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Copywriting As An Online Job

With the advent of technology, copywriting already covers a wide range of media like television, stereo, magazines, brochures, direct mail, and the like nowadays. In fact, every phrase in every brochure, advert, website and booklet you see is compiled by the copywriter. Just before, copywriters are restricted to being in-house or simply by marketing or Page rank firms but now, there are many freelance copywriters that provide their services and get so many projects by making copywriting as an on the web job.

Today, independent copywriters are known to compose different forms of duplicate and are expected to produce great outputs. Yet, despite being strenuous work, being an on the web copywriter can be a lot of fun and one the best way make great money if you have the ability, the connection, and the drive to be successful. Aside from being an avenue to make great income, online copywriting also offers you the ability to work everywhere via Internet.

Getting started

Being a copywriter allows you to choose a specific or particular market sector or product and you are expected to write some thing or anything that your potential client wants.

In order to become a good and successful copywriter, you need to have a great ability to study about a certain matter while understanding customers and target consumers. Aside from having superb research and comprehending skills, you also have to get imagination and flair to keep you ideas running while keeping customers happy.

If you are planning to become an online copywriter, you must be:

– properly trained and knowledgeable. If you want to delve into the field of online copywriting, then its a must that you get any sort of writing degree within English, Journalism, Marketing communications, and the like. Having an education or a background on the career you wish to go after can be a strong step up finding work as any copywriter. If is it’s impossible for you to have a degree, try to acquire certifications or non-degree programs that teach copywriting content basics offered by many colleges. Having a qualifications on copywriting can serve as your credential when you venture into freelance or perhaps online work.

– get a pro bono work. If you dont have any some other experience, writing a copy or an item free of charge will provide you the experience you need. The copies you’ve got written can also serve as sample copies as soon as you market yourself like a freelance online copywriter.

– try to have an internship. An internship from a good establishment known to the area you wish to pursue will surely back up your experience once your venture being an online copywriter. Apart from giving you experience as well as first-hand knowledge, an internship could also lead you to a permanent work with the company.

Even though an online job being a copywriter can be quite lucrative, it can also be very demanding. This is because just like just about all freelance online work, copywriting means that you need to sell or industry yourself, your ability to fulfill a deadline or complete a job punctually, and to budget assets by making use of your skills and knowledge.

Comments: 51

  1. Leonel April 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm Reply

    I work as an independent contractor for a copywriting agency. Since I make more than $600 a year, I know I have to pay taxes and yes, I know its complicated. All I am asking for is a simple percentage rate with which to estimate my taxes for the year. Thanks in advance for help with this complex subject.

  2. Grant June 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm Reply

    I earned my Bachelor’s degree in English and currently work as a copywriter. However, I enjoy editing much more than writing.

  3. Boris July 4, 2013 at 12:22 am Reply

    I’m a beginning freelance copywriter, and I’m trying to figure out how much I charge. I saw a sample fee schedule (a list of assignment types and how much they cost) from a textbook, and based my rates on the lowest end of that spectrum.

    But I’m wondering if those rates are too high.

    I’d appreciate it if I could find some more sources on copywriting fees. Please site your sources, and if you use jargon, please define it.

    Thanks. 🙂

  4. Dyan September 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm Reply

    I am a beginning freelance copywriter, and I have a client who will have me write descriptions for products to buy on websites like Newegg and Amazon. How much should I charge for a 300-400 word product description? Remember, my client is just starting out, like me, so his budget will be limited. Should I charge by the word? A flat rate? If I charge by the hour, how do I keep track of those hours?

  5. Columbus September 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm Reply

    Is mediocrity desirable? I’m an award-winning graphic artist and copywriter with tons of experience and a track record of success. Why can’t I get a whiff of a job out here in Dallas?

  6. Kristine September 28, 2013 at 6:26 am Reply

    I have 2 years experience as advertising copywriter and 3 years experience as freelance content writer. I have PG Diploma from Symbiosis Inst.of Mass Com and BA in English. What is the salary I can expect in Kochi? Apart from the internet, where would be the best place to look for a full-time job?

  7. Mohamed October 4, 2013 at 12:56 am Reply

    I am an English grad who would like to be her own boss. I am 100% confident in my writing and editing skills, but am unsure how to break into the copywriting world. I’ve tried doing cold-calls (hi, i’m a copywriter who helps companies create brochures, web-content and other copy.would you be interested in receiving some information on my services?), and doing mass-mailouts, but my responses have been low and i’m getting discouraged. what do i do?

    how did you get started?
    am i being unrealistic?
    what is your biggest mistake?
    what is your best advice?
    should i targert mid-sized companies, or go for big ones? (i don’t have a very great book yet).
    how do you approach big companies?

    i’m learning as i go, but i am getting really discouraged. i can’t do my current job forever!

