Right now I'm a freelance copywriter. I write sales letters, autoresponders, and press releases, although I hope to focus solely on sales letters in the future.
But there's a burning question among copywriters: should you freelance or take a full-time job as an in-house copywriter. If you're a copywriter, it's a question you will probably face at some time in your career.
I was a full-time marketer and copywriter for a homeschooling company for three years. It was a fabulous experience for me because I was able to really learn the craft of writing. And I didn't have to worry about angering clients with my amateur copy.
If you're just starting out, taking a job as an in-house copywriter for a year or two may be the perfect solution. You'll build up your portfolio, get some results you can use to promote yourself, and ultimately position yourself for a lucrative freelance career sometime in the future.
I know there are a lot of perks to freelance copywriting... and I enjoy the freelance lifestyle. But I'm very glad I chose to be an in-house copywriter for the first three years of my career.