Fast-Track Your Writing Career This Week

Welcome to the most exciting week of the year in the AWAI Copywriting World (drumroll please) — it’s Bootcamp week!

And whether you’ll be here or not when things kick off this Wednesday, a lot of surprises are headed your way.

But before we talk about that, I’d like you to imagine what’s going on in hundreds of homes across the world right now as both new and veteran writers pack their bags for Florida.

Most of the new folks have two burning questions at this point:

  1. Can you really launch a long-term, profitable life as a writer in just three days?
  2. And if that’s the case, how do you make sure it happens?

A few years ago, AWAI did a survey. They discovered 70 percent of their most successful members credit Bootcamp as their turning point.

There is something powerful about Bootcamp that is practically guaranteed to unseat your current paradigm.

The trick lies in figuring out what that powerful thing is. Once you do, your goal should be to harness it and use it to your advantage going forward.

My goal this week is to help you understand what it is about Bootcamp that launches so many successful writing careers. I’ll answer those burning questions, and I’ll make sure you have what’s needed to guarantee your freelancing success.

If you won’t be joining us in Florida, that’s okay. Because the “magic” that takes place at Bootcamp is something you can recreate at home, once you understand what it is.

That means this is the week to pay attention. Writing careers will take flight this week, absolutely. And this could be your year, whether you’re here or not.

So stay tuned. Tomorrow, I’m going to talk about the importance of writer friends. You can find them if you’re here at Bootcamp, but I’ll also share ways to make connections from home.

Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to talk with you in person soon. But if you won’t be here — or even if you will — let me know what you’d most like to learn this week.

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Published: October 22, 2012

3 Responses to “Fast-Track Your Writing Career This Week”

  1. Hi, Mindy...

    Unfortunately, I won't be at Bootcamp this week, but I will be following your correspondence this week from Bootcamp.

    A question I'd like answered: as a new copywriter (I'm still in the Accelerated Copywriting course - writing the sales letter) I don't have much of a portfolio to speak of (the restaurant letter from the course and call-to-action piece for a local realtor), my problem is finding job ads that will give newbies like me a chance. The overwhelming majority of ads I see, even at Direct Response Jobs, are for experienced copywriters.

    Besides time and perseverance, how can I overcome this lack of experience?

    copythatwaveOctober 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm

  2. Yes, i can write--but how do I tap into markets that will sustain my interest enough to keep me working on them? I know I need money, but it just doesn't motivate me! I need to do something profound and life-changing, for people who could never repay me for my work.

    Guest (Peggy)October 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm

  3. I'd love to learn how to reboot myself after some personal life setbacks. A key relationship in my life ended this year, and it was a major blow to my productivity as I agonized over it. How can I get myself revitalized to win over big clients?

    Guest (Jen)October 23, 2012 at 12:18 am


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