How will a Copywriter learn about my Product/Service?

All good copywriters get very involved with their client’s product. They are eager to absorb as much information about the product as they can so they can write with authority. To do this, they do some or all of the following:

  • Use the product/service
  • Visit the factory where it’s made
  • Talk to customers about their experiences with the product
  • Watch videos/DVDs and read vast amounts of research material to educatethemselves about the product
  • Go on the road with the sales rep to see how the product is sold tocustomers
  • Wander the aisles of supermarkets to witness how people choose a product…and more.If some of those personal visits are not possible or appropriate, a comprehensive telephone briefing will take place.

I want to be on page one of Google, can you help me with that?

Writing copy that helps a site get found on Google is a different type of writing called – SEO Copywriting. While it’s not what the Quirky Copywriter wants to focus all our time and attention to, we do acknowledge its importance with writing for the web and therefore do offer a ‘mini SEO overhaul’ package to ensure that you’re ‘ticking all the right boxes’ to ensure Google and your website will be friends and therefore have greater chances of making it onto page 1 of the search results. We will mention though that it’s not possible for anyone to guarantee that they can get you onto page 1 of Google because Google is constantly changing its algorithm of what it likes. We do certainly know what Google favours and can ensure you’re meeting those expectations. You will pay extra to get this service but it’s well worth it if getting on page one of Google is important to you.

Can you tell me a bit more about the process?

Here’s a step-by-step break down of what will happen, from start to finish, when we work together:

  1. Initial chin-wag to discuss your needs – First things first, book in for an initial chat with me! We’ll meet for a tea/coffee/a long island iced tea (just kidding about the iced tea. I’m not an alcoholic). where we do the introductions and talk about your biz, your writing needs and any deadlines. This initial chat is FREE of charge;
  2. Quote – Now I know exactly what you need, I go away and quote up your project within 24 hours;
  3. Give me confirmation – If you’re happy with the quote, you just email me back with confirmation to ‘go ahead’ and I’ll send you a form to sign off on plus an invoice for the first 50% down payment.
  4. Creative brief – You book in for a second appointment with me, either by phone or face-to-face (or Skype). This second appointment is to complete the ‘creative brief’ together, which is just a series of questions I have about your business or service which I can then refer to when I’m working on your project. Don’t feel worried about answering these! I’m there to help you. (Please allow 60 mins for the creative brief appointment).
  5. First draft – After the creative brief is completed, and I know a bit more about your business/service I get to work on your project and send you a first draft by our agreed date (depending on your deadline);
  6. Revisions – I then allow for you to come back to me with suggested comments/additions/changes for up to 2 lots of variations.
  7. Finalise – I finalise the content and finish off your job;
  8. Final Tax invoice issued – I issue you with a final tax invoice which will be the remaining 50% of the total job quote.

You’re good to go babe!

What if I just want you to write some blogs?

That’s totally fine too! Not everyone that comes to me wants to push a product or service (copywriting). Sometimes they just need to fill the empty pages of their ‘blog’ or write something thats just entertaining and engaging for their readers! You’ll find plenty examples of my published articles under my ‘portfolio’

Hmmm, this creative brief sounds like a high school test. What is it?

Don’t fret, the creative brief is designed to complete together and I’ve done quite a few of them now, so I’m here to offer suggestions and guide you through it.

Ultimately, its a document packed with juicy info about your project and business that I can later refer to when I’m working on your project. It ensures I stay on track and have all the information that I need so that I dont need to keep coming back to you with questions and clarifications.

The kinds of questions it asks are; name me a few of your competitors in the industry (I want to know this so I can research what they’re doing – that you’re not and to work out what your point of difference is compared to them). I’ll also ask you things like: who is your target market, ie, who are we writing to and do we want to attract? As well as the features and benefits of your product or service (we can nut these out together).