Hi, I'm Kevin Casey. I became a professional freelance writer in 2013 after deciding I needed a more reliable source of income and a more flexible lifestyle. My habit of wandering the globe to explore pristine river systems was getting expensive, and I wanted to find a way to make enough money to work part of the year and spend the rest travelling.
I went from zero clients to earning over $7000 a month in less than six months, and quickly reached the point where I was funding all my overseas adventures while working just 7 or 8 months a year. It's an amazing lifestyle - I just wish I'd started earlier!
'The Jet-setting Copywriter' is really four things: a person (me), the blog site you're reading, an extremely popular eBook for aspiring writers and a way of life. I created this website to help others who want to build a thriving writing business from scratch and control their own destiny - both at the keyboard and away from it.
As a professional copywriter, I can work from just about anywhere on earth. With a laptop, a PayPal account and reliable Wi-Fi, I'm in business. New clients often don't know (or care) where I am when they hire me (my last client meeting was in 2014 and happened on a beach). I nabbed one of my highest-paying Australian clients while holidaying at Lake Bled, Slovenia - and later earned over $40,000 from that single client.
That's the advantage of freelance copywriting: it gives you plenty of choices. You can work from home, work to pay for travel or work while you're traipsing around the planet - the choice is entirely yours. And your clients can come from any English-speaking nation on earth: I've written for businesses in the US, Australia, Canada, UK, New Zealand and more.
What's my greatest obstacle as a travelling freelance writer? The answer may surprise you. It's not demanding clients (my clients are awesome), traffic noise (noise-cancelling headphones work great), strange food (it's all part of the adventure), tight deadlines (I usually set my own), sporadic Internet connections, dodgy hotels (I can afford nice places these days) or writer's block - it's procrastination.
If you think it's hard to buckle down and write at home or from an AirBnB apartment in a foreign city, wait until you try it in a sunny paradise like Raratonga in the Cook Islands (the view from my beach shack is shown at right), the coast of Belize, unspoiled Niue or Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef - it's a real character builder! In places like this, sometimes it's better to admit defeat and just leave the laptop at home.