Interview With Denise Beecroft – Working From Home As A Freelance Copywriter

Copywriting Denise BeecroftHaris Halkic: Hi Denise, thanks a lot for agreeing to share your best tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting. Please, tell us more about your story.

Denise Beecroft: I had been working as the Marketing Manager of a large chain of hearing clinics. I was coming up for my 10-year anniversary with the company. I’d always loved working for the company – HQ was in Denmark, so I got the opportunity to connect with colleagues overseas every year, and it was always a challenge. However, a new CEO was about to start and I had a feeling he had a very different approach to the business, so I decided it was time to leave.

I also had youngish children and felt that I wanted to be around for them a bit more.

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Katie Tilden On How To Set Up A Copywriting Business & Have More Time For Your Family

Haris Halkic: Hi Katie, thanks a lot for agreeing to share some tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please tell me more about your story.

Katie Tilden: I’ve been working in journalism, communications, marketing and engagement for more than 17 years. I started working as a real estate journalist for a daily newspaper before moving into the newsroom. As a real estate journalist I was responsible for a weekly magazine style lift out featuring properties for sale and other real estate and property trends.

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Veronika Kabarguina On Getting Clients Through Cold Emailing & LinkedIn

Haris Halkic: Hi Veronika, thanks a lot for agreeing to share some tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please tell me more about your story.

Veronika Kabarguina: Thanks for having me, Haris!

I went to university for History and took classes in Creative Writing in years 2-4. I liked understanding cause and effect and I loved being creative, however, I wasn’t one of those writers who liked to write for the sake of writing.

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Jefferson Vinall Reveals His Best Advice On Transitioning To Freelance Copywriting

Haris Halkic: Hi Jefferson, thanks a lot for agreeing to share your best tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting. Please, tell us more about your story.

Jefferson Vinall:

I was looking for a portable income, where I could earn a living from anywhere.

I came across an ad from American Writers and Artists Inc. (AWAI) and thought that looked interesting. But, I have a suspicious mind, so I didn’t jump in at first. It took me a while, and a few more of their ads before I decided to spend the money and give them a try. That was in 2014.

I had (and still have) another freelance business, so studying their Accelerated Program took longer than expected. In fact, I had the program for about six months before I even started it.

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How Jessica Swanda Trained Herself To Become A Freelance Copywriter

Haris Halkic: Hi Jessica, thanks a lot for agreeing to share some tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please tell me more about your story.

Jessica Swanda: I studied English Language and Literature in college and had trouble deciding which career track to purse. (There’s far more options to choose from with an English major than most people realize!) One of the areas I was considering was marketing, so I took an unpaid summer internship in between semesters.

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“Clients are the hardest to find when your skills are the weakest.” – Holland Webb

Haris Halkic: Hi Holland, thanks a lot for agreeing to share some tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please tell me more about your story.

Holland Webb: Thank you for inviting me. Writing was my dream from way back because I loved to read. As a kid, I sat with my nose stuck between the pages of a book and my imagination fully engaged.  When I was a teenager, I had dreams of being the next Michener or Clavell, traveling the world and writing powerful novels set in fascinating locations.

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John Simons On How Copywriting Helped Start The Clothing Brand bigsexy inc.

Haris Halkic: Hi John, thanks a lot for agreeing to share some tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please tell me more about your story.

John Simons: Hey, Haris. Thanks for hosting me on your platform!

My road to becoming a copywriter is a tad unusual. I began as a graphic design major with a focus in advertising, at Kean University. During my time there, I participated in the annual Creative Boot Camp in New York, hosted by The One Club.

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Nikki Sorensen Evans On The Secrets Of Copywriting For Nonprofit Organizations

Haris Halkic: Hi Nikki, thanks a lot for agreeing to share some tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please tell me more about your story.

Nikki Sorensen Evans: I have a degree in journalism with a minor in English. I am a member of the journalism honor society, Sigma Delta Chi (SDX) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

For nearly twenty years, I used my media training to help nonprofits in their media, marketing and public awareness programs. I was trained by Toastmasters International in public speaking. I helped nonprofits set up speakers’ bureaus to aid in outreach and awareness. 

