Aaaahhh!!!! I can’t believe the end of the year is staring me in the face! How did it get to be December so quickly? This means it’s been 9 months since I started my freelance copywriter business, this blog and this challenge.
I can honestly say, it’s been a wild ride, and I wouldn’t trade a moment of it. I love working for myself. I enjoy the challenge of taking my marketing and writing skills, and applying them to a new project or new industry. I love learning new techniques and about new products.
In short, I am in information junkie heaven.
Some of you may remember that I was part of something called the CLIMB program. It’s part of the Minnesota unemployment system that allows people to collect unemployment while starting their new businesses. I wrote about it a few months back. You can read that post here.
Having that income is what allowed me to stay afloat for several months. There were months when that income was pretty much all I made. Those payments ran out last month.
I’m pleased to say that I have made up that income, and more, just with freelance copywriter clients. I’m still not where I want to be, making $6000 a month, net, but I inch closer every month.
I have several new clients in the works. A couple of small, one time projects and some ongoing. I’ll introduce you to them as they move forward.
I finished the launch for the Medical Moguls “Momentum in Medicine” event. You can see the website here. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun. I ended up learning a couple of new platforms for this project, so it was an adventure.
I am very happy to say that Inkit is ramping up for their product launch. We’re hoping to be ready to roll by February at the latest. If your business uses direct mail postcards for promotions, (or you’re thinking about it) you should check out Inkit’s website.
Inkit is a SaaS platform that lets you create a postcard mailing in their drag and drop builder, upload your mailing list. As soon as you hit the “Send” button, your mailing project goes directly to the front of the queue of one of Inkit’s printers and is in customers’ mailboxes within a few days.
Inkit is only collecting email addresses of folks who are interested in their platform right now. But once it’s up and running, it will save you a ton of time and money on your direct mail projects.
Enough about my fabulous clients. On to me…
Since the new year is coming up, my New Year’s resolution is to be better about writing regular blog posts. Right now, they kind of get chivvied in where I have time. Having clients is a wonderful thing, and I wouldn’t have a business without them. But I do have to attend to my freelance copywriter business as well.
So, starting next year, on January 3rd, I will strive to have a blog post out every Tuesday. Those of you who are on my email list will be notified as soon as it’s available. If you’re not on my list, you should be!
Join the club! Sign up via the cute little pop-up form in the lower right hand corner of this page. Or the pretty green button in the sidebar that says “Follow My Journey.”
To keep this resolution, I need your help. I want to know what you would like me to write about.
- Are you interested in more copywriting tips?
- Do you want to know more about starting and running your own business?
- Do you need more information on how to do your own marketing?
Let me know by filling out this quick survey. It will only take a couple of minutes, and you’ll be doing me a huge favor. I’ll get more ideas for blog posts, and you’ll get the information you want.
As always, thank you for following along on my crazy journey to become a freelance copywriter. It’s a pleasure having you on this path with me.