- Jun 15, 2014
One big piece of advice is you can study all you want but without practice you won't get anywhere. People get that with most skills but copy writing is something I see people try to study for 100+ hours before they write 1 word of copy.Going to spend 90 days in my free time learning copy writing and sales/persuasion.
I have a few books and resources on the topics, but if you guys can throw me a bone on what you have read/watched/done that helped you in the above.. please list them in here or PM me.
Don't list Cashvertising, I already have it.
The first 30 days ( this month ), I am going to try to read/digest 4 books on the subject with real study. Study like taking notes and such, not just speed reading and forgetting.
That's what I have planned.One big piece of advice is you can study all you want but without practice you won't get anywhere. People get that with most skills but copy writing is something I see people try to study for 100+ hours before they write 1 word of copy.
I think the problem stems from with most skills you get to see how "good" you are easier. You can write code and test it easily. It's easy to see the results of your practice and gauge if you are getting better/worse. If you are new to copy writing it's difficult to get true feedback on your copy, IE does this make people buy. Because getting your copy in front of people costs money and if it's not good it costs you.
Unfortunately I don't have any great suggestions on how to go about practicing, it's different for everyone. The only thing I can say is don't be afraid to spend 30 minutes writing sales copy for a made up product even if you never plan to show that copy to anyone. It will be much for valuable to do that every so often over only reading 30 minutes per day on it - even if you don't have any good way to get outside feedback. Think of it like keeping a diary you write but never share with anyone, simply the act of writing improves your writing skill much more than just reading will.