To be a copywriter means experiencing invigorating highs, and some stressful lows; there's no need to sugarcoat the truth. Pleasure and pain are all apart of a day's work for those who've chosen the path of the self-employed copywriter. The fact that there's 'nothing new under the sun' is upended on such a dynamic, challenging adventure. One day a commodities producer needs content for an 'About Us' section - the next day, an insurer may need help in the interim with print ad copy. Who knows what's next?
That's what draws people to the profession - but it can have its drawbacks as well. One could think of a list of reasons why one should make the leap, but there's also another side to the story. Here are 5 Reasons to become a self-employed copywriter and reasons that can (and probably will) present some formidable challenges.
5 Reasons to Become a Self Employed Copywriter
!. Home-Based Business Opportunity
2. Good Copywriters Are Always In-Demand
3. Low Barrier to Entry
4. It Feels Like It Matters
5. Writing Can Take You Places
2. Unrecognized Contributions
Writing can mean doing a lot of work that goes unnoticed or underappreciated. This may not seem like a big deal, but eventually it does. After the income starts to roll in, it's normal to seek out signs of appreciation for the blood, sweat, and tears. If working hard without frequent validation bothers you, then I would advise against becoming a writer.
3. Deadline Stress
As a writer, you live within the deadline - this will become your life, day after day after day. Project oriented people have a better time coping with this kind of work flow. Without a proper framework for dealing with deadline stress, anxiety can build up leading to procrastination. Bad planners are advised not to become writers.