I started looking for more clients while slowly trying to build up confidence. Lots of cold emailing, lots of cheery phone calls to people I’d never met, which took a lot of courage, especially from someone so shy. It's easy to assume that copywriters are a confident bunch of people, and of course it pays to be confident, but something tells me that a lot of copywriters, if not all of them, are as shy as I am.Read More
"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing." Benjamin Franklin
When I started out I had no portfolio, no samples of work and like in any job, it’s hard to convince someone you’re worth hiring if you have no experience. So, I tried content mills. Content mills aren’t quite as prevalent as they once were when I started out. I certainly don’t hear as much about them as I used to. Hopefully, this is because they’ve been stumped by long-form copy and the need for decent writing with less emphasis on keyword stuffed content.