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Meghan Thomson Shares Tips On Successful Networking & How To Beat Writer’s Block

Haris Halkic: Hi Meghan, thanks a lot for agreeing to share your best tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please, tell me more about your story.

Meghan Thomson: Thank you for the opportunity!

I was an account manager at an employer branding agency in London, but used to go home every night and write – about things I observed in my day, random stuff that popped into my head; anything really. I couldn’t stop writing. And so, I started approaching people to write for free.

The first article I wrote was about Richard Branson’s exclusive 5-star resort in the Kruger National Park, in South Africa. I’d never been there, but I wrote like I did. I then wrote an article for an expat publication in the UK. And when I moved to my agency’s Sydney office at the end of 2006, there was a copywriting role going so I applied for it and got it.

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Michael Wood On How To Travel The World Through Freelance Copywriting

Haris Halkic: Hi Michael, thanks a lot for agreeing to share some tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please, tell us more about your story.

Michael Wood:

I have always been interested in travelling, so during college I wanted to figure out a way to earn money online and therefore allow me to work and travel freely at the same time.

My degree is in chemical engineering and I have worked as an engineer for pharmaceutical companies, so naturally the type of products I was most interested in marketing were those in the health care industry.

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Lisa Slater’s Tips On Freelance Writing And Blogging For Business

Haris Halkic: Hi Lisa, thanks a lot for agreeing to share your best tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting. Please, tell me more about your story.

Lisa Slater: I’d just completed a diploma in Feature Writing and was doing a bit of research online when I came across a distance learning course for copywriting. I’d never really considered copywriting before but with my background in sales combined with my writing skills, it seemed like the perfect fit.

I enrolled on the course, set up a website and started winning clients; things just went from there. Three years later I rebranded as Make Your Copy Count Ltd.

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How To Make Money Writing With The Right Mindset – Interview With Rose Womelsdorf

Haris Halkic: Hi Rose and thank you so much for agreeing to share your best tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting. Please, tell us more about your story.

Rose Womelsdorf: Hey, Haris!

Likewise, thanks for reaching out to me and having me on for an interview. Chatting about writing is one of my favorite things to do, so I’m happy to oblige.

The first time I realized that “copywriting was a thing,” I was a sad, discouraged senior at Johns Hopkins University, wondering what on earth I was going to do with my degree in creative writing & theatre when I graduated.

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Dan Sparks On Why Your Copywriting Business Isn’t Just About Writing

dan's copywriting businessHaris Halkic: Hi Dan, thank you for agreeing to share some tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please tell me more about your story.

Dan Sparks: It started in 2017, I was writing fiction and nonfiction on the side while at my corporate job. I was immersed in being a better writer and writing a book. So I was in some writing groups on FB and I started getting targeted ads for AWAI and their copywriting course. I read through the sales letter and was hooked. 

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From Employee To Freelance Copywriter: Ryan Carr’s 3 Best Tips

freelance copywriterHaris Halkic: Hi Ryan, thanks a lot for agreeing to share some tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please tell me more about your story.

Ryan Carr: At the time, I was eking out a living teaching lighting and screenwriting classes. Then, a friend of mine introduced me to copywriting. I guess it never occurred to me that they actually pay people to write all those sales letters you get in the mail, lol.

I’ve always loved to write so I thought it would be a perfect fit. To get started I did some pro-bono work for a non-profit. That led to a job as a grant writer. After a year I felt burned out and decided to go freelance by specializing as a financial copywriter.

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Melissa Williams On How To Get Into The Mindset Of The Reader

san diego copywritingHaris Halkic: Hi Melissa, thanks a lot for agreeing to share some tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please tell me more about your story.

Melissa Williams: I’ve been a writer all my life, but it wasn’t until after college that I started copywriting. To be honest, I hadn’t even heard of a copywriter before I started freelancing at a PR Firm and started writing press releases and product descriptions.

Haris Halkic: How did you transition to freelance copywriting from your previous job? What’s your best piece of advice for someone who is employed and wants to become a freelance copywriter?

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