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We often get asked similar questions about our copywriting courses and products, so we’ve gathered together a stack of answers to make your life easier.

How do I become a freelance copywriter?

A: For general tips on how to become a freelance copywriter, read my post here.

What is copywriting?
Copywriting generally means writing words for a promotional or marketing purpose. A copywriter could write your adverts, press releases, brochures, websites, emails, white papers, case studies, video scripts, your LinkedIn profile, blogs, or even your Facebook status updates.
What does a copywriter do?

Some of a copywriter’s tasks on an average day may include:

• Maintaining their website and social media sites
• Discussing new projects with potential clients
• Preparing proposals and estimates for new jobs
• Research into a particular brand or company
• Keyword research and assessment
• Planning copy decks
• Writing
• Completing client amends
• Invoicing and general bookkeeping.
Is copywriting anything to do with copyright?
No, copyright refers to legal ownership of a document and is not related to copywriting.
What can I earn as a copywriter?

This obviously depends on what you charge. If you’re starting out, you might only be charging around $40 per hour, but there are some copywriters in Sydney who charge over $200 an hour. It all depends on your experience and skill level.

As a member you’ll get access to our recommended rates.

Do I need a website?

Yes.

Do I need to be on Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn?

Yes.

Do I need a blog?

Yes. It helps your Search Engine Ranking, shows off your writing style and can also draw in new customers.

How do I get to work for big agencies?

I’d recommend all copywriters to spend some time working in an advertising agency. You’ll get to work on great brands and learn the various processes involved.

To work for a big agencies, try sending in your CV and some samples, call them or camp outside their offices.

Can I work for you?

Nope. I’m all good, but thanks.

Can you refer work to me?

No. I already have a large network of copywriters to whom I refer work to. At the moment I’m not looking for any new ones.

But as a member you’ll get access to our community where I occasionally post jobs.

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Rashida Tayabali
Rashida Tayabali
01:42 06 May 18
I usually dread conferences/networking events but CopyCon was hands down the best event I've ever attended. The speakers were knowledgeable, the crowd friendly and enthusiastic and the venue amazing. If you're a copywriter, get yourself to this event pronto! I loved every minute of it! I'll be back next year.
Natasha David
Natasha David
05:22 06 May 18
Kate did it again - CopyCon18 was bigger, better and more informative than before (which was a high bar indeed to top). I loved all the speakers and the Mastermind sessions will help me implement real changes to my business. Thank you Kate and team!
Douglas Campbell
Douglas Campbell
22:37 06 May 18
Terrific day with a marvellous community of copywriters. Well organised. Relevant. Fun. Great way to learn new stuff, remember half-forgotten bits and connect with like-minded souls. Roll on #CopyCon19.
Nell Casey
Nell Casey
03:02 08 May 18
CopyCon18 was a well organised conference with a good mix of speakers and topics, and plenty of time for networking and meeting other copywriters. Such a great way to gain new ideas and insight from fellow copywriters, and leave inspired to make my own business better.
Trish Martino
Trish Martino
21:09 06 May 18
Copycon has finished up for another year, which is put on by Kate, it is an amazing conference and, if you are a budding or seasoned writer, this is one not to be missed. Kate is amazing, caring and one generous human being.
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