Hot Home Business: Copy Writer

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What you'll do:

Write copy for advertising, marketing and other corporate purposes; write technical manuals for software; write copy for Web pages and other new-media resources.

Skills you'll need:

Solid writing skills, ability to work quickly and flexibly; willingness to put client goals ahead of "artistic" desires. Ability to market yourself and your work.

Equipment you'll need:

A good computer, modem, printer.

Start-up costs:

$2,500, for a computer with a fast modem and printer. Anywhere from $100 to $5,000 to market yourself via advertisements in trade publications and direct mail campaigns.

How much you can make:

Some copywriters make $100,000 a year; others don't make anything. According to copywriter and author Bob Bly, a good copywriter who markets himself aggressively and applies himself to his work on a full-time basis can earn $50,000 or more per year.

For more information:

"Secrets of a Freelance Writer : How to Make $85,000 a Year" By Robert W. Bly.

Organizations:

The National Writers Union

113 University Pl. 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10003Web site: http://www.nwu.org

 

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