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“How to Become a Freelance Copywriter With No Experience, No Samples, and No Clients”

Wondering if it’s possible to become a freelance copywriter with no experience, samples, or clients?

Well, I’m going to reveal how it’s not just possible but how you can do it without the stress… sleepless nights… and money worries I went through.

My name’s Matt Ambrose. And for over 14 years I’ve been earning a tidy income as a freelance copywriter.

But it hasn’t been easy.

And I only made it by the skin of my teeth.

When I got started in 2006 I’d never written a press release, let alone a 10,000 word sales letter.

Matt Ambrose explains how to become a freelance copywriter without experience
Matt Ambrose – Freelance Direct Response Copywriter

Yet becoming a copywriter looked my dream job. And I was willing to do whatever it took to gain a career in which I could set my own hours… work from coffee shops, and earn a management level salary… ALL while travelling the world!

But if I’d known then how tough it was going to be I’d have had second thoughts.

When I tried to become a freelance copywriter without experience I had NO CLUE what I was doing.

At the time I was living a dismal existence trying to work my way up the ladder in the head office of a home retail company.

To say I was bored to tears is the understatement of the century.

Every week felt like rolling a boulder up a hill, only to see it crashing down again by Monday morning.

And the manipulative world of office politics was driving me nuts.

Bottom line – I was miserable and desperate to escape.

Until one fine day, I made a breakthrough discovery.

It was on one of my many trawls through job sites I discovered this thing called ‘copywriting’.

A few Google searches later and I couldn’t believe what I was reading: Businesses actually pay people to write their emails, websites, and blog posts.

My simmering excitement then exploded when I saw HOW MUCH businesses paid for copywriting services.

Recruitment agencies were offering $500 per day, salaries of $60,000 per year for people to sit at a desk and WRITE ALL DAY!

It was like opening a door and seeing a whole new world of possibilities before me.

But I had a problem…

While I had a degree in English and History and some success in short story competitions, I didn’t have a jot of copywriting experience.

But I knew I had no choice…

I HAD to find a way of making my dream of becoming a copywriter come true.

I then spent six months studying everything I could find on copywriting…

Created a portfolio of press releases, articles, and brochures…

And cobbled together a basic website on Dreamweaver (WordPress was purely a blogging platform at the time).

But that was only the beginning.

Before me was an intimidating assault course of hurdles, trapdoors, and landmines I’d have to get past if my business was to survive the first 6 perilous months, let alone be profitable.

Because the ugly truth is there are hundreds of thousands of people who’d love to escape cubicle hell for the freelance dream, but only a small percentage succeed.

In fact, two thirds of new businesses fail.

Nearly half in the first year.

Challenges you’ll have to conquer to become a freelance copywriter without experience

-Developing competent copywriting skills people will pay you for when you’ve never even written a sales email in your life

-Creating a portfolio of red hot samples that get clients queuing up to hire you

-Developing a professional looking website that reflects the quality of your services even if you have no techie skills

-Knowing how to turn small projects into major campaigns that keep you fed for months

-Working out how to submit proposals that get you selected ahead of the 5 other copywriters your client has approached

-Where to find clients happy to pay you what you deserve (hint – it’s not on freelance bidding sites)

-How to ensure you don’t get ripped off by the sharks who love to hire newbies to write a bunch of articles and then vanish without paying

-How to turn one off projects into ongoing retainers and create channels of ongoing income into your bank account

-How to write emails, landing pages, sales letters, and more that don’t instantly get rejected by clients and your contract cancelled

These are just some of the many vital lessons you must learn to build a successful freelance business.

Get ANY of them wrong and you won’t just delay hitting profit by a few months or years. You may even CRIPPLE your business before it’s got started.

Yet they’re all challenges rarely covered by any of the books on copywriting or even the $5,000 copywriting courses (I should know, as I’ve done a bunch of them).

While there are some great copywriting courses that teach you the mechanics of writing copy, few explain how to get through the first few years of launching a freelance copywriting business without experience, which is the period that decides if your business lives or dies.

It’s no wonder so many newbie copywriters STRUGGLE for years in the freelance trenches, with no clue how to climb out and be on the road to success.

I know only too well how hard is to get started.

I struggled for YEARS until I was profitable.

There were many times I lay awake in bed panicking about where the next project and paycheck would come from…

Or whether to swallow my pride, admit defeat to my friends and family, and go back to the dreary office job and monthly paycheck.

At the time, I desperately wished I had someone to show me what to do and how to avoid the traps I kept falling into.

But I persevered.

I kept learning from my mistakes, dusting myself down, and continued on my path.

And I’m pleased to say…

The freelance copywriting dream is NOW my daily reality.

Over the last decade I’ve already lived in Malta, Chiang Mai, Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Krakow, Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok, Lisbon, The Canary Islands, and Kuala Lumpur…with many more to come.

