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$5K per Project + Royalties

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You’ll work with our Senior Copy Chief (who’s responsible for building legendary copy teams at some of the biggest direct-response publishers) …

She’ll “fast track” you into learning the skills you’ll need to complete a winning sales letter for us.

Along with a chance to join our team as a contractor to work on a MAJOR project (where you’ll get paid $5K + royalties).


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“Yesterday, while I was earning what the average family practitioner does, I did three loads of laundry, dropped a kiddo at the pool, walked the dog, and weeded the vegetable garden. The copywriter’s life is pretty sweet. You can earn the kind of income doctors and lawyers earn — without the expensive degrees or the stress.” — Jen Stevens, Copywriter

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