Just wanted to start by reiterating my gratitude to all of you who've offered me advice and taken time from their lives to help me and anyone who asks out.
Without this forum as a resource, I could well have lost my passion and determination.
But you guys unflinchingly dish out the best advice on the Web and have kept me hungry for more!
So, I'm ready to start demonstrating that determination!
Consistently, the best advice you give is to get out of the learning phase and get into actually doing it.
My circumstances haven't improved, still broke, still suffering from a lack of confidence. But as a wise (if crazy) man once said:
Circumstances don't matter, only your state of being matters.
And also, rock bottom does provide a firm foundation to build on. It's time I began to construct the life I want!
The reason I'm writing this is to seek yet more of your golden advice.
I have no experience in copywriting, but I do have many years of sales experience, in loads of different industries.
Given my dire financial situation, my plan was to use whatever free resources I can, for now. Facebook etc seem like a pretty good place to start.
But I would like to take these apparent disadvantages and turn them to my advantage. Or at least get started and just plough on through this period of, um self discovery!
So I was thinking. In my promotional copy, marketing my services, do I mention my lack of actual CW experience? Could I use that as my selling point?
It means for my first few jobs, I'll be much cheaper than you lot! My circumstances mean I'm motivated to make this work. I simply have to.
And it's not like I'm a noob to selling, I've been doing it for nearly 20 years. I'm simply moving from 1 medium to another.
My lack of confidence comes from a few sources. First, I'll technically be in competition with you guys and everyone else in this industry. Given the respect and admiration I have for what you copy boffins are already doing, there is certainly a degree of trepidation in putting myself out there.
Also, I've typically been the sort of person who wants to have all the prep work done before I start.
Though you guys have made it abundantly clear, you'll never know enough. There's too much to learn!
So I will ignore the little voice in my head that says I can't and instead, will throw myself in to the fire. Before I was worried about getting burned. Now I see it as a Crucible which will provide the transformation I so desperately crave.
Once again, any and all advice and criticisms are welcome.
And thank you all for being who you are. I look forward to the day when I can stop asking advice and start giving something back!
But for now, back to writing!
Much love guys!
P.S. Ray, if you read this, I'll be putting a picture up today!