It’s the 8th of the 8th – Content Writer’s business birthday!
I officially launched by copywriting and web/SEO consulting business on 08/08/08 so today it’s turning 4.
Triple W Communications Pty Ltd, which it’s a part of, is much older than that, but I started working for myself full-time on the 8th of August 2008.
Some stats and observations
In last year’s blog post celebrating my 3rd business birthday, I noted I had worked for 54 different clients that past year.
That stat has remained almost the same this year (August 2011 – August 2012). A quick count shows I’ve worked for 55 different clients, but it’s worth noting that I have had more repeat work from clients this year than in the year before.
Also, I feel I have been able to strike a better work-life balance in my fourth year. I’ve travelled more (yay!) and spent fewer weekends holed up in my office (yay again!).
I love the control and flexibility my business gives me: I spent 7 weeks in Europe late last year, 3 of which I did no work at all (besides checking and responding to emails) and 2 weeks in Tasmania earlier this year.
New clients continue to find and contact me via my website, which I’m happy to still see performing very well in the search engines. An upgrade has been on the cards for quite some time now, but on the other hand, why fix something that isn’t broken, right?
Here’s what I’ve worked on in Content Writer’s 4th year in business:
- SEO keyword research and website copywriting
- Rewriting & optimising underperforming website content
- Writing marketing and tourism brochures
- WordPress and Facebook training
- Writing email sales letters
- Rewriting and creating an eBook
- SEO reviews of websites
- SEO tutoring and assignment grading
- Social media marketing
- Writing press releases
- Editing draft copy for brochures
- Creating basic WordPress websites
- Writing e-newsletters
- Website & communications consulting
Going into my 5th year of doing exactly what I love, there’s not much I would change. I hope and intend to keep doing what I do for a very long time to come.
To find out more about what I do, check out my Content Writer website.