B- What does that kind of a "contract" look like?
I don't make it a secret, my disdain for so-called copywriters who can't even capitalize the I, and offer up i instead. Please starve to death.
I have no sympathy for most of the ones who come here and ask other people to do the work they were PAID to do, because they passed themselves off as a copywriter, who knew what they were doing.
But for real people, the students who write, I want to encourage you to look for different strategies, like long term contracts, retainers and higher commissions on your work.
I find it laughable (sad, but still insultingly laughable) when someone who hates writing believes there is no work to be found, please apply at McDonald's ASAP, or Walmart.
There are tons of companies, people, Entrepreneurs who will pay your fee,
who will give you long term contracts
who will offer you a higher commission
and they go begging for people, I know, because I routinely turn them down.
My last writing contract ran for 9 months. I gave them 10 hours a week. I was paid the 6,950 bux a month, plus I had a vested interest in the results of the promotion.
I was one of a half dozen people under similar contracts with this ONE marketing company.
Copywriting as a Biz-Op is a very poor choice of making money opportunities.
Copywriting as a profession, or as part of a marketing education, is not only valuable, it can be as lucrative as you want it to be.
But here is what I wonder...
How many of you have even had a contract? Do you know how to structure it, what to look for, clauses you MUST remove to protect your assets?
Judging from the threads here, most don't even execute a formal, written agreement.
The reason most of you can't make a living at this thing is simple...you're not qualified to do so.
You know nothing about selling, and show no desire to learn it.
You have no real life business experience, and want to do everything online, and then, you swim in shark infested PONDS,
...little swamps full of gators and pythons,
when there is a great big ocean of opportunity out there, and a world where you don't have to be a Columbus, the map has been clearly laid out for you to follow.
And there is the problem. You want to dive in, set sail, get to the top by helicopter (and they can't fly that high) and all this month.
Secrets? Only one: want it and work for it.
Learn from the Olympics. Cheaters stay home, winners have earned their medals.
Quit cheating YOURSELF and your potential and either study and learn, or get the hell out of the game.
PS. Can you even conceive of an ongoing agreement for your writing services?