Truth: Most won't make it for the long term.
There seems to be an idea that being a copywriter is a work at home type scheme.
Many try to become a copywriter and last for a few letters and then fade away.
To be blunt: It's a career choice, not a part time hobby.
Myth 2: Being a copywriter can be learned.
Truth: You either have it, or you don't.
If you have the personality of a door knob, you won't make it.
A good copywriter has a way with understanding people, they know how to relate to others.
Being a copywriter is a natural talent, it can be perfected with learning -- but isn't something that anyone can do.
Myth 3: I need a mentor.
Truth: Yes and no. Mentors can help perfect your work, but they can't turn you into a copywriter.
Also, if your mentor isn't sending work your way, get another one.
Part of having a mentor, is to be able to do work that you can include in your portfolio.
I've known people who claim to be mentors and yet they know very little about selling a product other than their own services.
Myth 4: I need to buy another course.
Truth: What you need to do is start writing and learn from experience.
The courses can teach you some things, but actual writing will teach you more.
I've seen total newbies with no experience, sell more in a letter than any of the so called experts.
Remember, what used to work, doesn't always still work.
The copywriting field is always open to new ideas and ways to market products.
Myth 5: The gurus know what they're talking about.
Truth: Most of them only know how to market their courses.
Myth 6: Work is hard to find.
Truth: This isn't a business where you hide behind the internet and look for customers.
Put your best shirt (or skirt) on and go out to local businesses and drum up work.
It's not that complicated -- if you need more help, pm me.
Now for some final tips:
Be bold -- there's a ton of local businesses that are begging for someone to help increase their customer base...that's where you come in.
The whole field of mobile phones, etc. is wide open.
Go out and start selling services today -- seriously guys, there's money to be made.
Don't get sidelined by the politics of copywriting.
There are those in the business who want to throw names around as though they're the final say on who's good -- let them do their own thing.
You're you -- you're the next big thing to happen to the copywriting world.
Set your sail for success and keep moving on.
If you're good, you're good -- If you're reading this post, you've got a desire to succeed at copywriting.
Remember, all the great sales letters and headlines that you read about in all the courses that the gurus sell...have all been beaten by other controls.
Skip the hype...skip the waiting till the time is right.
Take some action now (right now) -- get your plan going.
I don't need anyone to like me -- I don't need acceptance by the elite on any forum -- I've been successful and made it...you can to.
Thanks for your time