Providing a sample as a copywriter
Providing a sample when copywriting can be an effective way to showcase your writing skills and demonstrate your understanding of the project or task at hand. build-links.CLUB would also recommend providing a sample as opposed to an article in full, to protect yourself from people obtaining content without full filling their side of the deal.
TOP TIPs for providing a written sample of content:
Tailor the project to the specific project or task: Show that you have taken the time to understand the content requirements and have created a sample that specifically addresses those needs. build-links.CLUB would also recommend that you make some time to understand the audience the advertiser is looking to reach – what is their website all about? How does the content they are requesting relate to their core site and services? Do message the advertiser with any questions you may have – and if you are interested in profiling you may find this article on how to profile an audience useful.
Highlight your strengths:
Choose a sample that showcases your strengths and demonstrates the writing style and tone that you are capable of delivering.
Include a brief explanation:
Accompany the sample with a brief explanation that provides context and highlights why you believe it is a good fit for the project or task.
Make it relevant:
Make sure the sample is relevant to the project or task, and includes elements such as the target audience, tone, and format that are required.
Edit and polish:
Take the time to edit and polish the sample to make sure it is error-free and presents you in the best light possible.
Consider the length:
Keep in mind the length of the sample, as overly lengthy samples may not be practical or well-received. Aim for a sample that is concise, yet still effectively showcases your writing skills.
Highlight your backlink:
We are often informed that copywriters try to squeeze in additional links through formatting – we would strongly discourage this type of writing. The reasons a publisher will specify a limit to the links are to allow the article to be enjoyable to read and provide relevant links to the information that is being written about. Loading text with links is bad practice – unless there is a particular reason to provide multiple links – for example, an article identifying all hotels providing electric charge points within the county/area – may well require multiple links. However, these need to be easily identified by the text being bold and the link provided in full – and should always include the https:// at the start of the link.
By following these tips, you can create a sample that effectively demonstrates your copywriting skills and helps you stand out from the competition.
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Including Media in your copywriting sample
Media, such as images and videos, can help to break up text-heavy articles and make them more visually appealing, which can increase reader engagement and attention span, we would suggest that you demonstrate your ability to source media by providing links to your portfolio or previously published articles.
By demonstrating your ability at being able to add media that enhances the on-page experience you are putting yourself ahead of the competition and able to serve the following advantages:
Visual aids such as infographics and diagrams can help to illustrate complex information and make it easier to understand.
Creating a stronger emotional connection:
Media can evoke emotions and create a stronger connection with the reader, which can make the article more memorable and persuasive.
Including media, especially images, can improve the search engine optimization (SEO) of the article and increase its visibility online.
Providing additional information:
Media such as videos and podcasts can provide additional information and perspectives that complement the written content.
Including media, especially when it’s a source or reference, can build credibility and demonstrate that the article is based on reliable information.
In summary, media can help to make online articles more engaging, informative, and effective in communicating their message. By including media, authors can create a well-rounded and multi-dimensional article that appeals to a wider audience and has a greater impact. From your perspective as a copywriter on build-links.CLUB it makes you more appealing and more likely to get your content accepted.