From Freelance to Agency

From Freelance to Agency
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A QUICK LIFE UPDATE...

The new year has unexpectedly brought a new opportunity my way.

I’ve made the decision to leave freelancing behind and join the team at the awesome and growing marketing agency, Copy House.

I’ll be honest this situation was a no brainer for me.

Freelance life has some major benefits. I’m certain everyone reading this is aware of what they are – but, working for yourself is no walk in the park.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved how self-sufficient freelancing has taught me to be – especially if you started off with no portfolio, no network, and zero experience like I did.

There’s a lot of responsibility when it comes to promising eye-wateringly good copy to your clients. There’s even more responsibility when you take into account that you’ve got to be your own boss, your own account manager, and your own number one biggest fan to promote yourself/your business at all times to get the job done.

Every part of freelance life has the potential to keep you on your toes. And, often, that’s a good thing for personal growth and expanding your comfort zone.

But, I got into copywriting because I love writing with a job to do, and having to find your own client work, chase up payments, and do all the admin involved can be really distracting from that. It’s NOT EASY.

What I’ve also come to appreciate from freelancing is just how important self-development and self-care really are. To continuously become better at what you do and the services you provide, you have to be active in your own learning.  

 

This new opportunity at Copy House gives me the best of both worlds. 

A couple of days a week I work in a co-working environment with an awesome team (which I’ve missed as a freelancer). Then, the rest of the week I can work from the comfort of my slippers – score!

In short, I have an amazing opportunity to focus on what I enjoy most about copywriting – copywriting.

I’ll finish by saying a massive thank you to everyone who has helped me out along the way at one point or another. You’re the best bunch.

I’m not going anywhere though. See ya around Twitter, people.

 

 

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