Get Your Copywriting Career Up and Running Without Breaking a Sweat
Until a few years ago, when I decided to take up running for my health, I had led a relatively sports-free life.
I was expecting certain physical benefits from running. And sure enough, I soon gained fitness, had more energy, and was able to control my weight. But I also discovered a surprise bonus.
You see, I decided to emulate pro runners in my training. I studied the steps professional runners used to become the best. And I realized that not only could I apply these strategies to my running, but I could also use them to help me grow my copywriting business.
This week, we’ll be covering how you can use these same strategies to get your own copywriting career up to speed. We’ll go over what it takes to be a successful copywriter, how you can impress your clients every time, and how to take your career to the next level … all without breaking a sweat.
Ready? Let’s get started!
The first thing I learned from running was that I needed to prepare to be successful.
It may seem obvious, but when you start a new sport or activity, whether it’s running, hockey, or golf, you have to learn how to play.
The same holds true for writing. To have a successful career as a copywriter, you need to know how to write persuasively.
Fortunately, there is a great resource available to help you learn all of these things. A good place to start honing your writing skills is with AWAI’s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting.
It can help shorten your learning curve by giving you step-by-step instruction on what to do. In a short time, you’ll have a good grasp of what copywriting is all about and can even take on paid projects.
While you’re studying writing, you can work on your mental preparation as well. Take the time to visualize your success as a copywriter, the same way a runner visualizes crossing the finish line of a race. Nearly every athlete says some of his or her success comes from visualization.
Effective visualization can be as simple as creating a picture in your mind of the outcome you want. Imagine it as if it has already happened. Decide what you want, picture it happening, and repeat.
For example, I get nervous before approaching potential clients. To get over this, I visualize talking to them, being poised and confident, and making a connection. I don’t worry about the details. I just focus on the outcome I want: remaining calm while talking to a prospect.
Visualization works best when you practice it every day. The more you do it, the more proficient you’ll become.
Once you’ve studied persuasive writing and visualized your success, you’re ready to become the best copywriter you can be. Have you used visualization before? If so, share with me by posting a comment here.
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