How Shawn Got His First $9555 Month Selling Copywriting
It is Alexander Vitkin here, I recently sat down with Shawn, one of our Business Mentor Insiders (BMI) members for a chat about how his business is going. He told me last month he managed to grow his business to selling $9555 worth of copywriting services. I wanted to share with you how he got to this point, and what his future plans are with his online agency business.
Shawn runs his online agency while based in Boston, USA. He provides companies with help to make their overall messaging better, whether that is their email communications, sales materials, their websites, or any other written communications. He is able to earn about $1k to $3k per client, some of which are recurring clients who pay him each month. Shawn has found that raising the amount he charges clients hasn’t led to a reduction in sales or existing clients leaving him. In fact, because he has proven how effective his copywriting services are, clients are more than happy to pay more. He is also working to establish revenue share agreements with some of his clients so that he can share in their success when his copywriting skills lead to lots of sales growth for his clients.
What Has Shawn Learned Through BMI?
Shawn has found that most people who are offering copywriting services are just looking for their next client and don’t make much effort to build long-lasting relationships with clients. Shawn says that once you start building long term relationships with clients you start to build trust with them and are seen more as a business partner than just a freelancer. If you can build these types of relationships, then you will build a much deeper relationship with clients and in the long run, you will make more money as well. It is really important to be authentic in business, humans know when you are just trying to get one up on someone and not really in business for the right reasons. When you are dealing with clients, just be genuine and honest, he says.
Shawn has the same approach to making sales. He doesn’t view it as something to be pushy with or try too hard with. He likes to get on a call with a prospective client and talk to them on a human level and see if he can help them with the problems that they are having. Shawn says it is all about having a two-way conversation with clients. Aim to become their partner.
Through BMI Shawn has received a lot of help from the instructors and other members of the program he says. He is active in the BMI Facebook group and likes to soak up as much knowledge from other members as he can. At present, he carries out most of the project delivery work himself but is starting to plan for how to hire and outsource parts of the project delivery so that he can scale his business.
What Was Shawn’s Life Like Before BMI?
Before joining BMI Shawn was at university studying towards a computer science degree and at the same time working a full-time 9 to 5 job. He says he hated the job and eventually had enough so he decided to travel and work odd jobs for a while. Eventually, he came to the realization that he would have to figure out a long term plan for what he wanted to do with his life. He started to read a lot of business books and tried to soak up as much information about business as he could. This led to Shawn developing a drive to want to build his own business and become more in control of his life. Luckily for Shawn, he came across another member of BMI and was persuaded by them to also join the program. He says joining BMI was one of the best decisions that he has made in his life, he would probably still be working construction if he didn’t join the program.
How is Life Now for Shawn?
Shawn says that he is really enjoying constantly learning new things through BMI and through running his business. He doesn’t view what he does now as ‘work’ where you are always checking the clock – he enjoys what he does and is eager to get started each day.
Shawn now enjoys a lot more freedom about where he works and how he works. He is able to travel to visit family whenever he wants to, and he is especially happy that he doesn’t have to spend three hours a day sitting in Boston traffic trying to get to an office!
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