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A TOP 20 Award for Copywriting Apprentice Blog!

There was much excitement this week when we discovered the Copywriting Apprentice blog had been listed at number 10 in Feedspot’s Top 20 Apprentice Blogs. There was much surprise too because we hadn’t nominated the blog or entered any awards.

The 20 top blogs were selected and ranked on four criteria:

  • Google search engine ranking and reputation
  • Social media influence
  • The quality and consistency of the blog posts
  • Review by the Feedspot editorial team

So what does that mean to the Copywriting Apprentice? Well, it’s a great honour, of course, and we will proudly display the badge on the blog. An accolade of this kind is a great endorsement for a company or organisation.

But for us, it is the recognition that is really gratifying. When the blog was started, we wanted to create a valuable resource for would-be copywriters. We wanted honest and open articles to provide an insight into life in the industry.

Too many websites and even training companies paint an unrealistic picture of life as a copywriter in an attempt to sell their services. We don’t do hype and false promises. If you’re planning a copywriting career, you could be bitterly disappointed when reality strikes. I fear you won’t be earning mega bucks for a couple of hours work … in-between sipping cocktails on a tropical beach!

The Copywriting Apprentice blog covers every aspect of life as a freelance copywriter – warts and all. With guest blogs by new-to-the-industry and experienced copywriters, this blog is an accurate representation based on professionals’ experiences.

So, a huge THANK YOU to Feedspot for the recognition and for the honour. And of course, our thanks must also go to all to all the copywriters and other professionals who have given up their time to contribute to this blog.

Is pro-bono the passport to copywriting experience?

One of the biggest challenges for any new copywriter is building a client base. If you’ve never been self-employed before, the thought of finding someone prepared to pay you to write can be daunting … if not downright scary. Gaining experience is a perennial problem and not just for copywriters. It’s something both job hunters… Continue Reading

Copywriters – know thy clients

Red alert – scam report! We’ve recently heard of a serious scam on freelancers’ websites. So if you use these sites to find work, listen up. This scam has been directed at proofreaders.  But if our proofreading friends are fair game, no doubt copywriters and other freelancers are next in line. The scam goes like… Continue Reading

Dealing with personal attacks on social media

  A guest blog by Mary Thomas of Concise Training The people at the Copywriting Apprentice must be soothsayers.  A couple of weeks ago, they asked me to write a blog about coping with personal attacks on Social Media.  I’ve only just got round to writing the entry and here I am listening to Radio… Continue Reading

How to find outsource copywriters

In an earlier blog, we explored the idea of using outsource copywriters to help at peak times and how outsourcing can help build your business.  While that might seem like a great idea, it can be fraught with problems unless you manage it carefully. Recruiting outsource copywriters So you want to outsource work?  Before you… Continue Reading

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