January 2021

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Living the Writer's Life: Susan Greene

When Susan Greene graduated from college with a BS in journalism, a career in copywriting seemed like a natural path. But actually, her passion for writing was born more than a decade earlier — starting with a simple poem sent into a comic book contest. In this interview, Susan tells the story of how one woman can go from a $3 contest prize to a lifetime of “figuring it out later” and living on her own terms.

User Experience Copywriting Gives Writers a New Way to Stand Out

Companies of every industry and size are embracing UX. Knowing how to create a good user experience through copy and content can open a lot of doors for you as a writer.

Use a 2-Week Process to Achieve Freelance Copywriting Success

You’ve set your business goals. You’ve planned your first quarter activities. But you’re already off track… Use this two-week process to get and keep yourself on track to freelance copywriting success.

User Experience (UX) Copywriting: Prepare for a Seismic Shift

Giant companies adopted a new tactic for messaging and made millions. Now other companies are getting onboard — but they need copywriters to make it happen.

Want to Be a Freelance Writer? Start with a Blog

If you’re looking for an easy writing project to start with, blogging is it. Set yourself up for a predictable monthly writing income. See how to get started here…

5 Ways to Hold Your Reader’s Attention Through to the End

Grabbing your reader’s attention is only the first step. After that you need to hold your reader’s attention. Here are five ways to do that…

How to Make Money Blogging for Clients

Becoming a blogger is an ideal — and fast — way to get started as a well-paid writer. Here’s a look at how you get your foot in the door with paying clients, how to get retainer deals, and more.

3 Ways to Make Blogging Work for You as a Copywriter

As a copywriter, you can blog for yourself and build up a steady income or blog for clients who really need your help. Or, do both! Here are three ways you can benefit from writing blogs.

The Evolution from ‘Online Diary’ to Marketing Powerhouse

Writing blog content for yourself and clients is a great way to earn steady monthly income. These former ‘online diaries’ offer you the chance to share ideas, as well as sharpen your writing skills.

Break Into Copywriting with Blog Writing!

With this one simple skill, you can follow just six steps and break into the world of well-paid writing. This fun writing specialty opens a gateway for you to a variety of writing opportunities.

Living the Writer's Life: Janet Davis

Janet Davis’s path to writing was clouded with nonbelievers… but somehow, she kept finding her way back to her first passion. Or perhaps you could say writing found her. She’s now forging a path unlike any other writer’s journey, which is exactly the way it should be in the world of Barefoot Writing.

Is Writing a Good Job?

Four myths may be keeping you from pursing a writing career, but they may not be true. Learn more about the realities of the writing opportunity so you can pursue the writer’s life today.

The One Person Whose Good Opinion You Need

When you’re stepping outside your comfort zone, you benefit from having someone show you that you’re on the right path. Here’s how to find the validation that helps you build self-trust and confidence.

How to Get That Coveted Conversational Tone in Your Writing

You’ve heard of the ugly first draft… which you never want to turn in to a client. Especially if the sentences are formal, stilted, and (yawn)… Boorrrinng. Here’s how to make sure you get the coveted conversational tone.

Create an Ideal Buyer Persona for Your Business

Do you know who your ideal buyer is? When you create an ideal buyer persona, you’ll give yourself a number of marketing advantages.

How to Give and Receive Writing Feedback

While working toward your writing goals, feedback is essential to learn, grow, and improve. Follow these tips to make feedback more useful for your writing process.

What Our Writers Will Accomplish in 2021…

Expanding what you know makes you a better writer and increases your confidence. Our writing team shares what they’re planning to accomplish this year, to encourage you to make progress too.

2 Ways a Writer Can Gain a Competitive Advantage

Give yourself a competitive advantage by learning all the crucial copywriting projects marketers need done these days. You’ll easily land more clients.

What If?

When you’re starting out in the world of paid writing, the “what ifs” are inevitable… Tackle any uncertainties and unknowns in your mind by following these specific steps.

Living the Writer's Life: Chris Allsop

If you’ve attended Bootcamp, you’ve likely seen Chris Allsop’s smiling face in attendance. As one of the first in the Circle of Success, she has worked hard over the years to use every learning opportunity to its fullest. This attitude helped propel her into a hot seat with Dan Kennedy and into positions side by side with Clayton Makepeace and Marcella Allison. Check out some of Chris’s story in this special “Where are they now?” edition of our Living the Writer’s Life.

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