Hey there, aspiring superhero copywriter! You’re here because you want to make it big in the world of advertising and marketing. And that’s a noble goal! We have your back. But you have to be prepared for some tough times ahead and we mean that literally.
Before I started my own agency, I learned from the best writers in the business how to make millions of dollars by writing ads for clients like Coca-Cola and Nike. And now I’m sharing those secrets with you! Here are some tips for getting started on your journey:
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Don’t Give Up Your Day Job
Keep your day job.
It’s important to remember that becoming a superhero is not a sprint, but rather a marathon. It took me more than two years to transition my freelancing business into a full-time position with [company name]. It’s going to take you time too, so don’t jump the gun and make any rash decisions before you have all of the pieces in place.
You can do this! Just keep working hard on your projects, learning new skills, and building up your network. You’ll be amazed at how fast things will start falling into place once they do!
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Be A Good Student
You will be a better copywriter if you are a good student. You can learn from your own mistakes, but you can also learn from the experiences of others.
Learn from your own mistakes by keeping track of them in a journal and analyzing them to find ways to improve your work.
Learn from the successes of other copywriters by studying their campaigns and getting feedback on yours.
Learn from your client’s needs, wants desires, and objections by asking questions during kickoffs or calls with them throughout the process (and after) as well as observing how they react when provided with different types of content (i.e., written vs visual).
Create A Portfolio That Nobody Can Ignore
Now it’s time to create a portfolio that nobody can ignore.
Your portfolio should be easy to navigate, showcasing a variety of writing samples in different styles and topics, as well as samples of your best work and worst work. It’s also smart to include links to publications where you’ve been published (if any) so that people can read more about what type of content you’re good at writing.
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Go Above And Beyond
The best way to make an impression is to go above and beyond. You can do this in a variety of ways, but here are a few examples:
Do The Work For Free If They Can’t Afford It
Do the work for less than they expected or asked for.
Work harder on their project than you would normally do for a paying client. For example, if you’re writing copy for them, write more words per hour than you usually do when working with other clients who pay you by the word (and remember the importance of speed).
Do some research into what your client’s competition is doing online and try to help them improve upon that strategy (again, remember why we’re doing this). Here’s where I’m going with this:
If I were working as your hero copywriter and doing all these things above-and-beyond expectations without charge because we had agreed on pricing beforehand but then found out that competitor X was offering similar services at half price…let’s just say I’d be pretty upset!
Don’t Be Afraid To Walk Away
Another thing you need to know about me is that I never liked wasting time.
I’m a very decisive person, so if something isn’t working out, I walk away from it without hesitation.
If someone doesn’t treat me well or has bad intentions, I will not give them my work.
That’s how I was able to build a successful copywriting business in less than four months!
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Learn To Negotiate
Negotiating is a skill that can be learned. The trick is to get comfortable with the idea of asking for what you want and expecting to hear a “no.”
As a copywriter, you’ll be paid hourly rates in many cases. If someone asks how much your service costs, don’t hesitate! Ask them back right away what their budget is.
They may say they don’t know yet or they’ll get back to it later, but just keep asking until they answer.
Once they do answer whether it’s $500/hour or $5/hour you should use this as leverage when negotiating with them moving forward: “I understand that budget is tight for you right now, but I have another option available at $XXX per hour if this rate doesn’t work for us.”
You may also find yourself on the other side of the negotiating table someday when hiring new employees or freelancers themselves; as such, we recommend following these steps:
Be prepared with research showing why your price point makes sense based on industry standards and market averages (if applicable).
Know what you’re worth and make sure whoever will be working with you understands this as well (in terms of both experience level and expertise).
Never Stop Learning
You need to be constantly learning. You can learn from everyone and everything your mistakes, your successes, the mistakes of others, and the successes of others. And you should be taking in new information as often as possible.
There are countless resources out there to help you learn more about copywriting and online business: books like this one; online courses like Copy Hackers Academy (which I highly recommend); podcasts like mine; and even just talking to people who are already doing what you want to do is a great way to learn from them.
Take On As Much Work As You Can Handle
To build a six-figure business in just a few months, you have to be willing to take on as much work as you can handle. This means being a workaholic who works long hours and weekends, but also being able to say no when the timing isn’t right for something.