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

  8. Rodrick November 17, 2013 at 1:48 am Reply

    Does anyone know what freelance ad copywriters in New York City are charging these days? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  9. Shelton November 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm Reply

    Hi,

    I am a Web developer from Bangladesh, I have been doing outsourcing job under a freelancing website. I can earn $1000/$1200 monthly.

    If I live in USA and work locally, How much can I earn ?
    Will it be more decent to earn from Bangladesh by freelancing site?

    Please help me.
    Thanks in advance.

  10. Marianela November 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply

    I’ve been freelance writing for about two months now. Yes I have done some research, and still there’s still lots more to do. By testing the waters it seems as though the best start I know is to write for essay sites. Most of the review sites don’t pay much money. I like Helium Knowledge, but it’s slow. To me that site is where I can develop my skills and evaluate topics that people are interested in hearing. Currently I’m preparing writing samples and thinking about submitting my articles to article distribution sites. Are there any other steps that I could take to build up my portfolio and get paid as well? I’ve also heard about freelance work exchange, some people applaud the site, others say it’s a waste of time. Any one else know about freelance work exchange?

  11. Iliana February 22, 2014 at 7:09 am Reply

    I want to start a career for copywriting, but with so many websites and many wanting you to pay, I don’t know which ones are legit and not scams and which ones will guide me through the steps in a form that even a 4yr old would understand lol

    I’ve come across a site called udemy that peaked my interest, so if anyone has insight about that site I would greatly appreciate that too, thanks

  12. Stacee February 22, 2014 at 7:09 am Reply

    I am a writer, and I would like to make a little extra money for writing. I mainly like to write about Anti-Religion (Atheism). I have a website and I make posts a lot, I just don’t make any money off of it. Does anyone know of any companies that are looking for a writer?

  13. Dorthea February 22, 2014 at 7:09 am Reply

    What is it, what qualifications do you need? What do you write about, what kind of writing is it?
    How demanding is it? Would a high schooler be able to do this?

  14. Leilani February 22, 2014 at 7:20 am Reply

    After reading descriptions of copywriting and proof reading jobs, I am interested in applying for them as I think they would really suit me. The problem is, I don’t know what qualifications I would need- is a passion for writing and books, and a talent for writing good stories (I’ve won several writing competitions) good enough, or do I need to attend a course?

  15. Bertram February 25, 2014 at 1:59 pm Reply

    Do they jump between publishers? Is it more of an independent thing? Thanks.

  16. Kecia March 3, 2014 at 3:20 am Reply

    I dont afford paying high wages and am looking for affordable solutions I am familiar with odesk and getafreelancer.com however I am looking for some places where I can post for free.

  17. Diane March 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm Reply

    I am an English grad who would like to be her own boss. I am 100% confident in my writing and editing skills, but am unsure how to break into the copywriting world. I’ve tried doing cold-calls (hi, i’m a copywriter who helps companies create brochures, web-content and other copy.would you be interested in receiving some information on my services?), and doing mass-mailouts, but my responses have been low and i’m getting discouraged. what do i do?

    how did you get started?
    am i being unrealistic?
    what is your biggest mistake?
    what is your best advice?
    should i targert mid-sized companies, or go for big ones? (i don’t have a very great book yet).
    how do you approach big companies?

    i’m learning as i go, but i am getting really discouraged. i can’t do my current job forever!

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks.

  18. Annis March 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm Reply

    I’m interesting in working as a freelance copywriter and I’d like to write sales letters, auto responder series, newsletter content and ebooks.

    How does a freelance copywriter find clients online?

  19. Pedro May 1, 2014 at 12:44 am Reply

    What do you do? how did get into that role/career/job and how long did it take?
    (sorry to be so personal, you don’t have to answer all the questions if you don’t want to 🙂
    It would be great if you could share your experiences, I need some inspiration from people who work creatively, even if you know longer work in this area but used to, thanks so much x

  20. Marcia May 2, 2014 at 8:56 pm Reply

    Asked a question about creative job ideas a couple of hours ago, and a couple of people said copywriting. Just wondered exactly what this is and what is creative about it? I have googled it but still not entirely sure!
    Also, does anyone know how to get into it?

