A Guide To Freelance Copywriting: How To Make Good Money Easily
Freelance copywriting does not need to be hard work to be profitable, rather, it should be well organized work. Use the tips below to improve your earnings without over working yourself.
- - Identify topics you love.
- - Build a convenient working routine.
- - Make a choice between full-time and occasional freelancer gigs.
- - Keep a track of your finances.
It is always easier to write about something you are passionate about. After you select three or four topics, start looking for media or websites specializing in them.
Monitor yourself throughout a typical day to see which hours you are most productive in. Does your work flow easier in the morning or late in the evening? Use this time – one of the greatest advantages of being a freelance writer is that you can set your own working hours. Would you rather take short breaks after each hour of work or a longer break after several hours? Do it regardless of what is advised on the Web as a “proper” working routine. Look for what works best for you.
One of the most important decisions you have to make is whether to look for a constant workload or for occasional gigs. In a full-time collaboration with a content writing entity, you need to write a fixed number of words per week, or per day. You get paid regularly and do not have to look for work, but your rate per page, or per hour, might be much lower than the market average. Meanwhile, well paying freelance gigs (10 cents per word or more) might be difficult to get. You will have to query blogs and magazines on your own, face multiple rejections, and will never be able to plan your income for the next month – but you will make considerably more money by writing fewer pages.
Record every gig you complete into a special file: the number of pages or words; the time you spent writing it; and the money you received. You might also include additional information, such as how soon the gig was paid or whether there were any unexpected complications. By keeping track of your work you can easily analyze it and find out which markets are most profitable to write for – which are not necessarily those that pay the highest rate. For example, your best paying client might be very picky and demand multiple revisions that take twice as much of your time as actually writing this gig did. Meanwhile, a client who pays a slightly smaller rate, but who does not request any revisions at all, means you actually make more money with them.