Questions, oh questions

by gene-ballou 14 replies
Like... what is the meaning of life? Or... why was I born? Or... why do good things happen to bad people?

JUST KIDDING!!!

Hope someone got a grin out of that... But I really do have some questions (with real answers!), and this is the marketing forum where the "Best of The Best" come, so I thought this would be a good place to ask some questions.

I am at the "What do I do now" stage, and I am considering my abilities in relation to what I can do to make some money. Everything I've read and seen tells me that one of the best ways to make money is through affiliate marketing. But at the same time... I'm a writer. In fact, I think I'm a GOOD writer.

I know, writers are a-dime-a-dozen right now, just like musicians (which I also happen to be), so I know the competition is going to be fierce if I try to market my skills as a writer. So getting a bit more specific, I've been told by some experienced marketers that I could have a future as a copywriter.

So my first question for all of you is, is there a good market for good copywriters, or is everyone pretty much doing that themselves? My second question is, can someone recommend a good course, or mentor, some way to learn the in's and out's of the business? I can pay a little, but not much, if the course is worth it. And I am certainly not afraid of work!

Thanks so much for reading - I look forward to your answers!

Blessings,
Gene.
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  • Profile picture of the author Francois du_Toit
    Hi Gene,

    First of all, welcome to the Warrior Forum!

    There's always a demand for good writers. And, good writers are not a dime a dozen... Not in my experience anyway!

    Copywriting can be very lucrative once you have built up a solid reputation but most of the courses I have seen are quite expensive. Let me think about it and I'll send you a pm.

    All the best,
    Francois
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  • Profile picture of the author tomw
    Hi Gene and welcome to the forum.

    To answer your second question, the best free internet marketing training available anywhere can be found here...

    Thirty Day Challenge

    You don't have to actually do the challenge because its over now, but all of the training videos and resources are still there to be used. Many, many warriors and others have gone through this training and have come out the other side with a great business. I sincerely hope you do too.

    Any questions just PM me.

    Good luck!

    Thomas
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    Find a niche using ezine article research and then focus on building a solid list.
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  • Profile picture of the author smisen
    Gene - welcome! Most of my online business is writing articles for internet marketers, so I'm living proof that it can be done

    The Warrior Forum has a writer's group that you could check out to get a feel for what some people are doing. You can also post ads on the classified section or run a "just getting started" WSO to start building a client base. You can also reply to requests for bids at Guru, eLance or any of the other freelancer sites.

    Most of your business will come from word of mouth, so get yourself out there and start talking to people!
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    • Profile picture of the author KenJ
      Hi Gene

      Welcome from another writer

      You will find some very good people here

      I have written articles for some very famous warriors even though I am quite new here.

      my signature has drawn quite a bit of amusement, interest and of course business!

      Just add an interesting signature and you will get some good commisions
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  • Profile picture of the author gene-ballou
    Thanks to all for the warm welcome and the good advice. And by the way, kenj, I did get a chuckle out of your signature! It catches attention and makes one think, too.

    I've already joined the writer's group, and will be working on implementing the other advice given. Thanks again, everyone!

    Blessings,
    Gene.
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  • OK Do me a favor. look at my website and let me know if I did a good job or not on the intro page. As a writer I would appreciate any suggestion.
    Thank You. Ed
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  • Profile picture of the author gene-ballou
    Edward - look for my PM. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
    Everyone knows that the answer to life, the universe, and everything is '42'.

    Yes, you can make mounds of cash just by being a good writer. You've got sites like Associated Content that will pay you for articles. You could also go on to write press releases and the like which cost a pretty penny.
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    • Profile picture of the author summer07
      Hi Gene,

      Along with "copywriter", "ghostwriter" is a good keyword for writers to use in the IM niche. If you do a search on those terms here in the forum, you'll get an idea of who's doing what, how much they're charging and who's looking for their services.

      There is a market for good writers...it's just a bit under the radar on some days.

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  • Profile picture of the author gene-ballou
    42. Ok, I'll remember that! Hey wait a minute, that's my age...... woah.

    So you guys, and girls, are saying that there IS a market for good writers, but I have to do some digging to find it. Hey, that's something I can do!

    Thanks again to all for your advice and encouragement. I'll be picking this thread apart for days to come!

    Blessings,
    Gene.
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