Want copywriting advice? At least reply when you get it!January 28th, 2014 22 Comments
An aspiring copywriter emailed me for advice, recently. I sent a helpful 172-word reply, then he took 18 days to say thanks…
Is that a bit rude? Or am I just expecting too much?
Just as importantly, is it a trend?
A guy claiming to be an adult industry copywriter messaged me on Facebook back in September 2013. He wanted to know if it would be worth his while ‘mainstreaming’. He even asked my income! Yet despite my 227-word answer, he didn’t get back to me at all! (Perhaps that’s because he charges “quite obscene rates for most projects” already. Which, of course, begs the question: Why did he need my advice at all?)
I’m more than happy to give aspiring copywriters advice. I’ve received a lot of advice myself, over the years. And I believe what goes around comes around.
But if you ask for advice then show how little regard you have for it by taking forever to reply (or not replying at all), you’re not doing yourself any favours.
Please comment below with your thoughts. I'm not so old a dog that I can't learn a few new tricks!