A career as a freelance copywriter is a pretty cushy “job.” You can work at home (wherever in the world you want that to be), take naps in the middle of the day, vacation a lot, and get paid really well.
The only downside is the confusion you’ll face when you say, “I’m a freelance copywriter.” (Many people think “copywriter” means you can help protect their inventions against theft—as in “copyright.”)
One of the easiest ways to explain the unique job of a copywriter is to say, “Well, Copywriters are responsible for the text on brochures, billboards, websites, e-mails, advertisements, catalogs, and more.”
If you’re interested in copywriting from what you’ve read in Fund Your Life Overseas this week, what probably got your attention is that:
1.It’s a great way to make money from anywhere in the world.
2.You can be up-and-running quickly with very little investment.
3.A formal education is not required.
All of these things are true.
In fact, professional copywriting skills continue to be in high demand and copywriting jobs are some of the highest paid projects for freelance writers.
Many copywriters make six figures working full-time. Others only work part-time, but enjoy a full-time income.
Kathleen C works full-time, but wants to earn some extra money for vacations and for the family’s savings plan. She puts in some time during the evenings and on weekends and makes $25,000 a year.
Eileen C is a stay-at-home single mom. She has two young children to care for, but still manages to find four hours a day for her freelance copywriting business. She makes $75,000 a year.
Pam F is ambitious and works decent hours, not only on copywriting, but also on the growth and development of her freelance business. She makes over $120,000 a year.
Joshua B is a real go-getter. He not only found he has a real talent for copywriting, but also that he’s a terrific networker and business developer. He has negotiated some lucrative contracts with a number of big companies and will be making more than $300,000 this year.
The best part is, there is still plenty of room in this huge and expanding industry.
There are successful copywriters with college degrees and some who didn’t finish high school. Some copywriters are only 18 and some are retired. Some copywriters are stay-at-home moms and some left six-figure corporate jobs.
The only thing you need is a computer and an Internet connection. Everything else can be learned. If you can write a letter to a friend, you have all the qualifications you need to get started now.
A great thing about being a freelance copywriter is you can work as much or as little as you want. It all depends on how much you want to earn and how often you want to work.
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