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Living the Writer's Life: Shameka Volkers
March 25, 2023 (05:00:43 am)
Shameka Volkers is a rising star in the world of writing with nowhere to go but up. Ever since deciding she needed a new path, she’s taken on the task of launching her copywriting career with the kind of grace and speed that wins clients and grows income. Discover what led to her writing for a living and find out how she’s excelling every step of the way.
Why AI Is Driving Demand for This Specialty in the Digital World
March 22, 2023 (05:00:27 am)
AI is going to be a worthy competitor in the world of content generation, especially when it comes to short copy or idea generation. But as a result, there’s a freelance position that’s actually going to be more in demand than ever, and that position is copyeditor. Learn more here.
Living the Writer's Life: Cris Johnson
March 18, 2023 (05:00:28 am)
Cris Johnson’s life was nothing but fun from the outside looking in. But the reality of life as a magician kept him on a grueling schedule, away from his family, and chronically exhausted. The upside was that it led him to copywriting. Discover why pursuing the writer’s life won out in the end, and how he’s kept some “magic” in his life.
Living the Writer's Life: Brian Whitaker
February 25, 2023 (05:00:40 am)
We first interviewed Brian Whitaker a decade ago, right after he’d left a successful career as a marketing manager for life as a Barefoot Writer. At the time, Brian reported corporate life had been keeping him from his family, community, and other interests. He wanted balance. Find out how, 10 years later, he not only found that balance but said goodbye forever to the feast-or-famine cycle and is thriving with new projects and tools (including AI!).
Living the Writer's Life: Latifat Abifarin
February 18, 2023 (05:00:04 am)
In Latifat Abifarin’s words, “I’m one piece of evidence that there are talented and good people from Nigeria.” Over the years, Latifat has struggled at times to connect with potential clients who judge her or assume she can’t speak English. But, she’s persevered and built a successful writer’s life working as a content writer, ebook designer, and scriptwriter.
Living the Writer's Life: Jessica Vine
January 28, 2023 (05:00:54 am)
When Jessica Vine first entered the world of paid writing, she wanted to be a travel writer. But she strayed from that dream for too long, writing $10 articles on a topic she wasn’t passionate about. Then, she did something profound… She decided she wanted to be paid more. It was a turning point where Jessica started to see real success, especially with her RV blog. Today, her goal is to exceed $100K per month! And, you know what? She’s going to reach it! Here is her story.
Living the Writer's Life: Dan Magill
December 17, 2022 (05:00:43 am)
It’s been seven years since we last checked in with Barefoot Writer Dan Magill. Since then, he’s been building his career and working on SEO blogs, fundraising campaigns, and sales pages. Because of his writer’s life, Dan was recently able to keep his 2-year-old son home from day care to enjoy extra family time before his wife started a new job. He also traveled to Nepal in 2017 to see a finished project he helped promote. You’ll love Dan’s five tips for new writers who are struggling to find clients.
Living the Writer's Life: Pat McCord
November 26, 2022 (05:00:43 am)
She’s a fiction writer with three published books, an AWAI $10K winner, and… oh yeah… she wrote a book for famed copywriter Bob Bly! As one of AWAI’s early students, Pat McCord is the perfect example of someone who took the copywriting skills she learned from her first course and ran with them. Here are her tips on how you can achieve satisfaction through writing by doing “everything” your first writing course suggests!
Living the Writer's Life: Charles George
November 19, 2022 (05:00:46 am)
It’s a special thing when you come across a writer whose emails are like a ray of sunshine in your inbox. That’s what it’s like to talk with Charles George. His passion will inspire you to soak in everything this writer’s life has to offer. Here are some of Charles’ thoughts on using newsletters to connect with clients, positive thinking, and the importance of focusing on family.
Inside the Case Study Opportunity with Casey Hibbard
September 26, 2022 (05:00:14 am)
The heart of writing is the ability to tell a good story, and freelance writer Casey Hibbard has virtually perfected the craft. Even better, she’s built a career out of telling stories through case studies.
Maximize Earning and Output This New Year with These 10 Innovative Traits
January 07, 2022 (05:58:56 am)
To reach your goals of writing more, earning more, and making better use of the freedom you have as a writer, utilize these valuable tips. Follow them and you’ll be ready to thrive and succeed in the year ahead.
How to Prime Yourself for Contagious Emotion that Writes Itself
December 13, 2021 (05:32:11 am)
Writing with empathy is one of the most crucial skills you can have as a persuasive copywriter, and knowing about this scientific evidence will make it easier for you to tap into emotions and write stronger direct-response copy.
Writer Secrets Learned Over 10 Years of Life with Barefoot Writer
December 03, 2021 (05:21:34 am)
Mindy McHorse has learned a lot in her 10 years as Executive Editor of Barefoot Writer. She shares 11 lessons to shorten your learning curve… and give you some insight and peace of mind about pursuing a well-paid writing career.
Turn Your Focus Into a Gold Mine (and Earn an Extra $69K per Year!)
November 15, 2021 (05:16:44 am)
Interruptions when you’re writing derail your focus and cost you wasted time. If you could regain those lost chunks of time, it can make a big difference in your productivity — and your income. Here are six tricks to help you…
How to Land High-Paying Writing Work (The Easy Way!)
November 12, 2021 (05:21:33 am)
There’s an “easy way” you can build your writing career, and it’s the path Mindy McHorse used to start her decade-long, consistent six-figure career. She shares the details here on how to make it work for you…
From Stop-Stutter-Start to Mad Momentum in Your Writing Career
October 01, 2021 (05:06:35 am)
For many aspiring writers, the only hurdle is getting started in the first place, so you can get to that place where momentum builds naturally. Here are six simple steps you can use to get going.
Press This to Be a More Prolific, Productive, Profitable Writer
September 09, 2021 (05:10:49 am)
Boost your writing productivity by impressive leaps, earn more, and feel better about your writing career when you use this one tactic. Discover what it is and how to make it fit in with your writing habits.
Want a Faster, Happier Writing Career? Buy Out Your Time
August 27, 2021 (05:05:53 am)
Finding the time to dedicate to your writing career will take you in the right direction. With small steps, your path will feel clearer, and you’ll be doing what you’ve always dreamed. You’ve just got to decide to get started. Here’s how…
Create Your Own Diamond Hailstorm with This Writing Secret
July 27, 2021 (05:25:52 am)
To make forward progress toward your writing goals, you should put yourself under the right kind of pressure. You’ll enjoy three key benefits and achieve greater gains in your writing career.
This Writing Specialty Brings Freelance Stability Plus Income Rocket Fuel
July 14, 2021 (05:30:41 am)
Starting your writing career as a blogger is a fast way to get your foot in the door with paying clients. Here’s how you can earn steady income, set up retainer deals, and more.