Interviews

Interview: Zoe Hughes On Standing Out As A Freelance Copywriter

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Zoe Hughes is a successful freelancer from the UK specialized in SEO copywriting. She’s been freelancing for quite some time and has a great amount of experience in the field.

I invited Zoe for the very first Freelancing Hacks interview. I think you’ll find her story to be quite informative, especially if you’re planning on switching to freelancing or want to learn about how to survive as a freelance copywriter. She was kind enough to offer useful advice for people looking to start out in freelancing. Keep scrolling down to read about what she had to say.

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How Tos

Beat Your Competition By Signing Up With New Freelancing Sites

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Freelancing is a competitive field of business. Some find it hard to believe that working from home using a computer take this much effort, but only freelancers know the real struggle behind the screens.

Millions of freelancers from different fields are competing for jobs through sites like Freelancer.com and UpWork. The competition is fierce and offering lower prices than the others is no longer an option for scoring clients. So you need to be on the lookout for new opportunities.

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How Tos

Simple Yet Effective Tips for Scoring More Clients

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One of the worst mistakes I did when I was starting out my freelancing career was not putting enough thought into my profile. My bio was horrible, I used a selfie as my profile picture, and I didn’t include enough examples of my work. Because of those mistakes, it took me a long time to land my first client.

When registering with a freelancing site like UpWork or Freelancer, the first thing the site asks you is to complete your profile and take it from me, you should take their advice more seriously if you care about scoring more clients.

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Freelance Tips

Before You Start Your Freelancing Career, Start Guest Blogging

Before I started taking freelance writing work online, I spent about a year working on my own blog, freshinfos.com, creating content regularly on latest Apple releases, social media, and everything related to technology.  By the time I registered with a freelancing site, I was already a seasoned writer with quite a lot of experience and knowledge on everything that’s going around the web.

This awesome qualification helped me land almost every job (3 out of 4) that I pitched to on Elance. Some contractors even contacted me personally via email to hire me for work.  Just mentioning my background and my website on the profile was enough to get invited to a whole lot of jobs every week.

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Must Reads

5 Ways You Can Be an Exceptional Freelancer

In America alone, over 53 million people have switched their careers to freelancing. That’s 34 percent of the entire workforce. And each day, these numbers are only going higher.

As a newcomer, you’ll have to work very hard to stand out of this massive crowd in order to progress through your freelancing career. I’ve experienced this struggle first hand when I started out freelancing a few years ago.

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