You want to break into copywriting. But you don’t know where to get started or what copywriting course is legit.
Or you’re not loving the idea of losing two or more years of your life and $34,800 in portfolio school or earning some other degree. Good news: you don’t need a copywriting certificate, certification, or degree to become a copywriter (anyone telling you otherwise truly hasn’t worked in this business!).
You do, however, need training.
That’s why we created the Comprehensive Copywriting Course (CCA)—to give you everything you need to get started as a copywriter, whether you want to work on staff at an agency or company, or build a thriving freelance copywriting business of your own.
About the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy
The Comprehensive Copywriting Academy includes everything you need to learn how to write copy, as well as how to stand out from other copywriters (trust us, there’s plenty of work to go around!), create an online portfolio, find and land clients, and more!
There are so many ways to build a thriving copywriting career (as many ways as there are copywriters!). Our system ensures you can choose what works best for you, even as what’s best for you changes and evolve.
What Sets the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy Apart from Other Copywriting Courses
The Comprehensive Copywriting Academy is the only copywriting course created and taught by a six-figure copywriting veteran and Copy Director with 20+ years of experience working with multibillion-dollar companies, including Adidas, TripAdvisor, Hasbro, T.J.Maxx, Keurig, and more, plus dozens of solopreneurs and every size business in between. It’s also supported by a team with a combined 40+ years of experience with copywriting, freelancing, building businesses, and navigating working on-staff as a creative. Whatever path you want to take—freelance or on-staff, part-time or full-time—we have the experience and insight to guide you.
We called the program “comprehensive” for a reason! This is the only course with not just the in-depth lessons to learn and opportunities to practice writing effective copy in all forms (plus, ample coaching to support you along the way) but also with practical, proven, and effective steps to find clients and work to build a real career. We teach you every single step to take you from learning your first copywriting principle to earning a six-figure income. Everything you need to know to create a successful copywriting career is in here.
We don’t sell you gimmicks like “certifications,” we don’t confuse copywriting with content writing, and we don’t both teach shoddy “influencer” tactics that would get you laughed out of a creative director’s office. We train professional copywriters who want real careers with real income, and we’re proud that 10,000+ students have already taken that journey with us. And we make sure we all have fun while we’re doing it!
What You Get as Part of the CCA
When you join the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy, you connect with a community of people who are dedicated to pursuing their goals, challenging themselves, and cheering on their fellow students. We’re so excited for you to join them.
So, no matter what YOU want your career to look like, Nicki and our team of copywriting and marketing experts can help you get there, whether it’s writing from a beach in Bali, working from your kitchen table, or thriving on staff with a company.
The best way to learn more about the CCA is to sign up for our free copywriting training where you’ll not only learn more about the CCA, but also how you can build your copywriting career in just 30 minutes each day.
Why It’s the Most Comprehensive Copywriting Course
This isn’t the type of course where you learn about copywriting, but don’t learn how to find and land work. Or you learn how to write for one type of copy project and no others. This is designed to be comprehensive (it’s how we got the name!).
And it’s designed to help you hit your career goals, whether that’s working part-time or full-time. From a villa in Italy or from your kitchen table. On staff or as a work-from-home freelance. 6 figures or side income to support your next vacation.
What You’ll Learn
Through six, online, self-paced foundational modules, and 145+ deep-dive courses you’ll get step-by-step instruction from copywriting pros. You’ll learn how to:
- Use fundamental copywriting techniques and tactics for more effective copy.
- Write for digital marketing (emails, banner ads, websites, online content).
- Write for print media (ads, direct mail, sales letters, corporate pieces).
- Navigate the creative process with confidence from kick-off to creative review.
- Work with a graphic designer.
- Create your online and print portfolios.
- Build your experience—from your first client onward.
- Find freelance clients so you can build a thriving business without dry spells.
- Land a full-time job at an agency or company.
- And so much more!
After 10 years (!) of teaching thousands of students to become copywriters (check out a few of their stories here and see even more of their wins here), we’ve continued to add deep-dive copywriting courses on topics so you always have the information you need to move forward in your copywriting career.
