Category Archives: Life as a copywriter

If you’re thinking of becoming a copywriter, these posts will help you understand what you can expect from your career.

Is pro-bono the passport to copywriting experience?

One of the biggest challenges for any new copywriter is building a client base. If you’ve never been self-employed before, the thought of finding someone prepared to pay you to write can be daunting … if not downright scary. Gaining experience is a perennial problem and not just for copywriters. It’s something both job hunters… Continue Reading

Are you a freelance copywriter or an employee?

If you’re a freelance copywriter, you might think this is a stupid question. But there’s a good reason for asking. And that’s because the tax man’s interpretation of your status might not be quite the same as yours. Firstly, it’s worth knowing why it matters. If a company has employees it has to pay employer’s… Continue Reading

Is copywriting the career for you?

For many people, copywriting is a second career. And like any other life-changing decision, you have to make sure it’s the right one for you. You’ve probably been scouring the web trying to find out what it’s like to be a copywriter and what’s involved. Realistically, nobody can predict your future and tell you that… Continue Reading

A match made in heaven or the client from hell?

As a freelance copywriter, it’s a huge buzz to hear you’ve landed a new project. If it’s a major one, it might be all you’ve thought about for days or even weeks.  There’s often a lot of work involved just getting to the stage where the client says ‘yes’. You’re on cloud nine.  But how… Continue Reading

Keeping Your Chin Up – 6 Tips to Boost a Copywriter’s Confidence

A guest blog by Southampton copywriter, Deborah Beard Confidence and self-belief.  If we’re being completely honest, these are the skills that always seem to evade freelancers in most industries. It takes time, sure, but everyone, even the most successful of freelancers, would tell you that the little voice of doubt often screams louder than your… Continue Reading

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