Category Archives: Your freelance business

Why a Copywriter Needs Terms and Conditions

A guest blog by Joanna Brown of The Word Hen Like many freelancers, I started copywriting by working for friends and then friends of friends. Payment was often in kind and jobs were arranged through a quick phone call. As my reputation and experience grew, I started to receive commissions from strangers – some individuals,… Continue Reading

Privacy & security – a real-life problem for a freelancer

There’s no doubt you have to be security-conscious in today’s online world. Things like viruses, phishing emails and hacking are everyday events. And you have to guard against them. But can you take privacy too far? Consider this … You are a freelancer. You live and work alone. A not uncommon situation. You’ve password protected… Continue Reading

10 top tips on starting life as a freelance copywriter

A guest blog by freelance copywriter, Caroline Roodhouse of the Word Bird I’m sure there’s no right or wrong way to begin life as a copywriter. I certainly wasn’t armed with a perfect plan. I’d developed a rather healthy network of business acquaintances from previous experiences so I felt confident there was at least a… Continue Reading

How to be a freelance copywriter when you’re a mum

  A guest blog from Hannah Martin from Talented Ladies Club There are few careers that work fairly easily around the demands of a working mum from home. Luckily freelance copywriting is one of them. While you may need to do a bit of juggling at times, if you’re passionate and determined you can find… Continue Reading

Copywriters – know thy clients

Red alert – scam report! We’ve recently heard of a serious scam on freelancers’ websites. So if you use these sites to find work, listen up. This scam has been directed at proofreaders.  But if our proofreading friends are fair game, no doubt copywriters and other freelancers are next in line. The scam goes like… Continue Reading

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