A working copywriter shows you copywriting basics and
writing techniques ... to help you learn copywriting and write better
When I started out as a copywriter, I saw that entrepreneurs, nonprofits,
business owners, and even writers struggle to get their message out.
Like you, they know how to write sentences and paragraphs.
But when it comes to website copywriting
or web content writing … writing a proposal … newsletter writing
… writing a mission statement … blog writing … persuasive copywriting techniques
to use for their business, nonprofit, or church … article writing
or strategic copywriting for today’s social media
or even simply writing thank you notes
It can be overwhelming. Sometimes you just don’t know where to begin with
Entrepreneurs and leaders (along with newbie copywriters
and even good writers) burn up a lot of time and build up a lot of frustration trying to get it right. As a result, you miss out on terrific opportunities to reach more prospects and more people.
Can you relate?
The good news about learning copywriting
Good copywriting doesn’t have to be intimidating. You don’t have to be an
expert to do it well.
You can learn copywriting – even teach yourself copywriting – with a bit of writing help. All kinds of simple copywriting tips and tricks
are out there: information about the writing process. Copywriting training. Copywriting resources. Even writing quotes
to inspire you, a few simple writing strategies
to use right away, and a copywriting formula
or two thrown in for good measure …
Now they’re in one place.
Anyone can learn copywriting
You just need the
right copywriting resources, some practice, and a little help from a friend.
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