October 2013

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Special Announcement … Congratulations to AWAI’s Latest $10K Challenge Winner!

AWAI is excited to announce the 2013 $10K Challenge Winner!

Corporate Jobs vs. Freelancing

Are you ready to make the switch? There are benefits to both, but when you look at promotions, vacations, and income you’ll see the benefits to freelancing!

Special Announcement … Congratulations to AWAI’s 2013 Spec Challenge Winners!

AWAI is proud to announce the winners of their 2013 Spec Challenge.

Special Announcement… Congratulations to Donna Baier Stein – AWAI’s 2013 Copywriter of the Year

Donna Baier Stein is AWAI's 2013 Copywriter of the Year. Read on to learn more about Donna and her contributions to copywriting.

AWAI Member Turns Being Laid Off into a Life-Changing Opportunity

After getting the corporate shuffle, Shelley Jacobson is making her copywriting dreams a reality with help from AWAI's programs.

Developing Your Two Year Plan

It takes about 2 years for most people to get established as a copywriter. The key to your income is: monthly clients and a couple additional projects each month.

6 Common Guest Blogging Mistakes to Avoid

Kellie Craft explains some very important things you need to avoid when you have the opportunity to write as a guest blogger.

3 Simple Steps to Set Yourself Apart

Steve Roller explains how to give yourself a promotion as a copywriter: choose a business name, give yourself a good title, and show what you can do.

How to Stake Your Claim as a Copywriter

Steve Roller gives 3 tips for copywriters just getting started: have a two year horizon, develop a sense of individualism, and commit to yourself to make it work.

Why I Hope I Don’t See You at Bootcamp Next Year…

I make a point to meet personally with Circle of Success members each year at Bootcamp, but not everyone can make it every year. Are you a COS member yet?

Blizzard Conditions... in Florida?

Bootcamp breeds new fresh ideas, that start to snowball. Put yourself out there and take the first step, you’ll be amazed at how quickly one conversation can turn into a great new opportunity.

Confessions of a Cheating Copywriter

Bootcamp is a great place to come for new ideas. You’ll here some of the speakers and other marketers talk about things that are working for them. Remember it’s ok to piggyback off those ideas!

How to Guarantee You'll Make It as a Writer

Don’t worry about fitting in at Bootcamp this year! It doesn’t matter what you look like, where you come from, or how you dress. The number one factor in success is showing up and being present!

7 Ways to Use Google Plus to Build Your Audience

Susanna Perkins gives you seven steps to leverage the power of Google Plus to grow your audience.

Secrets of the "Big P"

Preparation is key to getting the most out of Bootcamp! Here are five steps you can take before heading out for Bootcamp. Set goals, make friends, learn from the experts, and always reassess!

Shuck This to Succeed as a Freelance Writer

Stop looking to others to validate yourself as a writer. At Bootcamp you’ll be surrounded by supportive and encouraging writers that want to see you succeed. Go after the writer’s life!

How To Get the Most Out of Bootcamp... Even If You Didn't Go

Introducing Bootcamp on Demand, aka Bootcamp Homestudy for 2013. It allows you to go at your own pace, stop to take notes, and pick up right where you left off.

How this AWAI Member Became More than Just a Copywriter to His Clients

Michael Pilolla discusses how re-positioning his freelance business helped him earn more money, and how you can do the same thing for your freelance copywriting career.

Write Every Day: Copywriting Tip #5

The # 1 thing you can do to improve your copy is to practice. It doesn’t matter what you write about as long as you write every day—your writing will get better with time.

Breaking: Writers’ Income Grows While Real Wages Shrink

Strong job numbers and above average earning potential makes writing an extremely attractive option compared to other job choices.

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