Hi all I'm considering becoming a freelance copywriter and would like some advice from anyone on here who has trodden the same path. I'm based in Northampton and while I'm currently employed, I recently entered the thirtieth year of my life and subsequently started to take stock of everything. The only copywriting experience I have is for my current employer as I write all of the web and literature content for them. I've not done anything freelance for a third party... yet. What should I be wary of? Is this a viable business for a one-man-band or is the competition out there simply too vast? I appreciate I'm starting from nothing and therefore need to build a portfolio. In order to do that, I'm willing to work initially for free in order to build up some examples and (hopefully) testimonials. Therefore if there are any businesses in the Northampton area looking for copywriting services and are on a tight budget, I'd love to hear from you! Any advice from experienced copywriters (or otherwise) would be much appreciated.