A High-Paying First Copywriting Job
Brand-New Copywriter Signs Year-Long, $50,000 Contract for First-Ever Copywriting Job

Sometimes in life, you just have to go for it. As AWAI member Teresa Hoon puts it: “I don’t want to die without trying.”

That fearless attitude — backed up by her AWAI training — served her well when she applied for her very first copywriting job.

“Whoooooo-hoo! I just signed a contract to do all the copywriting for a business for a year. This is my FIRST job,” says Teresa. “I will be writing a variety of assignments for a marketing company that has clients all over the nation. The job is freelance. So I can pick and choose the work I will do. The contract is worth about $50,000 per year. Thanks to AWAI and the various courses I've taken I feel confident in my abilities and have resources at my fingertips in AWAI articles, webinars, and course materials.”

Having no professional experience wasn’t a barrier for Teresa. As she explains, the client wasn’t interested in what she’d done in the past. They just wanted to know that she could do the work.

“This was a bit different in that they wanted you to audition instead of sending samples and a resume,” says Teresa. “I knew I could do well in an audition when I didn't have any 'professional' samples to show or a resume that demonstrated professional writing experience. I really took my time with the audition assignment and it paid off!”

Teresa says her AWAI training was key in securing this copywriting job and gave her the practical writing experience and skills to ace the audition … and, most importantly, the confidence to apply.

“In the past two years I've enrolled in several programs. I found all the programs helpful and especially enjoyed the Virtual Bootcamp last year,” says Teresa. “Seeing the experts on stage and hearing their widely differing life stories really inspired me to knuckle down and really give this writing life a chance. I hope to attend a Bootcamp soon and be another example of how to do it!”

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Published: July 4, 2017

3 Responses to “A High-Paying First Copywriting Job”

  1. It is a good piece, l can see myself, as l suspect others may in Teresa's blog, if you will. I believe that l have found my call in copywriting as l earlier mentioned in one of my comments if my memory is serving me right.
    My hope is to be able to meet or achieve the end point, which is to secure a residual income, to make money that is.

    clement ojomo

  2. At this point I am looking for my first copywriting assignment. Nevertheless, I am very happy for you Teresa.

    Guest (Regine Baptiste)

  3. Good for you! I am currently finished my six figure accelerated course, email and currently working on my webcourse. I have just started hunting for my first client.
    You don't mention how you searched, and how many applications you made before landing this plum assignment.

    carol olafson

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