up some people with good voices. The ability for your business to offer alternatives to your clients will help to set you apart.

A key to your position as a copywriter is quality and quantity. By writing more, your quality will naturally go up. This is mainly true if you pay attention to quality. Be sure to use a spell checking program, and possibly a grammar checker as well. Keep the writing at a comprehension level that is relevant to your audience. For general purposes, this is likely at a high school level. For professionals, (doctors, lawyers, etc), you can use more advanced language concepts.

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