Success Stories
Meet Nicole

How A Rookie Copywriter Landed Two 
A-Level Clients in 6 Months

Before
​After suddenly being laid off, Nicole decided to change careers and become a freelance copywriter.

Working with Kevin
Even though she never wrote copy before, she discovered how to use her previous work experience to stand out and attract clients.

After
​​Within six months, Nicole landed two A-level clients. She’s been working nonstop ever since with clients she loves.

*DISCLAIMER: These results are not typical and you may or may not achieve the same results. Success as a freelance copywriter depends on your willingness to put in effort, your attention to details, and various other factors.

“My life was turned upside down...”

​Nicole had just taken out a massive loan to buy a house.

The next day, she was laid off from her job.

She needed to find a way to pay her mortgage and support her son.

At first, Nicole thought she’d get another job in the same industry. But after going to interviews, she realized her heart wasn’t in it.

What excited her more was copywriting.

She had spent the past few months learning to copywriting on her own. And decided to try and make a career out of it. As she says:

I always dreamed of being a writer but wasn’t sure I could make a decent living from it…

After getting laid off, I decided to pour myself into copywriting for a year to see if I could make it work.

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Nicole shares why she transitioned to copywriting

"I was starting from scratch…"

​Nicole was excited but scared.

She had 29 years of experience developing brands. But people in the direct-response copywriting world told her “branding and direct response copywriting don’t mix.”

So she felt like all of her prior experience meant nothing.

On top of that, she had no clue how to get clients.

So she took copywriting courses to sharpen her skills. And though they improved her copy skills, they didn’t help her land clients or grow a freelance business.

I didn’t know how to get clients and figured I’d have to cold call people.

Nicole’s Journey as a freelance copywriter

“If they can succeed, so can I…”

​Ten months into her training, Nicole went to a copywriting Bootcamp.

There, she met Kevin Rogers. And began to learn about his program for becoming a successful freelance copywriter called Real Free Life.

Nicole reached out to past Real Free Life graduates to hear about their experience. She spoke to Allison Carpio and Carolynn Ananian. And what they told her convinced Nicole to join.

I spoke to Real Free Life graduates, and they all told me what a big difference it made.

I thought if they could do it, I could, too.

Nicole’s website, Pipermarketingsolutions.com

"I didn’t think my past experience mattered..."

Within three weeks of joining Real Free Life, something happened that changed Nicole’s career for good.

She discovered how to find her Bat Signal.

This is a special skill she brings to copywriting that she enjoys and comes easily to her. It would help her stand out, attract clients, and get referrals.

To find this, Kevin told Nicole to leave comments in various marketing forums. Then track her replies to look for patterns and see what kind of advice came naturally to her.

It only took one post for Nicole to uncover her Bat Signal.

A copywriter was looking for feedback on his copy. He had already gotten a lot of great feedback and I wasn’t sure I could add much more.

But one thing I noticed was the copy didn’t match the brand he was writing for. I gave the writer a few examples of what I meant.

Kevin saw it and said ‘Nicole, that was great feedback. See how no one else saw that but you did? You just found your Bat Signal.’

​It was an exciting moment!

This meant she didn’t have to leave behind her 29 years of experience. Instead, she could become known as a branding copywriter. And use her knowledge in that area to stand out and attract quality clients.

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Nicole shares how we all have experiences that can help our careers take-off.

"I’ve been working non-stop ever since…"

Now that she had her Bat Signal, it was time to become more well-known.

So she used the “Authority Ladder” taught in the course. And began to publish content that would get people to know and respect her.

She posted articles on her own site as well as Copy Chief and on LinkedIn. She even did a podcast with Kevin.

Real Free Life also taught Nicole how to start getting clients by creating a lead magnet. This caused clients to start coming after her.

Kevin taught me how to differentiate myself, stand out, and build a business. It’s not about getting one-off copy projects, it’s about becoming an authority and being well-known.

Nicole’s lead magnet

​Soon, the jobs came pouring in.

Clients came to her through her lead magnet, referrals from Kevin, as well as the Copy Chief Job Board.

After six months of this, her business exploded.

Through Kevin and the Copy Chief forum, she landed two steady gigs: Including a job with one of the largest natural health companies in the industry.

I landed two major clients within a day of each other. And I’ve been working non-stop ever since.

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Nicole shares how Real Free Life helped her have success quickly.

*DISCLAIMER: These results are not typical and you may or may not achieve the same results. Success as a freelance copywriter depends on your willingness to put in effort, your attention to details, and various other factors.

An A-List Copywriter reached out to Nicole...

When Nicole was at the Bootcamp where she met Kevin, she also briefly met A-list copywriter Parris Lampropolous. Shortly after Bootcamp, Kevin interviewed Parris for his Truth About Marketing podcast...

Parris did a podcast with Kevin and he challenged Copy Chief members to write the bullets describing the episode. There were hundreds submitted and Parris picked one of mine. So I sent him a message and we started an exchange.

​Nicole could never have anticipated what would happen next.

Parris heard the podcast Nicole did with Kevin about the important role branding plays in copywriting. He thought Nicole would be a good fit for someone he knew who needed website copy.

Then a few weeks later, Parris offered to mentor her for free. As one of his copy cubs, Parris would teach Nicole copywriting secrets that would make her one of the best copywriters in the world.

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Nicole shares how she was invited to be mentored by an A-List copywriter.

*DISCLAIMER: These results are not typical and you may or may not achieve the same results. Success as a freelance copywriter depends on your willingness to put in effort, your attention to details, and various other factors.

“I quadrupled my income from last year...”

Because she now has so much work coming in, Nicole is selective about who she works with.

She recently landed her first big royalty deal. And she’s regularly booked out months in advance.

I'm still amazed when I think where I was 2 years ago.

With Real Free Life, I got a clear direction. And I've been on a huge growth trajectory ever since!

I'm now booking projects 3+ months in advance. It's so cool!”

​Best of all, she’s no longer trapped at a corporate job.

People appreciate the work she does for them. And the harder she works, the more successful she becomes. Which wasn’t always the case in the corporate world...

My work ethic wasn’t valued by my employers. But now it feels good to work hard. I get to choose the clients and projects I want. And I’m building my dream -- not somebody else's.

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Nicole shares how her career has taken off

*DISCLAIMER: These results are not typical and you may or may not achieve the same results. Success as a freelance copywriter depends on your willingness to put in effort, your attention to details, and various other factors.

Is Real Free Life Right for you?

Uncovering her Bat Signal and using the “Authority Ladder” were just a few of the techniques Nicole learned to become a sought-after copywriter.

The Real Free Life program teaches that, plus a lot more. Including how to charge premium fees, close clients on the phone, and eliminate the self-doubt and “head trash” that holds most freelancers back.

The program only opens a few times a year.

If you want to start getting high-level clients coming to you, click below to learn more about this 8-week program.

​Watch Nicole’s full interview

​You can see Nicole’s full interview with Kevin below. You’ll discover:

  • What Nicole did on her website’s homepage that makes people immediately want to work with her (3:50)
  • The mindset shift that took Nicole from dreaming about a successful copywriting career to having one (4:55)
  • The 3 key steps that caused Nicole’s career to take-off within 6 months (6:44)
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*DISCLAIMER: These results are not typical and you may or may not achieve the same results. Success as a freelance copywriter depends on your willingness to put in effort, your attention to details, and various other factors.

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*DISCLAIMER: These results are not typical and you may or may not achieve the same results. Success as a freelance copywriter depends on your willingness to put in effort, your attention to details, and various other factors.