5 Reasons Copywriting Is the Best Remote Job (and the Highest Paying)
Finding a work remote job that’s easy to break into and earns good money, can be extremely frustrating. Especially if you don’t know what to look for.
I struggled as a freelance writer on and off for years. Constantly reading blog posts on how to find clients and market myself, constantly struggling to stand out in a sea of “content writers”, “content strategists” and “bloggers”. My goal was to have enough consistent clients to make it my sole source of income and travel the globe. But I could never get it off the ground. It was just a side hustle that earned me an extra few hundred every month.
All that ended when I transitioned my career to copywriting.
In this post, I’m sharing 5 reasons why copywriting is the best remote job and how to get into it quickly and start earning money. That way, you can save yourself years of mediocre writing gigs and struggling to find clients.
The 5 reasons I’ll cover are:
- You Can Get Started Extremely Quickly With No Previous Experience
- It’s a Highly In-Demand Work Remote Job
- There’s Unlimited Earning Potential & You Control It
- It’s Extremely Flexible – Part Time, Full Time, Side Hustle & Stay-at-Home Moms
- You Can Do It From Anywhere – Not Just Your Home Office
Whether you want to travel the world as a digital nomad, earn money as a stay at home mom or just hustle and earn killer money online, copywriting is the ticket. Read on to learn why.
Really Quick, What Is Copywriting?
Copywriting is writing with the goal of getting someone to take an action, like buying a product, subscribing or simply clicking “learn more”. There’s a lot of psychology behind it, because you’re constantly trying to figure out what makes someone buy or how to get into someone’s head.
Many people mix up copywriting with copyright. Copyright is the legal right to make copies of intellectual property, granted by the U.S. Copyright Office. It’s completely different from copywriting (and likely way less fun).
Copywriting is different from other forms of writing, like content writing, because of the goals and strategy behind it. Content writing, for example, is typically content written with the goal of entertaining, informing or inspiring. Copywriting is often worked into content writing like blogs and articles, but from the writer’s standpoint, it’s a completely different job.
My Experience as a Full-Time Remote Copywriter
While I was desperately trying to build my writing business in 2020, I came across the free copywriting training by Filthy Rich Writer. It taught me what copywriting is and how much more in demand it is than content writing and content marketing.
I couldn’t believe I had worked as a writer for years and never heard about copywriting and how much more money I could earn with it.
After spending a few weeks trying to learn the basics of copywriting, I ended up taking the online course by Filthy Rich Writer. It majorly sped up the process for me. In a matter of months I learned how to write effective copy, build a portfolio and get high-paying clients.
One of the tips the creator, Nicki Krawczyk, recommends in the course is to find freelance clients by reaching out to companies with job postings for full-time positions and offering to fill in until they find someone. I did just that and ended up getting a job offer at an amazing company that I’ve been working for remotely for almost 2 years!
Now, I’m earning more than I ever did freelance and working in-person jobs, AND I get to work from home or wherever I feel like. Sometimes I take last-minute trips to Mexico for diving and I don’t even have to take off. I just pack my laptop and book a room somewhere I can get my work done.
If my experience doesn’t convince you to break into copywriting, the reasons outlined below will.
1. You Can Get Started Extremely Quickly With No Previous Experience
If you want to become a professional copywriter, all you need is an internet connection and drive to learn.
There are unlimited online resources for learning copywriting, plus copywriting books by the best copywriters of all time. The most important part of learning is learning from effective ads and actually practicing writing copy.
Here’s a high-level guide of how I got started:
- Learn the basics of copywriting, copywriting formulas, levels of awareness and how to write effective headlines.
- Analyze effective ads you see on the web or in magazines and try to understand why they work.
- Start practicing copywriting by working on fictitious assignments with made up or real brands as the client.
- Create spec ads and build a portfolio website.
- Start driving traffic to your site, reaching out to clients or applying for copywriting jobs.
Do you want to take the fastest route to becoming a high-earning copywriter? Without roaming the internet for info and trial and error efforts? This free copywriting training will give you tons of info on starting out as a new copywriter and how to get paying clients fast.
2. It’s a Highly In-Demand Work Remote Job
Of all the remote jobs that are in demand right now, copywriting is one that has lasting demand and no chance in sight of becoming oversaturated.
Why? Because every business needs effective copy! So every time a new business is created, the demand for copywriters grows.
And if you’re worried about the market becoming saturated with copywriters, this article perfectly explains why that’s definitely not going to happen.
3. There’s Unlimited Earning Potential & You Control It
When it comes to remote jobs that pay well, it doesn’t get better than copywriting. You can earn anywhere from $60k, $80k to upwards of $120k writing effective copy that generates sales for your clients.
- You can receive payments on a per project basis
- Earn commission based on sales generated from your copy (major $$$ that way!)
- Or you can take a full-time remote role and enjoy benefits on top of a high salary
If you want to earn more money as a contractor, just take on more projects or take on projects that command the highest rates. Or, consider packaging your knowledge into a digital product, like a course or ebook, that you can sell over and over again.
Copywriting is one of the few legitimate online jobs from home that you can build a life-long career out of and continually grow your skillset and expertise to earn more money.
4. It’s Extremely Flexible – Part Time, Full Time, Side Hustle, Stay at Home Moms
Working as a remote copywriter is perfect as an online job for freelance writers and work from home for moms because you can work as much or as little as you want.
If you want to make your own schedule or just earn income on the side, work as a contractor and only take on projects when it’s convenient for you.
If you want a steady stream of income that you can rely on, take on a part time or full-time role at a company or agency.
5. You Can Do It From Anywhere – Not Just Your Home Office
If you want to build a digital nomad career or just dip your toes into online work and learn how to be a digital nomad, copywriting is the way to go.
It’s one of the few ideal jobs for digital nomads because you work independently for huge blocks of time, especially if you’re working as a a freelance contractor.
You only need your laptop to get work done and on the rare occasions that you have to hop on calls, you can schedule them on your own terms.
That means you can spend your days in the surf or sightseeing and work a few hours each night. Or, wake up early and knock out a few hours of work then have the rest of the day to explore.
As long as you turn in effective work on time, you can work whenever you want!
How to Start Earning as a Copywriter in as Little as 1 Month
You now know why copywriting is the absolute best work remote job, now let’s talk getting started.
If you’re ready to dive right in to building your own copywriting business and career without struggling to figure it all out on your own, I urge you to watch this completely free video training. It helps you understand what copywriting is, what it’s like working as a copywriter and the best path to get started.
At the end of the video, you get the opportunity to join the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy by Filthy Rich Writer. It’s the same online course that I used to land a remote copywriting position in 3 months. It’s also the same training used by this student that started earning $8500/month copywriting in only 3 months! Seriously, click here to check it out!
If you're still not sold on copywriting, check out my free guide Copywriting for Beginners.
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