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Want to practice my copywriting skills

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by tokyothekid, Sep 22, 2016.

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    So I'm pretty new to copywriting but fell in love the idea of advertising after reading David Ogilvy's book On Advertising. In his books he's always talking about selling the ads, making them elegant, having a strong headline, etc.

    I don't know if I'm intimidated or I literally have almost zero experience when it comes to the craft, but what are some of the best practices when it comes to writing? Currently I go to pexels.com and look for an image that's interesting and try to write copy for it.
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  2. KylieSweet

    KylieSweet Well-Known Member

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    Try to read a new and interesting content then create your own story with your signature within to produce great content.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    There was a time when writing was a big part of how I made a living, I learnt a few things. First off you need to get the grammar, punctuation and spelling perfect. Nothing turns people off faster than a "writer" who screws up.
    Then you need to write the way you speak. Don't be a phony and write to con or deceive. You must make the reader not only like you but trust you. Studying behavioral psychology will help you with this, try it.
     
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    lanchi1661 Greenhorn

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    The easiest way to get good at something is to spend a lot of time doing it. There are great books with tips and tricks but to become a great writer you must write, a lot.

    If we're talking blog/internet headlines you should try to write them as if someone googled for the information that's in the blog post.

     
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    Take any random ad and ask yourself, How can I rewrite this ad in a better way? I think with this you would improve your skills.
     
    Maria Watson, Sep 29, 2016 IP
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    jrbiz Illustrious Member

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    Bingo! Writing copy with poor grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax, etc., is like creating a website with incorrect HTML. It just doesn't work.

    Wow, to get banned with only one post may be a new speed record! :)
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    The only way to get banned faster would be to register, then get banned right away without making any posts at all.:rolleyes:
     
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    jrbiz Illustrious Member

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    That would be a neat trick! ;)
     
    jrbiz, Oct 1, 2016 IP
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    langtham Greenhorn

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    Please write with all the passion and you will definitely succeed
     
    langtham, Oct 4, 2016 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    Get this, @qbhelpdeskphonenumber registered and 3 minutes later was banned without making a single post!
     
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    jrbiz Illustrious Member

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    LOL, now that takes some fast execution on both sides! :)
     
    jrbiz, Oct 6, 2016 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    The mods are on the ball with some members who attempt to make a comeback by coming through the back door. IP addresses are red flagged I think with a few members.;)
     
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    tekton61 Peon

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    Y
    You just afraid of appearance of new competitor.
     
    tekton61, Oct 10, 2016 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    With your poor command of the English language, you are not one of the competitors he needs to be "afraid" of.
     
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    tekton61 Peon

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    Certainly, but my message have been addressed not to you. And, by the way, the main thing is not always the "command of the language" but the idea itself.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    It's an open forum and you cannot dictate who I post to, or what I choose to post about....got it?
     
    Spoiltdiva, Oct 10, 2016 IP
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    jrbiz Illustrious Member

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    A new competitor for what? Your statement is ridiculous.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    This is *Copywriting* forum and command of the English language is what we consider as paramount here as well as punctuation, grammar and spelling.
     
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    Sure, but I have provided quote to object I have addressed to. Exсuse me for my poor English.
     
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    Your English is truly lousy, but at least you are polite and big enough to admit that your English is sub standard. Keep posting and try to improve. This will happen with time, good luck to you with all.:)
     
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