The Copytist

I write words that sell, influence and persuade.

Author: Copytist

Sell Your Dreams

Over the last few months, I’d been struggling with managing my free time.

It was just client-work, lead generation, and then…

I would procrastinate and not do much else.

I’d spend my time on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or watching shows.

I’d regret wasting time.

To change that, I did a little bit of research into how I can manage my time better.

Here’s what I found. 

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[Free Book] Self-Hypnosis Made as Easy as Following a Checklist

(Link at the end of the post.)

This has been a long time coming. About a year ago, I was still training people in self-hypnosis.

And despite having results, they kept on coming back to ask me about how to do this, or that, or the other thing.

And that’s great. More power to them for sticking with it.

However, I couldn’t charge for that. I mean, often it’d be just writing a paragraph, reminding them of how things work.

So I wrote a book to go with my training business.

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Writer’s Block Doesn’t Exist… And How To Overcome It

I was recently talking to some writers. Both fiction, web content, and copywriters.

And a constant issue comes up, over and over again.

Writer’s Block.

And every time it does, there’s a massive list of so-called “solutions”.

Running. Taking a break. Meditation. Exercise. Sleep. Have a drink. The list goes on.

But let’s define what writer’s block really is:

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Plan Smart and Write Good Content in 20 Minutes

I started writing professionally, back in 2009. I translated for money, and at the same time wrote web content for companies I knew.

18 years old with no business experience. I translated texts at a near-native level, from Polish to English and reverse.

But that’s irrelevant and doesn’t count as work experience.

Because my writing process sucked

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What does a copywriter need, and why?

Suppose you made the decision to increase your sales by hiring a copywriter. Generally, what comes next is a long discussion of exactly what you need. This includes, your audience, your product, and other things that are relevant.

To streamline the process, many copywriters use intake surveys. These allow the client to answer a list of questions, and save time.

Here is a Google document which I use. I don’t remember exactly where I got it, but it serves all the purposes that I need.

Just click here, and it’ll open in a new tab. (Note this version isn’t editable, given that it’s for public access.)

So let’s go over it point by point.

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Working via Rein

[This is basically a personal perspective/ rant about Rein.
Short version: I LIKE IT]

My first experience with Rein was in mid to late October 2016. I was starting out into freelancing, and was looking for an alternative to Upwork. Given their exorbitant fees, absolute disaster of customer support, and the now well known race to the bottom economy.

I found Rein by searching for freelance markets that would operate on Bitcoin. Amongst others also found Taskhive, And several smaller markets both on the onion network, and In the open Internet.

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Hypnotist giving suggestions

Hypnosis, Persuasion, and Why You Should Care

You’ve might have heard of  the ongoing scams and exploits in Eastern Europe. There is an increasing number of scammers and con artists using hypnosis.

The Telegraph reported a fairly well known case in London:

“Hypnotist thief puts shopkeeper in trance before robbing him”

This can happen to anyone. While hypnosis and persuasion can serve good, beneficial ends…  they are like a knife,  in that bad people can use them to your disadvantage.

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Why copy is more important than design

Every message, whether it is a simple ad, a landing page, a book, a presentation, or your everyday conversations, relies on its content.

On the web and in print, the content is your words. Your words are your copy. Your copy makes, or breaks, the sale.

“I will do X for you for Y.”

This doesn’t actually incite people to take you up on it. They can always find the same thing cheaper. Or done better. Or faster.

How do they know it’s a good deal?
Do they even need it?

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Reading List – Hypnosis & Hypnotism

If you want to learn hypnosis from all sides that matter, this is The Reading List™.

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