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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How Stacey Kelleher – Pino Said Goodbye To A 9-5 Schedule And Never Looked Back

Haris Halkic: Hi Stacey, 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.

Stacey Kelleher – Pino: Thanks so much Haris. I’m happy to share my experience as a freelance copywriter with your readers. Thank you for reaching out.

I developed a love of writing at a very early age, as soon as I learned how to read.  I would tap away on my grandmother’s metal typewriter for hours on end, writing short stories, poems, and letters. I never lost that love of writing I’m so grateful I’ve been able to channel it into a career.

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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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10 Reasons Why It Rocks to Be an Email Copywriter

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In “The Definitive Guide to Copywriting”, Neil Patel defines copywriting as “the art and science of writing copy (words used on web pages, ads, promotional materials, etc.) that sells your product or service and convinces prospective customers to take action.”

Phew… that’s a lot of talk revolving around the power of words, I know.

But, it’s true. Words sell.

Essentially, they are the ones that “talk the talk”.

With more consumers on the Internet than ever before, email is now one of the most important marketing channels for selling. It’s a primary means of communication for many of the 4 billion individuals connected to the Internet in the world today.

Without further ado, here are just enough reasons as to why the life of an email copywriter is borderline awesomeness.

Let’s dig in!

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Interview With Freelance Copywriter Glenn Fisher About The Best Way To Get Started

Haris Halkic: Hi Glenn, first of all, 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.

Glenn Fisher: No problem, Haris. I’m not sure about my best tips, but hopefully fellow writers will get some use out of my strange ramblings. And a fair warning, most of what I’ve learned personally has come completely from trial and error. I highly rate it as a success strategy. Who needs expertise, right? Just try things out. It’s how I got into copywriting in the first place. I trialed being a proper human and working a regular job, but realised that was an error.

I decided I’d be a writer instead and went back to University to get some proof I could write. Arbitrary certificate of academic proof in hand, I applied for every junior writer job I could find. That was a soul-crushing farce. Pretty much nothing came of my applications aside from some paradoxical arguments with industry gatekeepers. Finally I saw a weird little advert for what turned out to be the financial publishing giant, Agora. And thankfully, the guy who interviewed me was as weird as I am and I got the job.

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