5 Insider Tips to Make You a Better Copywriter

If there is one thing every writer knows with conviction, it’s that there is always room for improvement. While certain genres of writing, like fiction, can allow a writer some leeway when it comes to structuring, there is one writing domain that isn’t as forbearing; copywriting.

​The art of copywriting isn’t something that can be mastered overnight, but with enough perseverance, a writer can quickly learn the ropes and start delivering quality pieces. 

In today’s technological world, copywriting is becoming a very sought-after service, and this is due to its ability to coerce sales and website traffic.

5 Insider Tips to Make You a Better Copywriter

Being able to write an article that influences its reader to either purchase a product, visit a website or take some action is the ultimate goal, but to do this well, a proper writing style is needed. 

Below are 5 tips that can help a copywriter improve both their work ethic and writing style.

1. Be Persuasive

The heart of copywriting is the prowess of persuasiveness, which is why tailoring one’s writing style to meet this objective is key. A copywriter’s client is going to be interested in their work for the sole purpose of engagement.

​To do this, clients need to hire a writer who has the enterprise of a salesman — or in other words — a writer that is capable of persuading potential customers to become active ones, with their words alone.

​Writer Henneke Duistermaat in an article in Inc. says, “We need to sell our ideas and persuade people to implement our tips so they can be happier, healthier, or more productive. That’s how we build authority, grow an audience, and earn an opportunity to sell to our readers.” 

2. Extend Your Vocabulary 

Whether you’re trying to write an impactful logo, or write up an article that will increase the amount of views on a client’s website, having an extensive vocabulary to choose from is going to be most advantageous.

​Monica, in a blog post on ScriptDoll  says, “One way to really make the task of copywriting slightly less torturous is to assemble a list of words and phrases you can pull from that align with your brand’s personality.”

​And she’s absolutely right. Using the same words, over and over again, can come across as lazy, which is why taking the time to enrich your adjective repertoire can seriously improve your copywriting skills.

3. Stay Positive 

Consistently writing in a positive tone is an issue that many writers battle with, but just like any bad habit, it can be broken by changing one’s mindset.

​An important thing to remember when writing copy is that selling your client’s brand is the optimal goal. To do this, however, readers need to be enlightened by the material they read, not subconsciously dispirited by it.

​When a copywriter keeps a light and informative tone throughout the entirety of their article, they’re giving their audience a pretext to keep on reading it until its very last word. 

5 Insider Tips to Make You a Better Copywriter

4. Work On Your Writing Speed 

A good copywriter knows that quality is better than quantity, but that isn’t going to stop them from wanting to write their pieces in a timely manner, because let’s face it — time is money.

However, with enough practice, copywriters can learn how to improve their writing speed without ever jeopardizing their work’s efficacy.

​To do this, a writer can benefit from timing their rough draft, and aiming to beat the clock. With enough practice, their writing speed can reach limits they’d once thought unattainable.

​Truth is, a rough draft isn’t supposed to be pretty, which is why dishing it out as quickly as possible can be beneficial. When it comes to a piece’s quality, however, its caliber can be fixed by making significant edits. 

5. Don’t Lose Sight of Your Audience 

To become a great copywriter, it’s important to never lose sight of your audience. Monica says, “The most successful entrepreneurs know the right pond to cast a line in to reel the perfect fish.”

​This is an interesting concept to keep in mind when writing copy for a client. An article can be beautifully written, but if it isn’t directed to its rightful audience, its words and purpose can turn up mute.

Author: Elijah Masek-Kelly

Elijah Masek-Kelly is the Managing Director of Powerful Outreach and is obsessed with words and what they mean. He is a writer in many forms, but he is currently focused on helping small businesses and startups grow by any means possible.

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