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How To Become A Freelance Copywriter Being A Student: Professional Tips

As a student, money is usually tight, although sometimes you’ll find that you have plenty of time in which to do something to earn money. However, you don’t want to commit to a 9 - 5 or something like fixed hours because those sorts of jobs don’t find around lectures or lessons. That’s why freelance jobs are often the best for students. However, how do you even know where to start? Below are some essential tips from a professional about how to become a freelance copywriter.

  • Do some work for free
  • If you have no other paid experience, it is worth starting out doing smaller jobs for free in order to build up your reputation, your general experience as well as your portfolio. (If you already have a portfolio, of course, this step will not apply to you, although many students will find that they want to improve their portfolio before they start to look for paid work.) There will be plenty of people willing to let a novice do their work if they offer their services for no charge at all, so this is the best way to start building up your career.

  • Find the right sites
  • You’ll need to be a member or be registered with a couple of freelance sites in order to get the best choice and range of copywriter jobs. This requires you to dedicate some time searching around various freelance sites and testing them out, seeing what sort of work comes upon each of them, how much they cost to be a member (if they cost anything - plenty of sites just take commission) and what the best deal is. Make sure you register for membership to at least two of these sites.

  • Make sure you don’t take on too much!
  • Remember, your first duty as a student is to be just that: a student! You need to make sure you aren’t taking on too much-paid work and sacrificing the time you need to dedicate to studying. In order to do this, you need to be strict and clear about the amount of time you have free to tackle copywriting jobs and how much of your week must be dedicated to reading and writing around your subject (as well as allowing yourself time to relax and unwind, of course!). This way your studies will not suffer, and you will not get stressed.

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