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Why Become a Freelance Writer

  • By James Reed
  • Published 05/27/2011
  • Copywriting

There are many advantages when you become a freelance writer and it is not just the idea of you being your own boss. Although to most people that is the main reason why they embark on freelancing in the first place. Let us further discuss some of these advantages. 1. Chance to earn bigger income. Becoming a freelance copywriter is basically being in a business. And since you own that business, you get all the profits. But you can only get high earnings if you do really well in your business. That should be easy if you are a good copywriter to begin with. 2. You handle your own time. You can write at a specific time that you set. You do not have to wait for someone to give you your working hours. The only downside to this is that you should be more responsible since you are accountable to yourself and to your clients in the end. 3. You get to do a variety of tasks and roles.

When you become a freelance writer, you can accept different writing projects. One week you can be working on a batch of articles while the next week you are writing website page copy. It is up to

you to accept and pursue different categories of writing. 4. You can get into SEO copywriting. Search engine optimization is a big thing today and many Internet marketers are hiring freelance writers to write SEO articles or copy for their own projects. You should start studying about SEO and you can start by knowing how to do proper keyword selection. And when you already have your own keywords you should place these in the title tag of your copy as well as mention it at least twice within the body. Just do not do any keyword stuffing as it would send a warning signal to the search engines that you are doing something sneaky. 5. You learn new avenues of opportunities. When you accept new writing projects, usually it is for a specific product, website, or campaign. And each of these projects are unique. Definitely you will be learning about other things that might interest you or give you a good idea to start a new business.

There are other advantages of being a freelance writer and if you want to have a better idea on what it is like to write for other clients, you can visit blogs about writing and copy writing and learn from the experiences of an actual freelance copywriter.



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