Today, I want to introduce you to Ronnie Brown. He recently became a copywriter and got his first client in less than 30 days. Here's the brief interview I had with him...
1. So Ronnie, tell me a little bit about yourself. Where you're from, your work background, etc.
I live in Indianapolis, Indiana, and have worked as a steelworker the past seven years. This type of work is drudgery at its worst! I knew years ago that the typical "9-5" day job lifestyle wasn't for me. Only recently did I decide to take up freelance copywriting on a regular basis.
Over the past year I've done random jobs for different people, but nothing consistent. I am also a personal coach and adviser for entrepreneurs and anyone seeking personal growth or success education.
2. What made you purchase "How to Get Your First Copywriting Client in 14 Days or Less?"
Well, to be honest, I was doing some research on ClickBank.com, reviewing different products in the health and fitness categories (because that's the market I write sales copy for) when the idea randomly popped into my head to search for "copywriting" in the business category.
Lo and behold, I found a treasure hiding in a rather familiar place. I'm a fanatic for advertising and I just knew copywriting was for me. The problem isn't writing copy, but finding clients ASAP! For anyone who is just starting out in copywriting, this report is a must.
3. Was it worth it? Why or why not?
Absolutely. Within the first few pages alone I was able to gain clarity on creating sales copy for my own services that will be posted on my website in the very near future. Not only that, but it threw some ideas out onto the table that I hadn't previously considered regarding ways to find new clients.
As far as I know, there aren't many people out there who are telling other copywriters how to get clients, only on how to write copy. Copywriters have a bit of a rough job. We can sell other people's products and services, but it can often be difficult to sell our own!
To be completely honest, just as long as they follow your advice and apply what they learn from "How to Get Your First Copywriting Client in 14 Days or Less," anyone who buys it can and will find clients.
4. What has been the most exciting or rewarding thing about getting your first client?
Aside from getting paid? Knowing that there is indeed a paying market out there for serious copywriters. Not just a paying market, but a high-paying market at that.
Before I read your report, I read another book I bought off Amazon.com and it made copywriting sound like the biggest pain in the "you-know-what" you've ever heard of. It made it sound like getting clients--especially clients who will pay high fees--are non-existent. But, fortunately, your book and advice prove this notion completely wrong.
5. What has been the most difficult challenge you've faced so far? What have you done to overcome it?
Getting my own copy written for my website promoting my services!
Writing sales copy to sell my own service can be trying, and I have the tendency to be perfectionist at it. But I've learned that this kind of perfectionism can only hinder my progress if I let it take control of time.
Perfectionism tells us, "This still isn't good enough. Do it again." But perfection just may be a delusion that is causing us to procrastinate, either knowingly or unknowingly, and put off the promotion of our services.
Just write your copy, review and revise it, have someone else review and revise and be done with it. That's something I had to learn the hard way. Copy doesn't need to be perfect. It needs to consist of the right elements and message. Perfection is no longer my goal. Progress is.
6. Thanks, Ronnie, for taking time to share a little bit about your experiences. Where can my readers go to learn more about you and your copywriting services?
Thank you, Ryan. As I mentioned, my copywriting service website isn't up and running just yet. But it will be soon. In the mean time, people can find out more about me and my coaching and success education services by checking out my blog, Seeds of Greatness.
If anyone wants to stay posted on my copywriting services and website, I'll be keeping my progress updated on this same blog as well. For questions or inquiries regarding my copywriting services, I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested in the resource Ronnie mentions in this interview, you can learn how to get copywriting clients here.