how long till I am expert?

by lukee Banned
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So i'm starting to read into CR ..how long do you think it will take to become an expert in the field ?
I'm an above average learner
#expert #long #till
  • By the end of next month.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    That completely depends on how much time you're able to put into it each day
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  • Profile picture of the author TheSalesBooster
    You don't become an expert by reading. You become an expert by doing. Once you take what you learn and apply it and produce consistent positive results. Then you can call yourself an expert.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikefrommaine
    I agree with TheSalesBooster. Jump in and get your feet wet by doing some projects. You'll learn a lot more than just by reading.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatrickIcasas
      Originally Posted by mikefrommaine View Post

      I agree with TheSalesBooster. Jump in and get your feet wet by doing some projects. You'll learn a lot more than just by reading.
      And don't be afraid to fail. A lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
    Originally Posted by lukee View Post

    So i'm starting to read into CR ..how long do you think it will take to become an expert in the field ?
    I'm an above average learner
    If you let us know what CR stands for we can maybe help you.

    Dan
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    • Profile picture of the author lukee
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      Originally Posted by jimbo13 View Post

      If you let us know what CR stands for we can maybe help you.

      Dan
      I meant copywriting
      And thank you very much everyone for responses
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  • Profile picture of the author kimboslice
    Research shows that 10 years (or 10,000 hours) of practice can make anyone a top performer in pretty much any field, from sports to music to business.

    Although you can fake being an expert in much less than that.
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  • Profile picture of the author rjweaver10
    Some of you people are hilarious. I think a lot of time and effort will make you an expert. You can't be an expert overnight--that's for sure!
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    • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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      Originally Posted by lukee View Post

      I'm an above average learner
      In that case 21 days you'll be there.

      Originally Posted by rjweaver10 View Post

      Some of you people are hilarious. I think a lot of time and effort will make you an expert. You can't be an expert overnight--that's for sure!
      You don't need permission to be an expert. As I type this I just decided I am going to be an expert. Quite simple really :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Spencer
    Originally Posted by lukee View Post

    So i'm starting to read into CR ..how long do you think it will take to become an expert in the field ?
    I'm an above average learner
    10,000 hours.
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  • Originally Posted by lukee View Post

    So i'm starting to read into CR ..how long do you think it will take to become an expert in the field ?
    I'm an above average learner
    U.S. Copyright Office - Copyright Law of the United States

    is pretty helpful
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  • Profile picture of the author cainbrian
    Just dive in and do. You'll get better from practice, and pick-up cool techniques along the way as you see how others are writing. The point at which you are an expert is your own perception, and is ultimately decision based.
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    Set goals on what you want to learn and do your best to stay focused and by all means achieve them!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      If English isn't your first language, which I think is probably the case, it's going to take you a hell of a lot longer than you can possibly even begin to imagine.

      Lots of people think, ahhh copywriting, wow that must be easy. Just write a few sentences convincing people to buy. Any fool can do that. Wrong!

      To succeed in this business you need to have a burning desire to learn everything there is to know about salesmanship-in-print. You're not going to learn it all overnight or by simply buying a book on the subject and suddenly thinking you know it all.

      If you're at all serious about this (which somehow I doubt) be prepared for the steepest learning curve of your life.

      Let's throw the ball back in your court...

      Why do you want to learn how to be a copywriter?

      What's driving you in this direction?

      Is it the money or do you have a genuine interest in the subject?

      Who is your favorite copywriter and why?

      What niche can you see yourself specializing in?

      Of human nature, observing people, understanding psychology and emotional buying triggers, what is your current understanding of these areas to mention just a few?

      Not to be answered directly but do you have any idea, any idea at all how many people have come into this sub-forum over the years hoping to become a copywriter? We're talking dozens upon dozens of people. And you know what...

      ...they all have something in common 99.9% of the time...

      Once they realize the hard work involved, they all disappear as quickly as they arrived never to be seen or heard of again. Strange that isn't it?

      So come on then, tell us, share with us what makes you think you're any different.

      How are you going to break the mold and demonstrate your potential expertise in this craft?


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      • Profile picture of the author NickN
        Out of curiosity, is anyone here a good English-writing copywriter whose first language isn't English?

        It just seems really hard -- almost impossible -- to me to write good copy in a language that isn't your first.

        I mean, I could study Spanish for 10 years, but I still don't think I'd know the language well enough to write effective copy. You have to nail certain aspects of the language -- like colloquialisms and slang and such -- that you will never learn by taking classes or buying Rosetta Stone.

        I don't want to deter the OP -- go for it if you really want it. I'm just curious.
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        • Profile picture of the author Andrew Gould
          Originally Posted by NickN View Post

          Out of curiosity, is anyone here a good English-writing copywriter whose first language isn't English?
          I think Michel Fortin's first language is French.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    There are none on this forum, so who can say...

    There are probably only a handful of them in the world.
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