How Good Must You Be to Earn 6 Figures?
Yesterday, we spoke of how good writers are in constant high demand.
Today we’re going to define “good” as it pertains to earning a six-figure writing income and moving into the writer’s life of your dreams.
But before we talk about good, let’s talk about great.
I believe every one of us has a built-in desire, perhaps even a calling, to greatness in areas important to us.
In my life, these areas include my family life, spiritual life and working life.
I desire to be a great husband and father.
I desire to be a great leader and example as I teach children’s church and fulfill other roles like singing in the choir.
I desire to be a great copywriter, recognized by my clients, mentors and peers as being far more than merely competent.
These are all aspirations to greatness.
But do you have to become a world-class marketing expert to begin living the writer’s life? Must you first become some “copywriting guru” to start earning a six-figure income?
Some companies mail millions of letters, emails and catalogs every year. They test and test and test. And their best writers are some of the top experts in the industry.
I’m talking about industry giants like Clayton Makepeace, Dan Kennedy, and Bob Bly. All of whom earn a high six-figure, if not seven-figure, income every year, thanks in large part to their writing prowess.
It takes years, often decades, for most writers to reach the level of proficiency and profitability these top echelon copywriters have achieved.
Yet, year after year, these same companies hire brand-new copywriters with fresh ideas and new perspectives. And many reach amazing levels of success and income right out of the gate.
What’s the secret?
It’s simple …
Master the fundamentals of solid freelance writing, such as those taught in The Accelerated Program.
According to Mark Ford, this alone puts you firmly in the top 10% of all copywriters.
Not to mention the millions of business owners across America who still don’t have a solid grasp on how to make more money from their websites, catalogs and other sales materials. That’s what you offer.
When your writing directly improves the bottom line, suddenly you’re the hero. And smart business owners gladly pay you handsomely to continue writing for them.
Which means you can earn a six-figure income as a writer simply by becoming competent as a writer. Many writers, properly trained, reach a six-figure income in their first year.
You can, too.
However, you’ll definitely want to hear about the six-figure writing secrets I’ll share over the next few days, which fill in the missing blanks many writers struggle with.
Apply what you’ll learn from the secrets I’m sharing this week and you’re virtually guaranteed a six-figure income in the next 12 months.
So, yes, pursue greatness. Just don’t believe the myth you have to first become one of the best writers in the industry to earn a six-figure income and start living the writer’s life of your dreams.
Instead, focus on kaizen, the Japanese principle of measured, continuous improvement. Make learning and application part of your daily schedule. Competency and expertise will naturally follow.
Tomorrow I’ll continue by sharing a big secret about the types of clients you should work with – and which you should not. You must use it if you wish to start earning that six-figure income earlier rather than later.
But while you’re here, I’d love to hear about your aspirations to greatness. Tell me, how will living the writer’s life help you reach greatness in those areas important to you?
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