Okay I admit, that last one was pretty corny. But in all seriousness.. Besides the money, what interests you the most in this field? What motivated you in the initial stages? Did you gain a new appreciation for the English (or your chosen) language? Self-confidence? What have you learned about persuasion and human nature?
Most importantly, what have you learned about yourself? Do you feel your work constantly encourages your own development?
Just to get an idea, inspire some discussion and sharing... so many info-products focus on the product and the traffic in their millions of forms, but discuss the conversion. I wanna know not only how that particular aspect is accomplished (which I understand is beyond the scope of this thread alone), but what goes through a copywriter's mind when they start their craft... and what goes through their mind as they progress in their career.
So... what made you decide to become a copywriter?