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Copywriting Employment

Jul 30, 2008
There are many jobs available for copywriters today. This article will discuss the current and future employment opportunities for copywriters.

There are many copywriting jobs available. Monster.com reported that on February 10, 2007, there were 509 jobs open for copywriters. This represents only a small portion of the demand for good copywriters. The Internet has opened a great new arena for work as well; copywriters are needed to help advertise the many items being sold on the Internet. Copywriting jobs can be found in places with many advertising agencies, such as New York City. But there will also be plenty of options in your local area with smaller advertising agencies. The demand for copywriting is very high and offers great job security knowing that you can always find work.

A copywriter will generally make between $41,000 to $56,000 or more a year. 75% of those polled said they made around $56,000, which roughly illustrates the general income for a copywriter.

Beyond standard copywriting you can become a freelance copywriter. Freelance copywriters find jobs on websites such as www.elance.com or www.directfreelance.com. These sites allow you to search for jobs and then bid on particular projects that interest you. You can also create a profile to post some of your other work so that potential customers can see what you've done. On top of that you can create search criteria that will allow the site to automatically email you jobs that you might be interested in. This is a great way to supplement your income as a copywriter.

Copywriting jobs are everywhere. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that copywriting jobs will continue to grow with the economy over the next decade, but that doesn't include the growth seen in Internet copywriting. Copywriting is a very flexible industry that allows you to have greater control over your workplace environment and schedule.
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