Blog posts on the topic 'Advice for Aspiring Copywriters'

Do you love playing with words? Do you dream of becoming a professional writer? Here are some suggestions to help put you on the path to a career in copywriting.

A Message From Susan Greene to Freelance Copywriters Starting Out

Hi, my name is Susan Greene, and I’m a freelance copywriter in Orlando, Florida. Now that I’ve been in this profession for more than 20 years, I’m finding myself in the position of mentoring others just starting out. At least …

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Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Copywriter

I received the following email from a new freelance copywriter. I thought I’d share her question and my response to help others embarking on their freelance writing career. — Susan Greene Hey Susan, You have no idea who I am.  So …

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The Frightening Facts About Being a Self-Employed Copywriter

The following questions were asked by a copywriter who is considering leaving his current full-time job to become a self-employed copywriter.  I’m sharing my response because it may help others considering the same option. — Susan Greene Dear Susan, When …

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Paying Your Dues to Become a Professional Copywriter

I received the following email from a new freelance copywriter. I thought I’d share her question and my response to help others embarking on their freelance writing career. — Susan Greene Hi Susan, I work in an entry-level position for a …

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Simple Steps You Can Take Now to Launch a Copywriting Career

I received the following email from an aspiring copywriter. I thought I’d share his question and my response to help others embarking on their freelance writing career. — Susan Greene Hello Susan! I found you on a Google search for …

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Tactics for Success as a Freelance Copywriter

How you run your operation determines whether you succeed.  That premise applies whether you’re a sole proprietor or operating a copywriting business with multiple employees. Over the years I’ve developed processes and guidelines that work for me. They may or …

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Want to Be a Freelance Copywriter? Consider These Challenges First

I’m often asked by friends and aspiring copywriters, what’s the most difficult thing about being a freelance copywriter?  It’s a tough question to answer because, frankly, although I love my profession, it’s not an easy way to make a buck. …

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Copywriter in China Seeks Path to Success

I am frequently contacted by aspiring copywriters. I publish their questions and my answers in hopes the information will be useful to others as well. Please see below for my interchange with an American gentleman currently living in China. — …

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Interview with Susan Greene, Freelance Copywriter & Entrepreneur

I was recently interviewed by an author who is compiling data for a website on entrepreneurs. I thought I’d share the questions and answers with my website visitors, some of whom I know aspire to be freelance copywriters like me. …

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How to Quote Your First Project and Get the Job

I received the following email from a new freelance copywriter quoting on her first project, an e-newsletter. I thought I’d share her questions and my responses in the hope it might help others embarking on their freelance writing career. — …

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The Path to Becoming a Successful Copywriter

Ask any professional copywriter how she began her career, and you’ll likely hear stories that reflect a mix of boundless enthusiasm, a compulsion to succeed and more than a pinch of good luck. The truth is, making a living as …

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Creative Writer Vs. Copywriter, What’s the Best Career Path?

I am frequently contacted by college students researching a career in copywriting. I publish their questions and my answers in hopes the information will be useful to others as well. Please see below for my interchange with a Brigham Young …

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Choosing a College Major When You Want to Be a Copywriter

I received the following email from a college student trying to decide on her major. I thought I’d share both her question and my response in the hope it might help others considering a career as a copywriter. — Susan …

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Advice for Aspiring Copywriters

I received the following questions in a series of emails from a graduating senior at Texas A&M University who aspires to be a professional copywriter. If you, too, are considering a career as a copywriter, you might find my answers …

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Become a Successful Freelance Copywriter

Talk to anyone who’s in business for himself, and you’ll find a deep well of stories about obstacles he’s overcome. Rare is the entrepreneur who arrives at success without experiencing many falls and the resulting bruises along the way. I, …

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