The reason I’m able to enjoy such freedom is because I now earn:

$200 per email

$1,000 for advertorials

$10,000+ for a video sales letter scripts

(Earnings disclaimer – You shouldn’t expect to earn this amount for a long time in your career. It takes years of training, practice, and getting results for clients to earn the big bucks)

Not only that, but over the last 14 years I’ve been able to:

-Grow a client list of 100+ companies including major brands, like Siemens, Technicolor, Deutsche Post and Sage

-Generate $1m+ for clients in natural health and fitness

-Invited to appear on Copy Chief Radio, the Just Add Hustle podcast and interviewed by Haris Hallic for his series on Greatest Living Copywriters.

So I’m glad to say all the stress and confusion was worth it.

But like I said, I barely made it.

Well, the good news is, you don’t have to go through all the same struggles I went through

You don’t have to deal with the expensive trial and error…

The fear of not knowing where you’ll find your next client…

Or frustration when you find out you’ve been undercharging.

Because I’ve written down everything I discovered on my journey and compiled it into a report.

Funnily enough, it’s called…

How to Start a Freelance Copywriting Business without Any Experience

It’s a 108 page report that reveals all the tactics, strategies and knowledge I developed when launching my own freelance copywriting career from scratch.

Here are some more of the secrets it covers:

-What to charge so you get paid what you’re worth and aren’t scrambling for change from low ball clients in freelance bidding websites

-How to maximise your chances of being profitable in the first couple of months before your ‘take off strip’ funds run out

how to become a freelance copywriter without experience

-How to turn one off projects into long-term clients you can keep on a monthly retainer

-The untapped places to find high paying clients that most copywriters have no clue about when starting out

-The tactical way to raise your prices (so your existing clients aren’t just happy to pay it but are wondering why it took you so long)

-Project management tips so you’re the adult in the room

-How to grow a professional looking portfolio without any clients (and develop your copy chops at the same time)

-How to write brochures people want to keep, websites that convert, emails that get responded to and every other type of copy

This is just a sample of what How to Start Freelance Copywriting Without Any Experience covers.

It contains the same advice I’ve given to university graduates, former journalists, and even fellow copywriters to jumpstart their copywriting careers.

More than that, it’s designed to give you a roadmap for avoiding all the traps I fell into while gaining advice that can ACCELERATE the growth of your skills, client base and bank account so fast you may be profitable in weeks, not months or even years.

Heck, it reveals so many trade secrets on how to become a freelance copywriter I may just be creating competition for myself.

But now the report’s finished I don’t want to see it left gathering virtual dust on my hard drive when it could be helping people like you to achieve their freelance copywriting dream.

So I’ve made it available for purchase from this page only so you can…

Gain My Advice on Getting Started for a Fraction of What I’d Charge in Person

Well, when you consider the years it took me to acquire all the knowledge it contains…

the weeks I spent working on it…

and the fact it has the potential to fast track your progress at securing big fees for your work…

I don’t $100 sounds unreasonable.

That’s the amount I charge for a one-to-one consultation. Yet you’re getting far more info in this report than I could ever cover in a single hour.

And when you consider how its advice on pricing, getting paid, and finding high paying clients could generate thousands more for you in the first year, $100 is a drop in the ocean.

Yet, I’m going to go further…

Get 4 FREE Bonuses

Copywriter Consulting Pack – $37 Value

This pack comprises of 3 documents every copywriter needs yet you can’t find from a simple Google search. They are a project contract with terms that give you legal protection, my onboarding process for new clients, and a client questionnaire for scoping out new projects.

Copywriter’s Crucible Big 33 – $37

My blog has been nominated for awards for its posts that weld together my ideas on marketing and copywriting to provide actionable advice for readers. In this bonus you get 33 of my post popular posts on more advanced topics like positioning, pro level mindset hacks, and insider tactics for generating higher returns for clients.

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Now that Facebook has downgraded visibility of Facebook page posts and demanding businesses ‘pay to play’, smart marketers are again focusing on building email lists. In this report, you get 47 of my best email marketing tips and strategies so you can instantly start offering elite email marketing services to clients.

Marketing can be like dating. Some prospects will be eager to buy the moment you make an offer. Others need to be coaxed with content that develops the relationship over time. In this report, you get my 7 step strategy for creating content that’s unique, compelling, and converts more prospects into buyers.

Total Value = $108

So when you add the $125 value of the bonuses to the core report, this brings the total package to $208.

But I want to make my report as affordable as possible.

So from this page only, you can get How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience and all 4 bonuses for the small one time investment of…

$208 > $27

That’s right.

$27.

A mere fraction of the package’s total value and less than what I’d charge for a 30 minute consultation.

Yet it’s information that can be transformative for your chances of making the freelance copywriting dream a reality.

