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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Published: November 25, 2013

4 Responses to “Get Your Copywriting Career Up and Running Without Breaking a Sweat”

  1. I am very pleased to hear about your success and your use of visualization. My learning curve will grow daily with your advice. Looking forward to more of your lessons for a new copywriter in training. Thanks a lot!

    Big Plans Writer

  2. Okay, when I was young, I was playing softball in a "pick-up" game. I was playing short-stop, and I had a ground ball hit in my direction and missed catching it. I was very angry for missing such an easy ground ball, and I immediately visualized another ground ball coming in my direction. I visualized that I caught the ball, ran to second base, stepping on the bag, then spun my body in the air to throw the ball to the first base-man to put out the runner heading to first base. Well, wouldn't you know, the next ball was hit in my direction and I caught the ball, ran to second, stepped on the bag, then spun around to throw the ball to first. The only thing that went wrong was that the first base-man missed the throw to him. But.... I visualized and the outcome happened immediately. I believe it happened that quickly because I visualized it with such passion because I was angry. I have also used visualization at other times in my life, and it has worked many times. The key to it

    Guest (Tom Burdick)

  3. I can tell you that I absolutely agree with your statement on visualization. I have had a very difficult time of it. Visualization helps me to stay focused, stay calm, and be in control of my emotions. I personally think visualization makes you stronger. Whether it is to help you build confidence as in the way you describe or to help enlighten you to the fact we can get through anything.
    Wishing you well guarino4me


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