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jt14972
30-06-15, 13:04
I do some blogging/writing from home. Does anybody know of any good resources where I can find more work? Maybe a website or a job board where you have found a job in the past - or even something you've just heard of. Thanks guys!

Lighttouch
30-06-15, 13:16
An old colleague of mine works for herself as a writer. She promotes herself through the social media 'Linkedin'

I noticed that she's promoting her services . . . these are who she targets.




You’re a professional marketer, with several years' experience under your belt. You may well have written plenty of marketing collateral yourself. How do you know when it’s time to call a professional copywriter?

1. Writing isn't your forte
Just because you're in marketing, it doesn't mean you particularly enjoy copywriting. Even the best marketers can become stricken with writer's block when faced with a blank screen and a flashing cursor.
Maybe, in your heart of hearts you admit copywriting is not one of your key skills. You recognise that you add much more value to your marketing team doing something you're really good at, rather than spending time tinkering with something that, at best, will turn out reasonably ok.

2. You don't have the time
Marketing teams spend every day spinning plates and multitasking. I know, I've been there. And you often simply don't have the time to craft a perfectly-worded e-shot or create an engaging annual report with a strong narrative running through it. So why struggle?

3. You don't have the space
When you're immersed in your business day in, day out it can be hard to look at it with any other perspective than your own. Sometimes you need an objective observer to view your organisation from a client's perspective; to see what your benefits are, and where your weaknesses lie (we all have them). A good copywriter can take that birds-eye view, and your copy will be much stronger for it.

4. You don't have the tools
Copywriting is an ever-developing specialism. Digital copy is at the forefront of many organisations’ communications strategies. And that requires a copywriter who can not only write punchy, persuasive copy, but can also write it to rank well in search engine results pages. SEO copy takes time and skill. Unless you’ve got up-to-date SEO training, why not leave it to the experts?

5. It's a big deal
The new product launch. The event of the year. The rebrand. The merger.
All these are a big deal. And you need to make sure everything's spot on. Somewhere in the midst of managing this huge marketing project your team has to pull out all the stops to create beautifully crafted copy that stirs people into action. That's a big ask. And a big risk. Give the copy the attention the project merits by briefing a professional copywriter early.
At xxxxxxxx we love nothing better than getting our teeth into a brief and creating copy with the perfect structure, tone of voice, compelling message and call to action. We're grammar geeks and perfectionists for punctuation, so you don't have to be. You can keep spinning plates, multitasking and project managing knowing that we are taking care of the detail.

rich-ward
30-06-15, 15:52
I do some blogging/writing from home. Does anybody know of any good resources where I can find more work? Maybe a website or a job board where you have found a job in the past - or even something you've just heard of. Thanks guys!

Who are you writing for at the moment?

What kind of stuff do you write about?