Deadline on the city desk. It doesn't get any tougher than that.
Anyhow, when I started copywriting on the web it was by sheer accident. I had been working for AOL/TimeWarner and was writing day and night as well as a moderator for one of their top forums. You learn a lot about people when you're chatting live so when I started copywriting many years ago I found that the best part isn't just getting paid but meeting clients who are nice, courteous, smart, and share valuable info.
Wish I had listened to many of them but I wasn't into IM at the time.
Nowadays because of the expansion of the web you can find clients all over. For a single person wanting to make some extra cash or even a good income you would only need a few regular well paying clients.
When you get them, treat them nice. Keep a good schedule and offer some suggestions now and then. Say "Happy Birthday" if you know their birthday.
I've got clients I've had for almost a decade. We've been through a lot but the clients who aren't trying to exploit you or run game on you, treat with high respect and treasure them.
They'll stick with you for years.
When some of my writing clients find out I draw comic books they go out and buy them. They send them to me from all over the world and I'll autograph them and with my main clients I even do a portrait of them or their kids now and then for free. Yep, free.
As we see more tweaks in the IM game for the better we'll see more opportunities and more chances at friendship in business.
Believe you me, as crooked as this world can be, having a client you can depend on is a blessing!