  21. Leonel May 2, 2014 at 9:19 pm Reply

    e.g is it on completion of a contract in a lump, do they get an advance or do they get paid by the hour or salaried for a set amount of time or until completion? thank you!

  22. Keven May 12, 2014 at 7:40 am Reply

    Do you think there is a market for PR companies to write and manage blogs for CEOs and businesses? CEOs can’t always make time for blogging and if they let their content get stale and don’t update on a regular basis it could do their company more harm than good. Wouldn’t this be a good place for PR to step in and lend a hand?

  23. Salena May 12, 2014 at 11:22 pm Reply

    Hi, besides Vinnie Chieco being credited as being the guy that coined the name iPod, does anybody knows what has he been doing since, or before the naming of the iPod?

    Thanks in advance,

    Dinis

  24. Shaun May 13, 2014 at 5:12 am Reply

    Would you pay this?
    And also, what is your opinion, generally, of my website?
    It can be found at http://www.website-copy-writer.com

    Thanks!

  25. Domingo May 15, 2014 at 1:13 am Reply

    Looking for direct mail marketing pieces, cant seem to locate a company or writing who can design these for me, there are plenty of companies on the net but they only deal with dealerships owners or managers, I am a salemen seeking to boost my business.

  26. Clelia May 15, 2014 at 8:28 am Reply

    I’ve got a product that I’m finishing up on and I need a freelance copywriter to create a sales funnel for me. Who do you recommend?

  27. Carrie May 15, 2014 at 3:53 pm Reply

    i wrote contents for a indian radio website . it took me 4 hours to complete.how much can i ask them as remuneration?pls help.atleast an estimate.

  28. Jeffrey May 16, 2014 at 3:20 am Reply

    I’m thinking about being a freelance copywriter (part-time at first of course.)

    I’m a pretty good writer and I’ve taken lots of classes and have done lots of research but how much experience do you actually have to have before you start applying for jobs?

    One more thing, I do keep a blog for the company where I am employed full time, (not as a copywriter, I do other things) does that count for anything or should I not even mention it?

  29. Donita May 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Does anyone know of any reputable website that I can do freelance work for??
    I would love the oppurtunity to gain more experience and expand my portfolio.

  30. Ione May 18, 2014 at 10:35 pm Reply

    I have always worked in editorial. But have just been given a commission by a UK company to do a number of freelance copywriting jobs. However, I have never done freelance work before. Does anyone what I have to do here? Do I have to declare myself self-employed? Set up an umbrella company? Is there a set of standard invoices? What do I do about tax? A lot of questions, I know. But then I’m a real dumbass! Sorry about that…

  31. Jocelyn May 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm Reply

    I have experience in various industries – from pharmaceuticals to education. I produce direct mail pieces, optimize websites, write press releases, and even produce videos – an experience earned from my television news days.

    I feel like I’m stuck now in such a dead-end position! I got myself into a contracted position with a place I hate, and while everyone praises me up and down, I feel unchallenged and underpaid. I’m just not happy with them, but they provide a large chunk of my overall income.

    Does anyone have advice?

  32. Jolene May 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm Reply

    And what are the other jobs like freelance journalism?

  33. Del May 21, 2014 at 6:07 am Reply

    I want to work in a easy freelance work, I want to be indepented. Can u give me some ideas of that kind job. Like… photographer or a messure. that stuff. I would like to thank you if you help me to think about any freelance kind job.

  34. Esteban May 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm Reply

    I think I have become one without knowing it. For my company I deal with online marketing, direct marketing, press releases, brochures, newsletters, advertising, print design, video production, editing and narration! (just simple corporate video mind you) and generally generating client interest etc.
    Am I copywriting?

  35. Clyde May 24, 2014 at 8:10 am Reply

    I’m thinking about being a freelance copywriter (part-time at first of course.)

    I’m a pretty good writer and I’ve taken lots of classes and have done lots of research but how much experience do you actually have to have before you start applying for jobs?

    One more thing, I do keep a blog for the company where I am employed full time, (not as a copywriter, I do other things) does that count for anything or should I not even mention it?

  36. Serina May 24, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply

    I love writing, I am sure I would be good at copywriting, I don’t have a degree right now and I don’t really want one. If I must get a degree what should it be in? Is just an Associates fine? How do you find copywriting jobs and is it good work?
    I would imagine networking would be important, but how do you find these people to network with and hire you!?
    Thank you!

