After several years of half-heartedly limping along, I have decided to get serious about my freelance writing career, and I have created my freelance writer website. It’s called Simply Results Copy. I have been studying and practicing copywriting long enough to believe that I have the skills needed to deliver results to anyone who is seeking a skilled web copywriter.
The Basics of a Freelance Writer Website
Every freelance writer website needs a few basic pages. The home page is the most obvious. If you’re creating your home page in wordpress, it should be a static page – a page that remains in place, and is always the first page visitors land on.
The about page is a page that gives more details about you. A visitor that clicks to your about page is interested in knowing more about you and your background. You can include anything you want on this page, but most people are looking for clues to what makes you the best writer for them, so be sure to include writing accomplishments or training.
Potential clients often ask similar questions, so providing a “frequently asked questions” page is smart strategy when establishing your freelance website. Some examples of FAQs include:
- What kind of writing services do you offer?
- What kind of results can I expect?
- How soon can you complete my project?
- Do you require a deposit up front?
- Do you do all the writing yourself?
These are just a few examples of possible questions your visitors may want the answers to.
Your Writing Services
A services page is a must for a writer website. Potential clients want to know what services you offer. Some writers specialize in a particular niche, such as alternative health or investments. Other writers specialize in particular forms of writing.
Be sure to include a contact page so that potential clients can easily get in touch with you. WordPress makes creating a process very easy by using a plugin.
Don’t postpone putting up a freelance writing website because you think what you’ve put up isn’t good enough. The important thing is to get something up. Websites are continually evolving and as you gain more knowledge and experience, you can add pages or posts, or edit the ones you already have put up.
Without a writer website, potential clients aren’t likely to find you at all. If you’re serious about attracting writing clients, get your freelance writer website up as soon as you can. Give yourself a deadline to get it done, and make it happen!