Here’s what one reader had to say:

Being in the market for good copywriting knowledge, I checked this out. If the highly nauseating, cheesy, tiresome, cliched, paint-by-numbers copywriting style of the Warrior Forum, with the same templates with slightly different wording, such as ”Who Else Wants Their Own Cash Machine That Runs On Autopilot While You Drink Beer Watching The Game…”, or ”Here’s How To Get Your Own Slice Of The Facebook Money Pie Before Your Competition Does” doesn’t turn your stomach like it does mine, and you wish to replicate the same moronic pattern in your marketing, then this book is for you. If you want to write sophisticated, non-gimmicky, non-slimy persuasive copy that does everything it needs to to sell, but keeps your credibility and integrity intact, you probably can’t do much better than this guide I’ve been fortunate to stumble upon. I’ve checked out a lot of the best copywriting courses lately and this outshines all of them. On the Warrior Forum, the maxim is surely that bullshit hype sells. And to the idiots there (and some here) who consume that stuff relentlessly, it does. But in B2B, you’ll only turn off your readers. This book covers the fundamentals perfectly but gives in a brief, logical format to provide a great solid structure.” – underground906

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I want you to remove all the risk of you purchasing my report and finding out how valuable its information is for yourself.

So, How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience is supplied with a 100% risk free 60 day guarantee.

What this means is that you can download the core report and all the bonuses… read through it over the next 60 days…

and if you’re not impressed with the quality of the content, it doesn’t answer your questions, or doesn’t help to fast track your success, you can get a full refund, no questions asked.

All you need to do is contact Clickbank’s customer support team via the link in your receipt. They’ll then refund your purchase in full without having to give a reason or any hoops to jump through.

What matters to me is you at least give How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience a try.

And if it doesn’t help advance your career I’d rather you get your money back so we can part as friends.

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Let’s do a quick rundown of what we’ve covered…

If you’re just getting started in your freelance career you’ve got a lot of challenges to face.

You’re going to need to know to create portfolio so clients will hire you…

How to find high paying clients and avoid the sweatshop rates on freelance bidding sites…

And how to ensure you paid so you don’t get screwed by the sharks who love to feed on naive newbies.

If you can’t solve these challenges, the freelance dream can soon turn into a nightmare.

Yet, How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience gives you all the answers at your fingertips.

It eliminates the confusion on creating proposals, what to charge, and getting paid.

In fact, its advice on pricing, how to turn one off projects into five figure retainers, and advice on writing emails, web pages and sales letters is worth hundreds of dollars alone.

Yet you get all this and more for just $27.

Then when you add on the bonuses, you’ve got a complete system for going from struggling amateur to highly paid professional in no time.

I don’t want you to have to go through all the stress, sleepless nights, and costly mistakes I went through.

So let’s do a deal…

Purchase How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience right now and read through it this week.

If its information doesn’t increase, nay, DOUBLE your income in the next 60 days I INSIST you contact Clickbank and ask for your money back.

You’ll then have the funds to spend on other books and courses that will improve your chances.

What do you say?

Do we have a deal?

P.S. My report How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience reveals all my insider secrets to launching a profitable freelance copywriting business without a portfolio, clients, or even a website. It’s packed with all the tactics, strategies and processes I’ve used to grow my own copywriting business and I believe it can fast track your own progress on the path from struggling newbie to highly paid copywriting professional in months, not years.

FAQ

Will the advice in this book work for me?

How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience contains the exact same advice I wished I had when starting out. It’s also the same advice I’ve given to new graduates, former journalists, and countless other people who’ve contacted me for advice on getting started.

Rather than repeat the same advice over and over again, I decided to compile it all into this report.

Who is this book for?

How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience answers all the questions and challenges I faced when starting a freelance business.

Sure, new tactics for finding clients and what to charge come and go. But I believe the information in How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience on pricing, prospecting, proposals, getting paid, and more stands the test of time.

But I wouldn’t recommend How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience if you’re looking for advice on improving your skills.

While it does include a basic guide to writing articles, sales letters, and more, its focus is on the business side of copywriting. So if you’re looking for advice on improving your copywriting skills, there are plenty of courses I recommend instead. This includes Copyhour, John Carlton’s Simple Writing System, and AWAI’s Six Figure Copywriting Course.

What if I don’t find it helpful? Can I get my money back?

Absolutely.

What matters to me is that you give How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience a try. So if you’re unimpressed with the quality of the content, it doesn’t help advance your career, or you just don’t like the formatting, contact Clickbank’s customer support team and they’ll give you a full refund.

Earnings  Disclaimer – As with any business, your results may vary and will be based on your individual capacity, skills, expertise, and level of desire. There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you may experience from my guide and its bonuses. There is no guarantee that you will make any income at all and you accept the risk that the earnings and income statements made in this page may not reflect your own. The use of our information, products and services should be based on your own due diligence and you agree that The Copywriter’s Crucible Ltd is not liable for any success or failure of your business that is directly or indirectly related to the purchase and use of How to Become a Freelance Copywriter Without Experience.

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