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There’s a bit of tough love in here, but hopefully, it saves someone time from pursuing a career that doesn’t fit.

I ramble a lot so here are the 5 reasons if you want a quick version:
1. You haven’t mastered the language you’re writing in. Basic grammar, spelling, and words must be mastered. If you’re not there yet, keep working on it before you start hunting for work.
2. You don’t actually know what copywriting is or how it works.
3. You haven’t sold anything.
4. Pitching and networking make you uncomfortable.
5. Client management and running a business doesn’t interest you.


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9 thoughts on “5 Reasons Freelance Copywriting Is Not For You
  1. Pocket Man says:

    You're ridiculously gorgeous and attractive

  2. Victor Sykes says:

    I have an idea 4 u?! Market a really good grammar/proofreading coarse. That way when you put your stuff out you can operate under the assumption that your audience has mastered those skills. So you don't have to take responsibility of that.

  3. Kemodo Ba says:

    I like ur face expressions

  4. Andirox says:

    Wow! Thanks a lot, after new video!

  5. John Amable says:

    2, 3,4,5. I struggle at No. 1. English Language Mastery. Someone, saying that you can do writing copy even If you flunked in English. Maybe, He said that because he's selling his Copywriting Course. That's too greedy.
    Thanks, Jackie for this valuable video.

  6. Carlos Augusto says:

    You're kind of reluctant about the idea of putting out a course or that sort of thing… But ironically, you explain things so perfectly well, it's literally like a class 🙂

  7. Linda Farneth says:

    I've watched almost all of your videos, I have some questions. I understand if there are too many to answer but here goes.

    Will your customer supply research for the product or topic such as bullet points or do you have to do all of that?
    Will your customer give you guidelines such as 250 to 500 words or do you set your parameters in your pitch?
    Does the customer supply a sample product or should you ask them to?

    On a more personal level, what would do you do if two competitors came to you for copywriting on similar products?

    If you get a chance to answer any of these questions I would consider it a gift. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!

  8. Loubna Majrouh says:

    Can't wait to see that day in the life video ?

  9. Linda Farneth says:

    Thank you, I'm considering segueing into copy writing from journalism. You've given me a lot to think about. Journalism requires and unbiased opinion, but copy writing will be totally biased. I'll have to learn to make that distinction if I choose to go the copywriting route. Thanks for another great video!

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