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    My name is Lauren and I have just started a freelance business proofreading and copyediting.

    I had a go at building my own website. Check it out at http://www.laurensproofreading.com.au.

    My focus at the moment is on learning how to market my business. Any advice is welcome.

    Warm Regards,
    Lauren

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    John Bogiatzis
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    Hi Lauren,

    Welcome to flyingsolo! The website is looking good and I indeed am a strong believer of doing things for yourself (if possible) for no reason other than the experience you take away.

    Indeed marketing your businesss, especially as a proofreader is the key to your success.

    An interesting statistic in the recent flyingsolo survey – 49.3% of small business owners struggle to attracting new clients. The main reason for this is inconsistent or ineffective marketing. More than happy to provide you with some hints and tips to get you going.

    Regards,

    John Bogiatzis
    Universal Seminars

    p.s. where are you based?

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    Hi John,

    Thanks for your feedback regarding my website.

    I am based in Leopold, which is on the Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong in Victoria.

    Regards,
    Lauren

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    Hi Lauren,

    Welcome to FS. Your website is looking good. Love the logo.

    I’m sure business will grow rapidly for you. Good luck with your marketing.

    Cheers

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    Hi Rowan (aka Sir Movealot),

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Regards,
    Lauren

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    In the past week, I have received two requests for quotes via my website and have just completed my first paid job. Both companies found me through Flying Solo! Obviously, this site works. Thank you so much.

    Lauren Johnson

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    Hey Lauren,
    That’s brilliant news! Thanks for keeping us updated.
    Love your site, especially your logo :)
    If you’re looking for some bedtime reading there’s a lot of marketing articles from our expert contributors here http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/marketing
    Love your work!
    Peter

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    Leisa D
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    Hi Lauren, welcome. FS is a wonderful resource for small biz operators.

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    Hi Lauren,

    Great work on your website, considering it’s a DIY job!

    Welcome to the forums, it’s great to have another copywriter around to pick up on all my mistakes!

    – Jake

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    Thanks to everyone for their feedback and encouragement.

    One point though Jake: I would like to highlight the distinction between a copyeditor and a copywriter. A copyeditor corrects, styles and marks up copy in preparation for printing (which is what I do) whereas a copywriter writes copy for advertising or publicity releases etc.

    Kind regards,
    Lauren

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    Jake@EmroyPrint
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    Ahh, Lauren pardon my ignorance.

    Thank you for clearing that up!

    – Jake

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    Lauren Johnson, post: 44299 wrote:
    My name is Lauren and I have just started a freelance business proofreading and copyediting.

    I had a go at building my own website. Check it out at http://www.laurensproofreading.com.au.

    My focus at the moment is on learning how to market my business. Any advice is welcome.

    Warm Regards,
    Lauren

    Welcome Lauren,

    Great to see another Victorian signing up to FS :-)

    I’ll keep your details on file for future reference

    All the best to your success

    Alex

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    Hi Lauren,

    I’m glad I found you on here and thank you for your FAB service! I’m so impressed that you were able to respond to my request over the weekend, you’re service was terrific!

    All the best with your business and I’m sure I’ll be in touch again.

    Cheers,

    Jodie
    Communications Consultant

    Jodie Mills Media Consulting
    http://www.jodiemills.com

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    Hi Jodie,

    Thanks for the great feedback. Good luck with your website.

    Kind regards,
    Lauren

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