Readers of Tom Ewer’s excellent Leaving Work Behind blog will have read his recent post on taking a new direction on his blog. In this new post, Tom maintains that he is not an expert and explains his new approach:
The subject matter will revolve around what I am trying to do, and what I have done. I hope that revealing my methods will in turn help you (that is certainly the aim). No “expert advice” – just one person telling another what they’re up to.
This got me thinking. While I have managed to carve out a modest online copywriting career, I never intended to come across as an expert. I still have a long way to go, which is why I started writing the blog for amateur writers trying to get their first online copywriting job.
So from now on I’ll be concentrating more on telling you the stuff that got me my first online copywriting jobs, and sharing what I am learning now along the way. There are already thousands of excellent blogs about freelance writing and I know how hard it is to get a full-time online copywriting career off the ground.
This includes everything from writing your CV to how to use the main job sites, how to get that all-important portfolio together and how extras like meetups, networking and blogging can help you get your first online copywriting job. I hope they help you develop your own career skills and get the job you want.
And don’t forget to update me on how you’re doing in your job searches, I love hearing your stories. Or let me know what problems you’re facing and I’ll see how I can help.