Introduction to Get A Copywriter
- Website – GetACopywriter.com
The opening page of this site is well done. It says it provides great content and I was convinced. Much of the site was dedicated to selling content (to clients) but there is a spot for writers looking paying work. Small, tucked into the bottom right corner you’ll find a green button labeled “Copywriters apply.”
Long story short, I followed all the directions but didn’t get work at the site. Let’s take a look at the journey.
Getting Started with Get A Copywriter
After hitting the “Copywriters apply” button, prospective writers are brought to sign-up pages asking for the basics, like name and address. Get A Copywriter also wants social media handles – particularly a Linkedin profile and blog URL. If you don't a Linked in, now would be great time to make one. Though most online jobs won't require, it will help you look more professional for future jobs so you might as well.
They then ask to “include several paragraphs about yourself,” which I presume is the bio information that is attached to your profile.
The writing assessment that follows gives prospective freelancers a real feel for Get A Copywriter. You can choose to write about one or more of 14 subjects. They may be professional in nature, like real estate and legal. Or, they may be more “down to earth” like fashion or “baby/children.” The full list follows:
- Finance & Insurance: Tax, Banking, Economy
- Internet Marketing: SEO, SEM, CRO, E-commerce, Social Media, Blogging
- Software & Technology: Data, Cloud, Development, Mobile Web
- Electronics: Computers, Gadgets
- Travel & Hospitality: Holidays, Hotels, SPA, Restaurants, Food & Beverages
- Fashion & Beauty: Clothing & Accessories, Cosmetics & Care
- Health & Fitness: Wellbeing, Training, Diet, Nutrition, Supplements
- Medical: Healthcare, Pharmacy, Equipment
- Baby & Children: Baby & Kid Products, Pregnancy, Parenting
- Industrial: Natural Resources, Energy, Environment
- Real Estate
The most popular category among people looking for content is “other.” In fact, the majority of the projects in the queue (which could be seen after submitting a written test) was labeled with the “other” designation.
In order to qualify for the “other” category, prospective freelance writers have to write a sample press release. One nice thing about the test is the very in-depth instructions, which includes keyword placement guides, word length (300-400 words), and general content focus. A prospective writer knows what information will make the piece right, which is always helpful.
In fact, tests for all the other subject areas included similar detailed instructions. And upon completion a writer retains the copyright of the final product. If this level of instruction is what an accepted freelancer can expect, that is a positive attribute.
A lot projects from different content sites that lack clear instructions. Without direction, writers is left guessing what the client wants.
Get A Copywriter then wanted three more samples of your work after the initial test piece, though this information is from other reviewers, and thus not verified by myself.
After submitting my test, it was time to do some research into Get A Copywriter and wait. They said it would take about a week to review my information before getting back with an answer, but it took more like a month.
Reviews of Get A Copywriter
Most of the few reviewers were positive:
- The pay was higher than most content mill sites
- The pay came as expected, to a Paypal account and on time
Other things about the site that didn’t sit well:
- Too much initial work is necessary to get paying work
- Not enough paying projects to justify the initial efforts
On a side note, there were some freelance writing reviews of Get A Copywriter that I checked out to see what else I could find in addition to my own opinions on this site. There is a critique from a site called inbound.org that struck me as odd. The topic of the piece was to talk about their landing page conversion strategies, and there were numerous responses in the comment section (regarding the topic of landing page conversions). A Get A Copywriter staffer answered each one of those comments to the review, thanking the commenter for taking the time and posting valuable information.
However, there were a few reviews from freelance writers that received no comments. Was it because they were too busy? Or, as it can be concluded, did staff care only for comments from SEO types and not from the people who arguably make the site money.
This is a pretty bitter response, but I may be a bit salty since I wasn’t accepted as a writer. LOL
Pros and Cons of Get A Copywriter
This site requires a bit of confidence. Prospective writers need to produce good content and be subject-matter experts. For these reason, Get A Copywriter may not be a good site for newbies to freelance writing.
