With so much technical jargon in the copywriting community, new freelancers can end up feeling overwhelmed by unfamiliar terms they come across when receiving assignments.
I know when I first started as a freelance writer, I wasn’t fully prepared for the learning curve that came with having to know a whole new vocabulary – and there is a lot of new vocabulary!
Tell me if this sounds familiar.
You’ve just decided to start freelancing and can’t wait to get started.
You’re setting up your website, updating your social media profiles, and looking for freelance writing work left, right, and center.
Did SAHM, SAHD, WAHM, WAHD and the rest of these crazy acronyms confuse you before you became a parent too?
Maybe you still don’t know what they mean. Let me break them down for you:
I’m sure anyone who’s worked as a freelance writer for any length of time has had “bad” clients, right?
Even if you are new to freelancing you may have run across a few.
You know the ones: the scope creeper that keeps piling on the work. Or, how about the dodger that never answers your email and you have to constantly nag them to pay you?
When I broke into freelance writing, I was oblivious to all the technical jargon that exists in this industry. Between having to learn copywriting terms like call to action, branding, byline, and evergreen, there was this seemingly negligible acronym that kept cropping up: SEO.
When you’re starting off as a freelance writer, it isn’t advisable to just dive into the game thinking you can write about anything and everything; that’s a surefire way to get overwhelmed and confused.
Do you want more clients to hire you as a freelance writer?
The question is undoubtedly yes.
How do you show them what you’re capable of? How do you prove you have the experience they’re looking for? How do you convince them to hire you?
Have you just started as a freelance writer? Then the thought of landing your first client probably chills you to the bone.
Where do you find freelance writing clients?
Do you have to work for free to get experience?