This inspiring business woman was kind enough to give us a few minutes and let us pick her brain. We are proud to introduce you to Melissa Pinn, creative marketer, radio talent and copywriting whiz.
Melissa Pinn Creative Writing…
I’ve always had a way with words. From as young as i can remember I had a vivid imagination. I was writing and telling creative stories. But it wasn’t until i joined the media industry as a creative writer that my love of writing really blossomed. I started Melissa Pinn Copywriting as a way to combine my passion for writing with the effective advertising for businesses. From radio to TV commercials, online content to direct mail marketing, I write the words that speak for your business.
Where Did You Start?
Basically, it was my love for writing effective copy that got my mind ticking. I’ve worked in the media industry for over a decade, so I thought .. why not start my own copywriting business!
What Business Achievement Are You Proudest Of?
My website. I had a good friend of mine build my online portfolio, and i absolutely love it. It was the next step my business needed to get my name out there. Check out melissapinn.com.au
How Do You Promote Yourself?
I attend networking events and contact relevant people i think could benefit from my business. That’s why i love the idea behind GC Creative Spaces. It’s given businesses like mine, the platform to leverage my business through online awareness for locals to see what’s out there.
What Inspires You?
Creative ads and online blogs. I’m one of the few people that actually turn the volume up when ad breaks come on!
What Personal Achievements Are You Proud Of?
One aspect of writing i really enjoy is writing gig reviews, and one of the perks of writing reviews is free concert tickets! I love live music and being able to attend some of the biggest concerts and to review them is an absolute dream to me.
What Is Your Number One Piece Of Advice For Someone Starting Out?
Start small. Don’t expect it to happen straight away. Building your brand takes time. Be patient and plan it out in detail. Grab yourself a journal and write down your ideas, your plan of attack and do something each day that inches you closer to your big goal.
In terms of business, what is your greatest fear?
In short, failure. I think failure to get business of the ground and maintain a steady income is something any new business fears.
Why Support Small?
Supporting small local businesses is basically what keeps people like myself going. Not only financially, but mentally knowing the support is there – that the community is behind you – it’s a great motivator. You don’t have to buy big to get the best results, you’ll be surprised but sometimes the best products and services are homegrown – and for a fraction of the price.
What Skills Are Essential?
Motivation, resilience and determination. Remember the reason you started and don’t look back!