Where can i get $500+ copywriting clients

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Ive been doing great work for my clients but ive only been making max $200 for copywriting im looking for those $1000 clients for sales letter I can deliver but i can find any even though ive posted a special offer here, advice is welcome
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  • Profile picture of the author KyleMallory
    Do you have a post in warriors for hire? That's a good way to get leads, just don't specify a price in the thread. Do an individual quote for each person. If you want to charge more, then just start charging more as you get better at copywriting. Some people won't pay, but others know the value of good copywriting.

    For example, if I was going to hire a copywriter, I wouldn't hire one who only charged $200
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    • Originally Posted by KyleMallory View Post

      Do you have a post in warriors for hire? That's a good way to get leads, just don't specify a price in the thread.
      I'm not crazy about Warriors For Hire...

      ... Or at least, I'm not crazy about using it on its own.

      If you just create a WFH thread and bump it over and over again, you're going to attract clients that want to nickle and dime you.

      The WFH listing attract the same people the freelance sites attract; i.e. bargain bin buyers.

      If you want to get clients from Warrior Forum, what I'd recommend is this:

      1. Start a WHF thread... but DON'T bump it. Bumping WFH threads for business is a bad idea for the reason I outlined above.

      2. Include a link to your thread in your sig file. This means whenever you post on WF, people will see a link to your WFH thread.

      3. Participate in the copywriting forum and add real value. You won't get as MANY bites this way as you would by bumping your WFH threads, but the leads will be better. Good clients are usually curious people who are interested in learning more about how to grow their business. Bad clients are usually people who just want to throw money at a problem. Hence, you meet better people in the copywriting forum than in the WFH listings.

      Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
    Originally Posted by tolaskool View Post

    Ive been doing great work for my clients but ive only been making max $200 for copywriting im looking for those $1000 clients for sales letter I can deliver but i can find any even though ive posted a special offer here, advice is welcome
    If your post is an example of your work, you're in the wrong business.

    EVERYTHING you do in your own marketing and personal branding is... a demonstration of what you can do for me.

    Epic miss.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author faisalmaximus
    You can offer your service in WSO section.
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    • Profile picture of the author joe golfer
      Originally Posted by Complex View Post

      Oops can't seem to find the edit button ... meant to add:

      Vermont as an example is one of the smallest economies in the US at roughly $25 billion. That's bigger than CB, WaFo etc. Very easy to plug in locally and get copy jobs for non ebook stuffs and make more than $ 1000 per job. For me, its sooo much easier to write for those kinds of offers than itt would be a CB or WSO. For me locally means Westchester/Manhattan and I found it Easy too book clients. YMMV
      This is one way to do it. Get out from behind the computer and talk to people in your town. Online sales is only a sliver of the money rushing down the mountain and through the economy in the real world. Go out and stick your hat in the stream and pull up some fish.

      Heck, just pick a niche, and go to the next conference in your town in that industry. You don't even have to buy a ticket if you are broke. Many times I've hung out in the food court at conferences and handed out cards--haha, good times. OK, I was younger then.

      All shenanigans aside, this thread links to an interview with Chris Haddad, a top copywriter who explains how he got to know people at conferences when he started out:
      How to score big fish clients

      To give you a teaser, and this applies to guys and girls alike, Chris says, "Balls equals money." In other words, you don't need permission from the world. Just start projects, and learn from the result.

      Here's another way to look at it--three easy steps from Dave Miz:
      "its pretty simple....
      1. go to seminars
      2. hang out , just be cool and meet people
      3. keep in touch with them
      the end result? you'll not only have a network of marketers/FRIENDS, you'll make bank."
      http://www.warriorforum.com/copywrit...ml#post2675090
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  • Profile picture of the author jjosephs
    Step 1: Be worth more than $200. Practice. Study. Listen. Read.

    Step 2: Repeat step one, twice.

    Step 3: Get some success under your belt, so you know what kind of results you can promise.

    Step 4: Make a shift into value-based pricing, and screen for clients that are willing to invest. Realize that when you write a high-performing marketing piece for someone, it's like selling them a fully stocked ATM for 5% of the price. Some understand that. Some are purely price-shopping. Others just need it explained to them. But first and foremost, you need to believe it (and be able to back it up)
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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    Some of his "great work" -
    Ive put together a product that teaches fundamental technical skills marketers need to be more professional. I call it the PMS (professional marketer system). I feel there is a hole and this product fills that hole to help marketers.
    O.P. - you might want to Google "PMS" before you go ahead with this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim R
      Originally Posted by The Copy Nazi View Post

      Some of his "great work" -
      Ive put together a product that teaches fundamental technical skills marketers need to be more professional. I call it the PMS (professional marketer system). I feel there is a hole and this product fills that hole to help marketers.
      O.P. - you might want to Google "PMS" before you go ahead with this.
      Sounds like it's got a lot of potential, it just needs a sense of urgency. 'Don't miss out on this offer, as PMS will only be available for the next 7 days.'

      And clearly he'll be needing an upsell. 'Congratulations on getting PMS today. For only a few dollars more you can have access to The Advance Marketing Principles Of Networkers. TAMPON is a guaranteed way to plug up all of your marketing holes.'
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    Tim...I laugh snorted SO DAMN HARD.
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    • Profile picture of the author CopyMonster
      Tim. Don't forget the Freakin' Amazing Trick (F.A.T.) bonus you get just for trying The Advance Marketing Principles Of Networkers today. It pumps up your results so you can sort out the biggest of marketing holes in just 30 minutes.
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      Scary good...
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      • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
        Originally Posted by CopyMonster View Post

        Tim. Don't forget the Freakin' Amazing Trick (F.A.T.) bonus you get just for trying The Advance Marketing Principles Of Networkers today. It pumps up your results so you can sort out the biggest of marketing holes in just 30 minutes.
        For a limited time, anyone who mentions the PMS secret code, "calm down", gets complimentary access to a Freakin' Amazing Trick to Land Iffy Prospects (FATLIP).
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  • Dude...is English your first language?

    Anyways.

    The trick is to find clients with the leverage to pay decent money for copy.

    These guys and girls will be using copy people already.

    Decide who you want to work with and go after them.

    Have some half decent samples to show them though.
    otherwise it will be a wasted effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
    Originally Posted by tolaskool View Post

    Ive been doing great work for my clients but ive only been making max $200 for copywriting im looking for those $1000 clients for sales letter I can deliver but i can find any even though ive posted a special offer here, advice is welcome
    Wrong question.

    You need to start asking how YOU can become a $500+ copywriter.
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  • Profile picture of the author tolaskool
    For those with Great posts, I learned alot and thank you soo much for the advice, Im trying to implement all of them as best I can. For those who came to have fun by with your jokes, I had a few decent laughs( you guys are quite the jokesters).
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe J
      Originally Posted by tolaskool View Post

      For those with Great posts, I learned alot and thank you soo much for the advice, Im trying to implement all of them as best I can. For those who came to have fun by with your jokes, I had a few decent laughs( you guys are quite the jokesters).

      I wish I had some copywriting sales tips for you but just wanted to say hats off to you for hanging in there with your thread and having a sense of humor and not letting it all get to you. Way to go! Stick with it!

      Good Luck to ya!

      Joe
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      • Profile picture of the author nmchant
        Originally Posted by Joe J View Post

        I wish I had some copywriting sales tips for you but just wanted to say hats off to you for hanging in there with your thread and having a sense of humor and not letting it all get to you. Way to go! Stick with it!

        Good Luck to ya!

        Joe

        Agreed! You took the pummeling well. It's like a rite of passage or something. Kudos.
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