What Is The Best Site To Get Copywriting Work?

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What is the best site on which to get copywriting assignments?
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  • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
    http://www.warriorforum.com/copywrit...pywriters.html

    Read as much of that as you can, THEN start asking all your questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kalambur
    fiverr.com, freelancer.com, upwork.com, warriors for hire here on warriorforum.
    I think, the best place for a copywriter to get hired is his own blog. Why not to start your blog, post articles every day, add a link to your signature here?
    Your own blog is your valuable asset. It's your best portfolio.
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    • Profile picture of the author variannas
      Here is obviously the best place. There are tons of Warriors For Hire. Just be sure to find someone who has good reviews. I recommend checking their portfolio if possible. Engaging articles are important to readers, otherwise they'll just leave your site.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kieran D
        Short-Term:
        - If you need work right now then go with the warrior forum, upwork or even fiverr.com.

        Mid to Long-Term:
        - Make sure you are always working on your mid to long-term strategy though.
        - This approach should be to build your own website/blog and promote your services directly to potential Clients.
        - This is where the real money as you are not competing with many people here and on freelancing sites.

        Kieran
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeHumphreys
          The problem with looking for only the "best site" to get copywriting work is you're limiting your opportunities.

          What works "best" for one copywriter might not work for you.

          If you rely on only one way to get new copywriting clients or projects and it has a bad month or stops working then you will likely take a big financial hit.

          The "best" approach I've found is to use multiple sites, methods (marketing, promotional, advertising, etc) to generate new business. That way if one "way" I use has a bad month, then it doesn't devastate my copywriting business.

          Good luck,

          Mike

          P.S. The link (it's to a sticky thread) Angie gave you is a virtual goldmine. I highly recommend spending a few days reading through all of the great threads shared in that sticky.
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        • Profile picture of the author AimeeLou1984
          Originally Posted by Kieran D View Post

          Short-Term:
          - If you need work right now then go with the warrior forum, upwork or even fiverr.com.

          Mid to Long-Term:
          - Make sure you are always working on your mid to long-term strategy though.
          - This approach should be to build your own website/blog and promote your services directly to potential Clients.
          - This is where the real money as you are not competing with many people here and on freelancing sites.

          Kieran
          Great advice Kieran! I've been writing for 9 years and have made it by using sites such as Upwork (or Elance before it switched). It's only now I'm realising I need a website to attract the higher paid work.

          Just to add too...I actually discovered on this forum that one of the best ways to get new work is to contact companies directly. It actually worked for me when I put the effort in to actively seek work. I contacted some marketing companies to ask whether they needed help with copywriting and some did for a while. So don't be afraid to get out there and contact companies yourself
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    • Profile picture of the author kayme
      I totally agree. Show what you can do to prospective clients, and they'll come calling.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLB
    The best way to find clients, assuming you are not in a position to have them come to you, is to pitch your services to them. Identify some targets that need your services, put together a GREAT pitch, and send it to the decision maker.

    Additionally, it was listed in the 1,000 post resource list, but this article is insightful:

    An Experienced Freelancer's Guide to Finding Clients
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Mark42
    simple read other members signature you can get so many content writer in this forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zan Elwick
      You really need your own site.
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      • Profile picture of the author filip1
        Freelancer.com is a good site to do it. Other sites like fiverr can be useful if you dont mind the low payouts, and if you work fast and dont mind getting allot of work.
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  • Profile picture of the author kwebster
    Though fiverr gets a bad wrap you can still make a good living there. The important thing is to get some great testimonials first and then gradually increase your price/wordcount. It is possible to get $50 per 200 words on fiverr. I know because I do it regularly. But you have to be ballsy. One of my writing gigs has had 45k views in 6 months. That's some traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author onehalf
    Fiverr and Upwork are great sites for short term copywriting jobs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Datingarticles
      Thank you. I will try those sites out.

      Just as a matter of interest, would you recommend doing a copywriting course, or would I be better just teaching myself from books?


      Originally Posted by onehalf View Post

      Fiverr and Upwork are great sites for short term copywriting jobs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ola Rybacka
    Fiverr is not so bad, especially when you provide good quality content. You have to take care about customer's feedback, because they sometimes forget about it. Based on my experience people heard about my gigs through the grapevine when I offered my services there.
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  • Profile picture of the author irweazel
    You can use Cornell for more reliable information about copyright assignment.
    It will guide you all things about copyrights.
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  • Profile picture of the author splitTest
    This thread meka me sad...

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  • The best sight is…

    An A4 (100 gsm) piece of paper (sometimes 2) with a scintillating piece of copy proving beyond doubt to prospective clients that you really can dramatically boost their sales.

    Obviously don't forget the envelope and 1st class stamp.

    The name and address will be to the people you most want to work for.

    And if you want to be 1000% sure it gets opened by THE decision makers send it in a FedEx packet.


    Steve
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