Direct Response Copywriter on How NOT to Find Copywriting Clients Part 7

How NOT to Find Copywriting Clients. Part 7.

A Series of Essays for Copywriters and Fellow Creative Professionals.


NOTE: You're reading a series of essays about how to find copywriting clients ... and how NOT to find them. This series will be extremely controversial. Read the blogs and you’ll discover my experiences with finding direct response copywriting clients … what works and what’s a waste of time. The goal is to help you find “elite” level clients with deep pockets who are looking for top-quality creative talent.


Method #7. Websites Making Big-Time Promises

What’s crowdsourcing? It’s something you might be asking.

It’s not elance, guru, and all the others of that ilk. The “pure” crowdsourcing sites send out a creative brief then ask writers to write or come up with ideas FOR FREE in the hope the people running the sites will choose the work.

You could literally work for several years and not get paid.

Amazingly, several direct response copywriters – and other creatives – are more than willing to “work” this way.

The people who run the “pure” crowdsourcing sites are the lowest form of pond scum who will happily rip-off ambitious creative types. Avoid crowdsourcing at all costs – especially if you’re a serious direct response copywriter.

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