To say that I am a writer would definitely be an overstatement. Writing is a craft that I have never been very good at. Words just do not seem to flow out of me as they do others. I’ve worked with several extremely talented writers over the course of my career and have always been in awe of how easy writing came to them.
As I’ve become more and more interested in blogging over the course of the last several months, I have a renewed interest in learning more about what it takes to become a successful copywriter. While writing is not my main passion or career interest, it does play a key role in what I do professionally.
Learning to Become a Better Copywriter
Another resource I have been frequenting is FreelanceFolder.com. I have been interested in this blog for several reasons. FreelanceFolder.com is geared towards web designers, graphic designers, copywriters, and really all other types of freelancers. Whether you freelance on the side while working fulltime or are currently a fulltime freelancer, Freelance Folder is bound to be a great resource for you.
Recently, Freelance Folder announced that they’d be doing a series of getting started guides related to different freelance niches. The series will focus on getting started as a freelance graphic designer, a freelance web designer, a freelance programmer/developer, as well as several other types of freelancing.
The first book, which was just released, is How to Start a Freelance Writing Business. The 48 page book costs $12 and comes as a downloadable PDF file. How to Start a Freelance Writing Business was writen by Laura Spencer who is a professional freelance writer with over 19 years of experience in the industry. Over 7 of those years she’s spent as a freelancer.
What the Book Covers
- The skills and characteristics it takes to become a successful freelance writer
- How to create a brand and launch a legally established writing business
- How to market your business and get your first clients
- How to set your rates and negotiate with clients
- How to properly manage your projects and handle the administrative tasks that go along with running your own business
- An much more…
If you are interested in pursuing a freelance writing career, I encourage you to learn more about this book. If writing is not your thing, as I mentioned earlier Freelance Folder will be releasing other getting started guides. So, be sure to check out their website.
What Are Your Thoughts?
Have any of you purchased the How to Start a Freelance Writing Business eBook? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book. Additionally, if you are a freelancer, I would love to hear how you got started. Do you have any tips for those of us wishing to become freelancers or start our own businesses?