Your New Copywriting Business: Start Local And Get Clients Fast

by Angela on May 5, 2007

If you’re a brand new copywriter, the best copywriting clients for you are your local businesses. Of course, once you build up your portfolio and your confidence, you can work with clients all over the world, but in the beginning, local clients are best.

There are a couple of reasons for this. The first one is that your local business community likes to deal with locals. When you’re a local, your inexperience doesn’t matter. You’ll get their business because you’re a known quantity – they feel comfortable with you.

The second reason is that the competition is less. If you don’t live in a global media hub like New York City, chances are that when you contact local businesses, it will be the first time they’ve ever been contacted by a copywriter.

What Kinds Of Businesses Hire Copywriters?

All businesses need copywriters, but some small businesses just don’t have the funds. The only way to find out whether a business can afford to hire you is to ask them whether they need a copywriter. In some instances, you may have to explain to them just what a copywriter does.

Approach local medical centers, animal hospitals, realtors, and have a chat to them – just an easy chat to see what their marketing needs are, and whether you could help.

Get In Touch With Local Graphic Design And Advertising Agencies

It’s often easier to work with local professionals, because they know what copywriting can do for them. Approach your local agencies, and let them know that you’re ready to work with them when they have an overflow of work. This always happens when they get new contracts, so you should get steady work from agencies without too much effort.

So if you’re eager to start a copywriting business, start local. You’ll be amazed at the welcome you get, and your new business will be off and running.

Discover how you can turn your writing skills into a fabulous copywriting career. Angela Booth’s ebook “Seven Days To Easy Money: Copywriting Success” takes you from novice to pro copywriter in just seven days. This popular ebook has been turning writers into successful copywriters for five years. Packed with information, the ebook also includes exercises which become your copywriter’s marketing processes and portfolio. You could be signing up your first clients within two days.

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