The job market can often feel shaky…particularly for copywriters. And it seems like every night the evening news has a story about jobs moving overseas or being performed by a robot. Sure, a robot is far-fetched, but what about losing your job to a cheaper competitor in another country? Well, I certainly wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.
I definitely understand where this question is coming from. The design services—and all the other services on those sites—are cheap. Sometimes quite good quality, but cheap. (That cheapness is part of the reason I don’t recommend listing your copywriting services there, by the way.)
A major reason that the services are so inexpensive, though, is that many of the service providers live in countries where overall wages are lower. And this is perfectly fine, very much a win-win scenario for graphic design needs, research needs, even remote personal assistance needs.
Why a Native Speaker Is Always the Better Choice
But when it comes to the solid grasp of your country’s languages and the nuances contained therein, there is no one who can do it like a native.
Even Americans and Brits who (arguably) speak the same language face huge barriers in writing for the other version of English. Different wording and slang, not to mention different cultural sensibilities and styles, make crossing that copy divide a challenge.
So, should you be concerned about copywriting work in your country (whatever country that is) becoming a cheap commodity and going overseas? No. You shouldn’t. Copywriting is a skilled profession that takes years to master (if ever) and requires an exceedingly firm grasp of the language being written.
A Real Writing Services Solicitation
Still concerned? Then I think this will amuse you. This is an actual email that came in to me, offering writing services:
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We have been proudly writing for lots of SEO Companies and Blogs from past 4 years, some of the companies include [REMOVED THE COMPANIES TO PROTECT THEM].
Thinking of why you should choose us? Well below are some reasons:
Team of Professional and Experienced Writers
Complete research based original content
Copyscape.com passed content
Fast, friendly and very affordable
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Do let us know if you would give our service a try.
Don’t hesitate to write us or call us in case of any query. Happy to help 🙂
Looking forward to enter into a profitable business relationship with you.
Have a blessed day,
Now, would you hire them? 🙂
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In this episode of the Build Your Copywriting Business podcast, Nicki and Kate are joined by one of our star CCA students, Chris, who was determined to take advantage of the digital nomad lifestyle. Chris shares his journey of building a successful business while traveling, his practical tips for managing workload, and his advice for anyone hoping to move their business toward an agency model.
Have you had any experience writing copy in another country? Let us know in the comments below!
Last Updated on January 3, 2024