If you want to become a better copywriter, the first thing you need to do is be willing to work at it. Becoming a better copywriter takes practice and dedication, but don’t worry it’s worth every minute.
Let’s start with some food for thought:
- Writing is straightforward but it’s not easy
- To get a bigger client list you have to get really good
- Until you publish your work you’re just dabbling in writing
- You cannot practice unless you are disciplined, and have the ability to persevere
- Stop making excuses!
Before you make the decision to take your copy writing to the next level answer a few questions:
- Why do I want to write?
- Who do I want to write for?
- Have I found my voice, my tone, my style?
- What am I willing to give up to better my craft?
Great now here are some tips to help you become a better copywriter and take you from amateur to professional.
- Write every single day – don’t miss any!
- Make sure that what you write is clear, concise, and effective
- Don’t be lazy – if you are going to write then write and write intelligently
- Stop worrying about whether you are a good copywriter and just continue writing
- Don’t focus on getting published; just write and eventually you will get published
- Write things that are worth writing, don’t write for fame
- Write about what you believe in that way you can write with conviction
Now it’s time to begin to build a platform to market yourself on so that you can build your clientele.
- Be intentional and you’ll get noticed * To create a broader audience you must narrow your focus
- Learn from other copywriters – what works, what doesn’t, what made them successful
- Make sure you are always engaging your readers
- Intentionally grow your traffic through the use of a blog
- Don’t be afraid to guest post your writing on other people’s blogs
- Expect some people to react negatively to what you write, even hate you – don’t worry, just ignore them
If you need help with your actual writing there are many excellent sites, groups, and forums that can help you. Share ideas, ask questions, and learn. Being a writer means you have committed yourself to a lifetime of learning. It’s exciting, rewarding, and it can be financially lucrative for the best copywriters.