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Pampered clients, the Mexican government and the toughest audience in the world

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We recently caught up with copywriter of many parts Simon D-T to mull over a career that has been many things but never boring. You've won innumerable international awards. What's the best ad of yours that never got made or never won an award. The…
Five ways Fiverr can help you become a copywriter

Five ways Fiverr can help you become a copywriter

Fiverr is a website where people offer a service for $5. Any service. You can get a caricature of your cat for $5, a tarot reading or a report on your family history going back four generations. You can hire someone to pretend to be your girlfriend…
Being a travel writer

Being a travel writer: Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

The short answer? No, it’s not. But it sounds great, doesn’t it? For a lot of young writers, nothing sounds finer than being a travel writer. Writers are natural wanderers, desiring to gain as much life experience as possible in order to…
5 reasons to freelance abroad

5 reasons to freelance abroad

International markets are growing and so are job opportunities.This is creating a stir among many job seekers who would like to freelance abroad.It’s not only a way of earning money but a great way to open your mind to different…
The financial crisis copywriters

The financial crisis. Threat or opportunity for freelance copywriters?

There’s no way of getting around it, we are living in tough times. The recession has taken its toll on every working individual over the last few years. Apparently times are changing and the average freelancer is lucky to keep his or her head…

Work for one of the top 5 industries for copywriting and make a packet!

Focusing on a couple of core industries can be a wise strategy. If you can develop strength in one and become the expert of it, you could be more successful than if you bounce from industry to industry, never achieving skill beyond "adequate"…
Freelance copywriting does it make you happy

Freelance copywriting: does it make you happy?

It seems like the dream, doesn’t it? Quitting your day job to write full time? What could be better than that? Well, for one thing, a regular, guaranteed pay check. But you get to employ your skills, while sitting at home, in your pyjamas.…
agency copywriters and freelance copywriters

Going it alone: Five differences between ad agency copywriters and freelance copywriters.

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Ad agency copywriters and freelance copywriters do much the same job but enjoy very different lifestyles. So, which is best? Here are five big differences... but tell us what you think in the comments box below. 1. Work security Probably…
financial matters

Why’s financial planning for freelancers so important?

As a freelancer you don’t have the benefit of a regular pay packet like in a normal 9-5 job and it’s definitely one of the areas of concern for people moving from regular employment and into full time freelancing work. Financial planning…
gloves that don't feel like gloves

Sleepless in New York, Zurich, Eindhoven, etc

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This campaign was created while on the road by globetrotting freelancer, Fraser.He's a busy man but that’s the way he likes it. Even while putting this article together he’s also getting ready for another trip – this time to Rotterdam…
Not the normal tips for being a freelance copywriter

Not the normal tips for being a freelance copywriter

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Maybe it’s the economy but there’s been a lot more interest in the idea of making money as a freelance copywriter over the last year or so. While being a successful freelancer isn’t something you can learn completely from a €5 ebook,…
get started as a freelance copywriter

How to get started as a freelance copywriter

What does it take to be a successful freelance copywriter? Apart from talent which you’re either born with or not, there are one or two things you can do for yourself. Here are five things that'll help you get started as a freelance copywriter 1.…