3 Simple Tips to Practice Copywriting With a Busy Schedule
Luckily, you can practice copywriting anywhere so there’s really no excuse not to practice.
Having enough time in the day to practice, however, is an entirely different story.
If you’re reading this, then I know you don’t have a lot of time on your hands which is why I’ve made it easy.
Here are three simple tips to practice copywriting with a busy schedule that can help anyone find some extra time.
Before we begin, let’s review a simple formula that is truly the key to life. Even if math is not your favorite subject, you’ll want to embed this formula into your copywriting brain forever.
We all know this, but sometimes it just takes a little revisit to make sense and give you that a-ha moment.
Here we go …
There are 24 hours in a day.
Each hour consists of 60 minutes: 24 hours x 60 minutes = 1440 minutes per day.
Now, take 1440 minutes x 365 days per year …
This gives you 525,600 minutes each and every day!
How are you using those minutes?
Learning how to use these precious minutes wisely will help to give you the time needed to practice copywriting, even when you have the busiest of schedules.
It’s completely doable and possible once you become fully aware and deeply connected to your daily minutes and understand exactly what it is that you’re doing with them.
Simple Tips to Practice Copywriting #1: Reallocate Time
Reallocating and redirecting will help you find extra time throughout the day. The most important thing you can do is to set time in a calendar and make practicing copywriting part of your schedule and daily routine. A commitment and dedication to making it actually happen is key.
Now start to reallocate that time. Set an alarm so you stick to the designated times in the schedule. Wake up 30 minutes earlier or stay up 30 minutes later. This way you can practice copywriting while everyone else is sleeping. It’s a quiet time with little to no distractions.
If you currently have a job but are writing as a side gig, use your lunch hour from your existing job to practice copywriting. Or, if you have school aged children write when no one is home to avoid interruptions that will interfere with your copywriting practice. Just like you exercise your body, working out your copywriting brain and practicing is just as important.
Simple Tips to Practice Copywriting #2: Refocus Time
Many of us say we are too busy, but are we really THAT busy? Start paying attention to what is making you feel so busy. For one day only, take an inventory of how you’re spending those 525,600 minutes.
Every hour on the hour (when you’re not sleeping of course) quickly jot down a list of the activities. When you look back over the day, how much time did you spend on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other social media accounts?
How long did you spend playing Candy Crush, Roblox, Sudoku or any other smart phone games? How many times did you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock? How many extra minutes did you spend gossiping at the water cooler or waiting in line for that Starbucks that your waistline really doesn’t need? How long did you sit staring off into space daydreaming or stressing about the work that you’re not doing?
Chances are there are many minutes throughout the day that could have been refocused somewhere else. It’s all too easy to go down the rabbit hole of time sucks. Being aware of them and how your daily minutes are spent is the first step to eliminating time sucks and finding more minutes to practice copywriting. Set a timer that forces you to focus on copywriting practice and let it remind you of how your minutes should be spent.
Simple Tips to Practice Copywriting #3: Always Be Prepared
You never know when inspiration will strike and that’s why it’s important to always be prepared for copywriting practice. The beauty of copywriting is that it can happen anywhere so have a smart phone in hand, a laptop at the ready and notepads and pens everywhere. A good copywriter can also multi-task so be ready whenever.
You can practice while you’re waiting for a doctor’s appointment, standing in a long line at the department of motor vehicles or suffering through a flight delay. If you’re a working parent, then there are plenty of minutes to practice copywriting waiting for soccer practice to finish or while stuck in carline pick up from school. Practicing copywriting while stuck in traffic is also a possibility just be careful and use voice recognition technology instead of reaching for that notebook.
You can literally practice copywriting anywhere. If you have to, then designate a specific area or location of the house as your copywriting practice spot. When you’re in that spot, the rest of the family will know it’s copywriting practice focus time and will leave you to it. Being able to write anywhere will only add to your copywriting practice possibilities.
Simple Tips to Practice Copywriting Bonus: Find Copywriting Practice Resources
There is no question that there is an overflowing number of resources out there to help you make the most of your copywriting practice time. In fact, there are so many resources that it can be overwhelming. Knowing where to go so you don’t waste your time is vital.
My name is Michael Giannulis and I’ve created the Copywriter Brain community for people just like us, and I would love for you to join. For even more copywriting practice ideas, check out these other helpful resources or take a look at my new online course. No matter which resource you choose, the point is to start your copywriting practice today so let’s get writing!