Definitely! One of the best things about copywriting is that you can make your career whatever you want it to be! For those interested in freelancing, you can build a full-time or part-time freelance business, or even a profitable side hustle. Learn more about the differences between on staff versus freelancing copywriting >> Read more about secret to sustaining freelance … [Read more...]
Do I need a copywriting certificate?
Nope! What's a certificate for? It just proves you've paid money for a course. With copywriting, the proof is in the pudding: An impressive portfolio that demonstrates that you can write excellent copy. And, of course, that's exactly what we help you put together! No certificate required. Watch this video to learn more about why you don't need a copywriting certificate, … [Read more...]
How many of your students are working as copywriters?
There are many ways to use the copywriting skills you could learn through the CCA. Some of our students tell us they've used what they've learned to get promotions or new jobs in industries other than copywriting (such as communications and PR). Others are using copywriting as a side hustle to pay for a family vacation. With so many ways to use this skill, it's hard say exactly … [Read more...]
What kind of companies do copywriters work with?
Big, small, solopreneurs, non-profits, community groups - every type of company and industry needs copywriters! The Hottest Industries for Copywriting Today … [Read more...]
How do you build a portfolio when you’ve been working in an unrelated industry for years?
How do you prove you can write copy when you haven't landed a job yet?! In the CCA, we teach you how to write spec ads. Spec ads allow you to show off your skills even if you have zero copywriting experience on your resume. We also help you avoid one major mistake many copywriters make: designing the spec ads themselves. Here's why it's a major no-no, plus why you do not … [Read more...]
Do I need a computer?
Well, theoretically you could get by with just a mobile phone, but writing copy will be so much easier on a computer. It's one of the very few things new copywriters need to invest in. Check out these resources for more on the (very minimal) start-up costs for a copywriting business: How Much Does it Cost to Set Up a Copywriting Business? … [Read more...]
Do I need to live in a big city?
Definitely not! Businesses in your local area need copywriters too. Plus, the internet means the globe is your backyard! … [Read more...]
Can I choose a niche if I want to?
It's your career - so you definitely can! You are, and always will be, in the driver's seat. We strongly advise not to choose a niche when you're first starting out. And we have a couple of reasons for giving that advice. Read on for more detail: How to Avoid the Copywriting Niche Trap When to Break the Copywriting Niche Rule … [Read more...]
How much does it cost to run a copywriting business?
Good news: you do not need to shell out a lot of money to becoming a working copywriter. In fact, there's only one thing you need to invest in at the beginning of your career: a website to host your portfolio. … [Read more...]
Do I need a degree to be a copywriter?
Short answer: No. In fact, we don't even know of any degree-granting institutions that offer a specific copywriting degree! Copywriting really is a merit-based career. If you can write great copy, people will hire you! … [Read more...]