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Confident freelance copywriting

Jackie set up a Copywriter Club on Facebook to provide regular tips and occasional job opportunities for people who’ve done her training courses. It now includes over 2,000 members from around the world, mostly UK freelancers with at least a year of experience.

Members have been asking her to mentor them, so she’s set up a regular programme for groups and individuals.

What’s included?

You get a chance to learn from Jackie’s copywriting experience (18 years in-house then over 20 years as a freelancer). Content is driven by the attendees, but here are some of the topics that might be covered during a six-month programme of monthly group mentoring calls (on Zoom):

  1. AIDA – the spine of all good marketing for over 50 years
  2. Websites – the Jackie Barrie approach to making them work
  3. Theories such as Maslow, TA, nudge, feather, KISS, USP and Gestalt – how they inform the copy you write
  4. MailChimp and WordPress – finding your way around and offering them as an extra service
  5. Specific practical skills e.g. How to use track changes, how to write a job ad, working for friends and family, writing a sales letter
  6. Mindset issues, how to be confident with your pricing strategy
  7. The business side of freelance copywriting, tips around invoicing, insurance, T&Cs etc.
  8. Cialdini’s principles of persuasion, behavioural economics (Rory Sutherland)
  9. NLP and motivational strategies / towards & away copywriting
  10. PEST, SWOT, RACI – What they mean and how they can help you run strategic-level projects
  11. Tried-and-tested discovery process to help you stand out from the rest, get a good brief, and filter out time-wasters
  12. Best ways to present your copy and reduce the number of iterations
  13. Which metrics to measure and why
  14. LinkedIn: How to make it work for you
  15. Tone of voice
  16. Reactivating past clients
  17. Sales funnels
  18. Email marketing
  19. SEO for beginners
  20. Anything else you can think of

Monthly sessions are supported by a dedicated WhatsApp group.

“Jackie’s copywriting mentoring programme is just the right mix of learning and support. Using her extensive career in copywriting, she challenges, encourages and develops us in her own unique teaching style. Full of wisdom and generous with her knowledge and advice, Jackie’s mentoring has been the date in my diary not to be missed.”    Elspeth Massey

Afterwards, you might be ready upgrade to Jackie’s ‘inner circle’ team and benefit from ongoing mentoring/masterminding plus the chance of copywriting leads.

How it works

The group mentoring sessions run from 2:00pm to 3:15pm (UK time) on the second Tuesday of each month. The next season starts in January 2023. Here are the dates for your diary:

10 January 2023

14 February 2023

14 March 2023

11 April 2023

9 May 2023

13 June 2023

“I’ve just completed a year’s mentoring with Jackie, and it’s been an incredibly insightful experience. I’ve gained practical knowledge in various areas, including client management, the briefing process, how to run my business, social media and marketing principles. I now feel more confident and informed when it comes to running my own copywriting business. I would highly recommend Jackie’s mentoring to any aspiring or experienced copywriter.”

Louisa Sando-Patel

Your investment

  • Attend 6 x monthly live Zoom calls for £187.50 + VAT = £225.00 to be paid in full in advance.(equates to just £37.50 per session)
“Jackie is my copywriting guru and has singlehandedly transformed my copywriting career. I have learnt so much about the industry, the craft and how to make a decent living as a freelance copywriter. Most importantly of all, I have learnt to price my work according to its worth and develop processes and systems to enable my own copywriting business to succeed.”
Lucy Banwell

What next?

Contact Jackie to advise:

  • The top 3 topics you’d like to cover
  • Any other ideas you may have
  • Your full name
  • Your postal address
  • Your mobile number (for the WhatsApp ‘live members’ group)
  • What timezone you’re in

The deadline for applications is 6 January 2023.

“Jackie’s group mentorship programme made me really think about what I wanted my business to be, how to get there, and how to make money from copywriting during the global pandemic, when my main earnings were reduced by the shift to online-only. Jackie shared not only her time and her knowledge, but her own journey. Her words had a real impact on my life. This woman is the embodiment of “when life gives you lemons, throw together a cocktail party.”

Anne Welsh, Beginning Cataloguing


    One-to-one mentoring

    If you’d prefer to book one or more private mentoring sessions dedicated to you and your needs, see here > One-to-one mentoring


      Free advice

      For regular copywriting tips and occasional job opportunities, join Jackie’s Copywriter Club. You can ask her anything in there. She can’t always promise to respond immediately, but the other members are also very helpful. It has a strict ‘no sales’ policy, a supportive nature, and more of a UK flavour than many of the copywriting groups on Facebook.

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