Blog posts on the topic 'Advice for Freelance Copywriters'

Having the talent and skills to be a professional copywriter is important. But so is knowing how to price your work and run your business. These posts will give you tips on avoiding some of the common pitfalls.

Which Clients to Pursue for Your Copywriting Business

The following questions were asked of me by an up-and-coming copywriter. I’ve decided to share my responses because they might help other copywriters beginning their career.  I hope you find the information useful. — Susan Greene Susan, As a successful …

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Successful Copywriters Don’t Stop Writing.  Ever!

Most copywriters have a story about some person who criticized them early in their career or some writing position that didn’t work out. They view it as a form of paying their dues. Unfortunately, for some people, that first glimpse of …

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Go Global, Get Copywriting Work from International Clients

I recently had a conversation with a fellow freelancer about how copywriters can receive payments for work done with international clients. Since this is a topic other freelance copywriters have asked about too, I thought I’d share his questions and …

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Freelancers Beware, Your Identity & Reputation Can Be Stolen

It All Started with a Google Search About three months ago I completed a major redesign and rewriting of my website.  So every few weeks since then, I’ve gone to Google and searched for a few select keywords to see …

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How to Handle Copywriting Revisions Like a Pro  

When you work in a creative service field like copywriting, revisions are a predictable part of the job.  Rare is the project that gets an A+ from a client on the first draft. No matter how much research you do, how …

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Barter Basics for Freelance Copywriters

I was recently interviewed for an article on bartering professional services. Since this is a topic I’m frequently asked about by other freelance copywriters, I thought I’d share the questions and my responses here.   – Susan Greene When do you …

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How to Quantify and Quote a Large Copywriting Project

I am frequently contacted by freelance copywriters regarding how to price their services. Below is an email I received on this topic and my responses.  I hope other freelance copywriters might find them useful. Susan Greene Freelance Copywriter Orlando, Florida …

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Convert Prospects into Clients for Your Copywriting Services

The following email conversation took place between a freelance copywriter just starting out, who I’ll call Nicole, and me, Susan Greene.  I’ve been a professional copywriter for more than 20 years. I’ve posted our back-and-forth emails below because the situation …

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15 Types of Copywriting Clients Who Suck

I like people, generally speaking.  Sure there are some who I wouldn’t choose to hang around, but for the most part, I enjoy the company of others. Those feelings extend to my clients, the folks who hire me to do …

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Grow Your Copywriting Business with Upsells and Cross Sells

Once you’ve done the hard work to obtain new copywriting clients, keep your eyes open for opportunities to increase the volume of business they give you. Getting additional copywriting work from existing clients is far easier than attracting new clients …

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Tactics for Success as a Freelance Copywriter

How you run your operation determines whether you succeed.  That premise applies whether you’re a sole proprietor or operating a copywriting business with multiple employees. Over the years I’ve developed processes and guidelines that work for me. They may or …

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Social Networking for Copywriters & Marketers

By now you’ve surely heard all the excitement about social networking.  Sites like Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and XING aren’t just for teens looking to gossip.  They provide an opportunity to meet new people and expand your professional horizons. I …

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10 Reasons to Turn Down a Copywriting Project

Most professional copywriters would agree: the most challenging part of being a freelance copywriter is getting clients. So why would any copywriter consider turning down a copywriting project? The objective is not to get every project but rather to be …

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When Your Copywriting Clients Don’t Pay

Most clients are good people.  They appreciate the expertise and service their copywriter provides and happily compensate them for their work. Then there are those few bad apples who are the scourge of every copywriter’s career. They hire copywriters and …

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Copywriting for Charities & Non-Profit Organizations

As a professional copywriter, I’m often approached by charities and nonprofit organizations seeking assistance with their marketing copy. Sometimes they want help creating content for their website. Other times they need a fundraising letter, brochure or press kit materials written. While you …

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