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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Shahid Abbasi Shares The Best Copywriting Marketplaces To Start Your Freelancing Career

Haris Halkic: Hi Shahid, 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.

Shahid Abbasi: Hi Haris, I am always happy to share tips and hacks on copywriting and freelance work.

I have started copywriting after 4 years of the career doing fulltime internet marketing job. However I knew the importance of content from the very start, later decided to develop the marketing copywriting skills.

When I was working with content writers, I felt so dependent to execute content part of my marketing projects. Lots of time I had to bear with content quality. I realized that team leader has to be sufficiently independent by building his own education and skills. This thing motivates me to start developing, refining and improving my writing skills. And fortunately, I found that the SEO is actually all about content marketing.

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My Top 15 Quotes On Email Marketing

 

Imagine being able to push a button on your smartphone or PC and reaching millions of people instantly through nothing but the power of the written word?

Imagine getting exact stats on who reads your message, who clicks on the links in emails and more.

Imagine tagging subscribers by the actions they take and creating segments based on their behavior so you make sure they get only the messages that interest them.

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Make Email Pay for It

“If you are in need of truly world-class
copywriting… you are probably going
to have to learn to do it yourself.”

That’s what Gary Halbert once wrote in
one of his legendary newsletter issues.

Ouch.

That might sound like a heavy blow to you
if you were already mapping out your future
info publishing empire trying to hire
copywriters on Upwork.

At least, it was like that for me.

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My Top 10 Quotes On Quitting Your Job

 

I’ve never really understood why so many people stick to a job or company that is bad and doesn’t feel right. Life is short – don’t waste it. If you have something that keeps you awake at night and makes you forget about time completely – follow it.

Passion makes all the difference. Don’t be afraid to follow your dream and do what you really love. For me this has always be the theme of my life. Not living on someone else’s terms. Sure, there may be phases where you have to make a living, pay bills and have obligations you have to meet, but don’t let it become a permanent state.

There is one thing I am convinced of: to be truly free, you have to work for yourself.

To keep you motivated, I have put together my top ten quotes on quitting your job.

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