How To Start Your Own Freelance Copywriting Business
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How To Start Your Own Freelance Copywriting Business

Learn step-by-step how to charge $50-$100+/hour while working anywhere with your own freelance copywriting business!
4.2 (63 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,032 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2016
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
How to market yourself and get your first client
Know how much to charge clients (and how to have the confidence to actually do it)
Understand why you don't have to be an 'expert' writer
How to easily setup your own professional website
Get a complete understanding of the mindset behind great copywriters
How to use copywriting fundamentals to write your own persuasive copy (it doesn't matter what you're writing about)
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Requirements
  • A laptop with internet access
  • Word processing software
  • Know how to write
Description

Imagine owning your own copywriting business

A business where you can charge $50 - $100+ an hour while working from (and living) anywhere you want. This is a lot easier than you think; let me tell you why.

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Inside this course you're going to learn from two experts who walk the talk.

Myself (Dan) and Eric met while spending the summer in Prague. Eric had just left Spain and I had been living here for about six months.

I was really impressed by Eric's copywriting knowledge, and he was blown away by the lifestyle I had created as a freelance copywriter.

I had used my copywriting business to live around the world including Costa Rica, New York, Germany, Italy and Spain.

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We combined our knowledge to make the most EPIC copywriting course on Udemy

Since we were both already Udemy instructors, we decided to combine our knowledge and make the most thorough copywriting course Udemy, and perhaps the world, has ever seen!

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What are you waiting for?

Check out the free preview videos and see if this course is a good fit for you. After you've watched a few lectures you'll be hooked and well on your way to becoming a copywriting master and living your life on your own terms!

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You can start learning in less than 30 seconds!

Enroll right now by clicking on the giant, blue 'Take This Course' button in the top right hand corner.

Cheers,

-Dan & Eric

P.S One last note. This course is very comprehensive and covers everything a complete beginner would need to know to become a paid copywriter, including the business side as well as all of the copywriting knowledge you need.

If you don't want to work as a copywriter, but want to learn how to write effectively and persuasively, you should still take this course. There are hours of valuable content on this.

And if you're already a great persuasive writer, but you haven't figured out how to get your first clients yet, or how to charge for writing, then you should also take this course. You'll have a chance to fine tune your copywriting skills and then learn how to translate those skills into real paying clients.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those seeking freedom
  • Writers who want to increase their income by offering copywriting
  • Those who want to learn copywriting, even if they don't want to be paid as a copywriter
  • Those who already know some copywriting, but haven't figured out how to translate their knowledge into well paid work
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 42 Lectures Collapse All 42 Lectures 02:45:08
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Everything You Need To Know About Starting Your Own Copywriting Business
5 Lectures 17:04



Don't Worry! You Don't Have To Be A Great Writer
01:20

Quick Start - Summary and Wrap Up
02:16
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Copywriting Mindset And Theories: The Foundation For Your Copywriting Skills
9 Lectures 30:39
Get Excited! The Mindset Behind Great Copywriting Is Fascinating
01:02

The #1 Most Important Theory!
04:11

To Be Persuasive Your Reader Must Trust You
05:44

The Copywriters Selling Secret (This Will Give You An Unfair Advantage)
04:20

Keep It Simple!
03:42

Get To Know Your Readers
04:12

Why Most Marketing Messages Feel So Hollow
02:46

This Lecture Will Make You A Better Copywriter
02:26

What Are You Offering??
02:16
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How To Get Your First Client, How Much To Charge Them And A Confidence Booster!
4 Lectures 16:36
How To Handle New Types of Projects You Haven't Done Before
05:57

What If I Don't Have ANY Experience Yet?
05:42

Need a Confidence Boost? Watch This
02:11

How Much Should You Charge Clients?
02:46
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Copywriting Fundamentals: Everything You Need To Write Effective Copy
11 Lectures 42:21
The Most Important Copywriting Fundamentals
02:22

What Is The Most Important Part Of Any Piece Of Copy?
02:46

Let's Break It Down: What Makes A Headline Effective?
04:37

Real World Examples: Headlines
05:54

How To Write An Effective Headline
03:38

Real World Examples: Body Copy
03:05

This Copywriting Framework Will Be Your Secret To Writing Great Copy
04:52

Is It Easy To Read?
03:20

How To Overcome The 'Blank White Screen'
03:46

Call To Action: For Salesletters
06:43

Call To Action: For Clients
01:18
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Marketing & Getting Your First Clients
3 Lectures 29:47
The Long Shoot Q&A Part One: Portfolio, References, & Should You Work For Free?
11:07

