Meet James, a Comprehensive Copywriting Academy student, who comes from an acting and filmmaking background. He has found early success in his copywriting career by pairing his CCA training with the creative talent he developed through his personal journey.
In this episode, James talks to Nicki and Kate about how copywriting has been a perfect match for him and how he is able to earn a living doing something he loves. He also shares why copywriting appealed to him in the first place and why it is so fulfilling.
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A Sneak Peek at the Episode
[1:18] James maps out the path that led him to copywriting. He shares his unique background and experiences and how they led him to where he is today.
[5:10] James tells our hosts what aspects of the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy inspired him to begin his career in copywriting and talks about his favorite parts of copywriting.
[7:17] Although James doesn’t come from a copywriting background, he is able to use the skills he learned through acting to find success. This is a great example of how you can leverage your own personal experience to help you as you are building your copywriting career.
[10:20] Nicki asks James to touch on some challenges he faced getting into copywriting. Something that James says he struggles with is organization, but notes that the CCA has helped him overcome that specific challenge.
[14:07] As mentioned early in the interview, James has had the pleasure of working from Brazil! James is living proof that you really can be a copywriter from anywhere.
[19:32] Building your website can be tricky for any copywriter. James was able to build a clever and effective website by keeping his page light-hearted and utilizing his gift for creativity. Check out the link below to see James’s website!
[25:08] Flexibility is one of the best parts about a career in copywriting. James takes advantage of that flexibility by continuing to pursue his passion for filmmaking while growing his business.
[28:42] James is a strong believer that those with an acting background are perfect matches for a career in copywriting. He encourages anyone like him considering it to go ahead and go for it!
Note: We caught up with James several months after this interview when he had an unexpected life change … catch that episode here!
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Last Updated on December 13, 2023