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Hi Guys,

I just read another post that suggested using Craigslist to advertise and find copywriting services. I also came across a short YouTube video yesterday suggesting the same thing and I'm after some advice about this idea.

I'm Australian, and over here we don't really have CL. It exists, but there are about 3 sofa's, a man willing to take photos for free and a chicken on it so far. It's not the mecca for services and sales of every shape, size and nature that it is over there in America.

So if I wanted to search for copywriting jobs or list them on the site, what locations should I focus on. I've no idea of the demographics of any areas so I don't even know where to begin and as far as I can figure out, you must pick a location.

Thanks so much in advance for your time and assistance.
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  • Brooke-

    I would separate your content writing from sales letter copywriting. The two markets rarely cross. For either discipline you should try to focus on a niche or two.

    Then hang out with that crowd and make yourself known: forums, blog comments, guest blog posts, your own blog posts, social media, LinkedIn, etc. If you want to target internet marketers, this is the place. If you want to target the health market, find the "Warrior Forum" of health and get to know the players. Give it time and you'll have plenty of business.

    Btw- What's fairy floss?
    Marketing is not a battle of products. It is a battle of perceptions.
    - Jack Trout
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  • Ha, Joe, fairy floss is that stuff that is wrapped around a stick at a fair, pure spun sugar, usually pink or blue, a one way trip to the dentist. Do you not call it that over there?

    Thanks for your advice. I agree, the writing styles don't cross over. I have started to do more and more copy, a small amount of direct response, as the market over here is obviously not as big as it is in the US, but that is the direction I want to go with my copywriting. Trying to establish yourself is the hard part, whether you have talent or not.

    Thanks for your advice. I appreciate you stopping by my site to take a look and taking the time to respond.
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  • Ohhhh, got it. We call it cotton candy.
    Marketing is not a battle of products. It is a battle of perceptions.
    - Jack Trout
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