Sometimes when you’re new, you might be nervous that your clients can tell that you’re inexperienced. In this episode, Nicki and Kate dig into how self-doubt might creep into client interactions and other red flags that make it obvious that you’re a newbie—like mixing content and copy to being paid by the word.You’ll leave this episode with the tools to always put your best … [Read more...]
Episode 131: Can You Make $10,000 Month with Copywriting?
As a freelance copywriter, you have to respect yourself enough to claim the rates you should be working for. Growing your copywriting career to a five-figure-a-month business is entirely possible. Not only is it possible, but it's probable, if you follow some specific steps to grow your copywriting business. In today's episode, Nicki and Kate discuss rates, tracking time, … [Read more...]
How Do I Save for Retirement if I Am Self-Employed?
One of the major reasons people avoid freelance copywriting (and freelancing in general) is the lack of benefits. But the truth is, freelancers have a huge opportunity to build their benefits package the way they want—not the way their employer wants. And that includes saving for retirement as a self-employed freelancer. As a freelancer, you set your own rates, and you … [Read more...]
Set Your Copywriting Business Up for Financial Success
First, if you hate numbers and you still are reading this post, congratulations! Many copywriters aren't math fans, so you're not alone. But regardless of whether you love numbers or hate 'em, you need to spend some quality time with a few key numbers if you want to set your copywriting finances—and frankly your whole business—up for success. So, if you're serious about your … [Read more...]
Ep. 59: Buying a New Home with Copywriting Income – Shannon’s Story
Eight years ago Shannon, a Comprehensive Copywriting Academy student, had to leave the workforce to try and manage her fibromyalgia. She continued looking for a job that would not only bring in income, but, as she says, "fuel her soul" and allow her to set her schedule. Within one year of joining the CCA, Shannon went from relying on the food bank to being able to buy a new … [Read more...]
Ep. 57: 4 Ways Copywriters Can Accept Payments
As a copywriter, your goal is to ultimately get paid, right? But as a freelance copywriter, how do you ensure clients can pay you as easily as possible? Nicki and Kate break down four of the most common ways that copywriters can accept payments. As you know, our team is very much against paying for anything that isn't going to pay for itself or help move your business forward … [Read more...]
Ep. 41: Actual Freelance Copywriting Salary: Digging Into One Copywriter’s Numbers
While every copywriter's journey is different, it always helps to know what's possible, right? On this episode, Kate is digging into her own numbers, from what she made her first year of freelance copywriting, to what she made as a full-time freelance copywriter in 2020. But it's not just about the salary. Kate shares the average number of clients she had each month, the … [Read more...]
Ep. 38: How Much Does It Cost to Start a Copywriting Career?
If you're interested in copywriting or you've begun your business, you may be curious about how much you'll need to invest to get your business off the ground. Good news: you do not need to shell out a lot of money to start a copywriting career. In fact, there's only 1 thing you need as a copywriter: your website. On this episode, Nicki and Kate dig into all kinds of free … [Read more...]
Ep. 25: How Much Can a Copywriter Earn?
How much can a copywriter really earn? Nicki and Kate are asked this question all. the. time. "Writing jobs don't pay well" is something nearly everyone has heard whether they have been interested in the field or not. Nicki and Kate break down the myths about writing careers when it comes to freelance copywriting and, with a little quick math, show that it is far from … [Read more...]
Ep. 14: How Soon Will I Make Money as a Copywriter?
As a brand new copywriter venturing out into a new career, it's understandable that you might be curious as to when you might be able to make money. While you might not love our answer, we are excited to share it with you because it's a simple one: how soon you make money is up to you. Nick and Kate discuss where you can start, what factors contribute to how fast someone can … [Read more...]