Cindy Cyr! AWAI’s Latest Wall of Fame Member
It is with great pleasure we welcome Cindy Cyr to AWAI’s Wall of Fame.
Cindy started her copywriting career in 2007. Her first assignment was writing promotional emails for a local retail shop.
Today, Cindy is a full-fledge Marketing Strategist-Consultant-Copywriter, with an income goal of $130,000 for this year. And, she’s living the writer’s life to the fullest.
“I'm living the life I picture for myself,” says Cindy. “I get to get outside and enjoy a bike ride in the morning, go to EVERY activity my kids are in, and work about 3 feet from my husband … so I get to give him spontaneous hugs, eat lunch with him or get a word of encouragement whenever I need it. Oh did I mention I don't have to wear pantyhose, can go barefoot and I get to take naps whenever I want (which is most days.)?! I eat better. Drive my car less (A LOT less), see my friends and family more and never worry about running out of vacation time. And if I don't like how it's going with a client, I don't have that horrible feeling of thinking I'm "stuck" and there's nothing I can do about it. I just finish the project and move on.”
One of Cindy’s secrets of success? A written action plan.
“My written action plan is paying off (and having someone I report my progress to really helps too – I find it embarrassing when I have to tell someone I didn't do what I said I was going to do),” she reports. “In fact, my January income was double what it was last year. Following the advice of Bob Bly on following-up, Nick Usborne's ideas on having a longer-term plan, and Dan Kennedy's many tips on client acquisition and management, my year is off to a fantastic start.
“In the past two weeks I've signed three more long-term agreements. A one-year contract to do an email campaign and autoresponders, a 6-month agreement for consulting and writing a newsletter, and a multi-piece campaign with a sales letter, autoresponders and web pages that if all goes well will lead to a long-term relationship.
“I've also in the past two months started adding royalties into my payment structure for the first time. And I've got two more potential long-term agreements on the hook. Life is good!”
You can learn more about Cindy and check her out on the Wall of Fame here.
And, if making the AWAI Wall of Fame is one of your goals, you may be wondering how you get there!
We have two requirements:
- You must have written a control if you’re a copywriter, or beaten the top-performing marketing piece for a client if you’re another type of freelancer.
- You must have achieved a major goal you’ve set for yourself, and are well on your way if not already living the writer’s life.