Many years ago I was trying to break into the world of freelance copywriting.
At that point I was really struggling.
No matter what I did, no one would hire me.
But then I heard about an interesting way to find work.
With this technique you can quickly get as many clients as you need.
Not only that, it provides copywriters with a few additional benefits as you’ll see below.
What is this technique?
Well, what you basically want to do is find people with existing sales pages (one way to do this is by visiting Clickbank and getting in touch with product owners.) Send these people a message and tell them about yourself and that you’re a copywriter. Then tell them that you want to rewrite their sales letter…for free…and that they only need to pay if you write something that converts higher than what they’ve got at the moment.
Now, before you turn your nose up at this idea, there’s a good reason why you should try it.
First of all, this is a no-brainer offer because there’s zero risk to the client – which means you’ll actually GET clients. What’s more, offer this service to enough people and you’ll eventually strike gold i.e. you’ll actually write a letter that converts and get paid for your efforts. In fact, this may even turn into ongoing work if you’re lucky.
There’s also another benefit which most people don’t think about.
You see, when starting out as a copywriter there’s one thing you need more than anything else.
What is this?
You need to get to the point where you’ve worked with a handful of clients…
…and written at least 2-5 sales letters or other pieces of copy.
You need to have written copy that actually converts.
Only by doing this will you gain the experience needed to move onto more serious projects.
If you want to break into freelance copywriting then consider offering a free sales letter rewrite.
Doing this is a great way to gain experience and confidence.
Plus it helps you build up a portfolio…
…plus you might actually earn some money.
P.S. One more thing before I go: If you’re going to do this make sure you have another source of income i.e. don’t quit your day job to become a copywriter and then work for free. The reason why is because you’re probably not going to make a lot of money (or even get paid.) In my experience most people don’t run your copy and will ignore you after it’s delivered. If they do use the copy and it makes money…well…there’s no guarantee they’ll honor the agreement. Remember, you’re doing this purely for experience and not money, so don’t concentrate on that until later…