You have a LOT of natural aptitude.
But were you told, “You can’t make money as a writer”?
Yeah—us, too. 🙄
Copywriting is one of the only (if not the only!) writing job that pays well. As in, you can absolutely pay your bills AND have money left over for all the fun stuff. (Fun stuff is why we work in the first place, right?!)
If copywriting is a career path that interests you, go for it!
You’ll have a head start with your skill set.
YOUR BIGGEST STRENGTH
Your skill set.
You’ve got some of the key skills needed to become a copywriter (love of words, a willingness to speak up, humility, objectivity). If copywriting is a career path you want to pursue, your next best step is to get training so you can pair your existing skills with foundational knowledge of key copywriting principles.
WATCH OUT FOR
Being too hard on yourself.
It’s rare that we start something new as adults. When we were kids, even into young adulthood, we learned new things all the time. We were used to encountering subjects we knew nothing about, and we were comfortable being complete novices.
But, as adults, something interesting happens. Intellectually, we know we’re brand new to something …but we’re still shocked that we don’t know how to do it once we begin. Be gentle with yourselves! We forget this, but it takes time to learn. Some topics you’ll pick up quickly and some may take a little practice, but nothing can be instantly downloaded into your brain.
Your CCA Student Inspiration …
Comprehensive Copywriting Academy student Courtney was working seven days a week as a social worker before deciding she needed a career that let her spend more time with her son.
The game changer for her? “I really adopted this mindset of, ‘If they can do it, I can do it.’ I would go through the Facebook group and look for people’s testimonials and their stories of success and things that the’ve done. I’m like, ‘OK. I can do it! If they can do it, I can do it! Really, I adopted that mantra wholeheartedly, and it really has paid off.”
Listen to this episode of the Build Your Copywriting Business podcast to hear her full story!
A Little Inspiration from Copywriters That Started Right Where You Are
Here’s the thing about copywriting: about 99.9% of us had no idea it was a career option. That’s why the vast majority of Comprehensive Copywriting Academy students come from a background that has nothing to do with copywriting or marketing! Listen to these CCA students’ stories for some motivation and inspiration.
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