Want to start your copywriting services business fast? You can. Just follow the steps in this article.
If you enjoy writing and have some marketing savvy, you can quickly turn your writing skills to profit, by writing copy – that is, promotional material. Copywriters write everything from short six line ads to complete Web sites. In essence, copywriting is selling.
But how do you get started? Let’s look at a simple process you can follow. I got my own start this way, by writing ads for a business I was running – I had no awareness that I was laying the groundwork for a highly successful business of my own.
1. Write some advertising for free
All businesses need ads, and if you volunteer your services chances are your employer will be only to happy to let you try your hand at copywriting.
If your company uses an advertising agency, ask to visit them for an informational interview, so you can see how the copywriting process works.
2. Get paid for your copy
Now you have some experience, it’s time to get paid. You won’t be paid top dollar for your copy at this stage, but you will get paid.
Where will you get clients? Start with the people you know. Let them know that you’re writing copy and that you’re looking for work. If you’ve had an informational interview at an agency, call them and tell them you’re available. When they get a sudden rush of new contracts, agencies often use freelancers.
Next, pick up the phone. Call local businesses. Just keep dialing. An afternoon on the phone should give you more than enough copywriting work to keep you busy for weeks.
3. Get paid more for your copy
As you continue to work with copywriting clients, raise your rates. You need to do this not only so you can generate a better income, but also so you don’t burn out. By raising your rates at least once a year, you can drop unprofitable clients, and give your best attention to your top clients.
So there you have an easy plan for starting a copywriting services business fast.
Become a copywriter and get paid to write
Did you know that most business people struggle with their writing? It’s true. If you enjoy writing and find it easy, you can write for money, for business. In short, you can become a copywriter.
Copywriting is writing for business: promotional writing. Copywriters write material like advertisements and compared to most writers, they’re VERY highly paid.
The explosion of the influence of the Web means that copywriters are flooded with offers of work. Even new copywriters find it easy to get copywriting gigs and to build their copywriting services business.
If copywriting intrigues you, join me in my Copywriting Master Class. I’ll take you from copywriting novice to pro.
“Copywriting Master Class – Ten Weeks to Copywriting Genius” gives you a comprehensive copywriting course, as it helps you to set up your copywriting services business.
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