Freelancing

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27 Jun 2018

Five top tips for overcoming loneliness as a sole trader

Elizabeth Hibbert’s tips for overcoming isolation if you work on your own.

25 Jun 2018

Copywriting portfolios: why you need one and how to create it from scratch

Ruth Elvin’s guide to putting together the kind of copywriting portfolio that will help get you work.

11 Jun 2018

I worked with a content mill: here’s what I learned

What’s working for a content mill really like? Andre Spiteri spills the beans.

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28 May 2018

Five easy ways to keep your clients happy

What do we want? Satisfied clients! When do we want them? Now! Richard Steele shows us how.

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09 May 2018

Professional social networking should be about showcasing, not showboating

Elizabeth Hibbert on how to make sure your social media content isn’t a load of charmless puffery.

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29 Jan 2018

Going it alone: ten top tips for starting out as a freelancer

Mary Whitehouse’s guide to kick-starting your freelance copywriting career.

30 Nov 2017

Finding copywriting jobs – advice from a recruiter

CJ Walker of Firehead Recruitment offers a few simple tips for copywriters looking for work.

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25 Oct 2017

Want a copywriting job? Here’s what I look for

Rebecca Nicholl’s quick guide to applying for copywriting jobs.

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27 Sep 2017

Don’t be a starving writer. Steer clear of the mills.

Ever wondered how much you’d have to work to make ends meet writing for content mills? Andrew Nattan’s worked it out.

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13 Sep 2017

Should you have a copywriting niche, or should you generalise?

To specialise, or not to specialise? Gillian Jones shares her experiences and views.

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30 Aug 2017

The seven deadly sins of freelance copywriting

Andy Nattan’s handy guide to making sure you’re copywriter of virtue.

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02 Aug 2017

Why you shouldn’t rely on content mills for long-term work

Gillian Jones explains why she thinks using content mills isn’t the best way to build your copywriting business.

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