(a.k.a. my very first paid gig 😳)
Before I jump in, let me give you a little background:
I got my first paying gig taking copywriting assignments for a digital marketing agency. If I’m being totally honest, I’m not quite sure how I managed to land it (seeing as I have no actual copywriting experience on my resume), but I guess something on my cover letter made it happen. The pay isn’t great and the work hasn’t been the most consistent. Nonetheless, it’s proving to be a great starting point to get my feet wet and learn the fundamentals while…
If you are anything like me, corporate America is the mighty succubus slowly drawing the soul out of your once youthful and jubilant body. Lucky for you, over the years I have mastered the art of looking extremely busy and productive while actually not doing a single fucking thing. Now, if you don’t work in an office, this probably isn’t going to help you very much. Sorry, but office supplies are the props required for this academy-award-worthy performance, baby, so if you don’t got ‘em, it ain’t going to work.
If you want to fool your bosses and any other…
…so I applied for a copywriting job today!
I also gave them the link to my little, baby blog as a sample.
So if you’re from said company seeking said position viewing said sample work — hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! I guess this is my cover letter?
If you hire me, you’ll be gaining:
You’d also be saving me from:
Yes, I’ve been a little neglectful of my blog. I’m not proud.
WYWTF is coming along. I thought I had a niche picked, but I’m honestly not too sure. I hate having to narrow myself down. I like so many things.
Impostor syndrome creeps in often, but I’m trying to shoo it away.
I’m so tired of the corporate 9–5 bullshit and office politics. A little piece of my soul dies every day I have to deal with it. Taking peoples’ shit and saying “yes, ma’am, thank you, sir, anything else?” …
I jumped into the Write Your Way to Freedom course (let’s refer to it as WYWTF from now on) pretty much immediately after my order was confirmed and I received the log-in email.
Module 1 was great and focused on developing a business-owner mindset. At the end of the module, Sarah has you get REALLY real about wtf is holding you back and any destructive habits or fears that can impede your success. Then she has you identify ways to overcome these behaviors through acknowledging them and creating affirmations to adopt the necessary mindset. As you know, ya girl is…
Welp! $1997 deducted from our house-fund and officially invested into funding the conception of my copywriting career. #leapoffaith
I chose to go with Sarah Turner’s Write Your Way To Freedom course. What sold me? The ass-load of positive testimonials. I especially appreciate that many of them are from totally new copywriters who, like me, went into this not knowing anything about this career. I am so excited to get started!
::round of applause for beating my self-imposed course-selection deadline by a whopping 78-hours::
Side note: I still plan to take Laura Belgray and Marie Forleo’s course whenever enrollment opens for…
I am both confused and pleasantly surprised! It’s nice to think that something I wrote resonated with you and that maybe I’m not the only one about to take this big ol’ leap of faith! I hope my experience both inspires you and helps you if you’re on a similar journey.
Welcome to the shit-show!
On another note — As I’ve mentioned before, I am one indecisive ass bitch. So it should be no surprise that I have yet to pull the trigger on one of the copywriting courses I talked about. That and my husband isn’t exactly thrilled about…
Let’s get down to bidness, folks.
So my research has consisted of reading lots of articles and watching lots and lots and LOTS of YouTube videos. Throughout this process, I’ve come across a few copywriting experts and content-creators whose videos have been super insightful and whose vibes I am honestly just diggin’; most of which offer copywriting courses. Most of them come with a hefty price-tag. From what I’ve seen, that seems to be the norm. I’ve also noticed that I tend to be gravitating towards female voices that infuse wit and humor into their writing. They just seem to…
You pretty much got to know my current state of mind via my last post so I’m not going to bore you with more details on that whole situation. Let’s keep it basic for now 🙂
My name is Natalie. 31-years young. Cuban-American. Born and raised in Miami. Married to a handsome police officer since 2017. Holding off on making some babies till we have our shit a little more together. Hobbies, besides writing, include: cynicism, animals, family, friends, travelling, any and all “tranquila y tropical” activities, binging movies in bed, eating junk food, and spending money on things that…
If you’re anything like me, you’ve sort of wandered through life not really knowing what you wanted to do. You probably also secretly harbor a little envy for people who have always been so certain on what they want to do with their lives. You know, those people who just have their shit so together? When I was younger, I was like whatever, I’ll figure it out eventually. But now that I’m in my 30’s, this sense of uncertainty and lack of purpose, well, it just ain’t cute anymore.
Lord knows I have changed my mind time and time again…
from office-bitch to copywriting fairy