Many people think starting out in freelance writing or copywriting is going to be a cakewalk. Open up your computer and start writing, right?
Not exactly. More like, open your email, check ‘your niche’ news, search for assignments, follow up possible writing leads, create new ideas for topics, update portfolio, and then if one is actually productive and earning that day, start writing an article or page.
If you are starting out as a copywriter, then it pays to network. While writing a freelance article may be more about the idea’s merit, with the backup of a portfolio of articles, when writing a website for a business owner, you must provide proof that you can write your own copy and convert visitors from a web page—and have the portfolio of past samples. If website copywriting is your daily bread and butter, you need to walk your talk.