I travel the world while writing ads that sell millions of dollars worth of products and services.
My name is Raymond Duke and at the age of 30, I figured out how to make money from doing what I love: writing.
But I'm not a typical writer. The type of writing I do is called copywriting.
(And no, copywriting isn't about legal patents.)
Copywriting — spelled with a "w", not an "r" — is the act of writing words that sell. It's the type of writing used in advertising.
Because I can do this job from my laptop, I make money online while traveling the world.
How I got started
It began with a $50 project.
Back in 2010, a reader of my blog offered me $50 to write a blog post. Of course I said yes — until this point, I never knew there was value in my writing.
I worked on his project for a week. Shortly after finishing the project — and getting paid —, I realized $50/week isn't enough to live on.
But it was enough to get me interested in writing for money. As I looked into writing jobs, I found out a little-known — but highly-profitable — writing niche called copywriting.
As soon as I read about it, I was hooked.
Copywriting combined several things I was interested in.
- Making money
- Learning new things
- Getting paid based on performance, not hours worked
It took me a few hours of trial and error.
I learned a lot along the way and with every project I got better.