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Old 21st January 2010, 11:10 AM   #11
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You could check various freelancing portals to check what clients are looking for in a copywriter, check out odesk, elance, getafreelancer.com.Goodluck on your new endeavor!

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Old 22nd January 2010, 01:18 AM   #12
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Prove yourself first and let the market know your existence. I've seen your writing skills and they are terrific. You only need to add deep or dictionary words. One more thing is,you should know how to stick in one topic only in writing your articles and not to jumble it out. That problem is the most encountered issue in writing articles. My bottomline is you should advertise and promote yourself until you have proven your worth in the market.

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Old 24th January 2010, 05:58 PM   #13
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I'm a small business operator just learning the importance of marketing a service business and one of the things I need most is a copywriter. I liked the way a web site called odesk worked, it was a site that matched those who could write with those who needed that service. I also think Karri offered good advice, it's what I did when I started my service business.
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Old 24th January 2010, 06:40 PM   #14
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JD7,

Have you taken any copywriting courses? That's what I would first
recommend. In more cases than not, a freelance copywriter's value isn't so
much the writing as the marketing knowledge and ideas they bring to the table.

Here's a small list of books you should pick up and read:

- John Caples "Tested Advertising Methods"
- Claude Hopkins "Scientific Advertising"
- Robert Collier "The Letter Book"
- Vic Schwab "How To Write A Good Advertisment"

Now, in regards to money... there is a way to make money while learning.

There are start-up info-businesses out there that are selling $17 - $29
eBooks but don't have $4,000 to $25,000 to pay a professional copywriter
for a sales letter.

What you do is look for these types of people and offer to be a "partner".

So instead of getting paid upfront, you get a cut of the profits, say 5% gross
or 15% net.

This is how I gained experienced when I first started out.

Of course... it sounds like you're more interested in "short copy" over
"long copy"... so here's what I would recommend...

Go through the local yellow pages, copy out all the businesses with 1/4 sized
ads or larger... then send a direct mail piece to them offering to do a "test
run" ad.

That should get you some biters.

Hope that helps.

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Old 25th January 2010, 06:17 AM   #15
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your copyright is something that should have your style of writing. keep on practicing until you've found yours.

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your copyright is something that should have your style of writing.
Larry, it's "copywriting" not "copyright." A copyright is a legal instrument that protects the rights of someone who has created an original work.

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