Whether you are at the start of your copywriting journey, contemplating switching careers or looking to start a side gig, pursuing any kind of career dream takes hard work, dedication and time.
It doesn’t happen overnight.
Depending on what stage you are in right now, maybe you don’t want to wait and want things to happen fast.
If your dream is to pursue copywriting … then I, along with my team at Copywriter Brain, am here to help you make that happen.
Here is a quick list to help you learn copywriting fast and start living your dream today.
Learn Copywriting Fast Tip #1: Know What You’re Getting Yourself Into
Know all the facts. Understand what you’ll be doing as a copywriter and start practicing those skills. Here’s a quick list of some projects a typical copywriter works on:
Learn Copywriting Fast Tip #2: Hire a Copywriter Mentor
The best way to learn copywriting fast is to find a personal copywriting mentor who can work directly with you. Not only can a copywriter mentor get you up to speed quickly, but they can also serve as your own personal sounding board. A copywriter mentor can read, review, correct and critique your copywriting work and teach you throughout the entire process. It’s like having your own private tutor.
Learn Copywriting Fast Tip #3: Take Copywriting Courses
If you don’t have the resources or money to hire a personal copywriting mentor, then sign up for the myriad of copywriting courses that are available online. Many are free. Some may charge a fee, but it’s an investment that will help you learn copywriting fast and jump start your copywriting career. Take notes so you can apply what you learn and always have a point of reference to build upon.
Learn Copywriting Fast Tip #4: Find Copywriting Resources
In addition to numerous courses online, there are other copywriting resources everywhere. A quick google search will yield thousands and thousands of articles and websites filled with helpful information and tools. Good old-fashioned book reading is another great way to learn copywriting fast. Learn from the experts and read as many books as you can and as quickly as you can. Here is a quick list of helpful books that can help you learn copywriting fast:
Learn Copywriting Fast Tip #5: Create a Plan
If you want to learn copywriting fast, then you need a solid plan and timeline. You can say you’re going to do something, but unless you set clear and measurable goals, schedules and deadlines, it won’t get done. Remember that a to-do without a when will never get done, and it will stay on the list forever. Plus, sometimes it’s just hard to know how to get started which is why having a plan is a necessity.
Decide how much time you will devote to fulfilling your copywriting dream each day. Block out time and assign tasks to turn your copywriting dream into a reality. For example, I will read The Copywriter’s Handbook from 8 am to 9am every morning this week.
Learn Copywriting Fast Tip #6: Just Start Writing
Sometimes, it takes drastic measures and the only way to start is to jump right in. Just do it and start writing! Stop saying you’re going to start your copywriting career and just take the plunge and make a commitment to start. Copywriter Brain is here to give you the push you need.
Learn Copywriting Fast Tip #7: Practice Makes Perfect
The more you copywrite the better you will become. Start writing anything – journal about your day, write a radio spot for your favorite company, update a potential client’s website. There are also multiple freelancing websites, like Upwork and Fiverr, that allow you to gain experience and get your feet wet. They take a percentage of your earnings, but freelancing websites allow you to start writing fast and build your portfolio. Exerting your expertise quickly allows you to learn copywriting fast, gain copywriting projects and helps to multiply success.
Learn Copywriting Fast Tip #8: Get Feedback
Feedback is a valuable teaching tool, and it’s free. Ask friends, co-workers, colleagues, fellow copywriters or even strangers to read your copywriting work and offer opinions. What do they like? What would they change? How can you improve? Criticism may be hard to hear, but constructive criticism allows you to improve. You can also join a copywriting community with fellow copywriters and get feedback from them as well. Checkout the Copywriter Brain Facebook community – a great forum for advice and sharing.
Learn Copywriting Fast Tip #9: Multi-task
To learn copywriting fast, you must be an excellent multi-tasker and juggle many tasks at once. A copywriter researches, studies, writes, edits, prospects, manages, markets and performs a host of other functions. The quicker you can perform these functions then the faster you will learn copywriting.
Learn Copywriting Fast Tip #10: Let Copywriter Brain Help You
Let us give you the nudge that you need. The whole reason that Copywriter Brain exists is because I want to help my fellow copywriters. Starting anything new is scary, but it doesn’t have to be. I’ve been there, I’ve done that, and I know what it takes to succeed. And, now it’s my turn to help you!
My name is Michael Giannulis and one of my missions in life is to help copywriters learn and grow. I’d love to invite you to our Copywriter Brain community to find out more about you and connect you to other copywriters. Please join us and also check out my new online course to start your journey and check out these helpful resources to help you learn more about copywriting today!
Don’t be afraid to take the leap. You can do it. Dive off the cliff or dip your toe in. The goal is to get started. Let’s take the first step together.