I just hopped on board about 10 minutes ago, and I'm glad to be here.
The reason why I joined is actually two reasons:
1) It's an awesome community of people with the shared goal of making a dime online.
2) There's this burning question I have and I decided to go straight for the jugular with a new thread.
A little background:
I'm a self-taught sales copywriter who has learned his craft through the usual route prescribed by most online copywriting congregations. Reading & taking notes on classic and modern copy books, hand-copying ads by hand, the works.
I started working mainly through Upwork and I've earned mostly peanuts so far. But that doesn't bother me -- it's all healthy practice.
What bothers me is... I have no results to show for it! Nothing. Nada.
All those gigs I've done were one-off sort of deals and the clients went AWOL after I handed in my work. (Even when I asked nicely for the results.)
The problem with this is... I have no idea if I'm getting any better or not!
So I decided to put my client-hunting efforts elsewhere.
My goal is to specialize in a certain niche and track down under-performing offers in it to improve. Something along the lines of what Brian McLeod advises in this thread:
Which leads me to my question...
How EXACTLY do I find them? What methods can I use to find sales letters/offers/email sequences where I can directly 'beat the control' and make a case study out of it?
Kinda feeling stuck here, so I appreciate your answers in advance.