Ryan Healy writes about business growth and copywriting at his blog. We first ran in to each other many years ago when I was publishing something called the “Green Watermelon Digest.” Here’s a snap shot:
Ryan left a comment yesterday and I promised to feature it in a blog post. That’s all it took to get his main keyword inside the content of a blog post (which I hear is one of the most valuable links, yes?)
The comment addressed his first copywriting business…
When I went to school in Ardmore, Alabama, it was a new experience for me. I was in the deep south at a K-12 school.
One of my classmates was Brad. He was 16 years old, but was in my 6th grade class. His plan was to flunk each grade twice so he could drop out and work with his dad.
You could drop out at age 16, but the only catch was you had to complete 6th grade. After flunking any grade twice, you were automatically passed to the next grade. Brad was my classmate in 5th grade and 6th grade.
I was a straight-A student, and I began letting Brad copy my homework for $1 a page. He’d just copy my answers down first thing each morning and his grades started to go up.
After that, I began to engage in more legitimate ways of making money.
Sounds like that really was Ryan’s first “copy” and “write” business. Ba da bing!
Of course now 8-9 years after our first “green watermelon” encounter, Ryan is a top-notch copywriter maintaining an awesome blog at RyanHealy.com.
His interview with me is still one of his most popular posts: “12 Questions With Copywriter Stephen Dean.” Check it out!
(Now… who else will I find in the comments to feature?)