Are you tired of all those other “gurus” telling you how to make money fast online? What if I told you there is a proven way to make $5,000 a month? In this article I will teach you an actual way to make $5,000 a month – with the power of your written words. Even if you are an absolute copywriting beginner.
I’m not talking about shady business strategies or cryptocurrencies. You see, there is so much false information out there. They are promising you methods and ways to make $5,000 a month.
Now, what is copywriting?
Do you know what most people say when I ask them how they want to make money with writing? They tell me they write articles or plan to write a book.
Most writers, they have what I call “poverty mindset”. They don’t believe you are supposed to make money as a writer. They think you are supposed to struggle because most writers don’t make a lot of money.
And it’s true – most writers actually don’t make a lot of money. They believe you have to be a famous author to make a living as a writer. That’s simply not true.
There are many different forms of writing out there. Writing novels, newspaper articles, content writing….
But what is the most profitable form of writing? How do you get to that $5,000 a month?
Some call it copywriting. Others say business writing. I personally call it high income copywriting.
High Income Copywriting
High income copywriting means writing for businesses and companies. It’s different because companies are not paying you for the number of words you produce. They pay you because your writing brings them customers, leads or more revenue.
High income copywriting is one of the most sought after professions in this day and age. It doesn’t require a degree – it’s a skill anyone can learn. It doesn’t require a lot of capital to start out but could comfortably earn you a 6-figure income.
For example, you could write a description for an eCommerce product. And that description helps them to sell more of that product. Or you are writing emails for them and that emails bring them more customers. Maybe you are writing landing pages or sales pages.
Whatever it is, you are writing to produce a certain result.
Let me give you an example. Let’s say you are charging $100 per article. If you want to make $5,000 a month – what would that mean? It means you have to write 50 articles. That’s quite a number.
Now, you could work with 50 different clients and write one article for each. Or you work with ten clients and write 5 articles for each client.
That’s totally fine – but it’s still a lot of writing. Especially if your clients are in different industries. That’s a whole lot of work.
Let me give you another example. Only a short while ago I paid my copywriter $5.000 to create a landing page for one of my products.
How many clients did this copywriter have to work with to make $5,000?
Only one – just me.
So, why am I paying him $5,000 to write a page? Very simple – because that page is designed to sell a product. I’m expecting to get 5,10 or 20 times the return of what I’m investing in. Instead, I’m looking for a return on investment (ROI).
I’m not checking how many words he wrote. Instead, I’m using this piece of writing to produce revenue.
That’s a big difference. If you are able to do that, then companies are willing to pay you a premium price. They don’t pay you for the amount you write. What they are interested in is: “is this writing producing leads for me?” or “does this generate more sales?”
Now, when I got started, I did it the hard way. Let me share the story.
The Hard Way – Writing on SPEC
I was cold-calling everyone who I found in the yellow pages (yes that yellow books that used to have all the phone numbers in them). Then I called all the companies and tried to get business from them. I asked them if they are looking for a copywriter and if I can write ads for them.
Then I was building a portfolio and would go to networking events. I tried to hand out business cards. Some would hire me. Some wouldn’t – because I was too young and spoke with an accent.
I was also doing what I called “work on SPEC”. Meaning, I would write something and not get paid upfront. Only if what I wrote makes money, I would get paid. Some of those deals worked, some didn’t pay off at all. Yes, sometimes I didn’t get paid.
Still, I did that for a long time. Almost nine months I did it the hard way.
What I didn’t know – there is actually an easier way.
To shadow a master copywriter.
The Easy Way – Shadow a Master Copywriter
What does that mean?
Shadow someone who already has the credibility. Someone who is already getting clients and has the track record. Because that’s the two things you lack the most as a copywriting beginner.
So, the best way isn’t to build your own track record – but instead, you borrow someone’s track record.
Here’s how it works:
When you shadow a master copywriter, that copywriter has the name. He or she has the influence in the marketplace. He or she is getting clients all the time. And, they charge a certain price. What you want to do, is to work kinda as their junior. You get the – how I call it – spill-over clients.
What does that mean?
Earn From Spill Over Clients
Let’s assume the master copywriter is charging $5,000 for a campaign. Some people might not be able to afford that. Usually, the master copywriter has to decline those opportunities. But now that you are there you can offer them something new.
