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!
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  • Lectures 42
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Published 9/2015 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • A laptop with internet access
  • Word processing software
  • Know how to write

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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)

What 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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Everything You Need To Know About Starting Your Own Copywriting Business
Why Finding Copywriting Was So Exciting! (Eric)
Preview
03:18
A Day In The Life of a Copywriter
Preview
05:53
Dan's Story of Becoming a Copywriter
Preview
04:17
Don't Worry! You Don't Have To Be A Great Writer
01:20
Quick Start - Summary and Wrap Up
02:16
Section 2: Copywriting Mindset And Theories: The Foundation For Your Copywriting Skills
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
Section 3: How To Get Your First Client, How Much To Charge Them And A Confidence Booster!
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
Section 4: Copywriting Fundamentals: Everything You Need To Write Effective Copy
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
Section 5: Marketing & Getting Your First Clients
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
Section 6: How To Setup A Simple Website: Create A Professional Portfolio Site For $20
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
Section 7: How To Always Have The Confidence To Take On Any Project (Sharpen Your Saw)
01:24

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

01:35

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

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

04:53

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

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

Section 8: Bonus Lecture *Updated* Summer 2016 Free Training and Content
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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/


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Instructor Biography

Eric John Campbell, eLearning Expert | Location Independent

Let Me Tell You a Story…

My background as an online instructor started when I was 13 years old. At the time I was playing an online video game called Runescape. One day I wrote a guide on how to make money in that game, sold it on eBay and made a couple hundred dollars. Ever since then I have been hooked to starting random online business ideas.

Then fast forward until I was a sophomore at Penn State University. At that point one of my random business ideas was importing men’s magnetic therapy bracelets from China and selling them on eBay.


I Created My First Online Course Out of Boredom

During one rainy day in February I was bored and decided to create a course that taught people how to import products from China and sell them on eBay. I created that free course in one day and went to bed. When I woke up I had 50 new emails, each telling me that a new student had enrolled in my course. I couldn’t believe it, I was so excited and happy!

That first course I created ended up getting 10,000 students in it. Soon after creating that course I made my first paid course which went into greater detail about how to import products from China. I marketed it by telling everyone in my free course that if they wanted to learn more about this subject they could spend $20 and you get lifetime access to it.


Making $100+ Dollars from My First Paid Course Was an Incredible Feeling

I remember making the first couple hundred dollars off that course. It’s an incredible feeling. It feels completely different than working at a job and having someone pay you on a paycheck. In a weird kind of way, it really felt like I had earned this. And since that point I have been absolutely hooked.

I have created online courses in a bunch of different subjects such as copywriting, lean startup philosophy and how to become an authority. I can’t see myself stopping anytime soon. At this point I have over 40,000 students enrolled in my courses.


A Conversation with My Mom Inspired Me

After two years of creating online courses my Mom called me and told me she really wants to create her own online course but doesn’t know how to get started. I realized there was 10 different places I could send her that would each teach her one thing that she has to know, but there wasn’t a single place where I could say, go here and you’ll learn how to create your own online course.

I knew that my Mom, not being the most tech savvy person in the world, wouldn’t want to spend all her time trying to figure out how to connect the pieces from these ten different websites and set up all the technical stuff. She just wanted to share what she knows, her expertise, and create an online course.

I know how intimidating it is. I had to figure all this technical stuff out in the beginning and it was really complicated. But the thing is, it doesn’t have to be. In hindsight I realized if someone had just shared with me the right things to do, I would have saved an incredible amount of time, money and frustration.


Going from No-Experience to Creating & Marketing Your First Course

This is why I’ve decided to take on that project. I’m creating a collection of courses with the goal of taking someone that has no-experience teaching online courses all the way to creating and marketing their first online course.

I’m going to walk you through every single step of the way. That includes how to outline your course, how to prepare the camera or the recording software and much more. This is by far the most ambitious project I’ve ever taken on but I think it’s going to be the most valuable project for you.

If you want to create an online course and share your expertise with the world, you shouldn’t have to focus on figuring out all the boring and complicated technical stuff.

Have a great day,

-Eric

Instructor Biography

Dan Johnston, Location Independent Coach, Author, and Business Trainer

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.

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