Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and offer advice... it seriously means a lot to me. Just like the title says, I know I need to start, but I don't know exactly where to start. I'm kinda going through "paralysis by analysis" and just want a second opinion from those of you who've done this before.
Here are a list of things I'm thinking about doing:
- post on different business subreddits, offer copy in exchange for a testimonial, permission to use the work in my portfolio and allow client to pick a percentage or flat-rate to pay me if the ad is successful
- same as the above but for Craigslist
- start selling web copy gigs on Fiverr
- apply for jobs on Upwork (formerly oDesk)
So, I forgot to mention this above, but here's my copywriting background: for the last two months, I've been self-educating through blogs, recommended copywriting books and Warrior Forum. I've hand-copied a bunch of famous sales ads and created mock product ads, but I feel like I'm going to gain way more, at this point, if I just take projects as well as continue my self-education.