10 Super Simple Strategies Copywriters Use to Find a Sizzling-Hot USP

10 methods a copywriter uses to find your USPYou know what it is. And you know every business should have one.

Yet, despite everything everyone tells you, you still struggle to find your own unique selling proposition (USP).

You find it hard enough to find any difference between yourself and the competition – let alone a winning one.

Because there are only so many ways a business can be different.

So you accept you’ll never find that all-elusive killer USP.

After all, you don’t offer anything customers can’t get elsewhere. And you really don’t have any other way to stand apart from the crowd.

But what else can you do?

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Why Reading Books Sucks If YOU Want Killer Copywriting Gigs

Warning sign telling copywriters not to read booksWho else has never read a book since school?

Now that may seem like a bizarre question to expect from someone who writes for a living. It might even freak you out.

But the truth is that I’ve never actually read a single book since I left high school.

OK, I’ve read a fair bit of non-fiction – and I’ll get onto that in a minute – but not so much as a single novel, play or any other book of fictional or creative nature.

Absolutely nothing.

I detested English Literature at school. I couldn’t even get beyond the first couple of pages of a novel without hyperventilating with boredom.

So how on earth did I end up becoming a copywriter?

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5 World-Class Blogs Every Content Writer Should Read

Road sign – blogs for freelance copywritersIn my previous post, So you’re a website copywriter – I can do that, it’s easy!, I mentioned how you needed a very different set of writing skills for your content to work effectively online.

Well, in this post I’m going to tell you about 5 world-class blogs that can not only help you to develop these skills but also provide a wealth of guidance on how to run a successful freelance copywriting business.

Each has its own clear identity and focuses on a different aspect of being a freelance content writer – from blogging, marketing your writing and SEO to more traditional copywriting skills, such as direct mail.

Of course, you can find many more other great blogs for copywriters out there, but the following 5 are a great starting point and arguably amongst the best website copywriting resources you’re ever likely to find:

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So You’re a Website Copywriter – I Can Do That, It’s Easy!

Website copywriting is just a piece of cakeRunning your own website copywriting business sure beats working 9–5. It can be fun and, yes, it can be rewarding. But one thing it definitely ain’t and that is easy.

Yet, for some reason, many of the people I know assume that it’s all just a piece of cake. I mean, virtually everyone knows how to write, don’t they?

If only it were really that simple.

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