Looking for a career as a contract copywriter? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’re going to tell you about seven ways to make money as a contract copywriter without any previous copywriting experience.
1. Become A Transcriptionist
If you’re a fast typer, then this is definitely the career for you. You’ll simply need to listen to interviews and hold down the text as they are spoken. Since this is basically transcription, you’ll need a microphone and good headphones (to minimize background noise while listening to the interviews). You can take your pick from a variety of online transcription companies, all of which can be found via the link in our resource box at the end of this article. So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make money, then this is definitely the route for you.
2. Start Up Your Own Blog
Blogs are a great way to build your personal brand and establish yourself as an expert in your industry. If you can become a go-to source of information for your industry, then you’ll be able to forge some serious relationships with potential clients. Your blog can be about anything; however, having a personal style that connects with your audience is a good idea. The more you put into your blog, the more you’ll get out of it. Make sure to add value by providing compelling content that others will want to share. Think of other blogs in your industry and what makes them so special. Discover the key differences that make your blog stand out above the rest.
3. Start An Online Store
If you’re the creative type, then why not try and make your own products and sell them online? You can use platforms likeShopify, Etsy, and Amazon to establish your store. These platforms make it very easy to set up a shop and get selling. If you can prove that you can sell a product that your audience wants, then you’ll be able to establish yourself as an expert in your industry. Remember: you’ll need a storefront to sell your products. That means you’ll need a domain name and a web designer to establish yourself online.
4. Start An Online Teaching Business
Did you know that you can make money online by teaching people how to do something you know well? Whether you’re an expert in graphic design, copywriting, or SEO, you can establish yourself as an expert instructor for a variety of subjects. The best part is that you can use some of the same platforms mentioned above to establish your course. In addition to that, you can create your own learning platform where you can provide detailed tutorials and assignments for your students to complete.
5. Start Up A Travel Agency
If you’re the adventurous type, then why not take up travel agency? You’ll basically be working with travel professionals to arrange trips for visitors to your country. You’ll be in charge of marketing their travel destination to potential clients. You can use a platform like Zoom to get the job done. Just make sure that you have a good knowledge of multiple destinations and that you can negotiate group tours and excursions. Some agencies may even pay you per lead that you send them.
6. Start A Real Estate Investment Business
Real estate investment is when you buy property (houses, flats, or land) with the intention of renting it out to generate an income. You’ll need money to buy the property, so you’ll need to find a way to finance the purchase. If you can find a good investment property that’s already advertised for sale, then you’ll be able to purchase it at a discount. You can use this money to build up a large investment property portfolio.
7. Consult For Companies
Got a specific skill that you believe could be useful to a company? Why not try and sell your knowledge and expertise to gain passive income? You can use your personal website to establish yourself as an expert in your industry and then use your social media accounts to expand your network. If a company is looking for an expert in a particular field, then they’ll most likely be checking out your social media accounts to see what sort of work you’ve done. Why not take advantage of this and add a few good lines to your bio about how you could be of use to their company?
There, you now have seven ways to make money as a contract copywriter without any previous knowledge in the field. From transcription to real estate, blogging to e-commerce, the sky is the limit. Just make sure that you find a way to generate some passive income. No matter which method you choose, as long as you can generate some money, then you can call yourself a successful contract copywriter.