Welcome to the World Wealthy Web Writer!

I'm all a twitter with excitement.

We've got so many things cooking in the Wealthy Web Writer oven that I'm not sure where to start.

Inless than a week, and with very little promotion, we reached 250 members (and growing). The writing is on the wall (or rather, the Web): writing for the Web and being an Internet entrepreneur is where it's at …

A recent survey from the Forrester Group says that, "Interactive marketing spending will trend UP from 12% today to 22% in the next five years. Dollars will shift from traditional marketing and advertising channels into social media, email, and mobile marketing."

We also saw evidence of the shift to online during the recent holidays, where retailers reported an increase in online sales and decrease in brick-and-mortar sales.

This translates into even more opportunities for web writers because businesses will need people who know how to write quality emails, create autoresponder messages, build high-converting landing pages, and navigate their way through social media and search engine optimization.

And, that means the Wealthy Web Writer is going to be very busy over the next few months, conducting webinars, writing articles, creating videos, and building tutorials, to ensure our members have everything they need to answer that demand.

What's Been Added This Month

As you may know, we’re just kicking things off in January. Each month, members receive a message like this, listing what we added that month and what's coming the next month. That way, I can ensure they don’t miss out on anything!

So far this month, we've added:

More 3-Minute-Guru Videos …

New segments in the "How to Create Your First Blog” tutorial series …

Several informative articles, such as:

  • A Career-Building Goal Plan that’s Guaranteed to Help You Reach Success
  • Plan Your Freelance Website Content In Under an Hour
  • How to Create Your Starter Website in 3 Simple Steps

Two new events …

"Writing Autoresponders with Jay White, and … "Optimize and Let Potential Clients Find You Online with SEO Copywriting Guru Heather Lloyd-Martin

And, my presentation from this year’s Bootcamp titled "Landing and Pricing the Hottest Web Projects With Ease.” It includes a handy pricing guide, so make sure you check it out.

What's REALLY got me excited, though, is what's coming up in February. Next month, the Wealthy Web Writer website starts ramping up to full speed.

Here's What's Coming in February

On February 4th, Nick Usborne will teach you about "Four Strategies for Increasing the Money You Make from Every Project You Do

Bob Bly and Nick Usborne will answer your questions LIVE about getting your web business off to a fast start. Watch for more information on this, as we'll ask for your questions in advance of the webinar.

Two More LIVE Webinars … We're actively lining up a long list of experts to interview and conduct special webinars for you. We plan on AT LEAST two live webinars or teleseminars each month.

How to Create and Promote Your First Wordpress Blog. Sid Smith promises to complete his tutorial series on creating and promoting your first Wordpress blog. Watch for updates and new modules each week.

The Foundation Series. We're starting a whole new series of articles and videos we're calling "The Foundation Series." These will be divided into three categories:

  • Foundations of Being a Freelancer and Online Entrepreneur
  • Foundations of Writing for the Web
  • Foundations of Getting Clients

A new Job Board. We plan on getting our new job board up and running in February. We'll load it up with job opportunities from Day 1, and keep adding new job opportunities each week.

The very first roadmap for newbies just starting out. With so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. Don’t worry; I’ll make sure you get the direction you need. Just sit tight and stay tuned for this tool that will help show you the way.

Plus … New articles, 3-Minute-Guru videos, and more, each and every week.

And, that's just the beginning …

The Forum Board is waiting for member participation. You'll find the link to the Forum in the top navigation area on every page of the Wealthy Web Writer site.

If you haven't yet taken the Site Tour -do so now. We don't want you to miss anything!

Tell Us What You Want

At the bottom of every article and video (or webinar), there is a yellow box that asks if you want any more articles, videos, or webinars. We’ll look at any and all ideas.

· If you'd like to see more details on a particular topic, Tell us …
· Got a Guru you'd like to hear from? Tell us …
· Want to see a video on "how to" do something? Tell us …
· Got something on your mind right now? Tell us …

Are You Ready to be a Wealthy Web Writer?

It's only going to get better from here.

Companies are spending money on marketing again … and 60% of the companies surveyed by Forrester said they were going to pull money from traditional marketing channels and would spend it on online marketing.

We'll be actively tracking these and other trends so that you'll be amongst the first to know what's going to happen.

All the tools and resources I listed above are free with your membership, so if you haven’t yet, sign up now.

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Published: January 19, 2010

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