5 Proven Ways To Start A Copywriting Career With No Portfolio (And No Experience)

by birtanpublished on August 25, 2020

Five ways to start copywriting and make a portfolio with zero experience when you are just getting started when you are a beginner copywriter you're going out there to the marketplace and you're trying to get gigs you're trying to get clients one of the most common questions

You will get is do you have samples of your work that you can share with me right do you have a portfolio now if you're brand new you may be saying that well I don't have a portfolio I'm brand Neil and I'm just getting started

And what you're hear from your prospects are well then you know I we can't really trust you we can't really hire you well how the hell am I going to people portfolio when I'm brand new so I cannot get any gigs because I don't have a

Portfolio but I cannot be a portfolio because I'm not getting any gigs I understand your frustrations the question is are you going to let not having materials not having a portfolio stop you from pursuing a professional

Lucrative career in copywriting comment below today I'm gonna share with you five ways you could get started in copywriting and your foot in the door for some you may have to accept one or two or three no pay or low pay gigs

Just to get started I'm not asking you to do that forever what I'm asking you to do is to get two or three samples that's all you need you need to get your feet wet you know get your foot in the door you to get in the game so you can

Start getting paid right now and that's how you do it way number one volunteer to write for non-profit organizations nonprofit organizations they're always looking for writers to write their newsletters their press releases their

Fundraising campaigns and emails I'm talking about your local parent-teacher Association I'm talking about animal shelters I'm talking about environmental groups all you need to do is send them an email and say hey you know what I am

A copywriter I'm looking to gain some experience you could connect with them on LinkedIn yes on LinkedIn and you just approach them now one of these three things would happen after you write for them

One it shows your future clients that you are a nice person because within a samples of your work they can see your rightful non profit chances are you a nice person I hope that you are right your good person number two that if you

Actually do very very good work they might actually turn into a client a paying client they're like you work so much they will hire you for other projects number three there's a possibility that they might give you a

Recommendation a referral or an endorsement however don't expect an endorsement or a referral it's nice if you get it but that's not why you're doing it you're doing it to build your portfolio does that make sense way

Number two if you belong to a church or any religions any religious organizations you could also approach them because they're always looking for writers to to share the message especially when you approach them as one

Of the believers is very easy for them to say yes and give you some gigs give you some opportunities to practice way number three approach business owners now that's what I did in the beginning of my career I would approach local

Business owners Chamber of Commerce just talking to them and say hey do you need any kind of brochures maybe your your direct mails maybe your ads anything that I could write now of course now social media your landing page your

Email write anything that they might need help with all I'm asking the business owners if they like my work they would give me an endorsement and the right to showcase this word to other future prospects that's it and most of

The time they would say yes because first of all they would save money and second of all they're always looking for marketing materials and literature's for their businesses anyway it's very easy once I've done few of those boom I've

Got a portfolio way number four take an online course I teach a seven week certification program that helps people to become a high income copywriter how to develop a high income skill that allows them to earn thousands if not

Tens of thousands of dollars with nothing more the power of the keyboard or pen and combine that with their skill sets if you want a proven path to six-figure income as a copywriter I will put a link

In the description below every single week during that seven weeks they will join us virtually from the comfort of their own home and every single week we would give them assignments to do so by the end of seven weeks you will have a

Portfolio of different examples of the work that you've done emails landing pages and ads that you could present to your potential clients and that's why my students are able to get clients in as little as seven weeks

Based on the strength of the portfolio that they built during that several weeks just doing the assignments yes it happened finally I got my first boom not even finish the program Jess we just finished plastics two days ago and I got

My first boom wow that's just an amazing feeling to generate $1,000 what up cash net and I feel like wow that's amazing just spend 20 minutes of my time and happen to make $1,000 and as a result she pay me $100 10% in commissions

Does that make me feel so happy now thank you I believe in myself finally and officially I got my first boom and it's $100 I am so happy that I finally got it and I earned it with my soul I was

Working hard for it but I wouldn't do it without the help of the team and Desmond and Tina and everyone and my friends nee JC and the whole AJC family because your posts inspire me daily way number five you actually rewrite other people's copy

So you go through different landing pages you go through different funnels and different emails and you would take their copy and you actually rewrite it and that becomes your portfolio now don't lie you're not saying that these

