If you'd like to take your copywriting and sales skills to the “next level" - no matter how experienced (or inexperienced) you are now - and do it without having to read any books, newsletters or information products. . . or having to spend even one single penny. . . then this article could very well change your life as you know it.
As you may or may not know, whenever you give something away - whether it's money, time, compassion, friendship, etc - it will many times come back to you in multiples. No matter what you give away you'll almost always get something back in return.
It may not be money. It may not be fame. It may not be glory.
Who knows what it will be? But you will receive something. I truly believe that's the way God created the universe.
Who else believes this?
You might be surprised.
For example, world-famous author and businessman, Robert Kiyosaki, in his best-selling book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" says this about what “giving" can do for you:
"If I could leave one single idea with you, it is this idea. Whenever you feel ‘short’ or in ‘need’ of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. " (page 166)World-class copywriter and direct marketing genius, Dan Kennedy, in his book, “No B. S.
Business Success” says this about giving away money:
“I’m here to tell you that giving away money this way is a fast path to wealth. It energizes the subconscious mind with a wealth and success consciousness unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. ” (page 109)Success Coach and world-renown author, Tony Robbins, writes this in his book, “Unlimited Power”:
“No amount of money can buy what you get when you give of yourself. No amount of financial planning could do more for you than if you give 10 percent [of your income] away. ” (page 380)Advertising giant and co-founder of the monster ad agency BBDO, Bruce Barton, was also a devout believer in giving of himself:
“Get money - but stop once in a while to figure what it is costing you to get it.In the Holy Bible, God is even more blunt about this:
No man gets it without giving something in return. The wise man gives his labor and ability. The fool gives his life. "
“He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.Interesting, isn't it? And you know what?
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work" (2 Corinthians 9:6-8).
The same goes for copywriting.
As a copywriter, no matter how good or bad you are now, giving away your talents, energies and efforts - without any expectation of receiving something in return - can double, triple. . . even quadruple your abilities. . . and do so very quickly.
This is no joke. I've done this myself and seen it first hand.
If you don't believe me, then here's a way to test this out for yourself: Find an organization you support (especially one you're passionate about, such as a charity, non-profit business or political cause) and offer to write a free ad for them.
No money. No favors. No ulterior motives. Do it for no other reason than to advance the cause.
You do this and I can virtually guarantee your copywriting abilities - no matter how advanced or feeble they are now - are going to explode through the roof.
How can I be so sure about this?
Because when you write for something you truly believe in, you'll tap into a part of yourself that demands you do better than you've ever done before. It'll push and stretch your abilities. You may even get a little beat up and bloodied from the experience. And that's okay. Just do it. It'll be the fastest, cheapest. . . most spiritually gratifying. . . copywriting “lesson" you ever see.
Ben Settle is a direct response copywriter and author of “The Copywriter's Cheat Sheet" - which contains over 300 pages of advanced copywriting secrets and rare swipe file ads not easily found anywhere else. You can get a free copy of his book and read his latest copywriting ideas and tactics at http://bensettle.com