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5 Most valuable skills you need to acquire in order to succeed as a freelance writer

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There has never been a better time for talented freelance writers. As the demand for quality content has exploded over the past decade due to the growth of the internet, companies are actively seeking professional creators in this field.  Both…
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…

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.…

Crisis! What crisis? Why freelancers are the solution to growth for the world economy and your business

With European unemployment approaching 20 million – 12% of the available workforce – things aren’t getting any better any sooner in Europe. That goes double for Spain and Greece, where 1 in 4 people are now unemployed. Don’t even mention…
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…
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.…
pay a freelance writer

How to get paid as a freelance writer

The problem with being a freelance writer or copywriter often lies not in getting the work, or doing the work, but in getting paid for the work. Quite naturally (in their philosophy) some of the people who own or run ad agencies don’t like…
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’.…