This AWAI Member Finds Early Success in his Favorite Niche
John Emmanuel didn’t make it to AWAI’s FastTrack to Copywriting Success Bootcamp and Job Fair last year. But he did attend the event “virtually” with the Bootcamp-On-Demand video recordings. And he took full advantage of the spec assignments from potential clients included in the program.
“I jumped straight into the specs, crossed my fingers, and waited. And I’ve just picked up my first two clients,” recounts John. “I’ve always had a love for anything health-related. My main love is alternative health, and I’m lucky enough to have found two alternative health businesses that like my work so far. I will be writing a landing page for a non-prescription pain-relief cream and an email plus landing page for a special health report.”
“It was a big thrill to get those first paid clients,” says John, who says he hasn’t stopped smiling since being hired … and seeing the fees he earned.
For John, the writer’s life is all about being able to make time for what’s important.
“When I was in England, I ran my own mobile sports injury prevention and rehabilitation service in the evening while working full-time for the National Health Service (NHS),” says John, who has a degree in sports therapy and currently works in the field in Trinidad and Tobago. “I enjoyed it immensely until I realized I wasn’t really seeing my little girl, and she didn’t really know me. From that moment, I vowed I would always be around for my children and needed a way to make money, but still be there for school plays, trips out, and dropping and picking them up from school, etc.
“I love the idea of being able to give them what they need and some of what they want. And the holidays are great too. We plan to visit many of the Caribbean islands and North America.”
He’s working hard on these new assignments and plans to build some Money-Making Websites and self-publish — and sell — e-books on alternative health in the near future. It’s all part of his six-figure goal. A big dream but definitely attainable.
Great to hear of your success, John. You’ve certainly made big strides early in your career so far. Keep us posted on your progress in 2015.
You can find John Emmanuel’s freelance website here: http://www.johnemmanuel.com
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