I joined the Filthy Rich Writer’s Comprehensive Copywriting Academy (CCA) course in April to make $5,000 per month as a freelance copywriter. I learned the secrets to success, how to find clients, make sales pitches, get started, and focus lead-gathering efforts.
Do you want to know all the tricks I used to go from a brand-new copywriter making nothing to routinely making $5,000 a month in just two months?
I’m available to you.
I want to help you get there too because I’m so ecstatic about how one $500 online program transformed the trajectory of my life in a matter of months (and allowed me to recoup that money more than 34 times since I started).
You could be thinking:
What are your methods for success?
How do you locate clients and where do you do that?
During your discovery calls, how do you present your sales pitch?
What inspired you to begin?
How do you already make $5,000 per month?
Where do you concentrate your efforts to get leads?
In this essay, I’ll address each of these queries.
My Freelancing Success Story: From Four-Figure Clients to $10K Months
Here is a brief account of my journey: Early in April, I enrolled in the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy (CCA) course offered by Filthy Rich Writers. I was only making approximately $500 a month at the time from my side job. After a personal setback, I was prepared to start working as a Senior UX Designer again. I made the last-minute decision to leave my long-standing job and begin working as a full-time freelance copywriter in May.
If you are reading this and the year 2020 has passed, I should point up that this is in in the middle of the Covid-19 epidemic. So my two children, ages 1 and 4, are at home acting out.
However, I acquired my first four-figure client in just four weeks. I earned more than $3K towards the end of the month. I made more than $5,000 apiece in the months of June and July. By the end of 2020, I plan to have $10K months, and I’m already halfway there.
What do you hope to accomplish with your freelancing? I hope this piece is helpful to you, whether your objective is to set up your marketing materials (say, finally establishing that portfolio site), attract your first customer, raise your fees, create a viable side business, quit your day job, or some/all of the above.
But let me first reassure you that you are not alone. Undoubtedly, I had my own share of difficulties when I first started.
My Challenges as a New Copywriter
So yeah, switching careers is challenging. Saying “I’ll write your website copy, guaranteed to convert” is challenging when all you’ve been doing lately is producing content as part of your CCA assignment.
I completed a big portion of Comprehensive Copywriting Academy. If I do think so myself, my website has excellent design, appealing text, and everything. My virtual portfolio was open. I was prepared to accept new customers.
I made every effort the course instructor, Nicki Krawczyk, suggested we make in order to get clients. I undertook the 4-week challenge, sent cold emails, spoke with recruiters, and networked in Facebook groups, to mention a few. Everywhere I went, I gave assistance and networked.
I sped up my spiral. These are the things that crossed my mind:
Oh my, did I leave my well-paying, permanent job too soon?
Before I recoup the expense of the training, it will take me several months.
Perhaps I’m just not suited for the job of a copywriter.
Perhaps I ought to try something different. I’d like to register for 2,385 free webinars.
As a result, after giving out initial deals at steep discounts for a week, I started merely attempting to get individuals on the phone so I could write part of their content for free. Yes, totally free. This strategy has advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading!
How I Created a Realistic Copywriting Portfolio
Let me say this: CCA does NOT advise writing copy for free when you are just starting out. And I can’t claim that I would write for free once again if I were doing this again. Because I could write a completely different piece regarding whether to give services for free, at a discount, or at full price… I shall now veer off topic. But the following are some advantages of working for free when you’re just starting out as a copywriter:
Your portfolio doesn’t merely contain spec work since you receive genuine things to show off.
Practice making discovery calls is provided.
You may practice calling kickoffs.
You have the chance to determine whether your selected specialization is indeed a suitable fit.
Consequently, those free clients can end up becoming paying clients for more work. (Some people helped me.)
How I Attracted My First Paying Clients for Copywriting
Facebook Groups — always Facebook Groups.
I’m aware that this isn’t working for everyone. However, there are several things you can do to improve your profile, company page, and networking techniques so you can make the most of these efforts.
A Zoom coffee discussion led to the acquisition of my very first paying customer. There were no plans for collaborating. She gave me a little paid job to prepare a summary email for a webinar they were having at the end of the session. I was thrilled.
My fourth-figure client was my second paying customer. She and I never spoke on the phone, which was a comfort for me as an introvert. We still work together now.
How I Earn Over $5,000 Monthly from Copywriting
I have worked with 10 paying clients thus far in my career. Only 10 clients in six months, yes. The breakdown of my revenue over the last few months is as follows:
when I first joined CCA in April: $615 – 8% copywriting
$3,455 in May, 80% copywriting
$5,072 – 86% copywriting in June
$5,751 in July – 88% copywriting
$5,916 – 89% copywriting in August. (I didn’t experience the progress I had hoped for, but this month was busy with a side project.)
In relation to value-based pricing, I have a lot to say. But what actually matters in the end? the ability to demand greater pricing.
You can see that finding clients who would pay more rather than more clients is the solution.
And in keeping with my simple marketing approach, it’s also delivering top-notch service,
Not being afraid to request extra work, requesting recommendations and testimonials, and concentrating on the lead-generation techniques that are effective for you.
Okay, I admit that I didn’t cover all of your inquiries. I have a lot more to say, but I’m out of steam right now, and I have client work to finish off this morning.
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