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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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 Mike Searles Escaped Unemployment And Found The Freedom Of Copywriting

Mike SearlesHaris Halkic: Hi Mike, 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.

Mike Searles: Thanks for the question Haris. I fell into copywriting by default. After a long and successful career in sales and marketing my entire world unraveled at age 51 due to alcoholism. So, in March 2009 I embarked on what would turn out to be a life-saving, and life-changing recovery program. It meant opting out of the work-force entirely.

Well, ‘opting out’ isn’t the right term. I was without choice. Think of it as a forced sabbatical from life. It turned out to be the best thing because I’ve remained 100% sober since. It was during those earlier years of required mental, physical, and spiritual renewal that I began looking at internet marketing and copywriting in particular.

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Growing Businesses And Improving Lives With Copywriting – Interview With Judy Olbrych

Haris Halkic: Hi Judy, 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.

Judy Olbrych:  Hi, Haris. Thank you for having me here. It’s a pleasure to be part of your interview series with copywriters!

My copywriting story starts growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, when I was watching Ginsu knife and Disco Duck ads on TV … and reading classic sales letters from Rodale and Bottom Line.

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Freelance Copywriter Mark D. Underdahl Reveals How He Gets Clients And Finishes Client Projects

Haris Halkic: Hi Mark, 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.

Mark D. Underdahl: Back in early 2004, I think, I was looking for a way to earn a better living, and be able to do it from home or anywhere. Somehow I came across writing, as in creative writing, short stories, etc. As I was building on my interest in this type of writing, I stumbled across copywriting.

I couldn’t afford the expensive courses that were all the rage then, so I gobbled up newsletters from a wide variety of copywriters, most of whom were still alive then. Halbert, Carlton and a host of others, all of whom introduced me to the old school guys like Eugene Schwartz, Claude Hopkins, etc., were and in many ways still are heavy hitters.

In mid to late 2005, I decided I want to do this full time. But over the years, I’ve had to keep supporting my family through regular jobs, so most of that time, I was a part time copywriter.

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Interview With Copywriter Deanna Blanchard – How I Was Hired By Clayton Makepeace Without Any Experience

Haris: Hi Deanna, 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.

Deanna: I was working as an Accounting Manager at an event marketing agency when I received a letter from an organization called the American Writers & Artists, Inc. (AWAI). It said if I could write a letter like the one I was reading, I could make six figures as a copywriter.

Six figures! I had always wanted to be a writer, but I never thought I could make a decent living at it. A six-figure income was more than decent! And all I had to do was write a letter?
I was SO in!

Ordering their six-figure copywriting course, I threw myself into learning how to write direct response copy. At the same time, I saved up some money to tide me over until the copywriting jobs started rolling in. And, when I had squirreled away enough, I quit my job.

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