The Long Shoot Q&A Part Two: Getting Your First Paid Clients & How To Bill Them
10:10

The Long Shoot Q&A Part Three: Elance Success Tips & Info On Using Contracts
08:30
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How To Setup A Simple Website: Create A Professional Portfolio Site For $20
6 Lectures 19:22
Create A Professional Website (Don't Worry It's Much Easier Than You Think!)
00:45

How To Create A Wordpress.com Account
04:02

How To Change The Look Of Your New Website
03:32

Create Your First Page On Your Website!
06:19

How To Get A Professional Domain Name
02:01

Starting Points On How You Can Build A Website On Wordpress.org (Optional)
02:43
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How To Always Have The Confidence To Take On Any Project (Sharpen Your Saw)
3 Lectures 07:52

Here's the link to download 5 sales-letters:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/meefxqgo5viyzqa/AADarPqLE0SReveZBsuY5r7Xa?dl=0

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Here's the link to download the titles of the books I recommend:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bc9cucy48db1mzt/Copywriting-Books.pdf?dl=0

Sharpen Your 'Copywriting Saw'
01:24

Here's the link to download the 5 sales-letters:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/meefxqgo5viyzqa/AADarPqLE0SReveZBsuY5r7Xa?dl=0

Become An Expert By Hand Copying Famous Sales Letters
01:35

Here's the link to download the titles of the books I recommended:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bc9cucy48db1mzt/Copywriting-Books.pdf?dl=0

These Copywriting Books Will Dramatically Improve Your Writing Ability
04:53
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Bonus Lecture *Updated* Summer 2016 Free Training and Content
1 Lecture 01:42

New Content & Free Training Videos

If you’ve enjoyed this course then you must subscribe and follow me on Youtube.

www.youtube.com/dreamsaroundtheworld/

 

Discover The Life Design Approach™

Learn the philosophy that helped me become Location Independent, live in 6 countries and publish 12 books before I turned 30. Best of all, this 9 part series is totally free.

http://www.dreamsaroundtheworld.com/lifedesignu/

 

 

Other Ways To Connect With Me

The Best Way - www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/Connect

Personal Blog + Website – Dreams Around The World - http://www.dreamsaroundtheworld.com

My Amazon Author Page - http://amzn.to/1H6hYK8

Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/dreamsaroundtheworldhq

Personal Instagram, For Travel Inspiration -https://instagram.com/thedanjohnston/

Business Takeoff Training (Free, 15 Part Course) - http://join.dreamsaroundtheworld.com/

Snapchat – Add thedanjohnston

 

One-on-One Coaching Services

If you’ve been struggling to achieve your goals and are tired of going at it alone, it may be time to invest in a coach.

I offer coaching to a select group of clients who are committed to achieving freedom on their own terms.

Areas of coaching include business strategy, marketing, personal development, confidence, and lifestyle design. I am also able to offer personalized coaching around any topic I teach in my courses.

Some recent client success stories include:

·         A writer and former employee who wanted to leave America and live in Europe while working for himself. Achieved in 12 months.

·         A retired teacher who wanted to rekindle her writing career and see the world after spending decades in a city that bored her. Her flight took off 4 months after coaching started.

·         An aspiring copywriter who wanted to reach an income of at least 1,000 euro per month in location independent income within 3 months of starting. Achieved.  

Coaching starts at $249 per month.

If you’re interested, the next step is to schedule a one-on-one consultation and determine if we are a good fit to work together. This consultation is no-obligation. To do this, please email me directly at dan@dreamsaroundtheworld.com or visit www.dreamsaroundtheworld.com/coaching/


Bonus Lecture *Updated* Summer 2016 Free Training and Content
01:42
About the Instructor
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Is Society's New Way of Learning Giving You "Information Overload Hangovers?"

Trying to learn anything in today's world looks easy.

With one Google search you can find unlimited information about anything you want.

It sounds great, and in many ways it is. But man does it get tiring! 

Too many options makes you think that there is always something better out there. 

You want to learn how teach an online course? Great! Let the fun begin..

Do you read the 10+ articles on Google? Do you watch the most viewed videos on Youtube? Or do you take an online course about how to create an online course?

