This is still a time for money exchange (although a better one than a traditional job)
It’s easy but it requires discipline and consistency
Alright, I think you now have reasonable expectations for what I’m about to show you so let’s get started…
How To Make Money As A Freelance Copywriter (Even if you don’t currently know what a copywriter is!)
Let me briefly tell you my story as it relates to copywriting.
6 months ago I didn’t know what a copywriter did. I first came across the word on Wall Street Playboys and thought it meant someone who literally copies someone else’s writing (and gets paid to do it).
Yes, I’m serious.
Alright, that’s enough. Stop laughing at my prior ignorance and concentrate on reading this post.
I kept coming across the word “copywriting” on other great blogs (mainly 30 Days To X) so I eventually decided to find out why everyone is talking about it.
I turned to Google and my discovery surprised me to say the least.
Finally it made sense to me why copywriting is such a useful skill.
For those of you who don’t know what copywriting is, it’s just sales using the written language.
There’s nothing cool or fancy about it but it’s obviously a very useful skill to possess.
If you can convince someone to buy a (high-quality) product using only your words, you can make money online.
Advantages of freelance copywriting vs blogging
The obvious advantage is that you get paid right away.
Unlike blogging, it won’t take you months of working before you see your first paycheck.
You’ll also become a better copywriter which will help you make money regardless of what type of business you’re building.
Remember, freelance copywriting is still a job so you’ll want to move away from it eventually.
However, you shouldn’t be too proud to work a job that pays you to learn a valuable skill.
I suggest you spend a couple of hours every week writing copy for clients as a side hustle.
That’s what I’ve been doing for the past 8+ weeks and it’s already paying off nicely.
Here is what I’ve earned so far so that you know I’m not talking out my ass.
I also got paid $20 via PayPal by one client.
I only devoted 2-5 hours per week to freelance work during this time.
Like I said, this won’t make you rich.
But how many of you honestly have a better ROI on your blog?
Building a website is a good idea.
I suggest you do both (freelancing + blogging) at the same time.
It amazes me how many people are too proud (=lazy) to write copy as a side gig but spend countless hours trying to make money from a blog.
“But I don’t know anything about copywriting!”
Neither did I.
You have to put in the work required to learn a new skill.
Luckily for us, it’s incredibly simple.
All you have to do is read 1-2 books and you’ll know enough to get started.
These are the two books I recommend you read first: