Becoming a freelance copywriter

Sydney SEO copywriterIf you have questions about becoming a freelance copywriter then check out the answers below:

Q: How do I become a freelance copywriter?
Q: What does a copywriter do?
Q: What is a copy deck?
Q: What can I earn as a copywriter?
Q: Do I need a website?
Q: How do Search Engines decide on their rankings?
Q: Do I need to be on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn?
Q: Do I need a blog?
Q: What courses do you recommend?
Q: How do I get to work for big agencies?
Q: Do you offer mentoring?
Q: Can I work for you?
Q: Can you refer me work?
 

Q: How do I become a freelance copywriter?

A: For general tips on how to become a freelance copywriter read my post here:
http://www.katetooncopywriter.com.au/how-to-be-a-freelance-copywriter/

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Q: What does a copywriter do?

A: Some of my tasks in an average day include:

- Maintaining my 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.
- Also, since I offer other services, I might also be auditing websites for SEO purposes, creating sitemaps and wireframes, writing functional specs, or giving WordPress advice. The list is endless!

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Q: What is a copy deck?

A: This is my most asked question! Check out the answer by reading this article here:

‘How to write a copy deck in five easy steps’
http://www.katetooncopywriter.com.au/how-to-write-a-copy-deck-in-five-easy-steps/

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Q: What can I earn as a copywriter?

A: 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. It all depends on your experience and skill level.

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Q: Do I need a website?

A: Yes. Feel free to use this website as a guide to the kind of content you need to include.

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Q: How do Search Engines decide on their rankings?

A: Search engines use lots of different factors to decide their rankings. They send out ‘bots’ or ‘spiders’ to ‘crawl’ your website and analyse it. Each search engine has it’s own complex algorithm and are constantly updated.

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Q: Do I need to be on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn?

A: Yes.

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Q: Do I need a blog?

A: Yes. It helps your Search Engine Ranking and can also draw in new customers.

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Q: What courses do you recommend?

A: I haven’t completed any copywriting courses and so can’t recommend any. Sorry!

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Q: How do I get to work for big agencies?

A: 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 get into agencies, try sending in your CV, call them or camp outside their offices.

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Q: Do you offer mentoring

A: No. I’m afraid I’m too busy to offer mentoring to newbie copywriters.
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Q: Can I work for you?

A: No. I write all my own copy. Sorry.
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Q: Can you refer me work?

A: 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.
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If you need a Copywriter, SEO Consultant or Information Architect, then please call me for a chat and an obligation free quote. I'm in Sydney Australia on +61 (0) 418 166 458 or contact me.

Who is Kate Toon?

Hi, I'm an award-winning SEO copywriter and SEO consultant with over 18 years’ experience. I've worked with big brands such as Westpac, the RTA, Curash and Kmart and helped countless small businesses to produce great content.

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