There are lots of things in life that are too good to be true: those “fat-burning pills” they advertise online, free money via email from African princes, and so on. But there’s one thing I can assure you that isn’t too good to be true: A copywriting career.
And, even more than that, it’s completely possible to work remotely as a copywriter and have a wildly successful career. BUT…
There are a few things you need to know.
What You Need to Do to Work Remotely as a Copywriter
First, even though it’s completely possible to make lots of money as a freelance copywriter, traveling around the world while you do it if you want to, it’s not going to happen instantly.
You first need to learn how to write copy (which is very different from any other kind of writing), then you need to learn how to build experience, build a portfolio, and find clients.
And, yeah, it can occasionally be easier to find clients if you’re willing to work with local clients and/or if you’re willing to go into a client’s office.
But it’s still entirely possible to work entirely remotely. There are more online-only businesses than ever before. And between Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, it’s never been easier to reach them.
Did you know that about 543,000 new businesses are started every month? EVERY MONTH. And a lot of those are online-online which, of course, means remote-only.
And, not only are there more businesses than ever, but those businesses have a greater need for both good marketing and skilled copywriting.
Once you have training, you need to set up systems in place that make it easy for you to get work done from your chosen location. More importantly, you need systems that make it easy for your clients to work with you! You need to be an effective communicator for starters. Read on for our top three tips for effectively working remotely with clients.
You also need to make sure you have a few digital nomad essentials, such as Wi-Fi. This feels like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many places where it’s hard to get a reliable connection. And if you can’t access the Internet, you can’t access your office. There are devices that allow you to connect to Internet, but still require you to be able to get a signal. So, check before you book that cabin in the middle of the woods for five months that you’ll actually be able to do work there.
Hear From a CCA Student Working in Cyprus
Brittany, a student who joined the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy in 2014, runs her copywriting business from Cyprus … and is earning six-figures doing it! Hear how she got started in copywriting and what she wishes she knew when she started (like how there’s enough work for all of us!).
So can you work entirely remotely as a copywriter? Absolutely. Can you make a great living working entirely remotely as a copywriter? Absolutely. Is it going to take a little bit of work? Of course it is—making a really good living at anything takes some work!
That work—and work, not incidentally, that we tell you exactly how to do and give you every step for getting—is part of how you know something isn’t too good to be true.
So, here’s my question for you: If you were working entirely remotely, how would you structure your days? And where would you work from? Let me know in the comments below.
Get Our Free Copywriting Training
Want to build a copywriting career—and get the step-by-step training for learning how to write copy, how to build your portfolio, how to land clients (plus a ton more)? Then you’re going to love our Comprehensive Copywriting Academy.
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Last Updated on August 18, 2022