About Writing for Profit
I have written copy in one form or another, for over 20 years. I started out writing my copy for both my insurance business and my business consulting practice. Then I wrote the material and teaching aids for my Small Business Entrepreneur Course. Gradually, I shifted into writing copy for other companies and then when websites came into existence, I wrote the content for both my websites as well as those for other companies. I have worked for large corporations, sole practitioners and small businesses.
My websites – www.Write4Me.net and www.GAClark.com have more information about my business and what I do, so I won’t bore you any farther except to say that this is a fantastic business, one that is never boring, and one that has given me and others like me, a very good career. I am not filthy rich, but I have no thoughts of retiring even though I could. Why should I? I enjoy the life style of a person who enjoys life to its fullest. No need to retire from that. At this stage however, it is time to pass on some of what I know. Perhaps this blog – while not massive in volume, will help you get started in what I consider is an excellent career. Mind you however, this is a business – not a hobby. Treat it as such. Study business in addition to learning about copywriting and learn what to charge for your work. Self-employment is not easy, but it is also not that hard once you understand the fundamentals. Do all copywriters a favor and run your copywriting business as a business and charge appropriately. If you have problems with how to set your rates, ask me and I will point you in the right direction. Good Luck to you.
Gary A. Clark GAClark@Write4Me.net