Let’s say you have a full time job — a dead end job. This is not your dream job — it does not pay enough to reach your dreams in life. You’re always busy with working for someone else. You dream of calling your own shots, doing something you love that’s worthwhile and gratifying — maybe helping people and/or perfecting a skill.
So let’s say you’ve decided to be a freelance copywriter.
So, what are 3 things you can do today to get started?
1) Write a lot
2) Maintain an attitude of gratitude for every writing assignment and client you get
3) Write out your goals — use a system whether Tim Ferris’s, Ben Franklin Planners, Perry Marshall’s 80/20 Rule, or the 90-Day Goals with 3 Big Rocks.
I blog so people will know who I am — to brand myself. I blog because I enjoy writing, sharing and teaching. The blog is a way to niche myself — find the right niche, narrow the niche.
My blog is a way of expressing myself, being creative — being social. It’s a way to build a business doing something I love.
A blog connects us to the world. It helps one learn how to make your business and what we enjoy in life one unit. In other words, it combines the two. We make a living doing what we love and enjoy.
Of course, that means selling something. Blogs are confusing — we wonder if people read or care. We know we need to give of ourselves in order to receive what we need as well. And we need to give first.
Blogs are good place to begin… to establish ourselves, make our mark. We find we are not the only ones in the world trying to put all of this together — the marketing, the social thing, the expressing of ourselves.
We look for a balance between saying too much and saying too little.
I’ve been doing this since before 2010! I’m still figuring it all out.
However ….. I am going to start giving free things away — as in pamphlets, digital products like ebooks. I’ll learn to present in other media like YouTube, webinars maybe. More images. Why not right? It’s not just about words these days — not only.
My blog is where I can tell clients, friends, prospects and readers worldwide who I am and what I do — and try to give a targeted audience, my reader, what they need and want as well.
I am a writer, editor, copywriter and a health expert. These points of my personal ‘expertise’ I want to share on this my blog.
Thank you for reading my blog! Come back — return, as I learn more about you from my blog analytics and try to cater my messages in a way that we have a positive interchange — a give and take, communicating, sharing, teaching one-to-the-other — me the blogger-speaker. You hopefully returning, engaging, speaking up and sharing too!
English: Blogs on JoopeA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This morning in one of my Groups on Facebook, Copywriter Cafe — probably my favorite group – the question was brought up about the value of blogging.
Well, I had to go out and check with a couple of the blogging pillars – Brian Clark and Chris Brogan.
I’ve got some great quotes from Chris on the reason and ‘power’ of blogging.
Here are just a few:
“Not sure what to write about? Who cares? Write about what interests you,” Chris Brogan.
“Start where [you] spend [your] attention….Write for you – but in the service of others.”
“So why blog?”
Chris Brogan Quoted and Paraphrased
To “give people [the ability] to resonate with you,” to see what’s important to you, to know you and see what you care about.
“Sell like hell from your blog….. Absolutely!”
He started in 1998. He’s still doing it. “It still brings me business, value and my living.”
He uses Rainmaker now for the hosting, setup and running of his WordPress website blog.
“Are you out there blogging? Say it loud and proud.”
Katherine Kay on Blogging
I started in 2005 or so. I used various platforms and as they disappeared, I moved to other platforms. Finally bought katherinekay.com and have pretty much stuck with this and WordPress now since 2010.
Chris Brogan has two nice parents too … who may appeal to the baby boomer generation out here as well. I’m one of those myself. Steven and Diane Brogan, Chris’ parents, write a regular blog and are active on Twitter too.
Excerpts from Chris Brogan Blog, February 11, 2015
English: Monkeys Blogging Español: Simios bloggeando (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Health Copywriting Niches
Seth Godin said once, “No niche is too small to own.”
So this blog, brand, WordPress site and blog will return to our roots and beginnings to laser focus once again on health.
The question is, “How niched within the niche do we need to go in this alternative health niche?”
My idea is this: to focus on copywriting for the nutritional supplement area. I know a lot about good supplements. To flood the market — the marketing — to potential good clients. And then to pick and choose good products and clients.
Hey, I sell online. Nothing stopping me from really digging and selling products I’ve researched, used, that are great, that I use … and maybe I want to sell myself as the distributor.
The next phase of this blog. Health. Health. Health.
ASIDE: Some bloggers blog far and few between, but write excellent blogs. This blog strives to be consistent, and to regularly post once or twice a week. With one full-time blogger on board, this can mean blogs at odd hours, when the workload is heavy in other areas — or when there just plain is not enough time in the day. No excuses… but if blogs ever seem boring or silly, the above may be the reason.