How Determination and Persistence Led This Copywriter to $10,000


Will Newman

Yesterday, I gave you a glimpse of the opportunities available for web copywriters and even shared how you could get training on the seven hottest projects. If you didn’t get a chance to read about the training, go here.

Today, I want to share with you how one AWAI member and rising star copywriter took advantage of the opportunities he came across at AWAI's annual FastTrack to Copywriting Success Bootcamp and Job Fair. I know I consider him a friend. His name is Jon Stoltzfus.

I met Jon in 2014 when he attended his very first Bootcamp. He impressed me by how determined he was to succeed as a copywriter. That determination came across when I saw his disappointment at that Bootcamp when his name was not called as a winner for any of the AWAI Spec Challenges.

That spurred him to work harder. And his work paid off. Jon not only won one of the specs at Bootcamp 2016, he won big.

Jon was the winner at this year’s Bootcamp of the highest copywriting prize, AWAI’s $10K Challenge.

Mark Ford interviewed Jon not long ago, and I'd love for you to hear what Jon says about his success.

Click here to go directly to that interview.

Let us know what you learned from Jon’s success that you can apply to your own quest for the writer's life. Comment below.

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Published: December 27, 2016

1 Response to “How Determination and Persistence Led This Copywriter to $10,000”

  1. I had the distinct pleasure of sharing the table with Jon and his charming family during the awards banquet at the 2016 Boot camp. Jon is about as down to earth individual as you will find.

    I think the best takeaway from the interview is it took him 18 months to reach six figures. That's actually pretty quick. He had to put in a considerable amount of time but it seems to have paid off quite well.

    It also indicates to me at least, that AWAI's training materials are the real deal.

    Joe BrusseDecember 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm


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