I've recently started getting into copywriting, just as a skill for now. It's suprising how enjoyable it can actually be.
I've got a few books that im reading through and regularly visit a few copywriting related forums and blogs etc. However...
I have a few questions regarding copywriting as a job and exactly what projects entail and what you are responsible for as a copywriter.
If anybody can help me answer these questions I would be very grateful!
1: Example: client send you email: asks for a redesign of a flyer or banner or whatever: is the copywriter meant to actually design things in a graphical sense or just submit the actual words? Do copywriters also do the graphics?
2: Lets say you come up with a few words for a banner or even 100 words for a small ad. Once you've got those words down and your happy, what exactly do you send to show your client? A word file with a few words in them? How does this process work? What do you actually send the client when your done and in what form.
3. What form of rates are best. Hourly, day rates or project rates?
4. At what point do you start charging the client? How do you know when the project has been mutually agreed and you can start charging for your time? Do you need some kind of contract?
Sorry guys, I know these questions probably sound really stupid, but I am completely new and just want to get my head around some of the basics regarding how the whole thing works.
Thanks for any help!!