A freelancer is a copywriter who provides services to businesses to make them more profitable, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
It also means the job can be difficult.
“Freelancers typically have less experience in the field than their more experienced colleagues, which is why they are often asked to do tasks that require them to have a certain level of expertise, such as writing and research,” says Sarah Lipps, senior copywriter at Content Marketing Australia.
She also says the average freelancer earns about $15,000 a year.
But if you’re looking to get into the freelance field, here are some tips to get you started.
What are freelance copywriting jobs?
A freelancing copywriter is a freelancer who provides a service to businesses in exchange for compensation.
The work can range from producing marketing copy for online advertising sites to design work for clothing brands, says Lipp.
A freelance copy editor can be hired to do creative and technical work to help with the production of your business’s websites, according the Bureau of Industry and Commerce.
But it is generally considered more rewarding to find someone who can write original content, as it allows you to be more creative and take on a more varied role in the project.
If you’re a writer or an aspiring author, it may be best to go into the industry as a freelancing writer, says Amanda O’Neill, a copywriting expert at e-commerce website Amazon.
It is more flexible than traditional freelancing and allows you the freedom to work with the company’s creative team to complete projects.
What is a freelance copy designer?
A freelance freelance copy writer can be a full-time or part-time position, depending on the type of work.
Lipp says you’ll need to be creative and be able to work independently.
“A freelance copyeditor or freelancer should be able, if you can, to take on creative roles, such in the production and distribution of content,” she says.
This can mean working in a creative team with a copy designer or designer who can create content and create templates to help you produce content for the website.
“For example, you may want to create a landing page for your business or create a list of product or service ideas for a business,” says Litts.
“In these cases, you should be willing to take a lot of time on this.”
Find out more about freelance copy design.
How do I find a freelance editor?
There are a few ways you can search for freelance copy designers.
Find freelance copy editors in your area of Australia or overseas.
There are many different types of copy editors and they range from freelancers to full-timers.
You may be looking for a copy editor to help design a website or a website design team.
“There is a lot more to it than just having an idea,” says Laura Gartland, copy editor at digital agency Digital Design and Media.
“You’ll need a good sense of humour, good communication skills, good taste in creative design and a passion for creating creative work.”
“Some copy editors are paid, but there are also freelancers and part-timing freelancers who do it for free,” she adds.
“They might be paying a few dollars a month, but if they’re doing it for a long time, they’ll be earning a lot.”
To find a freelancers copywriter in your industry, you can look for the freelancer jobs or ask around.
Litt says it’s important to find a good copyeditor as it will help you find someone with experience.
“If you’re in an industry where the freelancers are getting paid a lot, you might be able go and ask around for a freelances copywriter,” she explains.
“As long as you know who they are and what they’re like, it’s easy to find one.”
Learn more about freelancing.
What if I need help with a specific project?
You might be looking to work on a design for a website, but you don’t want to give up too much time to someone else.
You can hire a copyeditor for that project.
The copywriter will help make your project more successful.
“It’s a great way to get more time off work, or if you’ve got some extra time, you’ll want to do a freelance freelancing job that’s tailored to your specific needs and budget,” says O’Donnell.
“The copywriter may be a great fit for that kind of project.”
Lipp agrees that the more time you have, the better.
“Most copywriters have a job for life, so you might want to consider getting a freelanced copywriter or freelance web designer if you don.
You could also look at a copy consultant who can help you with your writing or research.
Find more about how to hire a freelance web editor.
What do I do if I find someone I can’t work with?
Many freelancers prefer to work alone,