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How to Survive Your First Recession (or Any Other Disaster) as a Freelance Copywriter

Whether a pandemic or a recession, economic uncertainties hit freelance copywriting businesses hard… unless you’re well prepared for the certainty of uncertainty. Get 5 “biz prepper” strategies here.

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You Don’t Need Ads on Your Site to Monetize Your Blog. Here’s How Bloggers Make Six Figures.

If you think ads are your ticket to monetizing your freelance blog, think again. We’ve got five surefire tactics that’ll have you turning your content into cash, fast.

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How to be a freelance copywriter when you suck at doing what freelancers are “supposed” to do

You’ve tried following the rules for freelancers. Like getting up at 9am. And wearing actual pants. But they just don’t feel right. (Not the pants. The life. And also the pants.) In this post, Sophia Dagnon explores all the wrong feelings the “rules” gave her. And how she broke them to go from frustrated freelancer to happy business owner.

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Is $5000 a lot to charge for a sales page? We asked 14 marketers who hire freelancers. What they revealed could help you land your next project.

A long-form sales page can help businesses generate insane revenue. But only if the sales page is written well. How do you know if the copywriter you’re thinking of hiring is going to be able to write a kick-ass sales page? We asked some of our fave online marketers about hiring freelancers.

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I used cold emails to 14x my freelance copywriting business. Here’s how. (Includes templates.)

Featuring templates! In this post, see how freelance copywriter Laura Lopuch dramatically grew her business by experimenting with cold emails. Follow her process. Avoid her mistakes. And confidently reach out to those clients you wish would reach out to you.

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These client management techniques worked for Mad Men – will they work for you?

To mark the 10th anniversary of the first episode of Mad Men, we’ve curated the best account management tips shared in the seven seasons of our favorite show. Best of all? They’re supported by studies + smartness.

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Note to Self, On Time Management

My time management has been shitty lately. (And by “lately” I mean “for the last 24 months or so.”) Here’s what people say I should do to get my calendar, schedule and life under control. You should probably take some of the advice in here, too.

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These techniques make it 10x easier to beat Writer’s Block

Is writer’s block getting in the way of your freelance copywriting business? In this post, a copywriter from the #1 direct response business on the planet shares his secrets for breaking through writer’s block.

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How to Set Up Your Home Office: The guide for productive freelance copywriters

Your home office is where your entire freelance copywriting business is based. In this post, see how to make yours work for you, including what chair to buy and what apps to use to avoid distractions.

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3rd Annual Freelance Copywriter Salary Survey (Updated 2017)

If you’re wondering how much you should be charging or where you stand relative to what other copywriters make, check out this data. It features the results of our copywriter salary survey and includes freelance copywriter income levels. Big takeaway: you can be broke or rich as a freelancer – if you want to earn a middle-class living, in-house may be the better choice.

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Quote Higher Rates: If you close more than 50% of your leads, you’re not charging enough

Want to quote higher rates… but not sure how… or even if you’re ready? Inhale this post by freelancer extraordinaire Jessica Mehring. Take notes. Get ready to act. THIS is the stuff you need to do to charge more.

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6 things clients say that are nothing like what they mean

We’ve all been there. We’ve hoped our newest client is that dream client we’ve been waiting for. And sometimes they are! …But then there are the other times. Drag the sliders in this post to turn What Clients Say into What Clients Mean.

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15+ reusable ideas to find copywriting clients who pay well

How can you find copywriting clients you’ll love… and who’ll show you their love with great pay and happy-clap emojis? In this post by freelancer Kaleigh Moore, you’ll get more than 15 actionable tips and techniques for finding dream copywriting clients – without selling out on Upwork.

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I tried branding my freelance copywriter business. And even I was surprised by what happened next.

How do you stand out from the crowd? In this post, Kira Hug teaches how to brand your freelance copywriting business (or yourself). So clients know instantly what’s awesome about you. And so you can always feel like your authentic – and maybe even huggable – self… while growing the business you want.

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When you find your niche, you’ll never sell yourself as a generalist again – here’s my story

It’s so counterintuitive: reject a huge percentage of prospective clients out there in order to… attract more clients. Welcome to the wonderful world of niching. See how finding her niche allowed Lianna Patch to fire her problematic clients and find more happiness in her job. And follow a few easy steps to find the right niche pour vous!

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You’ve heard about the Freedom Economy. Here are 6 steps to use it to promote yourself as a freelancer.

Freelance copywriters struggle to ask for what they’re worth and get paid. Sound familiar? In this post, Alaura Weaver describes the 6 steps she’s taken to turn her career from way off track (i.e., charging 2 cents a word) to earning thousands per project. All without using Upwork and such services. Read it now and take notes!

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When you learn about Advanced Facebook Ad Targeting, you’ll never run out of clients again

The idea of spending money to make money can be a bit scary. Especially if you’re in a freelancing slump. After all, Facebook Advertising is certainly not free. But there is one thing that Facebook Advertising is, and that is specific. Unlike Google, Facebook is not going to have you competing against Scripted, Outsource, and Upwork, […]

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I use a Diva List. Every freelance copywriter should use a Diva List. Here’s why.

You’ve heard the saying, “The client turns on the lights.” That old idea makes your work feel less than valuable. As much as our clients make it possible for us to have a thriving business, we too make it possible for their businesses to thrive. Read this post to see how you can make yourself more desirable to prospective clients – so the convo isn’t about who’s helping whom more… but rather how they can hire you to work for them STAT.

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The Non-Scuzzy and Totally True Story of How I Earned 6 Figures in 12 Months by Mastering the “Hidden Upwork Economy”

Tens of thousands of freelance copywriters, designers and developers are on Elance.com and Freelancer.com. But how many of them are making real money? If you’ve struggled to figure out how to earn on Elance, read this post by freelance copywriter Danny Margulies, who earned more than $110,000 in 12 months on Elance – without running himself ragged.

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Growing Your Client Base: An Ode to Getting a Backbone

Ever feel like you’re becoming a bit of a… diva? You should. It feels great. 🙂 My hubby says I’m turning into a shark… like the sharks we watch on “Shark Tank”. (Love Dragon’s Den, too. And how ’bout The Pitch? That’s a killer show! But I digress…) Whether a shark or a diva, the […]

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Freelancing

How to Survive Your First Recession (or Any Other Disaster) as a Freelance Copywriter Read more
You Don’t Need Ads on Your Site to Monetize Your Blog. Here’s How Bloggers Make Six Figures. Read more
How to be a freelance copywriter when you suck at doing what freelancers are “supposed” to do Read more
Is $5000 a lot to charge for a sales page? We asked 14 marketers who hire freelancers. What they revealed could help you land your next project. Read more
I used cold emails to 14x my freelance copywriting business. Here’s how. (Includes templates.) Read more
These client management techniques worked for Mad Men – will they work for you? Read more

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