September 2019

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Living The Writer's Life: Dave Vigna

Dave Vigna is a terrific example of someone who searched for deeper meaning through his career… and found it. Despite success and proficiency in the legal profession, Dave dove into a brand new discipline and faced his fears head on. Since then, he’s developed smart ways to pattern his day and overcome his fears. Read on to discover how…

This Freelancer Landed His First Client Thanks to Bootcamp

Todd Geisen attended Bootcamp, submitted a spec assignment, and landed a freelance copywriting job with his first ever client.

George Lucas’ Big Gamble — and the Important Lesson for Copywriters at All Income Levels

How to know you’re ready to go after a new type of writing assignment or prospect is a common question. Ed Gandia shares a trick to give you the answer.

Make Your New Client Relationship “Sticky” with a Welcome Email

Avoid buyer’s remorse from your new client by using this welcome email template to communicate even before your project starts.

Go from “I Like Writing” to “I Get Paid to Write”

Show copywriting clients the value you bring. Here are three things you can do to build confidence and demonstrate professionalism so you get hired.

How Event Marketing Can Boost Your Writing Fees

Help your clients land new customers or increase your own client base with mini-event marketing. You’ll earn great fees while have a good time.

Disabled? Here’s How You Can Prosper in a Copywriting Career

If you’re disabled or dealing with other life limitations, perhaps you’re considering a freelance writing career. Here are six tips you can use to prosper.

Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life Smarta Coffee Maker Online Ad Writing Contest

From 600 submissions, 3 winners of the $200 prize from our online ad writing contest about the Smarta Coffee Maker in The Writer’s Life have been chosen.

A Peek into the Most Romantic Writer’s Lives We Know (and How to Build One of Your Own!)

Do you find it hard to picture your ideal writer’s life simply because no one else you know is living it? Here’s a peek at some who are doing it.

6 Action Steps That Will Help You Get Paid Handsomely for Every Word You Write

Use six action steps to move your copywriting career out of “wannabe” dream status and into solid reality where you get paid for every word you write.

Seven Deadly Excuses on the Path to Writing Success

Excuses for why you don’t move forward with your writing business can camouflage what’s really going on. Discover how to overcome the 7 Deadly Excuses.

September Issue: Writers Defeating Dorian

Your September issue of Barefoot Writer is waiting! The September issue of Barefoot Write has a boatload of insights into how your writing can increase your impact by exponential amounts.

$1,000 Awarded to Winners of PWA’s 2019 “No Excuses” Writing Challenge

The Professional Writers’ Alliance (PWA) has awarded $1,000 in prize monies to the 2019 “No Excuses” writing challenge winners. In addition to the prize money, the four winners have also earned a by-lined publication credit, success spotlight interviews, and new clients.

Living the Writers Life Questions for Karen McCauley

Karen McCauley’s story is one of the most heartwarming we’ve seen. Like so many other writers, she began this career full of trepidation and “What If” worries. But after finding support through a live AWAI event, she squelched those fears and is now pursuing her writing dream — and most of the time, from the beach! Better yet, Karen’s writing career made it possible for her to help two people who are very special to her, and she did it in an extremely empowering way …

10 Ways to Kick-Start Creativity Under a Deadline

Copywriters need to generate Big Ideas to produce the sales letters, web copy, blogs, and more that marketers need. Use these 10 ideas for inspiration.

How to Make Technical Copywriting Projects Interesting

Very technical projects like white papers can be boring if the copywriter doesn’t take a few extra steps to improve readability and provide interesting content.

Copywriter's Checklist for Submitting Copy

Look like a professional from day one when you use this handy checklist for submitting copy to clients. You’ll produce copy that’s ready for publication.

An Untapped Web-Writing Opportunity You Don’t Want to Ignore

Many companies are turning to infographics to create unique, visually interesting, useful content. And this creates a new writing opportunity for you.

How to Work with Freelance Writing Clients Like a Pro from the Get-go

Begin each writing assignment on the right foot when you use these 5 tips. You’ll know how to work with clients and impress them with your professionalism.

Making the Leap from “One Day” to “Day One”

Today is the day you can start working towards becoming a paid writer or it can drift by without progress. Here are 7 tips for making today your “day one.”

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