But she really wants to find The One.
So when she meets a man she's attracted to, it's hard for her to hold back.
She gives too much, too soon.
You know what I mean, right?
She shacks up on the first date.
Then she'll send off a text the next day - wondering when they can get together for another date. She tells him how deeply she feels a connection with him.
He texts back, "I'll be pretty busy for the next couple of months. And honestly, I'm not looking for anything serious right now."
"Why does this always happen to me?!?!" she wonders
A lot of copywriters are just like Laura.
You give away tons of invaluable information that helps entrepreneurs enhance, grow and/or change their business model into a profit-producing-machine.
They haven't paid you yet.
You just let potential clients pick your brain.
When the time comes that you put your foot down and communicate some boundaries by saying things like, "Dan, I really want to help you out. But you've gotta pay me before I can continue giving you so much information. We need to keep this about the video script, which you haven't even retained me for yet. If you want me to help you create your product, I have to be compensated for that too."
But Dan already got what he wanted. You put out way too soon - just like Laura. And quite frankly, Dan was never really that serious about hiring and creating a relationship with you.
Sure, give potential clients information.
Show them that you know what the hell you're talking about.
But know when to say, "Sure, I'd love to help ya out with that. But first, we've got to get our agreement sorted out and money needs to exchange hands."
Because whether your potential clients know it... or not... they're much more likely to value your expertise and insights - IF they pay you.
P.S. I'm a firm believer in giving. But you have to have boundaries to be taken seriously by people.