Things have calmed down, yet gotten much busier since last month’s post. My life as a freelance copywriter continues to progress well, which makes me incredibly happy. I haven’t reached my official goal yet, but I’m getting closer.
I ended up creating landing pages and copy for an event launch for one of my new clients last month. This was great, because it means I got home from my conferences and had plenty of work to do! I love working with this team. My experience and insight are appreciated and I’ve been able to contribute quite a bit, beyond just handling the words.
I’ve also picked up a new client from Converted. I met Todd Murphy at the Leadpages workshops and Converted last year. When he found out I’d gone freelance, he contacted me after the conference and signed a retainer contract. He’s a bankruptcy lawyer, so I have plenty of experience writing for his industry. To learn more about Todd, visit his website.
I’m following up with folks I met at Converted or AWAI’s Bootcamp and Job Fair, and with people who have contacted me outside of those events. I hope that a couple of those turn into regular clients.
I’ve also gotten a lot of experience with the infamous “freelance copywriter lifestyle.” One of the many joys of working for yourself is that you have more control over your schedule. One of the many pains is, if you don’t do the work, the work doesn’t get done. (I’ve written about this in more detail here.)
I had to travel last week to attend a memorial service for a family member. While in the middle of preparing for a launch. This meant I spent a lot of time working while technically being “on vacation.”
It’s an interesting balance to deal with. I love the fact that I have a portable work life as a freelance copywriter and can do my job from anywhere. At the same time, it can be frustrating to have my family want me to join them so we can do fun things, knowing I need to finish something urgent for a client.
It’s a delicate balance. But it’s one I’ve found before, so I’m sure I’ll find it again.
I’m still enjoying the freelance copywriter journey and look forward to seeing where it goes.
Winter is starting to settle in here (we’re supposed to get snow tomorrow, thus the picture). I am sincerely hoping that by the time winter is over and the sun starts warming the earth again, I’ll have reached my goal of $6000 net a month, while still enjoying the work I do.
I’ll let you know as soon as that happens.
Meanwhile, I want to hear from you. What questions do you have about my journey, why I decided to do this, copywriting, marketing, running a small business, or anything else I might be qualified to answer? Please let me know in the comments. I’ll answer in future blog posts.
As always, thanks for following along.