This week, we’re going to boost your career with advertising.
I began my writing career writing romance novels. Then I transitioned to copywriting. I got started in copywriting completely by accident. At the time, I was running a small business, and because display advertising in newspapers was horrendously expensive, I wrote some press releases.
Soon, we were spending zero on advertising. We got free editorial coverage in magazines and newspapers. Several of our people appeared regularly on TV. All because I wrote a few press releases.
Business colleagues took note, and before I knew it, I was writing their advertising, and getting paid for it too.
That taught me a huge lesson: it’s not enough to create, you need to promote what you do too, with advertising. It also taught me that with a little creativity, you can get all the advertising you want, for free.
As a writer, you know how to write. So, if you want to advertise, that’s all you need to do — WRITE.
Start by educating your clients (or ebook buyers.)
I talk about educating customers on my Creativity Factory Blog.
Let’s look at something you can do TODAY to boost your writing career.
Easy Advertising for Writers: Use Craigslist
The easiest way to advertise is to use your writing skills.
Let’s say you’re a completely new writer. You have zero clients. You want to get started on a career as a writer.
There are endless ways you can get started.
Here’s a simple way.
Go to craigslist.org, and write an ad something like this:
Web Content Sells: Get Instant Content For Your Website
My name is ________ (your name.)
I’m a new writer, and I’m ready to write for you.
If you’re one of the first three people to contact me, I’ll create a free article for your website. All I ask is that you include my name on the article, with my contact details.
Get in touch right now.
An ad like that takes minutes to create, and the cost is zero.
You’ve got nothing to lose.
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