I travel the world while writing ads that sell millions of dollars worth of products and services.

Hello.

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. 

Working from the beaches of Zanzibar was a highlight of 2017.

Working from the beaches of Zanzibar was a highlight of 2017.

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.

  • Writing
  • Researching
  • 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.