Delray, FL (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
The availability of high-speed Internet in every corner of the globe and the freedom of being a freelancer not tied to a 9 to 5 job means that a home office is no longer restricted to an unused bedroom in the family home.
These days, many are taking advantage of the freelance lifestyle to travel or live abroad or move to somewhere in the United States with a low cost of living. American Writers & Artists Inc. member Janet Grosshandler is the perfect example. She's able to enjoy the benefits of working by the beach in her second home of Nosara, Costa Rica. She has plenty of time for fun activities and still makes a steady income.
“I fit in my writing when I want, where I want, how I want. I don’t give up my beach time – I just work around it,” says Janet. “I’ve been hearing about the frigid cold weather and winter storms back home, and I am so happy to say that I am outside every day, at the beach, in the pool, doing my yoga and writing like crazy! Quality of life? Mine is in the stratosphere of amazing!”
Janet writes motivational eBooks, as well as fiction. She is also a copywriter, which is an ideal niche for the globe-trotting freelancer interested in a portable career – and the income that comes with it. Copywriting is a form of advertising writing used offline and online through formats like sales emails, banner ads, and social media campaigns.
Copywriting clients are used to working with “remote” workers. They pay top dollar for qualified writers because the growth of e-commerce means there's always another product or service to promote. And just about everything a copywriter does, from research to seeking out new projects to communicating with clients, can be done online.
“Money is deposited monthly into my bank account from several different writing sources,” says Janet. “I am sometimes so busy enjoying myself, the money surprises me!”
Employers recognize that freelance copywriting is a truly portable career, and geographic location has no bearing on the quality of work.
Not all copywriters with portable careers choose to leave their home country. Many move within the U.S., seeking out areas where cost of living is low. In Detroit, for example, freelancers can save hundreds of dollars a month in housing costs. Combined with high-paying projects from clients around the country, that means more money in their pocket.
For more on freelance copywriting and starting up a portable – and lucrative – career, go to: “Freelance Writers are Escaping the Cubicle and Working Across the Country and Around the World Thanks to Their Portable Careers”.
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