  37. Felton May 24, 2014 at 8:40 pm Reply

    television or radio script or a scripted commercial outright to the target company, or even to their advertising agency? Freelance writers can sell their greeting cards, television or drama scripts, etc etc. If yes on freelance commericials, where is a good place to get info? Thanks

  38. Nolan May 25, 2014 at 1:17 am Reply

    just wanting to know how others in the field got started, and any advice that they might have. You know, “I wish I had/ hadn’t done…” Thanks!

  39. Donita May 25, 2014 at 11:08 am Reply

    A reputed publishing house in New Delhi is looking for freelance editors and copywriters, we publish all kinds of books, mostly management and fiction. If you are good with english and can play with words, call me @ 011-23266646; extn: 330 or ask for the Chief EDITOR. Hurry!

  40. Ray May 25, 2014 at 1:17 pm Reply

    Please let me know if there is an Ad Agency looking for freelance script wirters on per ad assignment basis.

  41. Elana May 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm Reply

    Working from home, with tons of vision and talent. Looking for a way to submit ideas for TV commercials That work. I am and will always be a Hostage negotiator looking to expand my talents.

  42. Zachery May 25, 2014 at 7:54 pm Reply

    I’m in my junior year in high school and I’m just wondering – is it unrealistic to think that you can be a copywriter who works for an agency rather than being a freelancer?

  43. Alfred May 26, 2014 at 3:18 am Reply

    My husband is a painting/remodeling contractor. He has an advertisement on the side of his van which sits in our driveway. He does not have an office since most of his work is done out on jobs. Lately, everyone seems to be asking my husband to do things and not offering any sort of payment. The problem is, the people asking are our neighbors and friends. They have started knocking on our door at random times (ie. dinnertime) asking for “help” with home remodeling projects. We don’t want to be rude or lose friends but, for one, this is our livelihood and, two, we have 3 children. I don’t want my husband spending anymore time away from home than he already has to. How can he politely tell people that his time and skills are worth something so they should stop asking him to be their handyman? It has gotten to the point that my husband wants to move out into the country away from everyone.

  44. Hollis May 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm Reply

    I am a freelance content writer with an expertise of over four years in writing web content of all the types. I wish to start a career as a freelance ad copywriter. How can I go about it? Where can I get copywriting jobs for advertisements? I am speciallty interested in punchline/tagline writing. How can I get a freelance punchline or script writing job?

  45. Mike May 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm Reply

    Since I’m a beginning copywriter, it may be difficult to get testimonials or a client list. What should I do?

  46. Lucia May 30, 2014 at 9:42 pm Reply

    I will be turning sixteen here in a few weeks and i am looking for a job. I have always been one of the best writers in school, have had a a couple of book reviews published, and am part of a writing group at my local library. Is there any sort of jobs that i could do that have to deal with writing? If so, do you know of any? i am particually interested in writing magazine articles but anything will do. I like writing anything!!! Thank You!!!!

  47. Ray May 31, 2014 at 12:32 am Reply

    its for a school project. so please just answer.

  48. Bula May 31, 2014 at 1:41 am Reply

    I am interested in becoming a freelance Virtual Assistance or Copywriter. I am a corporate communications professional with years of PR, Marketing and Copywriting experience including creating SEO friendly content for the Web. Does anyone know where I could find sources of work/projects without spending $$$? Does anyone out there need these services at reasonable rates?

  49. Paris June 3, 2014 at 1:40 pm Reply

    Is there anybody who know and good websites or any companies that will hire to write? I’ve been writing for 6-7 years creative stories but I can learn to write anything else. I would like to work from home if possible but I will commute in the Jersey- Pennsylvania are.
    Your help is greatly appreciated!!!

  50. Cruz June 3, 2014 at 10:17 pm Reply

    I’ve read a lot of stuff on the web which claims that it’s easy to become a freelance copywriter. Now I’m not so naive to beleive that anything is really that easy, but, does anyone know if there are bona fide opportunities to make a living as a copywriter without the usual qualifications. Any advice much appreciated.

  51. Bennie June 6, 2014 at 11:17 pm Reply

    Majoring in Linguistics for me was not the best idea! What kind of jobs would be open to me now without having to go back to school?

    Unfortunately, new ideas and creativity in general are not appreciated in the average work-world of office policies, politics, and pettiness! Though I know I would be a good teacher, I would prefer not to teach nor continue to work in office and administrative support. Help! I need your thoughtful ideas. Thank you.

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