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EXECUTION Sharing My Process To Becoming A $10,000/month Freelance Copywriter

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mirabdolbaghi

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Hey guys,

I'm starting this thread to keep myself accountable and share what I've learned as I go after my 2021 goals.

My goals are:
- Earning RM10,000/month consistently. That's around USD2,500.
- Be 80kg with 13-14% bodyfat.
- Train Muay Thai 3x a week once the lockdown is over.

I started this thread after reading @mon_fi 's post on Benjamin Hardy's book. It's a great read if you want an insight into mindset.

What my process looks like currently:
- Sending out 2 proposals every day
- Writing out a spec copy, reading a piece of copy, and writing down an idea, everyday.
- Doing the Simple & Sinister kettlebell program.
- Walking one hour to get some sunlight and fresh air

What I'm working on:
- Getting my sleep schedule in order.
- Getting a steady stream of clients
- Improving my diet
- Finding a copy mentor
 

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Kasimir

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Sounds great. Best of luck.
I wouldn't worry about finding a mentor, that will come sooner or later. Just focus on improving every day.
 

mirabdolbaghi

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I was browsing Reddit and saw a promoted post. It was a female PUA artist talking about Beta Alpha stuff. I thought it was funny to hear that kind of language in 2021 so I clicked her profile out of curiosity.

All her promoted posts had angry comments; calling her a fraud, telling her to go f*ck herself, etc. I dropped a comment saying I can help increase her conversion rates.

She replied with her email. I sent her an email with constructive criticisms of her landing page.

It worked. She wants me to do a test ad for $30. If they use it, she'll pay $75. I've set up an interview with the main PUA artist to gather information for the landing page.

The call will decide if we proceed or not. But I've learned that I've been limiting myself by focusing only on Upwork.

Key lesson: There are opportunities everywhere. I just need to shoot my shot.
 

mirabdolbaghi

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Two more prospects gave me trial work.

One is for email copywriting. It's $48/email if I get it. What's nice about this project is he's agreed to test the email on his huge email list. So even if I don't pass, I'll know where I stand with my copywriting skill.

The other is for video scripts on improving eSports performance. $80/script. I get to study performance psychology, process the information through writing, and get paid for it? F yeah.

I'd like it better if I was getting paid for the work. But until I have cold, hard numbers on my performance(response rates, sales), I'll keep using this 'offer a taste' strategy.


An idea from Benjamin Hardy that I'm working on applying:
"People mistakenly believe they must be fully qualified to take on a particular role. But this is false. You actually become qualified through the role itself.
[...]
You can never fully prepare for anything in life. There's always a leap, whether big or small, from theory to practice.
[...]
So, instead of trying to prequalify to be someone, create the environment that will qualify you to become that person now."


So am I trying to prequalify by giving out trial copy? Or does it create the environment that's qualifying me to be that five-figure copywriter?

Or should a marketer/copywriter position himself as an expert from the get-go and charge high prices?

Please leave me your two cents.
 

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Difficult question.
I would recommend that you take every costumer you can in the first few weeks. So you can learn as much as possible. And as soon as you feel comfortable charging big prices, and you don't need every costumer, I would focus on high ticket clients. But that's just my tactic, maybe somebody has a better idea.
 

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Two more prospects gave me trial work.

One is for email copywriting. It's $48/email if I get it. What's nice about this project is he's agreed to test the email on his huge email list. So even if I don't pass, I'll know where I stand with my copywriting skill.

The other is for video scripts on improving eSports performance. $80/script. I get to study performance psychology, process the information through writing, and get paid for it? F yeah.

I'd like it better if I was getting paid for the work. But until I have cold, hard numbers on my performance(response rates, sales), I'll keep using this 'offer a taste' strategy.


An idea from Benjamin Hardy that I'm working on applying:
"People mistakenly believe they must be fully qualified to take on a particular role. But this is false. You actually become qualified through the role itself.
[...]
You can never fully prepare for anything in life. There's always a leap, whether big or small, from theory to practice.
[...]
So, instead of trying to prequalify to be someone, create the environment that will qualify you to become that person now."


So am I trying to prequalify by giving out trial copy? Or does it create the environment that's qualifying me to be that five-figure copywriter?

Or should a marketer/copywriter position himself as an expert from the get-go and charge high prices?

Please leave me your two cents.

You don't necessarily need to sell yourself as an expert, especially if you are not an expert...what you did with the female PUA was great, you helped her.

I think what Ben Hardy means is that you should be in an environment that gives you copywriting jobs, and through doing these jobs you will become an expert copywriter.

A piece of advice he gives if your purpose is to grow your income is to force it and make it part of your environment. Let's say you want to get paid 100/hour. It's ok to take low-paid copy jobs at the beginning, at 10/hour, then 20/hour, then 50/hour. Let's say you get stuck at 50. Well, you need to unstuck yourself. Commit not to ask under 70/hour for a job, and only apply to the high-paying jobs that fulfill your price. Refuse anyone who wishes to hire you for less than 70/hour.
Eventually, 70/hour will be your reality, and you'll reach your purpose of 100/hour.
 

mirabdolbaghi

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Difficult question.
I would recommend that you take every costumer you can in the first few weeks. So you can learn as much as possible. And as soon as you feel comfortable charging big prices, and you don't need every costumer, I would focus on high ticket clients. But that's just my tactic, maybe somebody has a better idea.

You don't necessarily need to sell yourself as an expert, especially if you are not an expert...what you did with the female PUA was great, you helped her.

I think what Ben Hardy means is that you should be in an environment that gives you copywriting jobs, and through doing these jobs you will become an expert copywriter.

A piece of advice he gives if your purpose is to grow your income is to force it and make it part of your environment. Let's say you want to get paid 100/hour. It's ok to take low-paid copy jobs at the beginning, at 10/hour, then 20/hour, then 50/hour. Let's say you get stuck at 50. Well, you need to unstuck yourself. Commit not to ask under 70/hour for a job, and only apply to the high-paying jobs that fulfill your price. Refuse anyone who wishes to hire you for less than 70/hour.
Eventually, 70/hour will be your reality, and you'll reach your purpose of 100/hour.

Right. Keep on keeping on until I get stuck. Less over thinking and more action.

Thanks guys
 

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