January Winner Announced for AWAI's 4 Days to $400 Writing Challenge

FDC January Winner

Congratulations to Estella Brown, the latest winner in our special program for new freelance writers — AWAI's 4 Days to $400 Writing Challenge.

This training program is for aspiring professional freelance writers learning the ropes for the first time through American Writers & Artists Institute (AWAI).

Participants were challenged to write a "how to" or "listicle" blog post for AWAI readers, who are aspiring and working direct-response copywriters and content specialists.

The Challenge was to write a 1,000-word blog post that takes a fresh spin on the idea of how to write for money, which is what AWAI is all about. Participants followed four days of lessons on blog-writing best practices and how to find clients. They also scrutinized a variety of blog posts from different industries and audience types, studying the formulas that work best for business blogging. And they were given a chance to submit their best effort for the chance at a $400 prize.

AWAI Learning Chief Pam Foster worked with the AWAI Editorial Team to choose Estella's winning post titled, “‘CLAAP: 5 Steps to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome.

In this short video below, Pam explains why Estella's blog post stood above the rest.

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When Estella received the news that she had won, she said,

" What an opportunity! I was surprised and thrilled when I got the call from Pam Foster that she wanted to publish my blog post from the "4 Days to $400" challenge course. I took that course mainly so I would have another sample of my writing to put up on my business web page. The class was so fun. I liked how it broke down the blog post structure into sections that were easy to understand and a proven formula. I also liked the bonus templates and examples that made writing the blog posts so easy. Heather Robson packed a lot of material into a short amount of time. She is a great instructor. Take the 4 Days to $400 Challenge now, you will not regret it! Thank you, AWAI"

Congratulations to Estella and to everyone who took the time to submit an entry! All participants who completed a blog post now have a finished sample of an in-demand project for their portfolio.

It can be your turn next! To enroll in our 4 Days to $400 Writing Challenge, check out the details here.

To discover more opportunities to get paid as a writer, be sure to read our daily e-letter, The Writer’s Life, and visit AWAI to browse through our many copywriter training programs.

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Published: March 15, 2024

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