Every writer needs copywriting skills. We're all in the sales business, whether we know it or not, and "copywriting" is sales writing.
I'm fond of saying that if you can write a letter which gets a response, you can write copy, because you're already a great salesperson. You sell your kids on the benefits of going to school, your spouse on the benefits of a vacation spot, your boss on the benefits of giving you a raise...
If you're a new writer, take this "you're in sales!" message to heart.
It will save you lots of grief. You'll stop thinking about rejections, and you'll take a more objective view of your writing. You'll realize that if your writing was rejected, you simply failed to get your message across, and you'll wonder how you can get the response you want. You'll see how to improve any piece of writing.
How To "Sell" Your Writing Today
Copywriting is a fascinating profession. It's fun, and you can start your career today. Just start thinking in terms of sales.
Developing a copywriter's mindset is essential. Start watching how other people sell to you. Your kids sell (they're great at it), your partner sells, everyone sells -- even the people on the evening news.
When you realize that everyone sells, you'll stop thinking of copywriting as a bag of tricks. It's not. Copywriters who look for, and collect tricks, damage their native ability. They never realize that if they don't believe in a product they're selling, few others will.
Today, take a current project you're working on, and think about how you can sell it. Write a small advertisement for it. Then write a longer advertisement.
Please do this exercise. It's both simple, and powerful, because it forces you to be objective. You'll instantly see how you can improve any piece of writing, once you try to sell it.
You'll be well on the way to developing a copywriter's mindset, and this is the foundation of your 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.
If copywriting intrigues you, join me in my Copywriting Master Class. I'll take you from copywriting novice to pro.
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