How to learn copywriting

by Tyler5
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HI everyone!

I'm interested in learning how to copy write so I can become a freelance copywriter, the only issue is I have no writing experience what so ever...

I'm based in the UK but from what I understand as a freelance copywriter it doesn't matter where you are in the world, which is one of the reasons it appeals to me so much!

I've already begun reading the Boran letters as I've read they're a good place to start, but any other reading materials websites or tips would be greatly appricieted.

Speak soon

T
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Use forum search to find threads on learning to and improving copywriting.

    "No writing experience" to "freelance copywriter" is a big leap. Gain some experience by WRITING. Study sales letters for construction and formatting, etc.


    Sentence structure in your post is poor - run on sentences, misspelling of Boron letters, etc. Copywriting is not zero to hero - start writing EVERY day - study sales letters for construction and formatting.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tyler5
      Thanks for the reply Kay, yeah I know I've got a long way to ago but I'm looking for a career change, something with a high income potential. Thank you for your critique you've given me something to work on.
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      • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
        Originally Posted by Tyler5 View Post

        Thanks for the reply Kay, yeah I know I've got a long way to ago but I'm looking for a career change, something with a high income potential. Thank you for your critique you've given me something to work on.
        You are looking for a high income potential career.

        What does this mean? What is a high income for you look like?

        Would 76k pounds a year (roughly 100k US dollars) be considered high income for you?

        And how long are you willing to take, how many years to get there?

        I suggest you find the Cult of Copy Facebook group, that probably gives a new copywriter the best chance to get to the 100 thousand dollar a year mark by the fastest means.

        If your idea is a million dollars a year, then plan on spending a few of them, unless you are very gifted with your writing.

        In addition to Copywriting, Information Marketing might also be a fast way to reach your goals too.

        GordonJ
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        • Profile picture of the author hellotr
          Thanks for your reply GordonJ and pointing to the FB group.
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    • Profile picture of the author momohgist
      Thanks for the useful article. I can write but i don't use it for a living. Maybe i will start advertising my expertise. Thanks so much
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  • Originally Posted by Tyler5 View Post

    I'm based in the UK but from what I understand as a freelance copywriter it doesn't matter where you are in the world, which is one of the reasons it appeals to me so much!
    World is fulla hooman persons, I guess.

    An' we all built to the same kinda script.

    That is why you can be 100% sure your previous commentahs ain't no HORSE & I ain't no kinda IGUANAH.

    So we all here, all the same.

    Problem is, we all got diffrent ideas 'bout what is THE SAME.

    See, cos sum people say POH-TAH-TOE ... an' others say POH-TAY-TOE.

    Which means there ain't no sense writin' 'bout poh-tah-tohs to the poh-tay-toe crowd -- even if you write like frickin' Shakespeare snortin' [insert name of transformational copy guru here]'s tits -- bcs since when did BEES hang out near ICEBERGS?

    So you gotta be equally GENERAL an' SPECIFIC -- payin' heed to hooman wants & needs an' lookin' in on how this plays out for products & services got potential to level specific people up.

    Sumplace in this vacuous hidey-hole, a whole buncha possibilities wanna spew on out, I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobertRay
    Hello, Tyler! I think you need to write more and understand the niche where you are an expert. It will help you to focus on your target audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    The best way to become a copywriter? Start writing everyday!

    Here are some good books to get your started:

    - Ca$hvertising by Drew Eric Whitman
    - Adweek Copywriting by Joseph Sugarman
    - Influence by Robert Cialdini

    And this is a top secret one.

    - Forbidden Keys To Persuasion by Blair Warren

    This last book isn't a book on copywriting, but it will teach you a lot about human nature and why people do the things they do. If you read this book and understand it then it will take your skills to the next level.

    Always remember though "with great power comes great responsibility."

    Also if you can try to get into the CopyHour Course. Highly recommended!

    Now get out there and write some copy!
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  • Profile picture of the author naviown
    Hey you can buy a course or two on udemy

    The one that I bought was

    "Copywriting secrets. How to write copy that sells"
    By Len Smith.

    It's a short 3 hour course but it's worth the money

    Good luck it's all about practice practice and practice
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  • Best way to become a well, highly, exceptionally paid copywriter?

    Keep studying the craft.

    And contact everybody you would like to write for (it greatly helps to send them a riveting sales piece).

    Don't stop until you're minted.


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  • Profile picture of the author wrcato2
    One of the best books to learn the art of copy writing, (not Cheap) is the "Hall Of Fame" Great Selling Ideas From 50 Super-Successful Direct Mail and Direct Response Ads.

    For those who know the power of having already proven sales letters in their hands, there's no need to even say what this book is actually worth.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stawrew
    Gary Halbert´s advice is to copy out the best ads and sales letters word-for-word in your own handwriting.

    For more information, check out: https://www.thegaryhalbertletter.com...experience.htm


    Hope it helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    Study Dan Kennedy. He is the guy who taught me everything I know about writing good sales copy. He's also mentored lots of guys like Mike Dillard and Frank Kern. His book "The Ultimate Sales Letter" is a great starting point.
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  • You can learn writing only by starting it. A fine content needs four elements; attraction, interest, desire, and action.

    Content should be able to grab the attraction of the reader since beginning.
    Keep him interested as you move to your point
    Make him desire for your product or service
    Finally, call to the action
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