How to Start a Copywriting Business

By Lanee’ Blunt

Starting your own copywritingcompany can be a rewarding experience. When you are starting your new business,make sure you have all the necessary office equipment. A copywriting businesswill give you the opportunity to do what you love best and that is to write. Writinggives you the opportunity to meet potential clients, establish credibility, andset your own fees. The least expensive way to market your new business is by wordof mouth.


Things You’ll Need
Business cards
Business license

Get your client base. Write a sales letter and create a brochure. Sendout a direct mail package informing prospects about your new business. Networkby passing out business cards, brochures and you can talk to business people andoffer your services. Ask for referrals. Ask for pro bono work when you arefirst starting out because it may produce future business.

Get Noticed.Send press releases to the local newspaper to get notoriety. Write articles andsend queries to trade journals and business publications. Writing articleshelps to get your name in front of your audience and is a form of publicrelations.

Acquire a “Doing Business As,” DBA. Register a legal name for your business if you aregoing to use a name other than your own name. Apply for the DBA with aregistration form with your state and local government.
Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the US Internal Revenue Service if you havehired employees.

Set up a checking account for your new copywriting business.  Print business cards. Start a website thatyou can direct clients to with your contact information. Make it easy forprospects to get in touch with you on your website by setting up an emailaccount in case they want to hire you for a project.

Join your local Chamber ofCommerce.


SBA: 5 Steps to RegisteringYour Business