Ok, so I wasn’t totally fresh out of college.

I had just finished a year as an elementary school teacher in Seoul, Korea.

Teaching was super fun, and for a 21 year-old freshly graduated knuckle head, Seoul was bad-ass.

The culture was amazing — especially as a half-Korean kid that was never really exposed to it beyond my mom’s cooking and the dangly flag ornament on my rearview mirror.

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I came very close to returning to Korea for another year of teaching, but alas I returned to South Florida.

I worked a couple odd jobs (including selling meat - HA, I was terrible at it) until eventually I decided to take up my aunt’s offer of applying to work where she did.

That company, known as The Sovereign Society at the time, happened to be a multi-million dollar publishing company. Even cooler — it was a subsidiary of Agora, a multi-billion dollar publishing empire.

My official title was “Digital Content Strategist.”

And that’s what I did.

PPC ads, email marketing, conversion rate optimization, landing pages, sales page, sales letters — you name it, I learned it.

I’ve always been somewhat of a tech nerd, but with Sovereign I saw how all that tech makes billions of dollars for publishers that don’t have a single physical product.

At the core of it all was copywriting.

Specifically, direct-response copywriting. You know, those Gary Halbert-type letters that make $20 million just from a couple email sends.

Not only did I see $20 million dollar sales campaigns. I helped market and distribute them.

Sovereign was awesome, but I had an itch. And it was a two-part itch. 1) I wanted to get back to California and 2) I wanted to not have a boss.

Ideally, never again.

So, I quit my job, secured my first freelance client, and moved to Los Angeles.

(Now the story speeds up a bit.)

After starting and stopping and growing and killing a whole mess of digital marketing projects, in addition to growing my freelance writing career, I got up and moved again.

In August 2017, I sold everything in my apartment, gave my car to a friend to hold onto, and bought a one-way ticket to Medellín, Colombia.

I didn’t know it at the time, but that was the start of 13 months of living in Colombia and across Europe. A digital nomad, if you will. (<< the most cringe term of all time but…it’s accurate.)

I got to host copywriting workshops, work in amazing locations, and meet entrepreneurs from all over the world who were killing it in so many different ways.

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Now, I’m back in California. Again.

I’m still writing copy, but now I’m also helping other freelancers get busy.

I wanna help the huge segment of our generation that

  • has something to say

  • wants to run their own business

  • likes money

Because, well… there is zero barrier to this freelance writer thing. Even if you don’t necessarily want to make a career of writing, it’s not a bad gig while you figure things out and, more importantly, enjoy your muh-fuggin’ life.

Anyway, that’s my story.

Things I left out:

So, yeah. Now I guess…it’s your turn?

I’m all ears.

Best ways to get in contact are by email (tylerjkoenig@gmail.com) or this page.

Talk to ya.

Tyler

P.S. If you don’t want to talk to me yet, check out my blog stuff. It’s good for you.