May 2005

From The Golden Thread Mailbag … Bad Business Bureau

Scott Rempe shares a members tip about using the Bad Business Bureau to check out companies you may work with.

Quick Tip: Understanding PDF Files

Learn how and when to use pdf files.

Keeping EVERYONE Happy: Get It in Writing

Will Newman details the ins and outs of making contracts with your clients.

From The Golden Thread Mailbag … The Three Fundamental Rules of Selling

Scott Rempe answers emails from members and talks about the “Three Fundamental Rules of Selling”.

Quick Tip: 5 Quick Hints for Walking That Fine Line Between Pestiness and Persistence

Ilise Benun shares five tips for following up with prospects without becoming a nuisance.

10 Things You MUST Understand about Your Prospective Client

Ilise Benun shares what information is vital for you to know about your prospect before you begin writing.

From The Golden Thread Mailbag … Knowing When You’re Ready

Scott Rempe answers a letter from a member about knowing when you're ready to start selling your services.

Quick Tip: Increase Your IQ by 10 Points

Find out how distractions cut your IQ.

Unexpected Success

Hear how one AWAI member found success when she least expected it.

From The Golden Thread Mailbag … Understanding Data Cards

Scott Rempe answers a letter from a member about data cards.

Quick Tip: Strengthen Self-Promotion with a Tagline

Find out how a tagline can help you land clients.

Using Your Picture to Make Your Promise Feel Real

Will Newman gives you insight into how the promise and picture go together in your package.

From The Golden Thread Mailbag … Finding Leads

Scott Rempe answers a member question about finding leads.

Quick Tip: Side-Stepping Spyware

Find out how spyware can hurt your business and how to avoid spyware on the Internet.

Tame Your Self-Marketing Fears and Build Your Business!

Professional writer, Peter Bowerman, shares techniques to build your writing business.