Copywriting can be a very lucrative career. All you need is a laptop and some fingers to type with. There are no licenses, formal training or barriers to entry. It’s all about how well you can persuade with your words.
The incredible thing about copywriting is that it doesn’t have to be a full-time career….it’s more of “skill” that can be applied to whatever industry you’re in (or whatever business you own). Copywriting is all about communicating ideas from one brain to another brain. Which often means you can learn to sell an idea, or a product. It complements every other skill that you have.
Here’s a collection of my best posts related to copywriting, careers, skills and productivity. Explore & enjoy. Be sure not to miss my massive resource on How To Become a Copywriter (with no previous experience)!
“Copy Work” is when you hand copy famous ads in order to “learn” how … Continue Reading
I interviewed Chandler Bolt on what he’s learned from helping 5,000+ people self publish books:
Chandler Bolt runs Self Publishing School, a very popular service that takes you through the entire process of self publishing a book. Their introductory product starts at $6,000 and goes up from there. He’s helped people publish more … Continue Reading
Here’s an example of one of my “content” autoresponders:
This particular one is 25 emails long:
• 24 content emails
• 1 hard sales pitch email
If I ONLY sent out this autoresponder, it would keep engaging a user for a little over 3 months….all on autopilot!
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This is why autoresponders … Continue Reading
It’s Neville here, and I’m about to let my friend Sam Parr take over for a second to show you how to contact anybody…BUT…the reason Sam is such an interesting example is cause he’s a nobody…..
….yet he got the founders of all these companies to speak at his conference:
Pandora, NerdWallet, Coffee Meets Bagel, Teespring, Imgur, General Assembly, Getaround, … Continue Reading
We’re starting the Sell While You Sleep class today!
Here’s what it’ll look like:
The first 5 days we’ll move really quick – on purpose. We’re going to push you to move quickly and get your product done.
This part goes faster than most people think. In fact, you likely have the product you will be selling already (a doc, … Continue Reading
No matter what kind of business you have, there is likely a small digital product you can build & sell.
I just brainstormed a couple of micro-product ideas to sell through GumRoad, AppSumo, or PayPal in this email.
These are all products that can be made in 1 day and sold for between $10 and $99. Let’s start →… Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, we invited a couple of Copywriting Course members to join us to build a digital product together.
Here’s the process we used:
I’ve been selling online for close to 20 years.
Since the early 2000’s, I’ve sold 3 things:
Physical Product: YOU have to spend money to fulfill each order.
Example: A restaurant sells a burger for $10. They get 100 orders. The restaurant has to spend $7 per burger to deliver those orders.
Digital … Continue Reading
See this dude with the cool 1980’s sunglasses, he’s never heard of ANY of these jobs:
Just a few years ago these jobs didn’t exist or would be considered super dumb:
Let’s say 1980’s Dude wanted … Continue Reading
Let’s talk to the newbies for a second.
Should you become a copywriter? Is this a career that’s actually attainable for most people?
For some it is, but I believe it’s being greatly exaggerated online (I’m sure you’ve seen all the ads).
In this video I explain my whole thought process on this:
Here’s what we cover:
Breaking into freelancing and landing your first few gigs can be tough.
There are tons of client-getting strategies out there. But sometimes having TOO many options can be overwhelming.
This checklist will show you FIVE of the top strategies for landing your first clients.Continue Reading
Are the rumors true? Do copywriters really just tap away at their keyboards, write sales letters, and haul in six-figure incomes?
If you just randomly browse articles and videos about copywriting this is what it seems like.
But the truth is, it’s not that easy.
Don’t get me wrong…copywriting is an AWESOME career. But there’s a lot more involved than … Continue Reading
Hey guys! I just wanted to update you on the results of the B2B email campaigns we worked on in the members forum.
I sent 1,000 emails to CEOs and had a 68% open rate (the highest in my entire career). The results were 7 meetings, 3 deals, and 23k in sales.
Second wave of emails is going out tomorrow, … Continue Reading
Wondering if it’s worth it to work for free?
Maybe you wanna beef up your portfolio.
Maybe you think you need experience to land paid gigs.
Or maybe you’re completely new and have no idea where else to start.
Wherever you’re at, this article will help. I’m gonna show you…
One of the most important things I personally use in business is video calls.
As you can see by this scientific chart, video calling for work has gone up massively:
The one thing about video calls is that it’s changed the way your office should be setup!
Basically all the cool looking stuff in your office should be BEHIND YOU … Continue Reading
My first two jobs had crazy approaches to meetings:
Job #1 = Super time consuming meetings over 2 hours each.
Job #2 = Zero communication
Wednesday is one of my writing days, so for a couple hours starting now I’ll be writing and working!
Watch the FB Live Stream:
– Write/Format 3 chapters of book.
– Update 1 Instagram post.
– Go through Members Area and answer all questions & re-writes.
– Site comments.
Neville Medhora – Writing Whilst Wednesday
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Brand new freelancers have a lot of misconceptions about what it’s really like to build a soloist business. They’ve got good intentions, but the way they frame their business issues tends to be way off (and even a little dangerous).
Here are some common things I’ve heard new freelancers say, why they’re wrong, and how to reframe the idea more … Continue Reading
Well it’s 2020 folks! Such a cool number.
This is a great time to reflect on the past, and plan for the future.
Here are just some of my disjointed thoughts on what’s coming up. None of these are hardcore predictions you should follow, it’s just some fun brainstorming to get my writing fingers warmed up for 2020!
Over 10 years ago the famous venture capitalist Marc Andreessen published a guide for planning your career, and the main concept is focusing on becoming at least a double-threat.
Here’s what that means:
This is someone who only knows how to do one thing.
This is like going out into the real world with a dull knife.… Continue Reading
Wanna be an author? Well it’s actually not that hard!
Checkout this book I wrote ~6 years ago:
See that? I ordered it off Amazon Prime and it showed up at my door. And I wrote it! Now I’m a self-published author!
How hard was this? I’d say probably a 4-out-of-10 on the hardness scale. … Continue Reading
So you’ve got some questions on how to be self-employed…
Well…I’ve got some answers!
This post is for you if you want to know…
Whenever I make an “Outcome” goal, I usually fail.
Whenever I make a “Process” goal, I usually succeed.
It’s because a “Process” goal prescribes a set of things to do, that will help you reach your goal. An “Outcome” goal tends to rely on hope and bravado which is only marginally helpful.
Ok, so you’re convinced you want to become a copywriter, and no one can talk you out of it.
Now what? Watch this video (or read the post) to see how to make a … Continue Reading
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One differentiator I see between copywriters at the top of the game versus those that never make it past average is:
The quality of the questions they ask before, during, and after a project.
If you’re a freelancer, where do you see this going?
What’s the 5 year goal/plan?
If you’re an employee at a company, where do you see this going?
What’s the 5 year goal/plan?
If you’re something else, where do you see this going?
What’s … Continue Reading
Is it good grammar?
Is it good spelling?
Is it good punctuation?
Actually I don’t think so.
In my personal opinion, good writing is less about the technicalities of the writing, and more about the factors listed below.
So let’s explore what makes a good writer!
Leave your answer in the comments below!
P.S. Example responses might include:
– “I write in Google Docs.”
– “I write in the WordPress visual editor.”
– “I use Notepad and then copy/paste it into Aweber.”
P.P.S. Want to see a visual representation of everyone’s answers?
You can see … Continue Reading
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