People are your clients you're not these businesses are your clients you're simply saying to them these are samples of your work what you could do now they can see they could get a glimpse of okay this is what you could do these are your

Skill sets right this is how good your writing is it's a very simple thing to do now you don't need 2030 samples of your work in your portfolio all you need is two or three it confused mine it confused prospect always sets no

As time goes on and now you have more samples in your portfolio what you want to do is you want to send them exactly what they are looking for here's what I mean let's say they want to hire you to write emails for them what do you do you

Send them two or three email examples that you've done in the past they're looking to hire you to write some letting pages you show them two or three landing pages examples you don't want to show them emails when they're asking for

Landing pages so as you get gigs you might have a lot more samples in your portfolio that you could show but you don't show them all you got it let me give you one more bonus tip do you want an extra bonus tip when you are talking

To a prospect don't focus on your background don't focus on your experience or lack thereof at the end of the day the prospect is not interested in your writing per se what they interested in is what needs to be done

And what can your writing do for their businesses that's it so focus on them so when you are talking to them on the phone and I recommend you talk to them on the phone after the initial conversation after initial email or

Social media exchange you get them on the phone you ask them good questions right you discover their needs you discover exactly and precisely what kind of outcome they are looking for and then you position your cooperating service as

The solution to get them there and I've made so many videos on YouTube on sales and closing it could easily go to my playlist and watch those so make sure you sharpen your closing skills on the phone before you talk to the prospects

If you want to stop writing the hard way head over to instant scripts calm or click on the link below in the description in as little as 3 minutes you can fill the blanks of these simple yet extremely powerful sales letter and

Email templates instead of staring at a blank piece of paper every single time that you write you'd be amazed how simple easy and effortless this process is click on the link below and see for yourself

Related Videos

from daily forex this is chris taking a look at the uh bitcoin market here you can see that we have uh found the market to be bullish we have broken above the ...
James fake revenue at deutsche bank has risen by 47 in the third quarter has this good momentum continued in the fourth quarter as well look we're continuin...
from daily forax this is chris taking a look at the um us stock indices this is the s p 500 and you can see that the s p 500 has uh rallied quite a bit did pul...
The capital position now and the confidence you have to deploy that dividend well indeed we have uh we've had a uh a very strong quarter um in which uh you ...
Hi everyone my name is adita and a few years ago i got divorced and became a single mom of two kids and that's when i started to look for ways to invest my ...
Have you ever thought of the true value of gold I mean really the value of something isn't its price it's what you can buy with it that is the true valu...
Hi this is vlad from effects empire euro dollar failed to settle above the resistance at 1.1870 and is trying to get below the support at 1.1830 if this attempt...
from daily forex this is chris taking a look at the uh crude oil marking cwti has gapped a little bit lower and then basically did nothing so uh at this point ...
Rupert what does this all mean for for equities but in general actually asset classes would you buy right now yeah so we are still broadly constructive on risk ...
Today I'm looking back at the Tesla stock on March 17th I did an analysis based on my ambassador diamond analysis the IDB a and I suggested that after its s...
The thing is if it's a legitimate expense and you are legitimately working from home take it you're literally throwing money leaving money on the table ...
from fx empire this is chris taking a look at the euro dollar and you can see that we are reaching above 118 as new york gets on board and perhaps trying to ma...
from daily forex this is chris taking a look at the euro and the pound you can see the euro has fallen a bit during the trading session here on friday as there...
The crude oil price has had a great recovery off those april lows but it does appear to be struggling over recent weeks so given the resurgence of the coronavir...
The recovery in silver continued into july and in the last week uh the price went somewhat parabolic moving from 19 up to 26 and you can see the sort of volatil...
Now one of the things that almost all millionaires have in common is they have exceptional I mean exceptional communication skills because they recognize that c...
Hi this is vlad from effects empire silver is currently trying to settle above the nearest resistance level at 23.30 if this attempt is successful silver will g...
from daily forex this is chris taking a look at the gold and silver markets you can see gold has smashed into this little short-term downtrend line that i have...
So tell us a bit more about the survey what what are your clients telling you about the lessons learned from this pandemic and what does it tell us about the fu...
At first glance ichimoku charts um can seem somewhat intimidating with a lot going on when we're looking at markets but they're also a really powerful w...