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Jumpstart Your Branding With These Tips

Jumpstart Your Branding With These Tips | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
Take a look at three creative ways to brand your business with Alicia Lawrence.

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3 of the fist steps for creating a brand voice

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There’s just one problem: you have no idea how to get your creative juices flowing. You’ve thought and thought, but still you’re coming up short on ideas. Every idea you have has either already been done or is so bland that it would do more harm than good.

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What Are Copy Tests for Copywriting Jobs? — Filthy Rich Writer

What Are Copy Tests for Copywriting Jobs? — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
Often, when you apply for a job (especially as a junior or mid-level writer), you'll be asked to take a "copy test." Despite our conditioning from years of school, though, copy tests can actually be great opportunities. Read on to find out what they are and how you can use them to your advantage!
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How to Develop a Thick Skin — Filthy Rich Writer

How to Develop a Thick Skin — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
Creative reviews can be tough for copywriters: Your work gets critiqued right in front of you by a roomful of people. But it doesn't have to be a recipe for hurt feelings. Learn how to develop a thick skin and maintain your professionalism. Read on...
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What to Do When You Feel Inadequate — Filthy Rich Writer

What to Do When You Feel Inadequate — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
When you're starting something new (say, learning copywriting), it's very likely that you're going to feel like you're not good enough. But that feeling of inadequacy might actually be sending you a different message. Read on...
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What to Wear to an Ad Agency Interview — Filthy Rich Writer

What to Wear to an Ad Agency Interview — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
If you've landed an interview at an ad agency, you should be excited. But you might also be a little concerned about the impression you'll make. Read on to find out how to look your best and dress to impress...
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Online Sales Letters: What Copywriters Need to Know — Filthy Rich Writer

Online Sales Letters: What Copywriters Need to Know — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
If you're interested in becoming a copywriter, you've probably come across sites promising that you can make $20K per sales letter. Let's dig into that claim, shall we? Read on...
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What's It Like to Work in an Ad Agency? — Filthy Rich Writer

What's It Like to Work in an Ad Agency? — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
Many copywriters dream of getting into a hot, hip ad agency. But what does that actually entail? What makes it different from other copywriting opportunities? Read on to find out...
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What to Look for in a Spec Ad Designer — Filthy Rich Writer

What to Look for in a Spec Ad Designer — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
Finding great design partners is crucial for copywriters—especially when it comes to creating spec ads. Find out exactly what you should look for on your search. Read on...
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How to Build a Part-Time Copywriting Career — Filthy Rich Writer

Are you interested in copywriting, but not sure you want to do it full-time? Or do you want to do it on the side to bring in extra cash? Learn the exact steps you need to take to build up a thriving part-time copywriting business...
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Copywriting Q&A: Make Sure Computer Failure Doesn't Ruin You — Filthy Rich Writer

Copywriting Q&A: Make Sure Computer Failure Doesn't Ruin You — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
At some point, like it or not, your computer will die. But you need to make sure that when it does, it doesn't take the copy you've been working on with it! Read on to find out how to protect yourself from the inevitable...
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Should You Find a Copywriting Specialty? — Filthy Rich Writer

Should You Find a Copywriting Specialty? — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
You want to make as much money as you can, but does that mean you should specialize in a certain market or kind of client? Find out if that will help your career...or hurt it...
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Worried About Copywriting Going Overseas? — Filthy Rich Writer

Worried About Copywriting Going Overseas? — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
It's certainly not hard to worry about the economy or jobs. But should you worry about copywriting jobs going overseas? Here's what you really need to know...
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How to Deal with People Wanting Copywriting Freebies — Filthy Rich Writer

How to Deal with People Wanting Copywriting Freebies — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
When you're everyone's go-to writer, you can expect friends and family to ask for all kinds of writing help. For free. You don't want to make enemies of the people who love you most, so here's how to deal with the requests!
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New Productivity Tools and Apps — Filthy Rich Writer

New Productivity Tools and Apps — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
Take your copywriting productivity to the next level with these useful (and fun!) apps and programs.
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How to Improve Your Copywriting Skills — Filthy Rich Writer

How to Improve Your Copywriting Skills — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
When you're first learning to write copy, writing lines can feel a lot like slogging through. You want to get quicker, more efficient and just overall better as soon as you can. But how do you do that? Read on...
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How to Protect Yourself from Ad Agency Layoffs — Filthy Rich Writer

How to Protect Yourself from Ad Agency Layoffs — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
The truth is that the best way to protect yourself from the ramifications is by taking the right steps while you're still employed. What are those right steps? Read on...
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Should You Take a Copywriting Internship? — Filthy Rich Writer

Should You Take a Copywriting Internship? — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
Once you're out of college, it might seem odd to seek an internship. At the same time, there are few better ways to get your foot in the door when you lack experience. Read on to find out what you should consider when you consider an internship...
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How Long Should Copywriting Take You? — Filthy Rich Writer

How Long Should Copywriting Take You? — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
Worried that you're taking too long to write your copy? Find out how long it should really take you to write your drafts...and find out what's even more important. Read on...
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What a Freelance Copywriter's Day Looks Like — Filthy Rich Writer

What a Freelance Copywriter's Day Looks Like — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
If you're interested in copywriting because it offers so much flexibility, you're heading in the right direction. But you also need to find out just what that flexibility (and the freelance lifestyle) really entails. Read on...
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Build Your Copywriting Career for Maximum Flexibility — Filthy Rich Writer

Build Your Copywriting Career for Maximum Flexibility — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
If you want to be the kind of copywriter who can work when you want and where you want, you need to build the kind of career that allows for it. How? Read on...
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How to Rock the Copywriting Brainstorming Process — Filthy Rich Writer

How to Rock the Copywriting Brainstorming Process — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
How exactly do you come up with ideas for an ad? What's the magic behind it? Well, the magic is that there's a process—and here's what it is. (Read on...)
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How Soon Can You Make Money as a Copywriter? — Filthy Rich Writer

How Soon Can You Make Money as a Copywriter? — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
One of the first questions I get from new and aspiring copywriters is "I'm interested in getting into copywriting...but how long will it be before I start earning some money?" Ready for the answer? Read on...
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Copywriting Q&A: What to Say When You Don't Have Agency Experience — Filthy Rich Writer

Copywriting Q&A: What to Say When You Don't Have Agency Experience — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
It seems like every copywriter wants to work in an agency, but to work in an agency...you need to already need agency experience. Luckily, that's not quite true. Find out exactly how to answer when the "agency experience" question comes up with recruiters and creative directors.
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The Number One Spec Ad Mistake Copywriters Make — Filthy Rich Writer

The Number One Spec Ad Mistake Copywriters Make — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
You want your spec ads to sell you as a professional, but many new copywriters make a huge mistake that actually brands them as completely unprofessional. Read on to make sure you avoid this very common blunder...
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Why Staying in Touch with Old Colleagues is Crucial — Filthy Rich Writer

Why Staying in Touch with Old Colleagues is Crucial — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
Want to get work? Then look to the people you've worked with before! The creative community in any town is small and you've got to stay in touch with people who can get you work later. Here's how...
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The Right Way to Barter Your Copywriting Services — Filthy Rich Writer

The Right Way to Barter Your Copywriting Services — Filthy Rich Writer | Breaking Into Copywriting | Scoop.it
Bartering your copywriting services can be a great way to get other services without paying for them—but it can also be a great way to get yourself into trouble. Follow these simple tips and you're much more likely to have a great outcome.
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