Help and advice
How to use ProCopywriters
There are a number of ways that you can use ProCopywriters to learn new skills, raise your profile, connect with other copywriters and find clients.
Firstly, you should know that ProCopywriters makes a great partner to your other marketing efforts, but ProCopywriters alone is unlikely to bring you much work.
You’re more likely to find membership fruitful if you use our services alongside marketing efforts like your own website, social media and networking.
See our advice on Marketing for freelance copywriters
How ProCopywriters can help your career
We’ll go through these in turn, but in brief, ProCopywriters has a number of features that can support you:
- Webinars for learning and development
- Slack chat
- Member spotlight
- Advice pages
- Follow ProCopywriters on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
- Subscribe to the monthly ProCopywriters newsletter
Clients are looking for copywriters like you. So are you showing off your best side?
Your ProCopywriters profile is a powerful tool that can help you find work. But only if you make your profile look professional and complete.
Why not check your profile now?
Your profile should include:
- Description of your skills and experience
- Your USP – why are you better than other copywriters?
- Contact details – consider including an email address so clients can easily contact you
- Links to your website and social media profiles (website links are only displayed for Pro members)
Activate your email address
We won’t share your email address by default. If you want to give potential clients your email address, you have to select this option when you edit your profile.
Update your profile regularly
Your ProCopywriters membership makes an excellent addition to your marketing efforts, especially if you keep it up-to-date. You may want to add details of new experiences, skills or qualifications.
And if you’re a Pro member, don’t forget to update your portfolio.
Compare the competition
Browse the member directory and check out the competition. What are your peers doing well? How are your peers helping potential clients choose them? Are they making it easier for clients than you?
Each month we ask a copywriter or a trainer to come and share their knowledge with you. These online seminars are typically one-hour, and you can either join the interactive live session, or catch up with a video recording. These are free for ProCopywriters members and are a great way to top-up your skills from the comfort of your desk.
We’re also experimenting with peer mentoring and networking sessions, which are a casual way to chat to other copywriters, discuss challenges and get support.
Have you written for the ProCopywriters blog yet?
Writing for ProCopywriters is a great way to amplify your voice, get known among your peers and build your reputation.
As a ProCopywriters member, you are invited to use our platform to share your words. You can even share articles you’ve written for your own blog.
Why write for ProCopywriters?
- 600+ members
- 3,000+ email subscribers
- 7,000+ Twitter followers
- Thousands of website visitors each month
What to write…?
You can write about (almost) anything!
You could write about your…
- approach to finding clients
- experience of copywriting
- latest copywriting discoveries
- greatest grievances
- favourite copy/book/conference etc etc
Since starting in 2012 we’ve published more than 500 articles on all manner of topics.
Will you be our next contributor?
How to submit a blog post
Click the ‘Submit a blog post’ link when you’re signed in – and get writing!
Copywriting can be a lonely business. But your ProCopywriters membership makes it easy to connect with professionals who share your challenges.
The ProCopywriters forum is a friendly space just for copywriters. And it’s private too, only available to ProCopywriters members.
What is the ProCopywriters forum good for?
You can use the ProCopywriters forum to ask questions or share tips.
You might ask about…
- finding work
- dealing with clients
- getting paid
- matters of style
- or anything else that only a crowd of copywriters can answer.
Slack is a messaging app. You can use the Slack website, or download the app for iOS or Android devices.
ProCopywriters has a private Slack channel that we use to discuss work, share jokes and generally enjoy the support of our peers.
Have you had your turn in the spotlight?
The ProCopywriters member spotlight is a weekly feature that shines a light on a different copywriter from our ranks.
We want to share your story.
You might be just starting out, or you might be highly experienced. Or you might be somewhere in-between. Wherever you are in your copywriting career, we want to hear from you.
The member spotlight articles are a wonderful catalogue of copywriting lives. Stop by and take a peek at your peers.
Taking part is easy. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the questions.
Reasons to appear in the ProCopywriters member spotlight
- Get known by your peers
- Sharing your story is cathartic
- Link to your website
Got questions about copywriting?
The ProCopywriters Help & Advice section aims to answer your questions about copywriting and freelancing.
We already have pages about:
- Copywriting process
- How to become a freelance copywriter
- Finding your first clients
- Marketing for freelance copywriters
- Suggested rates for copywriters
Can’t find an answer to your question? Email email@example.com to request more information.
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Resources for copywriters
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