Getting Into Copywriting

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Dear copywriting community,

Since my first phrasing of the question seemed confusing, I rewrote it:

I'm looking for copywriting websites where copywriters can sign up and people who want a copy written can sign up as well. The website works as a mediator between two parties, making sure the better copywriters get the more expensive jobs and the lesser get lesser jobs.

I know these websites have a certain name, I just can't seem to find what that is. But I'm very sure they exist since I've been on them myself.

As for the experience, I have written copy for some companies I'm associated with, just for the practice. So I do have experience, I'd just like to smooth it out and see what I'm up for before I truly start showcasing myself. Learning and doing (for real) at the same time is 5x as effective in my experience!

Thanks in advance,
FingerPicker
#copywriting #copywriting
  • Profile picture of the author Chriswrighto
    Hi FingerPicker,

    In the stickies there is this great post.

    In the above thread is a link to a site where you can do pro bono work - check it out here.
  • Profile picture of the author Tim R
    If you want to practice your copywriting then just do it, you don't need anybody to hire you for that.

    Pick a random product or service and write some copy for it.

    Repeat a bunch of times and you'll have some samples to help you land a paying gig.
  • Profile picture of the author Bill Jeffels
    Originally Posted by FingerPicker View Post

    I want to get into copywriting. Read some books
    Dude,

    I did read your post all the way through. Reading some books Isn't learning what you could.

    You are wrong. The best learning when it comes to copywriting isn't taking a haphazard approach like you want to do.

    Try again when you have an indication of what you're talking about.


    Bill


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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Jeffels
    At first I thought you were confused.

    Now it's obvious you're oblivious.

    Originally Posted by FingerPicker View Post

    I have a lot of experience in writing many different writing categories.
    You should definitely centralize on your experience in your other writing categories.


    Bill


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  • Profile picture of the author Tim R
    Dude, take it easy. No one is being a smart ass.

    Did you consider that the reason you haven't got an exact answer is that your question is not very clear? I have no idea what you're talking about in terms of anonymous copywriting sites that are like a dating site, and I doubt anybody else does either. If you can't find it on Google, maybe it doesn't exist.

    Are you talking about sites like Elance? It's not that hard to use Google to find job boards where you can look for jobs... and if you search through the forums here there's tons of info on places to find jobs.

    But you've said you don't even know if you are any good at copywriting, as you've never done it before. So why are you worrying about trying to get jobs at the moment?

    What's stopping you from practicing right now? If you've read all the books like you claim, then you should know that they almost always recommend writing some sample letters before you even think about getting a paying job.
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Cohen
    Originally Posted by FingerPicker View Post

    I'm looking for copywriting websites where copywriters can sign up and people who want a copy written can sign up as well. The website works as a mediator between two parties, making sure the better copywriters get the more expensive jobs and the lesser get lesser jobs.
    It doesn't work that way.

    Some copywriters are paid based on their perceived value. Others are paid based on how low a marketer can get them for.

    It's all about positioning.

    Alex

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