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"Slowly" Replacing Her Income with Copywriting ... in 3 Months - Melissa's Story
40:53After seeing a Facebook ad for the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy our guest, Melissa, decided to pursue her desire to work freelance and joined the CCA. Within three months of beginning to pitch clients she was able to replace her income. Within the first year Melissa made 50% more than she would have at her previous job…all while working between 20 and 25 hours per week. --------------- Mentioned on this Episode: Melissa’s Portfolio: Reallygoodcopy.comMelissa’s LinkedInEp. 32: Starting a Copywriting Business with a Chronic Illness – Dorothy’s Story --------------- Get Free Copywriting Training here
3 Steps to Taking Time Off as a Freelancer
31:02A huge perk to being a freelancer is that you can work when and where you want. But even with that freedom freelancers are notorious for not taking vacations and working right through, resulting in burnout. As a freelancer you may feel like if you aren’t working, you aren’t making money. But if you set up your calendar you can plan for this! Nicki and Kate have real world advice for freelancers struggling to take time off throughout the year. -------------- Mentioned on this Episode: Ep. 49: How to Build Your Own Benefits as a Freelancer Related Links: 6 Must-Pack Items to Write Copy Overseas --------------- Get Free Copywriting Training here
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Writing a Call to Action that Maximizes Engagement
21:10If you haven’t yet, you’ll probably see “CTA” all over creative briefs and project outlines. CTA stands for “call to action” and refers to the copy you use to tell the reader what you want them to do next. You need to give your audience a next step to take. (We’re writing the copy for a reason, right? We want the reader to buy the hand towel, sign up for the course or watch the video–depending on the project, of course.) The call to action tells the reader what step to take next and how. --------------- Related Links What Makes a Good Call to Action (CTA)? --------------- Get Free Copywriting Training here
Most Common Copywriter Backgrounds
17:15Successful copywriters come from all backgrounds and experiences, in fact, that unique perspective can make you a better and more valuable copywriter. Becoming a copywriter is not dependent on your background, but on how hard you are willing to work, if you are consistent and persistent, and if you are willing to follow the steps. Listen in as Nicki and Kate outline why your background does not matter and what you really need to find success in copywriting! -------------- Mentioned In This Episode: 11 Traits of the Most Successful Copywriters --------------- Get Free Copywriting Training here
From Copywriter to Managing a Team of Copywriters in Less Than 2 Years - Jenni's Story
35:09When Jenni joined the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy in April 2021, she was working in a marketing role. Writing was part of her day-to-day work, but, like most CCA students, she didn’t know what copywriting was, much less that it was an entire career! Before she even finished the course, she was landing her first clients. Spoiler: in less than two years, she was managing a team of freelance copywriters and more than doubled her income. On this episode, Jenni shares a ton of valuable advice for copywriters looking to level up their own game, including the importance of your portfolio and how to calm your nerves when receiving feedback. --------------- Get Free Copywriting Training here
What's a Unique Selling Point?
27:00A unique selling point or unique selling proposition (USP) tells your prospective clients why they should hire you versus any other copywriter. What do you have that no other copywriter brings to the table? If you’re instinct is to say, “Nothing! There’s nothing unique about me!”, then you’ll want to listen in. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been copywriting for awhile, it’s time to either write or revisit your USP. Nicki and Kate are breaking down how to write a compelling USP that will make it crystal clear to your prospective clients why you’re the best copywriter for the job. ---------------- Mentioned in this Episode 4 Steps to Write a Wildly Effective About Us Page Related Links Your Unique Selling Point: Set Yourself Apart from the Competition --------------- Get Free Copywriting Training here
Best Free Software for Copywriters
29:39It’s very tempting to purchase software to make us feel professional. But taking action and landing clients is what makes you a professional copywriter. Making professional purchases is often a distraction from doing the work we need to do. That said, there is tons of software for copywriters that has a free level and today Nicki and Kate are talking about 7 of their favorites. While you may not get all the features at once, you can use the software and find what works to you. Then, when and if the time comes, you can upgrade…if it’s going to pay for itself many, many times over. --------------- Mentioned in this Episode: Asana [Note: this is an affiliate link]CalendlySpotifyToDoistFreedom --------------- Get Free Copywriting Training here
How Handle Negative Copywriting Feedback Like a Pro
25:39Getting feedback is not, by its nature, negative. Copywriters should all expect to get feedback other than “this is amazing, thank you!” We’re not in our clients heads. There may just be information they forgot to share or you didn’t think to ask—it’s a collaborative process! But what happens when a client isn’t happy with the quality of the work or how the project turned out? Here’s how to handle negative copywriting feedback—without letting it ruin your day. --------------- Related Links: How to Give Copywriting Feedback --------------- Get Free Copywriting Training here
She Replaced Her Teaching Income with Copywriting - Charlotte's Story
25:32Seven months ago, Charlotte had no idea about copywriting. She set the goal of replacing her teaching income by August of 2023, when her youngest child starts going to school. Spoiler: she replaced her income within six months of joining the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy. On this episode, Nicki, Kate, and CCA student Charlotte talk about the transition from teaching to copywriting, including how Charlotte set the goal to leave her job, how she built up a financial safety net, and what it’s been like working from New Zealand with clients all over the world. --------------- Mentioned on this episode: Charlotte’s Portfolio --------------- Get Free Copywriting Training here
Hate Writing Your Own Portfolio? Use These Tips to Get It Done
24:39Why is it that we can write copy for our clients with little fuss, but when it comes to writing for ourselves we kick and scream? The biggest reason copywriters struggle to write copy for themselves is that they don’t treat their own copywriting projects like a copy project. But it’s one of your most important copywriting projects you’ll ever do. Your portfolio needs to reflect your ability to write great copy. Otherwise, there’s a good chance clients won’t want to work with you! Nicki and Kate are digging into two keytactics you need to use that will help you write a stronger portfolio that makes clients want to work with you. --------------- Mentioned on this episode: 4 Biggest Copywriter Portfolio Mistakes Related Links: Ep. 39: The Creative Project ProcessCreative Brief: The First Step to Any Successful Copywriting Project --------------- Get Free Copywriting Training here