Now maybe they can’t afford that $5,000 but you as the mentee might charge $2,000. Maybe you are not as good as the master copywriter. Maybe you are only an 8/10. But still, most clients will be more than happy to get help for a bit of a lower price.
Maybe you are paying some $500 to the master copywriter who is mentoring you. But that still means you get to keep $1,500. What’s more, you don’t need to wait to build a track-record. You are making money – you are earning while you are learning.
The only way to get good at writing is by doing it.
A copywriting beginner will get in a vicious cycle when they are just starting out. They can’t get any gigs because they lack experience. But they can’t gain any experience because they have no gigs.
With the spill-over clients, you are getting gigs and earning experience. It doesn’t take that much time and you get the ball rolling.
And still, you need only 2-3 clients to make $5,000 a month.
That’s the fastest way. It’s what I did, after my writing on SPEC phase. I shadowed under my mentor Alan who taught me when I was just a copywriting beginner.
How To Find a Master Copywriter?
The best way to find a master copywriter is to see them as your mentor. Someone you can really learn from.
I personally am where I am today because of my mentors. And Alan, he was my first mentor and also the master copywriter that I shadowed.
I found Alan because his sales letters fascinated me. I collected them and by chance met him later. That’s why I believe you don’t have to find a mentor. Rather, the mentor finds you.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
But, if you want to be proactive about finding a mentor, there are a few guidelines. Never expect that they are entitled to help you. Many people think that if someone is successful. they will automatically help you. But really, no one is obligated to help you.
Instead, find out how you can add value to them. Give first, before you ask anything in return. If they are already successful, you have to understand they don’t really need you. So think about why they should invest their time and effort into you.
Don’t approach them with an agenda. Most people come to them because they want money or a job. So, don’t go to your mentor expecting either of those two things. They will notice that you’re only here because you want their money.
What you want to do is to come from a perspective where you truly want to learn from them. Learning from a mentor is the fastest way. You don’t have to figure out everything yourself. You can learn from their mistakes.
Avoid Beginner’s Mistakes
Now even if you are shadowing under a copywriting master, there are a few things you should think about.
Don’t try to do everything. Don’t be a jack of all trades and a master of none. Instead, find a certain niche to write for. Maybe your master copywriter is already targeting a certain niche – even better.
If you try to do everything to everyone, clients will get skeptical. How can one copywriter be the best at everything?
Ideally, you write for a sector you are actually interested in. This way you can develop the experience that is specific to your niche. You’ll get a deep understanding of your target market. That experience will be very valuable later.
Being very specific also allows you to charge more money for your service.
Another mistake a copywriting beginner makes is to be lead by their ego. I don’t know why but many copywriters seem to have a big ego, even if they haven’t done a lot yet. That sometimes leads to outrageous fees without any track-record.
What you want to do instead, is to make it easy for your clients to say yes. Add value upfront. For example, look at their current campaigns and give advice on how to make it better. This way you show the client that you know what you’re talking about.
Again, you are here to generate revenue for your clients. Make sure they understand that.
Now if you deliver value upfront – before you even get paid – will some clients take advantage of you? Likely yes. But in the bigger picture, you are still gaining experience and knowledge.
Master Short-Form Copy First
If you are just starting out as a copywriting beginner, you might not be able to write one big sales letter that earns you $5,000 instantly. What you write, should produce a lot of revenue for the company you write for.
So, in the beginning, you might want to master writing emails or facebook ads. Maybe even landing pages. That is already very valuable for your clients.
A well-written facebook ad can already generate massive sales.
While you earn and learn, your projects will gradually become bigger, as you become better. Set your ego aside and find out what people are willing to pay for your services.
Your master copywriter – your mentor – will see your growth and will know when you are ready to take on bigger projects. Ideally, they are helping you to grow.
That’s how you make $5,000 a month, even if you are a copywriting beginner.
Do You Want To Become A High Income Writer?
Now, if you want to generate a stable monthly income fast, I believe copywriting is one of the best ways in today’s time.
If you want to learn more about how to do high income copywriting – if you actually want to become a high income copywriter – join my introductory class.
In that class, I go a little bit more in-depth on how high income copywriting works. I also talk about how you can earn thousands of dollars from home. Even if you are a copywriting beginner starting from scratch.
If taught hundreds and hundreds of students worldwide already. And they are already producing results.