Here are a couple quick thoughts about the site:
- The level of writing is high
- Higher quality writing often leads to more job satisfaction for the writer
- Projects are open to English-as-a-first-language individuals
- The writing test can be daunting
- The number of available projects for accepted writers is limited
- A writer can’t make writing for the site a full-time gig
Final Thoughts On Get A Copywriter
It takes a lot to become a writer at Get A Copywriter.
The writing assessment requires an hour or so to get it right. And although you have the copyright of the final product, the end piece likely has no value outside of this specific application. So, as a writer, you spend time developing content with little to no value with the hopes of getting accepted by a website that doesn’t offer a lot of paying writing gigs. The wasted time spent applying here is all too familiar to me.
With this in mind, I wouldn’t recommend this site for new writers. However, I tepidly recommend this site for more seasoned writers.
Get A Copywriter seems like one of the more venerable content mills on the market. Thus, getting accepted by Get A Copywriter will probably look good on a resume. Especially since the site accepts only about 20 percent of the applicants. The pay seems to be on the higher end, so it may be worth your time eventually.
Since Get A Copywriter doesn’t offer a ton of work, overall I feel a little negative about the site. There are a lot of other options out there for freelance writers. I haven't found the perfect site yet though. Much of my time is spent applying to projects, waiting for responses, then either getting rejected or assuming rejection after no response.
Personally, I think I'm a decent writer, and they didn’t accept me, so there’s that. I haven't had much luck though, with my best jobs being low-paying gigs from Textbroker.
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Thanks for this article, and all the responses.
I should have read this before I applied – it would have saved a whole lot of work – all that time making the 800 word limit bang on!
I had to push them for a response to my application and got a flat rejection for my troubles! No explanation, no scoring, nothing.
Looking on this review I don’t feel so bad and probably dodged a bullet. Looking on the bright side it’s another piece to add to my portfolio; just not saying they rejected it!
I guess I’m lucky I didn’t pass the test just now. You have 2 chances to pass. My first score was ‘below 85%’ and my second result didn’t even include the percentage. Def.a bad experience. Funny enough, I already got spammed by the CEO 3 times to go and apply to jobs. I emailed to close my account, as these boots that check the tests are ridiculous and obviously made in a way that no one can pass. I’ll stick to my blog for now and look for sponsorships.
Not recommended. They suspend accounts for no good reasons. They did it to me even after my projects were rated 10.
I just got a rejection from getacopywriter.com. I applied to see if there would be some opportunities for me to churn out writing fast in between bigger projects. It’s very odd that I was rejected, as I am normally paid $800 per day as a freelance writer, have my own small marketing agency, and teach copywriting and SEO. Maybe I’m overqualified. What’s most annoying about the entire experience isn’t the hour or so I spent writing example blogs that I can never use again … it’s that the rejection came with no explanation whatsoever. Seriously, zero explanation! All that time and effort on my part … and they don’t bother to explain why a writer wasn’t accepted! Unprofessional to say in the least.
That’s weird. But if you’re making $800/day writing with your agency, then it sounds like you have lots of other opportunities out there. Have you tried landing some bigger gigs on upwUpwork Review: Can You Make Money As A Freelance Writer on UpWork.com??
Hi, I actually have experience with this company and it was pretty bad. Perhaps you should update your review and place it in the “not recommended” category.
I accepted my first article with them last week, 4000 words for around $110 USD. Not a lot of money, but the work was not hard.
The deadline was short, but I was able to meet it. After I submitted the article, I got an edit request, which is common.
Just two hours after sending me the edit request, which was in middle of the night New York Time, they cancelled the project and refused to pay me.
Yes, there was a deadline they had to meet, but edit requests are to be expected and need to be factored into the original deadline. Two hours is not nearly enough, and it is totally unfair to make a writer work for a few hours and then not pay them because they couldn’t edit it in two hours (in middle of the night New York time).
Just my own experience. Stay away from this company.
Junias Wamalwa Mukhebi
It is the worst company for writers .The editors are so rude and think their English is perfect