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,…
How to travel and work as a freelance copywriter

How to travel and work as a freelance copywriter?

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How can I travel and work as a freelance copywriter? It’s many people's dream to get a job they can travel around the world with. Travel writer or photographer, masseuse, English teacher, cruise ship employee, tour guide… they’re all…
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Why the creative brief is so important

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Sir Winston Churchill famously insisted that his generals summarize their reports using no more than a single side of paper. He’d have made a good account manager. While weeks and weeks of research might go into a creative brief there’s…
Freelancer on holiday

Freelancer vacation: The best times for freelancers to go on vacation

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As a freelancer, you're often caught in a catch 22 situation when it comes to vacation time: You can go on holiday anytime you like (friends think you're on a permanent holiday), but you're worried about going away, because you might miss out…
freedom

Freelance writing – Never mind the ‘lance’. The important bit is ‘free’.

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Once upon a time in the West End … Apart from a year as CD on Barclay’s at Leo Burnett London in 2009, I’ve been working for myself since 1995. When I started doing it, freelance was pretty much a euphemism for ‘Can’t Get A Job’.…
future of freelancing

The future of freelancing: Will all creatives be freelancers soon?

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'Freelancing' is no longer an euphemism for being out of work. In the States, where the economic situation is on the up, freelancers are an important force in the success of agencies pitching for new clients or realizing big projects. So, what…
overrated time off

Time off is overrated

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I was born in 1973. Which means I’ve been part of that lucky and unique generation that has lived through the transition from analogue to digital. I remember telephone operators. I remember strips of 4 flashbulbs on 110 film cameras that actually…
copywriting agent

5 ways to work better with your copywriting agent

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So you've been signed up by an agent. Congratulations! Think all your problems are solved? Think again. Having an agent is only the first rung on a very long ladder and all those who have been with the agent longer are ahead of you - with good…
being a freelance copywriter

The joy of being a freelance copywriter

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Becoming a freelance copywriter can be a daunting step. You must give up the security of a steady job and generate your own income. The benefits though, outweigh the risk 100-1. You can set your own schedule. You can say yes or no to work. You’ll…