Freelance copywriting is surely one of the best ways to make a living. I personally now earn $120 for a single email, $180 per web page and even $1,000 or more for short sales letter (in fact, the real pros get paid that much for just one page). With such high rates of pay and job satisfaction, it’s no wonder 1,000s of people are eager to take the leap from full-time employment into freelance copywriting. But unfortunately, many FAIL in their first year. Why? Because they didn’t know how to become a freelance copywriter by overcoming all the hurdles you face launching a freelance business. This includes:
These are all challenges most, if not all, copywriting courses don’t tell you about. Instead they just give you a basic grasp of copywriting skills then leave you to try and solve them on your own. For this reason, most newbie copywriters STRUGGLE for years in the freelance trenches, with no clue how to climb out and be on the road to success.
When I started my freelance business, I had only a few samples, no existing clients and a very basic understanding of what copywriting was all about. I struggled for YEARS until I was profitable. There were many times I worried about where the next project and paycheck would come from, or whether to give up altogether and resign myself to a soul draining j.o.b again.
I desperately needed someone to explain to me exactly how to become a freelance copywriter when you have no experience.
But thankfully, over time, I was able to devise systems for finding high paying clients, processes for turning COLD emails into HOT leads and to turn one off projects into ongoing sources of revenue. I wouldn’t… Read more…