Want to make money copywriting?
Copywriters make high incomes, and if you can write, chances are you can write copy. (Some writers make the switch to copywriting because they're not making enough money in other forms of writing.)
Firstly, be aware of what copywriting actually is: it's sales writing. You write advertisements, press releases, newsletters and many other forms of commercial material.
Here are four tips to help you to get started.
1. Start Small, Start Local -- Get Your First Client
Some writers study copywriting for years, without taking the plunge and accepting copywriting jobs. So this first tip gets that stumbling block out of the way.
Get it out of the way fast -- yes, you're nervous. However, only experience will cure those nerves permanently, and you can only get experience when you work with real live clients.
Start local. It's easier to get a copywriting job from a business in your city than it is to get a client from the other side of the globe. There's less competition locally, so make that your first focus: get a client!
2. Copywriters Write Copy: Your Client Hires a Designer
Copywriters write words. Graphics and design of the finished product, whether a brochure, a Web page, or a direct response package, is handled by designers.
Many new copywriters worry about fonts and design: please don't. It's an accomplishment to be able to write words which sell. Great design is a huge field all its own. Stick to learning how to work with words.
3. Get out There -- the More You Communicate the More Clients You Get
All promotion is a numbers game. I tell my copywriting students that if they contact 200 prospects, I KNOW that they will get at least five copywriting jobs out of the exercise.
This is the absolute minimum -- I've had students who contacted 20 businesses and got ten jobs. The point I'm making is this: communicate, please.
When you're just starting out, no one knows you. The more you communicate, the more people know you exist, and what you can do. All your promotion is cumulative: you'll find some clients contacting you on the basis of a phone call you made three years ago.
4. Each Copywriting Job Is Different; Each Job Gives You Experience
It's always amazed me that no two copywriting jobs are the same. Yes, you may write thousands of brochures, but like snowflakes, each one will be different.
The more copywriting jobs you do, the more experienced you become, and the more confident you'll be that you can handle any job which is offered to you.
These four tips will help you to get started on a great copywriting career.
Become a Copywriting Master Fast
Copywriting is writing for business: promotional writing. Copywriters write material like advertisements and compared to most writers, they're VERY highly paid.
The explosion of the influence of the Web means that copywriters are flooded with offers of work. Even new copywriters find it easy to get copywriting gigs and to build their copywriting services business.
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