This week on Career Crashers, Joel is joined by Jerrod Harlan to learn how he crashed his career in copywriting!
Jerrod was a participant in the Praxis professional bootcamp, and decided he wanted to pursue a career as a copywriter.
“When the time came that I was having my first email back and forth with my first prospect, they asked if I had samples, and I did. Because I just put in the work to write them before anybody asked me to.”
Simply starting to write email sequences helped Jerrod, not only in building a portfolio to show prospects, but also to overcome imposter syndrome.
“Specifically, how it manifests is: ‘I’m not ready to take on a client until I read this next book, or until I take this next course or until, insert XYZ.’
And so, a lot of people want to become copywriters, and they never become one because they can’t just do it. They can’t accept that the first couple of things that they’re going to write are not good. They feel like they have to be a master before they take step 1″
With his own initiative, support from mentors, and personal projects he has been able to quickly develop a thriving career.
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