I was first introduced to copywriting 4 years ago when I made the decision to become a resume writer. I stumbled upon AWAI's resume course and their other offerings and decided to set up shop. I figured I would reach out to my social circle for tips on a good copywriter for my sales page/website copy and a friend recommended a mutual acquaintance - Carline Cole.
I knew Carline and her family personally, but not well enough to ask her to write my copy and, as a startup, didn't have the $10,000 she required at the time to get one written, so I struck out on my own and did the best I could.
I was intrigued, however, because I knew Carline had what seemed to be an abundance of free time and full control of her schedule, but when I asked what she did, she only mentioned that she was a "writer". Hmmm...
Well, since she wouldn't say much else, I did what any other curious snoop with too much time on their hands would do, I Googled her. And boy was I impressed! And fascinated. I wanted in!
I voraciously read all that I could and set out to set up my own copy shop. But there was just one problem... I was too nervous and shy to do anything else but read and practice writing. I didn't have the bold personality to assert myself as a copywriter, as Carline did.
Deflated, I sulked back into my corner and became a resume writer. It's okay, but I'd really like to pursue copywriting and give it one more shot. I wonder about how much progress I could have made, if I would have mucked up the courage to start 4 years ago.
I've studied, practiced, and read, but I never feel like it's enough. What if my copy bombs? What if I can't get any clients? What if...?
What has been your experience? How much time did you devote to studying before taking the plunge? How long did it take you to start making money?
Your thoughts greatly appreciated. :confused: