I'm feeling intimidated by the unfortunate truth that there are a lot of incompetent marketers out there and the last thing I need is to set out working with someone who is going to fill my head with nonsense that'll need to be unlearned down the road.
Now before we continue, will you let me set the tone and give some context?
... My goal is to become a freelance copywriter. I want to earn my living creating direct response campaigns. Eventually, I want to work remotely from whatever country I happen to be in, without being confined to an office or one particular city.
Now, I don't know; is it best to look for an individual who is already doing what I want to do and seek mentorship with him? Or should I find an agency or direct mail house and immerse myself in that environment?
I'm young, and have no ties. I will fly to any place in the world and if working for free is what it takes, I will do it happily.