- By Jimmy Cox
- Published 11/16/2009
The principles of copywriting are very basic – understand what you are writing about, know your objective and your target market, and use persuasive language. In practice, this writing style also embraces the standards such as proper usage of grammar and punctuation. As a writer for any field, it is also a must to proofread your work several times until you have persuaded yourself that the article or copy is perfect. All things said these principles and the practical application of writing rules, serve as the foundation for your writing career. But how do you learn the tricky art of copywriting or writing? Writing gurus have established websites, written numerous books, and held writing seminars for novices and writing professional still seeking to hone their writing skills. You can get these books or sign up for e-learning sites dedicated to copywriting, and attend these training activities (which can be quite expensive). You can do any of the following to learn the basics or hone your writing style: 1. Purchase copywriting books 2. Browse online sites offering copywriting tips 3. Read the news magazines and keep on reading 4. Attend special classes 5. Subscribe to online writing tutorial sites 6. Join writing forums 7. Get a personal coach Personalized Coaching
Personalized coaching is available online and your writing improves after learning the secrets of breaking the writer’s block, starting to write, identifying common errors with clauses and ge
tting rid of unnecessary words. As you progress you move on to learn how to pick ideas, simplify ideas, and the use of killer hooks to attract readers. Personalized coaching is fast and efficient. The coach immediately trouble-shoots your weak spots, give you relevant reading materials, and won’t let you stop writing until you develop the art of writing good copy. How long will it take before you can master copywriting? Again, this will depend on you; but please take note that learning the craft of writing is far different from learning how to cook, design houses, or become an entertainer. Your tools are your words and your PC or electric typewriter. The finished product is not something you can smell or feel or measure; but something that can make smile, laugh, learn something and persuade you to buy a product. Perfecting the craft is a never-ending effort because you only as good as your last copy. When and How to Start If you contemplating getting lessons there is no time to waste. Get lessons now and start learning and earning. Starting early leads you to opportunities and learning about these expand your horizons. Start by reading the articles posted by expert copywriters in article submission services, devour all the relevant materials you can find from online magazines, local and international; analyze how the written articles affect you and why you like it. As you go along, it becomes easy for you to identify real good articles and trash.
Knowing everything about the copywriting is not limited to learning writing basics and fine-tuning your writing style. It’s also about learning where the big copywriting jobs are. So why procrastinate if you want to earn money now?