With millions of companies online these days, and all of them fighting for business for the products and services they sell, it has become more important for them to ensure that their sales pages are high quality, and for this they usually need to hire someone who has a proven success with writing copy. Sales copy is used to tempt the customer into purchasing the products or services on offer. This demand now makes starting a business in copy writing a good option, and it can be used both online and offline.
If this is the way you want to go with a new business then you must already have proven success with writing at a reasonable level. You need to ensure you have a good knowledge of grammar, excellent spelling skills, and how to be creative when writing copy.
One major bonus with this kind of business is that you have very few overheads, you do not require any stock, and all you need is a laptop, word processor, maybe an online grammar checking service, and your own web site. Once you have all that setup it is just a case of getting noticed by publishing articles on directories, using forums with signature links and if you have the budget to start with, paid for advertising.
If you are looking to build up a portfolio then using online services that offer your copy writing skills very cheaply is a good way to do this. Once you have established yourself in this field then you can move on to the freelance sites where you can charge higher rates.
If you prove to be a success and start to get in more work than you can manage it is then that you switch to the freelance sites as an employer. Hire people to show that they are a success with writing copy to see how good they are before using them for doing copy for your own clients.
Remember that with this kind of business there are no restrictions to which country you can do work for so your potential customer base is enormous, however make sure you take note of the countries culture when writing copy, and also whether they want UK or US spelling.
You should always purchase a book on grammar and copy writing even if you think you do not need it, refreshing your memory is always a good thing, and the better you are in the copy writing business the more money you will make.