7 Years of Freelancing

Today marks the anniversary of my 7th year as a freelance copywriter.

It all began back in 2005.

My first son (second child) was born March 19, 2005.

I quit my job exactly one month later on April 19, 2005.

Then, after 7 weeks of frustration trying to make a bad business arrangement work, I finally declared on June 13, 2005 that I would leverage my previous three years of experience to become a freelance copywriter.

It’s really incredible to think it’s already been 7 years since I started this freelancing thing.

During that time…

  • I’ve worked with somewhere around 150 clients.
  • I’ve written hundreds of sales letters and blog posts.
  • And I’ve written thousands of emails.

Now here’s the interesting thing about experience.

The more of it you have, the more it makes you realize how little you really know.

As a young fledgling freelancer, it was easy to imagine I was just a few short steps from mastery.

Seven years later, I feel like I have at least seven more years to go.

Experience is funny like that.

Nevertheless, I have taken the time to document some of the more potent copywriting lessons I have learned in a members-only website.

You can access those lessons here:


-Ryan M. Healy

Ryan M. Healy

Ryan Healy is a financial copywriter and the author of Speed Writing for Nonfiction Writers. Since 2002, he has worked with scores of clients, including Agora Financial, Lombardi Publishing, and Contrarian Profits. He writes a popular blog about copywriting, advertising, and business growth, has been featured in publications like Feed Front magazine, and has been published on sites like WordStream.com, SmallBizClub.com, and MarketingForSuccess.com.

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