Hey guys, I am not quite getting the whole concept of hiring a copywriter! I have read all the sticky's and a quite a bit online like gary halbert letters etc. I have noticed that on one end of the scale you get copywriters with a totally arrogant attitude, saying things like "i never advertise" or "you can't get a real copywriter for under 5k per job." However then you see in the warriors for hire section people advertising for work as a copywriter. In these ads they also quite often behave arrogantly. It seems to me that this behavior is really just copywriting for themselves. It works too because you think, well if this guy/girl says I can't even hire them, then I want to hire them...BUT they are paying $40 for the advertisement so that someone will hire them, (presumably). So, my question or problem is, if i put a job in the warrior wanted section asking for a copywriter and offer a reasonable pay, then how do I select the best person for the job. Is it the guy/girl who writes to me saying that he/she is so good that I can't hire him/her anyway, however email them for a quote? Or do you take a bit of a risk and hire the person who seems legit, however is coming in way under the 5K mark in their advertisements. Where do the experts get their start, presumably the don't just say "i'm a copywriter so therefore you must pay me 5-10K for an email copy," they must start somewhere, and I would imagine this would be doing the same job for 500-1000 dollars, and then moving up.
Also, how are you supposed to choose which person is the right person for the job, if they are all good at writing copy, they can all presumably write an email telling you that they are the right person for the job. AND, apparently the good ones don't have time to respond other than a few sentences, so...do you hire the one who doesn't respond well? ARGH!
This post is not meant to annoy anyone by the way, it is an honest question. I don't think anyone is really arrogant, I just think this is a copywriting tactic for selling themselves.
Thanks for any suggestions/comments