I'm still new and still ignorant about this whole copywriting thing though I have been reading up and dabbling in writing some copy.
I get that targeted traffic is key to selling a great product - you can't sell knitting supplies to men.
So, I have been reading a lot of posts on the warriorforum and elsewhere on how to get targeted traffic on the internet and here is what I have, , for someone just starting out i.e no list of their own:
1) Selling to an email list for your niche through a solo ad
2) Providing value through articles/forum posts with a link for more information which leads to your sales copy
3) Organic SEO - Building your own website/blog with articles and posts that help you create your own list and/or provide links to your copy
Now, except for number one, each of these require a significant time investment - and I am just trying to test some beginner copy. I know Adwords/Adcenter are a no go nowadays so number one - selling through a solo ad seems to be the best option.
Can any experienced copywriter give some insight to how they started out - if this was also their first avenue to get targeted traffic (if so, what would be the best place to go to find someone to place a solo ad with), and if not, what was?