If you’re willing to put in that kind of effort and are disciplined enough not to let your business grow too quickly or beyond its capacity, then your copywriting career could be set up for success!
Make It Easy For Clients To Pay You And Pay You What You’re Worth
You’ve worked hard to make sure your clients are happy and that you’re getting paid what you’re worth. But now it’s time to take the next step: making sure those payments happen on time, in the right currency and amount.
It may seem like a small thing, but collecting payments on time can be a huge deal for freelancers who operate on tight budgets.
That’s why many of us choose credit cards over checks as our preferred method of payment it allows us to keep working and earning money while we wait for checks or ACH transfers from banks (which can take days) to clear before they hit our bank accounts.
When clients pay with their credit cards, they get access to their money almost immediately; we get access soon after that; everyone wins!
But there are still some steps you can take right now if your client isn’t paying with their credit card:
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Treat Everyone With Respect
This is a basic principle of life, but it’s especially true when you’re working with clients. This one goes so far beyond just your relationship with your clients that it should be the first thing on your mind in any situation involving other people (or animals).
The way you treat others says a lot about who you are as a person and how much value you place on relationships. So treat everyone with kindness and courtesy regardless of whether they have money to spend or not it will make them feel better about themselves, which will increase their chances of doing business with you later on!
You’re Not Special, So Get Over Yourself
The truth is that you’re not special, and you can’t do it alone. The world is full of talented people who want the same things you do more success and recognition for their work, more freedom to pursue the projects they love most, more time with friends and family and they’re going to get them by working hard at what they love doing.
There are probably several people out there right now who could do what you do better than you. There may even be a few people who could start with less experience than yourself but still end up making more money in six months or a year! And guess what?
They didn’t have any sort of “superpowers” either; all they had was determination and good old-fashioned hard work on their side (not to mention maybe some natural talent).
Superheroes aren’t real but these real-life heroes are closer than ever before thanks to technology like social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook helping us connect with other like-minded individuals around the globe every day!
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Now that you’ve read this post, you might be tempted to think that we’re just telling you to follow in our footsteps and become a superhero copywriter. After all, we’ve got some pretty impressive results here: over $100K/month in revenue and hundreds of happy clients.
But don’t worry we’re not going to tell you how great we are or make grandiose claims about how much money we made overnight (because if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my experience so far, it’s that the journey never stops…and neither will yours).
Instead, what I want for each of us is the same thing I want for myself: a little bit of freedom from financial stress, happiness with what we do every day, and an appreciation for life’s many blessings. And really, isn’t that what every hero wants?
Here are some additional resources to expand your knowledge in the world of copywriting:
How I Became a Copywriter in High School: Discover the inspiring journey of a young copywriter who found success early in their career.
Hitting 6 Figures as a Copywriter in 6 Months: Stacy’s Story: Dive into the story of Stacy, who achieved impressive financial success as a copywriter within a short time frame.
How Outreach and Copywriting Can Help You Build a 6-Figure Online Business Incredibly Fast with Luke Voigt: Explore the synergy between outreach strategies and copywriting to rapidly build a successful online business.
What’s the key to becoming a successful copywriter at a young age?
Success as a young copywriter often requires a combination of passion, continuous learning, and real-world practice. Learn from the experiences of others to gain insights into this journey.
How can I achieve a six-figure income as a copywriter within a short timeframe?
Achieving a six-figure income in a short period involves mastering essential copywriting skills, understanding market demand, and effectively positioning yourself within the industry.
How do outreach and copywriting work together to build a thriving online business?
Outreach and copywriting complement each other by creating compelling content that resonates with your target audience, enhancing your online presence, and driving engagement and conversions.
What are some strategies for rapid growth in the copywriting field?
Rapid growth in copywriting involves setting clear goals, continuously improving your skills, networking, and adapting to industry trends. Learning from established copywriters’ experiences can provide valuable insights.
What can I learn from the success stories of established copywriters?
Success stories of seasoned copywriters offer valuable lessons in terms of overcoming challenges, refining strategies, and identifying opportunities to achieve remarkable results in the copywriting profession.
Costantine Edward is a digital marketing expert, freelance writer, and entrepreneur who helps people attain financial freedom. I’ve been working in marketing since I was 18 years old and have managed to build a successful career doing what I love.