Getting started as a freelance copywriter is easy peasy. You just need a laptop and an internet connection, right?
Well, technically yes. But that’s a gross oversimplification.
Obviously, you need word processing software and research tools (duh). Tools to communicate with clients and stay on top of your projects. And tools to create invoices when a project’s done (cause at the end of the day, don’t we all want to get paid?).
There are a ton of apps out there. And if you’re not careful, it’s easy to go down the rabbit hole and rack up hundreds of pounds in app subscriptions. But, as far as I’m concerned, the best thing about this business is that your overhead is as low as you want it to be.
Put simply, there are lots of free apps, or apps with free tiers, that are just as good – if not better – than paid ones.
Here are 15 of my favourites. I use these every day in my business and, frankly I’d be lost without them. If you’re just starting out, these will set you up to impress your clients without even going near your (probably tight) startup budget.
And if you’re a seasoned pro who feels they may be spending too much on apps… well, why not take these out for a spin?