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 To Move To A New Country With Freelance Copywriting – Rob Hooks

Freelance Copywriter Rob HooksHaris Halkic: Hi Rob, 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.

Rob Hooks: Hi Haris, it’s a pleasure and an honor, thanks for having me! My background is in filmmaking. I grew up in a film industry family in Hollywood, and I’ve been writing/directing since high school. After completing the Cinema and TV Arts film school at California State University Northridge, I became a production assistant in commercials and music videos. Simultaneously, I was writing movie scripts and building a director’s demo reel.

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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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How To Get High-Paying Clients Through Cold-Pitching – Interview With Freelance Copywriter Cyndyl McCutcheon

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

Cyndyl McCutcheon: Hi Haris! Thanks for the opportunity. Copywriting has always been a craft that I’ve dabbled in at some of my previous full-time jobs, though I can’t say that I considered myself an expert back then. Whenever I mentioned to an employer that I could write, copy somehow always found its way into my lap.

I suppose my transition to a focus on freelance copywriting began with the Six-Figure Freelancer. I joined the Facebook community to connect with other freelancers, and it turned out that the group admins were copywriters earning over six figures. I remember signing up for the group, and one of the questions they asked was why I wanted to join. I said, “Because I want to know how you make six figures doing this!” And everything else is history.

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Consistent Communication Is The Most Important Success Factor In Freelance Copywriting – Interview With Dave Schafer

Copywriting_Dave_schaferHaris Halkic: Hi Dave, 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.

Dave Schafer: Thanks for the opportunity, Haris! I love talking about copy and freelancing, so it’s my pleasure.

I’ve always loved to read, write, and tell stories, but I actually sort of fell into copywriting, which it seems is true for many. My background was in retail management, but I left my job so that my wife could take a gig in a new city. For a while I did the stay-at-home dad thing, and I was looking for a way to make some extra cash in the evenings. I realized freelance writing was a thing, and the rest is history.

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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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Angela Rodgers On The Best Way To Get Started With Freelance Copywriting

Haris Halkic: Hi Angela 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.

Angela Rodgers: Honoured to be here, Haris! Thank you so much for the invite. I’ll start with where I am now… I’m an Australian copywriter, specialising in website copy and ghostblogging. But I have a few consulting clients who also use my services for email marketing, lead magnets, and other bits and pieces.

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How Jamie Thomson Quit His 9-to-5 Job And Built His Copywriting Agency Step-By-Step

Haris Halkic: Hi Jamie, 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.

Jamie Thomson: Hi Haris. Thanks for asking me to be a part of these great interviews. I got started in copywriting from working as a freelance journalist. In my last couple of years at university (studying English Literature and French), I worked freelance for a few newspapers in Scotland. However, my timing wasn’t great and it was tough trying to secure a full-time job in the industry. So, I started working in various non-writing related jobs and kept writing on the side.

I started an online business in the private tutoring space in my spare time and I wrote and published all the content and resources. My writing must have sparked the curiosity of other companies and I started getting requests to write for their websites.

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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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Interview With Abinash Singh On The Passion For Copywriting And His Way To Freelancing

Haris Halkic: Hi Abi, 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.

Abinash Singh: I stumbled on copywriting by accident 2 years ago when I was desperately looking on the Internet about how to work from home. There was an article from Copyblogger where I came to know for the first time about “Copywriting”.

I never knew that anyone could be financially free writing letters working from anywhere they want. It was like I found “Land of Atlantis”.

Since then, I have gone through some copywriting courses from AWAI, John Carlton, Ben Settle, Steve Slaunwhite and more recently Agora.

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