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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Joanne Lefferson On How To Break Into Freelance Copywriter Online

Green CopywritingHaris Halkic: Hi Joanne, 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.

Joanne Lefferson: After being a stay at home mom for almost twenty years I found myself wandering around a very ‘empty-nest’. I loved being a stay-at-home Mom to my three kids. They are my Magnum Opus.

Then they grew up and left me to wander around our world alone… which is just as sad as it sounds. But one can only sing the ‘Empty Nest Blues’ for so long.  So I bought myself a horse, did some travelling, did a solo trip up the Alaska Highway, attended some artist retreats and started playing the violin.

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How To Make The Dream Of Retirement Through Writing Come True – Copywriter Penny Hunt

Penny HuntHaris Halkic: Hi Penny, thanks a lot for agreeing to share your best tips on copywriting and your background.

Penny Hunt: My pleasure.

Haris Halkic: Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting. Please, tell us more about your story.

Penny Hunt:  I have always enjoyed writing and aced my English and writing classes in school. After high school, I knew college was not my calling. The thought of it literally made me nauseous.

All I really wanted to be when I grew up was a wife and a good mom to our family. But, sadly, when I graduated, I didn’t have a husband candidate waiting in the wings. (I knew who I wanted to marry, and we dated for a year and a half in high school but broke up before my senior year. More to come.)

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How To Start At Zero And Succeed As A Freelance Copywriter – Matt Ambrose

Haris Halkic: How you got started in copywriting. Please, tell me more about your story.

Matt Ambrose: Ever since primary school I can remember telling teachers I was going to be a writer. But after graduating reality set in and I found myself jumping from job to job doing whatever paid the most money.

The turning point came when I was sat in an interview for a buyer’s assistant position. When they told me what the job entailed my enthusiasm fell through the floor. I asked whether there was any writing involved, they said “no”, some tumbleweed blew past, and that was the end of that.

When I got home I jumped online to work out what I could do with an English and History degree, found out about copywriting and bingo bango became a freelance copywriter.

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