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)!
Leave your response in the comments below!
P.S. Use a funny fake name if you don’t want to publicly reveal yourself (but please use a real answer).
P.P.S. Example responses would include:
– “I drive a 2007 Toyota Camry”
– “I don’t even own a car. I take the … Continue Reading
For the summer I rented a place in San Francisco.
It’s across the street from Uber HQ, Square HQ, and Twitter HQ. Literally I can see tech nerds lunching on the Twitter rooftop from where I wake up in the morning:
With the help of my spy surveillance equipment, I was actually able to zoom in and hear some real … Continue Reading
They do things like:
Sure, these could all work, especially if used over a long period of time. The problem? These tactics take … Continue Reading
A “Leading Question” is when you ask a question that sneakily “injects” the answer you want.
They are frequently used by lawyers, marketers, and as screening for hiring.
In personal situations, Leading Questions can often escalate a simple question into a full blown argument. This is because leading questions “slyly imply” a certain … Continue Reading
A side project doesn’t necessarily have to be a side business. A side project can be….
Many people can conduct their entire business or work from a laptop nowadays, and so there’s a new term:
A “Workcation” is a vacation you take to do work.
To some people this sounds horrific, to others (like me) it’s heaven.
A workcation offers a bunch of benefits:
So you’ve officially become torn between getting a job or starting your own business….
….What to do??
I’ve seen this conundrum play out hundreds of times, and hopefully this experience can help guide your decision. Read on my friend:
If you go to a job interview, there’s a “gatekeeper” who can either recommend you for a position…..or throw your resume in the trash.
Basically the words that come out of your mouth dictate if you get a dream job or get kicked out the door.
This is essentially “verbal copywriting!” So we brought in an expert to talk about … Continue Reading
Hiring people is a funny thing:
You usually have to hire them when you’re at your maximum capacity already.
It’s a cruel irony.
However there’s ways to … Continue Reading
Since I’ve never had a real job, people frequently ask me “What do you do?” What the they’re secretly wondering is “How the F*#% do I make money??”
So I went ahead and made a tell-all video complete with numbers and examples.
Watch the video, but first:
1.) Grab a tasty beverage.
2.) Watch in full screen.
3.) Block out … Continue Reading
Note from Neville:
I wanted to show everyone how to write a kick ass cover letter….so I’m bringing in someone who’s read thousands of resumes, thousands of cover letters, and acts as the gatekeeper between thousands of people and the jobs they’re hunting for. Denise Renee.
Denise Renee can tell you which cover letters suck, which are amazing, and … Continue Reading
BARK BARK BARK!
Both of those statements above didn’t make a lot of sense did they? That’s because you’re not a dog or a computer.
If I said, “Hello there” instead, you would’ve easily understood what I was saying. It’s just a matter of communicating something in the right way.
Lazy Person Summary:
I wanna learn how to program in Ruby on Rails, using the self-study program One Month Rails, and I’m lazy, so I want to invite others to join me so we all stay on track. Start April 1st. Finish April 30th.
Costs $100 to join the group + $75 to buy One Month Rails. Signup for both … Continue Reading
My white friends are always dumbfounded when on my birthday I PAY FOR EVERYTHING.
It‘s customary in brown countries to pay for your own damn birthday.
And it kinda makes sense!
Well anyways, today is actually my birthday!
This November 17th I‘m turning … Continue Reading
Back in 2001 I started a rave website called HouseOfRave.com (don’t bother going there someone else owns/runs it and does a terrible job).
I started it at the end of high school, and by college it was making me about $500 to $1,000 a month in profits….a hullva lot for a college student.
It fascinated my fellow classmates that I … Continue Reading