November 2020

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These Unique Writing Projects Pay as Much as $700 a Piece

Blogging is a growing niche from entrepreneurs to large companies and corporations. You can use your copywriting skills to write blog posts and get paid up to $700 for each one you do.

5 Non-Scary Ways to Boost Self-Confidence... And Finally Become the Successful Writer You’re Meant to Be

You can “practice” confidence and make a big difference in your writing career! Here are five non-scary actions you can take today to get started as a new writer.

Living the Writer's Life: Steve Maurer

Steve Maurer experienced “total shock and surprise” when he was named AWAI’s $10K Challenge Winner at Bootcamp in May 2019. But honestly, no better person could have been given this honor. Steve’s incredible mentorship to other writers, his astounding success with his own B2B writing career, and his friendship with everyone he meets is beyond compare. Barefoot Writer last interviewed Steve in December 2014. Let’s see how much his writing career has changed in six years…

How Even Boomers Scared to Death of Technology Can Build a Clientless Copywriting Business

Copywriter Ben Settle hates technology — yet his career revolves around it. He says even if you hate it, you can easily use it to build a clientless writing business. Follow 4 pieces of advice.

Want B2B Freelance Success? Ask a Different Question

To those of you who worry from one month to the next if you’ll have enough client work to pay the bills… What if you shifted your mind (and actions) by asking a different question? You can have B2B freelance success with a steady stream of well-paying clients… Just ask.

How a Cup of Coffee Inspired Gratitude

If you write a list of things you can be grateful for, you may surprise yourself. Jen Phillips April shares how a Ted Talk on gratitude changed her thinking. It might do the same for you.

Launch Your Writing Career in Just 5 Days — 80% Off During Our Black Friday Sale

You’re invited. Get personal help from the AWAI team plus learning sessions, writing and business-building guides, and more during the “5-Day Writer’s Launch Party.”

Black Friday Sale on the Six-Figure Opportunity Where You Write 10 Minutes a Day — with No Clients

Learn how to set up your email writing business directly from Ben Settle. Until midnight on Black Friday, you can get Ben’s 10-Minute Workday program for a deep discount.

Write Better Content by Writing Accessible Content

When you write accessible content, you improve the experience for all your users and you help people with disabilities to engage with your work.

How Even a “Talentless” Newbie Can Build a Clientless Copywriting Business

There’s more opportunity than ever right now, if you have the “special sauce” necessary to take advantage of it. Follow Ben Settle’s advice and you can easily make money writing — without clients.

Web Clients Need Your Help NOW for Google Mobile First Success

Many company websites are not working well on smartphones, which is going to cause problems soon when Google implements more changes. Here’s what this means to writers…

This AWAI Member Is Already Landing Clients and Earning Handsome Fees

A site audit, Ralph McGinnis discovered, is a great way to launch your freelance writing career as well as set the stage for more paid assignments. Here are 5 steps to follow.

With His Kids All Grown Up, This Busy Dad Decided it Was Time to Switch from an Engineering Career to Freelance Writing…

After a job in the desert as an environmental engineer, Bill Nettleton realized what he really wanted was to be a writer. Here’s how he made the switch to a brand-new career…

Living the Writer's Life: Michael J. Thompson

Stroll along the streets of New York City, and you may come across Michael J. Thompson taking a midday walk with his camera. This web content auditor has built his business around the idea that websites should be accessible to all users. His story illustrates how someone can find quick success by applying skills learned from AWAI

Rewrite the Content for a Website Intro Section… And You Could Earn $200!

Practice is the best way to keep improving as an online copywriter. Follow the “client brief” and rewrite some short web copy using tips from a master.

Make Your B2B Copywriting "Lean" into Persuasion

B2B copywriting has a unique challenge… it has to persuade people with different roles and different goals. That’s why it’s important to understand what drives both an operations manager and a CEO to make a purchase decision. And to create copy that speaks to each one.

Get Paid TWICE as a “Website Doctor”

Diagnosing websites via a proven Site Audit process can net you $2,000 plus the opportunity to get paid for treating the sites that need repair. Pam Foster reveals more here…

11 Tips for Effective Meetings That Turn Prospects Into Clients

Turn these 11 tips into your own game plan, so you, too, can handle prospect meetings with ease.

Writer’s Easy Recipe for Survival, Joy, and Reaching New Career Heights

Enjoy the good times and build resilience for whatever challenges may come your way in your writing business when you follow one simple daily practice. Read more about it here.

Guarantee Your Writing Success… By Improving Who You Sit Next to While Writing?!

To level up, you need to work the Law of Averages… to spend more time in a “yay” writing neighborhood. Here’s how to make that happen and improve your odds of success…

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