In many ways, copywriters are the unsung heroes of the marketing world. Well-written content can mean the difference between a successful marketing campaign and an utter failure.
But copywriters can’t do a good job unless they have the right information. And it’s up to the client to provide that crucial information.
Over the years, I’ve noticed a real need for freelance writers to find more mentoring relationships with each other than can normally be accomplished through commenting on blogs or participating in social media. Freelance writers need specific information about how to succeed.
So, I went looking for a place that could provide both a chance for freelance writers to interact and an opportunity for writers to learn more about writing. Of course there are a lot of resources out there, but what I found was The Freelance Writers Den (affiliate link).
Blame the texting. Blame social media. Blame the schools. Blame whoever or whatever you want–it doesn’t really matter. The facts are the same.
The sad truth is that if you can’t write well you’ll have fewer opportunities in life. Communication skills are key to success.
This is probably the number one question that other freelance writers ask me. My answer to them is always the same.
My answer is this–write for the business market. You may not get a byline, but the pay for commercial copywriting is much better than the pay for blogging or writing for magazines.
Are you just starting your freelance writing business?
Or, maybe you’ve been operating your writing business for a while now, but you wish that you had business advice from someone who’s been there. Wouldn’t it be great if someone with some experience would answer your questions?
I’ve written the How To Start A Freelance Writing Business e-book (published through Freelance Folder) specifically to help you succeed as a freelance writer. I’ve been a professional writer for 19 years, and I’ve been freelancing for seven of those years. I want to share with you what I’ve learned.