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How To Break Into Copywriting As A Novice

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Once you are ready to begin writing spec assignments as a new copywriter, then you are facing the next big hurdle which is getting your first writing gig. But that does not have to be an impossible task, and there are a million ways to do it. Just like many other areas in which you are marketing yourself , you have to take chances. It is a combination of being creative, and being able to talk to people, that will allow you to succeed. Your response ratio ultimately depend upon the sincerity of your request.
Want to be a better copywriter? If so, the following hard-core exercise will test your skills. You need to find something written by a master of copywriting and write it out yourself. You need to copy the sales letter by hand numerous times, to the point where you would never want to write anything ever again. The more you do it the better. You could do it fifty times or more. As you are doing this, your mind is learning how to think like a copywriter would. After doing this, it literally cuts the learning curve down, allowing you to write faster, and to also think like a copywriter does.

People just starting out in the copywriting industry often have very few examples to share with others. You need to create a portfolio. This will solve the problem. What you will probably need to do until you are actually established is write on spec - this means to do work that you may or may not get paid for. The reason the company will pay you is that they like your work and want it on their website for their business. Sometimes people will not like your work. If this is the case, you won't get paid, but you will have something for your portfolio. But those two things are still valuable, and it is important to look at everything from a positive angle. More than likely, your work will be rejected, unless of course you are a gifted writer.

Many local businesses may be interested in what you have to offer. This is a great place to start, especially if you have a business community near you. You have several options here which include writing and sending work samples. Another thing you could do is call them and talk to them. This can work just as well. This is really a pure numbers game, and you will get far more rejections that the opposite. Eventually, you will run into people that will want to take a chance with you and give you some work. Yes, it takes a lot of hard work to succeed as a copywriter, and honestly most people are not cut out for it. If you have old products lying around, you can update them so easily. In fact, Internet Marketers will do this all the time with resell rights products. They simply upgrade the product and offer it as something completely new. If you are willing to do the work, you can definitely make some fast cash using these techniques.


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