You say, "I want to learn from this online course!"

The promotional video and the reviews get you excited. 

"Everyone is talking about how amazing this course is!" They say, "After this, you'll find creating online courses incredibly easy."

You got your notepad and pen ready. You wait until your fresh in the morning to start. On your desk is a warm up of coffee. You're ready to dive in.

You play that first video and WOAH! You start learning all of these valuable nuggets of information. 

The notebook is quickly filling up with notes. You have a secret urge to share what your learning with someone you know. 

It's so fascinating!

Learning Information can be Addicting 

In the moment, it makes you feel like you're growing. Like anything is possible.

But, just like a heavy night of drinking, information overload gives you a crippling hangover. 

After you have a notebook filled with pages and pages of notes, you feel lost. 

When the course, the video, the blog post is over, it makes you ask yourself: what's next? 

At this point we tell ourselves, "I just have to learn more!"

Sound familiar?

I call it: The Information Hamster Wheel

It's time to step off the hamster wheel. Real growth happens when we take action on when we learn.

We don't truly grow or learn anything until we do it ourselves! That is why you always hear people say, Action is the Best Teacher

But we know this already...

And yet we don't take Action. All of this incredible information is not turning into anything real. 

And we know we should be taking action. But for some strange reason, we can't.

-We have no idea where to start

-We look at all of the people that are successful doing what we want to do ("I can never do that")

-We get distracted 

-We decide we need to learn more first

Why Does Taking Action Feel Like Your Alone in a Dark Cave?

Learning any new skill is like walking through a dark cave. On your own it is new, hard to see and scary.

When your taking an online course, you are guided by someone with a flashlight. They are saying, "I know the way. Come follow me!" 

They walk you through the cave and show you all of the amazing scenery and sights. 

Once the course, the video, the blog post is over your guide has left. It is just you in the dark cave now, alone. 

You pull out the flashlight app on your phone. The tiny light helps you see the edges of the cave, but you can hardly see anything. 

The fearful thoughts begin to enter your mind, "I'm in way over my head," "I can't do this," "I should stick to something I already know how to do well."

Okay, enough with the cave. 

You need a guide that leads you through taking Action! 

Someone that will tell you, step-by-step, exactly what to do. 

Someone that will call you out if you're not taking Action. 

Someone that doesn't leave you after they 'give you' information.

Take Action-Backed Courses

My role is to be your Action guide. 

In my courses you are not going to be left in the cave alone. 

Instead you will learn the important information and then I will walk you through the actions. 

In each of my action-backed videos I give you 1 task to complete and then show you EXACTLY how to complete that task.

By the end of my course you will not have another notebook full of notes. Instead you will taken Action and accomplished the course goal.

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I'm Dan Johnston. I'm a full-time writer, business trainer, and coach.

“That is seriously your life? You are literally living my dream. That’s insane. How can I do it?”

I’ve grown to expect hearing this every time I tell someone about my fairy-tale of a life. But trust me, it wasn’t always this way.

In 2010 I owned my own business and I worked like a dog with the dream of one day “making it”. I sacrificed friendships, health, family and travel opportunities all because I had to work harder for “just a little while longer.”

I just needed to “make it” and then I could I finally start enjoying life.

That was until my business imploded and left me completely, and I mean completely, broke.

At this point I could have taken a job, but it just didn't feel right. I had spent so much time trying to live my dreams, was now the time to quit?

So I decided to take one more risk, and in 2011 I started as a freelance writer.

The journey wasn't easy, but it sure paid off.

Using the same strategies I teach in my courses, I was able to generate a full time income writing within my first few months.

Then in early 2012 I decided to take another risk and see if I could continue freelance writing while travelling the world.

And it worked. It worked really, really, well.

Since 2012 I’ve lived in 7 places including Costa Rica, Manhattan, Barcelona, Italy, Germany and Prague. Each year I try to visit at least 6 new countries.

I’ve also crossed countless items from my bucket list including driving a Lamborghini on my birthday, learning Spanish, and driving a Hank Moody inspired Porsche 911 up Highway 101 in California.

When I was starting out and things got hard I had plenty of opportunities to raise the white flag and retreat...to turn my back on the life I really wanted.

I’m sure you’ll have the same opportunities. Ignore them.

Don’t ever, ever think going for it, going after what you really want, will be easy.

But it will always, always be worth it.

And I'm here to help in any way I can.