Monday, April 27, 2009

Starting Your Own Freelance Copywriter Business by Lee Su Jung

Probably all of us who work for other organizations helping other people make money, dream of becoming an independent entrepreneur one day. However, the risk factor always becomes a hindrance as a fixed job gives us a sense of security that a business will lack, at least in the initial stages. However, as we can see with the recent global economic meltdown that the sense of security is quite false as more and more people are being handed over the pink slips.

Therefore, you can as well try to start an online business, which you can operate from home and for which you do not need to invest a lot of time and money in the initial stages. Let us today look at one of the best online business opportunities available in the market, namely the freelance copywriter business. Below, I have given a few tips how to start a business such as this.

Gain experience

The first thing that you need to do is to gain experience by doing freelance copywriter jobs yourself. This way you will be able to gauge the market, know that kind of articles that are in demand and learn what writing-styles sell well. You will find numerous freelance proofwriting and copywriting jobs on Internet. You can start doing them part-time to build up a small capital as well as to gain experience.

Create network

While working as a freelance copywriter, start networking with other writers and if possible with the clients who publish your works. You can join online forums of writers to interact with experienced copywriters and people related to copywriting business. Make your intention of starting a copywriting business known to people with whom you have built good rapport so that you can contact them if needed.

Create a website

Create a good website of your own and include an e-commerce page where your future clients can transact money. Give the site a clean, respectable and international look so that it attracts content publishers. Promote your content writing business and provide a lot of sample articles and testimonials. An attractive website goes a long way to ensure that the visitors to your site will offer you jobs.

Market your Business

SEO is the most cost-effective way to market your business which will increase the visibility of your website on net. Start article marketing through websites, which publish articles free of cost. Create interesting blogs on how to find a freelancer copywriter to attract visitors and direct them subtly to your sites.

Expand your business

Employ other part-time copywriters, preferably new ones to do freelance proofwriting or copywriting for your clients because it will be increasingly difficult for you to take care of all copywriter jobs. Start to automate your business slowly.

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