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It’s a question so simple, you might think everyone already knows the answer: What is copywriting?
But in my decade-plus helping newbie writers launch their freelance careers, I’ve learned not to assume. People come from all walks of life into freelance writing, and aren’t born knowing the lingo.
When I researched this question, it got even more interesting. Because I disagreed with many of the most popular posts on the topic.
What I have for you isn’t your grandpa’s copywriting definition and description. It’s a rebel’s 21st Century copywriting definition — and a how-to guide on how to break in and do it.
How copywriting evolved
Old copy hacks will tell you copywriting is the art and science of crafting writing that sells.
They’ll tell you writing that overtly sells a product or service is copywriting — and everything else is ‘not copywriting.’
That was once true — but it isn’t any more. Because the Internet changed much of what we once knew about marketing.
I’ve got a new definition of copywriting for you, one I think is more accurate for the 21st Century marketing era we live in now.
Read on to learn what copywriting is today, how to do it — and how you can capitalize on the changes to earn well as a freelance writer.
Ever have an idea for an op-ed?
If your mind jumps to the old-school newspaper section with editorials, opinion pieces, and letters to the editor, you’re probably thinking it’s a waste of time.
But writing op-ed pieces is still a thing. I’ve done it. And if you know where to look, the right markets pay well.
Getting paid $300 to $1,500 for opinion pieces, essays, and editorials is still happening.
Let the ideas begin to percolate…
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Chances are pretty good you’ve got an opinion piece in you worth writing. Check out these 10 op-ed writing markets to share your point of view and get paid for it.
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