Fencing With a Freelance

Do you like to write?  Are you looking for a way to turn your skills into a marketable boon that could be lucrative both for you and other small businesses?  If so, you might consider working as a freelance writer.  To many, this is an ideal job – the ability to set your own schedule while delivering top-notch content writing to grateful clients.  If this sounds like the perfect job for you, listen up!  We at Content Equals Money are proud to operate as small business writers, and we enjoy our jobs.  Therefore, if this sounds like a market that you’d like to crack, we’ve got the advice to help you help yourself make it happen!

Small Business Copywriting: The Basics

If you want to work in small business copywriting, first you need to find a client to work with.  This might sound like a daunting process, but believe us – there are literally thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs out there who are looking for writers with the skills to make their websites, press releases, and articles come to life.  All you have to do is find them!

Of course, in order to find those small businesses and entrepreneurs, you need to know where to look.  A good place to look for initial clients when you’re just starting out is on Craigslist!  No matter what city you live in, simply browse the local page and check out the section entitled “gigs.”  Underneath, you’ll find a link that says “writing.”  Click away!

Suddenly, you’ll be transported to a page of people who are looking for writers just like yourself.  Don’t forget to check out the pages of other cities as well; one of the joys of being a freelance writer is working remotely.  It doesn’t matter if you live in Boston and your client is in Timbuktu – all you need is an internet connection to make it happen!

For other freelance writing job boards, try websites such as www.guru.com or www.ifreelance.com.  The downside to these sites is that you must pay a small membership fee to sign up, but the upside is that these sites are specifically created for freelancers!  These are boards where the freelance writers who need work and the small businesses that need copy can have an electronic rendezvous and spark up professional relationships. The key to success for these job boards are simple: write consistently well and provide awesome service. Soon you will find a lot of repeat clientele. In fact, over 60% of our company business comes from job boards just like these!

Becoming a freelance writer doesn’t have to be a pie in the sky dream.  If you’ve got the skills to make website content bounce with life, enthusiasm, and a professional tone, you can most certainly have your cake and eat it too!

 

This post was written by our lead writer, Laura. If you would like to hire Laura to work for your blog contact us via info@contentequalsmoney.com and we will hook you up!

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Amie Marse is the founder of Content Equals Money. She lives in Lexington, KY with her two dogs: Billie and Lily. She has been writing content for her web based clients since 2005. She launched Content Equals Money in Oct of 2010, home of conversion focused content writing services. She loves to chat about small business development and how to make content equal money!

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