Putting Yourself Ahead Of The Competition As A Freelance Copywriter


Freelance writers face many challenges and as a copywriter, you likely realize that you have a lot of competition. Becoming a freelancer is quite easy and there are few barriers to prevent new writers from getting started. But actually finding success, and earning a reputation as a good writer requires much more work. To be successful in finding new clients to work with, and keeping the clients you have, you must learn how to set yourself apart from your competition. 

Know your strengths and use them to your advantage

To show clients why they should want to work with you, you must highlight your strengths and showcase why you’re a good copywriter. This may involve networking with potential new clients and sending your resume to anyone who might be interested. If you’re looking for new clients to work with, the competition can be fierce, so you need to make your name stand out against others.

Consider specializing in niche content

If you’re particularly knowledgeable about a certain subject, consider specializing in writing about that subject. Niche writers can be very successful if they are able to find clients that need that type of content. Even if you’re not already well-versed in creating niche content, do some research to learn about the latest copywriting trends and learn everything you can about those trends so you’re ready to write for clients who need that type of content. 

Copywriting is easy to get into, but it’s not easy to be successful. While there is plenty of competition in copywriting, not everyone can make it to the top. To be successful, you have to learn ways to make yourself stand out against the competition. Create a portfolio of your best work and promote yourself to gain visibility. Use your strengths to your advantage and consider specializing in niche content to make yourself appealing to clients. While it can take a lot of effort to make your name known amongst all the other copywriters, with some hard work, you can push yourself ahead of the competition to stay relevant, helping you retain clients and find new ones.

Successful Copywriters Understand Their Target Audience


Copywriters are tasked with creating content that engages their audience. Whether it’s to promote an idea, sell a product, or perform some other tasks for their client, copywriters are successful when they can reach their target audience. But to reach that audience, you must know who they are. By understanding your target audience, you can be a more successful copywriter.

Who is your target audience?

As a copywriter, your target audience may change with each piece you write or if you’re a niche writer, your audience may always be the same. The key is for you to understand who you’re trying to reach. When working with clients, they may provide you with information on the demographics they are looking for in a customer. Sometimes, you may not have that information and may have to decide for yourself how to write content for the desired audience. 

Where does your target audience look for information?

Knowing your target audience is important, but you also need to know how they use media to find information. Depending on the demographics of your target market, you may need to adjust how you write content to make it suitable for the platform they use most often. Social media posts need to be succinct and eye-catching. While blog posts can be longer and contain more detailed information. Spend some time researching how your target audience responds to and interacts with media. Surveys and polls can be a great way to better understand your audience and to help you cater your writing to their reading style.

Copywriters can be excellent writers but without knowing how to reach their audience, those writing skills are useless. If you want to be a better copywriter, put some time into understanding your target audience. Know how they prefer to access information and create content based on your audience’s preferences. The goal of copywriting is to reach the market your client wants to sell or promote to, so your job as a copywriter is to understand the best way to reach that audience.

Dealing With Rejection As A Writer


Many people deal with rejection in the workplace, especially when their job includes creativity. Writers can be particularly sensitive about rejection because when you write, it can make you feel vulnerable. However, all writers are likely to experience rejection at some point during their careers, and many will go through it more than once. Rejection can make you want to give up writing, but there are ways to deal with rejection that can prevent you from giving up on what you love.

Rejection helps you learn from your mistakes 

Being rejected can hurt your ego, but it also provides an opportunity for you to learn and grow as a writer. As a writer, you’re going to encounter people who just don’t like your work or who can give you a list of things you should change before they consider it good enough. Don’t take it personally because usually it’s not personal. When possible, ask your client what you could have done to make the work better, and if you still feel confused you can show the rejected work to a trusted colleague to get their advice. 

What to do when your work is rejected

Rejection may come in the form of a request for heavy edits to your work or an all-out refusal to use the content you provided. When this happens, it’s important to carefully consider if the rejection is warranted. On occasion, you may get criticized unfairly, but it’s usually best to take criticism and use it to advance your writing skills. Tips from others on how you can be a better writer are helpful, but not all advice is good advice, and you should always focus on constructive criticism. Take lightly those who criticize your work maliciously. In the end, it’s always a good idea to consult other writers you trust to see if the criticism is valid or if it’s just mean-spirited and made to bring you down.

Having your hard work rejected can make you feel like quitting. Writers can be particularly vulnerable to rejection because the creative process of writing means you’re putting a lot of yourself into your work. But rejection happens in every profession, and it can help you learn to be a better writer. Use constructive criticism to help you improve your skills and become better at your craft.