It’s unbelievable. But the sad reality is that a lot of marketers don’t study. They create campaigns based on intuition, creativity and hope, instead of studying classic ads from the last fifty years to see how selling in print is
If you’re charging per hour, you’re undercharging. Why? Because in this madcap world of freelancing there are all manner of tasks beyond sitting down and writing copy. Try this for a week: Track everything you do on a spreadsheet. It
Research. That’s what makes the grizzled veterans standout and is the key to higher conversions. Within a few years (or months, in some cases) of hand copying sales letters and working from templates, you should be writing out decent sales
Sir Winston Churchill is famed for being the ‘British Bulldog’ whose speeches galvanized a nation against seemingly insurmountable odds. He was also a writing workhorse. Over his lifetime, he wrote more words than Dickens and Shakespeare combined. His published speeches stretch to eighteen
“Grab a cushion and gather round. I have a story to tell.” Everyone has fond memories of story time as kids. And the love of a good tale, of heroes, villains and victory against the odds, never dies. For this reason,
What’s the best way to get good, nay, an expert at writing copy? Copy that harnesses time proven persuasive techniques, emotional storytelling and buying triggers that send conversions to the moon? You could read all the classics by Hopkins, Bly, Ogilvy, Kennedy
Do you still write press releases for clients? If you have media contacts, it may be a worthwhile strategy. But just publishing press release in the hope they get read by the right people is about as effective as air dropping it
The best copywriters are also the best marketers. With a dash of marketing nous, there’s no reason to be scrambling for short change on freelance bidding sites or mailbombing marketing managers to get work. You can create it yourself. After
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