Do you want to know how you can earn $100 a day – or $3000 a month – as a freelance copywriter? If that’s a yes, then you’re in luck. In this article, I’ll show you…
Are you ready? Let’s begin.
There are a lot of good things about freelance copywriting but when you’re just starting out? The best thing about it is probably the fact that you don’t need any capital at all for you to do this. Literally $0 startup cost.
If you want to earn money, without investing any it in the first place, then this is the best thing you can do. You don’t need a website, you don’t need to create your own product and you definitely don’t need a degree. This probably has the lowest barrier-to-entry to make money online.
Here are some other reasons why you should do freelance copywriting…
Everything has pros and cons. You have to sacrifice something to achieve something else. That’s just how life is. So what are the cons for freelance copywriting?
The only thing I’m concerned about this type business model is that time = money. You have to work in order for you to earn cash (say goodbye to your passive income dreams).
This is not a long-term solution if you want to earn passive income (unless you get clients that’ll offer royalties) but this is a good way to get your feet wet.
Here are some other cons of freelance copywriting…
As a freelance copywriter, you know you’re gonna have to sell your skills. Which is good since that’s what you, a copywriter, does. Sell. If you can’t sell yourself, then how can your leads trust you to sell their products? They don’t.
Your income basically depends on how good you are in marketing yourself.
Say you write landing page copy…
You can either charge $20 or you can charge $1000+. What would you choose? Obviously the latter… but the only way you can get that is if you’re better at copywriting.
After you read a book or 2 about copywriting, and maybe even buy course or two, apply these simple steps and you’re guaranteed to become good. You can’t not be. If you just put in the work and be consistent about it, you’re gonna achieve this.
Learned something from this? Good. Let’s move on to then next.
Here are some of the places I go to find clients…
If you don’t want to publicly show yourself, you can also do cold emailing. This is what a lot of people do and it’s not surprising why. Cold emails work – but you need to be good at it. Everytime you send a cold email, whether you closed the lead or not, always ask for feedback. This will help you become better with cold emails – and eventually land you more clients.
There are 2 things you can do to scale your business. Since with freelancing, you’re trading your time for money, you know that this isn’t passive. However, you can still make it less hassle in the long run while still earning more. Here what you can do…
Since you’ve read this far, I’m going to give you a little bonus. I’m going to tell you what can make your copy great, what makes your audience WOW and what makes you a ton of $$$. It’s 1 simple thing and it takes up 80% of the time when writing copy, literally. Want to know what it is?
Yup. No matter what marketing tactic you’re gonna use (e.g. scarcity, urgency, etc.), your copy wouldn’t be great if you don’t know who you’re talking to. If it doesn’t resonate with your market, then it won’t sell. If it won’t sell, you lose your client.
You need to understand your market for your copy to sell. So never skip this part… I mean it. It will set you apart from competition and will make you more $$$.
If you don’t want a 9-5 job and work for someone else’s dreams, then this is for you.
Make this your own business. Start an agency or something. Stop doing things that waste your time and kill opportunities (e.g. a 9-5 job) and start growing your own thing. Your future self will thank you for that.
Don’t know if freelance copywriting is the best business model for you? You can always learn about niche sites and dropshipping. All business models have pros and cons, you just have to find one that suits you.
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