Congratulations! As a full VIP member of this website, you now have access to the full version of our training course as well as to our comprehensive database of writing jobs! This course will teach you what is required for different kinds of writing jobs as well as how to find clients and convince them you are the best solution to their problems.
Why Is High Quality Copywriting Important?
Quality copy has always been a priority in the offline world, but with the expansion of the internet and the proliferations of websites on every imaginable topic, a need for copy written specifically for web use exploded suddenly.
Why Don't Most Businesses Do Their Own Copywriting?
Many website owners either don’t write well themselves, or simply don‘t have the time to devote to this task. Many already have a budget allocated for copywriting, but their budget may be smaller than required for an in house copywriter and they hope to find a professional to bring in as a freelance provider.
The way in which you present yourself to prospective clients plays a HUGE role in how many new jobs and projects you get. You only get one chance to make a great impression and working online it can be even trickier.
Writing for an online audience requires a certain set of skills that were not necessary taught to the writers of a decade ago. The printed page and the computer screen are very different to the user’s eye, and the standards of writing are slightly different for each.
Some clients may request that you create content and post it for them to high quality platforms. Some are simple and blog based, such as WordPress, Tumblr, and OnSugar. Others are easy to navigate Q&A sites, such as Yahoo Answers.
Here is the part where you actually start work! You know what doing writing jobs online is all about, you know what kinds of jobs you will be doing, and you know how to do them. Now it’s time for you to actually start doing some jobs and start making some money!
Finding writing jobs already posted online is the best way to get started as a freelance writer, but it’s only half of the equation. If you really want to make a lot of money as a writer and build a profitable business out of it, there is so much more you can delve into!
Just because you have bid on some projects and sent out some proposals to prospective clients, doesn’t mean you can just sit on your hands and wait for the money to flow in. You need to convince your prospective clients that they NEED to hire you.
When you are selling your services as a social media manager, your clients are essentially your customers. Studies have shown that it is 5 to 10 times easier to sell to existing customers than it is to get new ones, so it is imperative that you turn as many of your one time jobs into long term clients as possible!
We have put together a ‘Proposal Document’ that you can use to help you close more social media clients and get more sales. It contains a sales pitch on social media management services and a full services and pricing list.
Know when to cut your losses and walk away. Some website owners are stuck in 2008, and simply won’t listen when told that shoddy keyword stuffed content just don’t work any more. Don’t let them force you into failure.
Has it been a few years since your last English class? You don’t need to be a literary professor to be able to make money with writing jobs online, but you do need to have the basic grammar skills and be able to write cohesively. Don’t worry though! We have put together a detailed section of ‘writing tips’ that will quickly help bring you up to scratch.