The best part? When you join the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy, you get lifetime access. That means students get any and every new course we add absolutely free.
Plus, you get daily support from copy coaches within our private students-only Facebook group, as well as monthly coaching calls, surprise events (like the annual Pitch-a-Palooza and Freelance Summit), and more—all included!
Sneak Peek: Comprehensive Copywriting Academy Coaching Calls
CCA students have access to multiple opportunities for coaching, including on live coaching calls. Students can submit questions in advance if they can’t make the live call (all recordings are added to the course dashboard!).
Of course, you can also ask questions live! For the privacy of our students, we haven’t included them in this sneak peek, but you are always welcome to keep your camera on and participate in the conversation live. It makes for an interactive and engaging way to learn new concepts!
Sneak Peek: Comprehensive Copywriting Academy Student-Only Facebook Group
The student-only Facebook group is one of the most supportive corners of the Internet. We’ve had CCA students re-join Facebook just for the group! In this video, you can see a sampling of the types of posts and feedback you will see in the group on a daily basis.
Get Started with the Free Copywriting Course
(A.K.A. Your First Step to Becoming a Copywriter!)
Learn more about copywriting and how to get your career started with our free, on-demand copywriting course. This video will take you through the three secrets to landing consistent, high-paying copywriting work, plus how you can achieve your career goals even if you have just 30 minutes each day.
Hear From Students Who Have Taken the Copywriting Course
Check out what just a few of our students have shared about the course (and about their successes!) in our student-only Facebook group. They all started in the exact place you’re in now: with our free copywriting training. Start writing your own success story!
Watch CCA Reviews
Over the years, students have shared some of their favorite things about the CCA, as well as their top advice for new copywriters starting out (a.k.a. what they wish they could tell themselves if they could go back in time!). Watch their reviews below!
Meet Your Support Crew
When you join the CCA, you get the support from Nicki, our head copy coach Kate, and our fabulous team of coaches who have been in your shoes! CCA students also receive support from Filthy Rich Writer’s team of experts in marketing, operations, design, and more. So, no matter what questions come up in your journey, you’ll get an answer from pros who have been there, done that.
Meet the CCA Copy Coaches
Nicki’s personally trained all of the coaches, so you can be sure you’re getting the highest level of support. (And that’s especially great because Nicki’s only one person with one person’s time!) That ensures you get the support you need, when you need it with two coaching calls a month, plus portfolio reviews, and more.
Until Stuart saw Nicki’s ad for Filthy Rich Writer, he was a frustrated, furloughed manager for an international airline, worrying he would end up as another 2020 redundancy statistic, desperately searching for a new job to pay the mortgage.
Now, with a successful copywriting career, the mortgage is safe, and he wants to help you! As an experienced coach, Stuart can’t wait to work with you to develop your copywriting voice and is in your corner to support you as you grow.
Once an in-house PR pro, Stacy ditched the 80-hour corporate work weeks for freelancing freedom. The result? More money, less time spent working, better life balance.
As a coach, Stacy is here to help you reach your goals: a portfolio that impresses, strategic pitching that gets you clients, and confidence to know you can build the life you’ve always wanted.
For 13 years, Amy worked in market research, managing projects and people—both putting out fires and lighting them! After corporate burnout, she joined the CCA and never looked back.
As a lifelong storyteller, gamer, and puzzle solver, Amy is here to:
-Help you build your business
-Strategize and support your upcoming wins
-To Watson whatever’s holding you back
She’s Watson because you’re Sherlock: You can figure it out—you just need a push.
Coaching for big picture, small details, or general overwhelm? Let’s do this!
Cleo had past lives as a software engineer and as a biologist, but writing was always close to her heart. When she found the CCA and realized that she could truly work as a writer, she was hooked.
Now, Cleo has a diverse and fulfilling freelance writing career that has given her the flexibility and income to thrive as a single mom to her toddler. She loves working with interesting people on all kinds of projects.
Cleo deeply believes that work you love and have control over can give you freedom, confidence, empowerment, and joy. She would love to help you grow the skills you need to create the life you’re dreaming of.
Last Updated on December 5, 2023