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May Issue: Get paid for “me-time”

Just released, the May issue of Barefoot Writer! Break free from the turmoil around you and soar!

Living the Writer's Life: EG Orren

EG Orren says the only disaster she hasn’t experienced is a hurricane… But her rise from green newbie to successful copywriter — earning more than $17K in just 10 weeks — feels a bit like one of those awe-inspiring storms. Leaving behind her former career as a concert photographer, EG travels the continent working with music industry clients across four different time zones. Today, she prides herself on being a “consultant” rather than just an “order taker.” If only we had more space to share all of her fantastic adventures…

Living the Writer's Life: Rob Gramer

Sitting around a conference room at his old engineering job was never going to be enough for Rob Gramer. He craved something more… a career where he could engage his curiosity, make serious money, and WIN. Lucky for Rob, he found an early mentor in copywriting legend Mark Ford and was able to build a brand new career. Today, Rob is a successful direct-response copywriter with multiple controls for large companies. Here’s his story…

How a Painted Baseball Transformed the Heart of a Town Through the Power of Story

As a storyteller and video artist, Andrew Davis has a history of weaving the two together in a way that creates something memorable. Here’s an example of how he does it…

Living the Writer's Life: Sally Morem

As a child in the 1950s and ’60s, Sally Morem used to watch her father head off to work each day at the Giant Green Company in Le Sueur, Minnesota. She didn’t appreciate it at the time, but her father was deeply involved in creating one of the most famous advertising campaigns in history — the Jolly Green Giant (complete with its deep-throated “Ho! Ho! Ho!”). Today, Sally takes inspiration from her father’s work and helps self-development companies craft their own sales messages. It’s the perfect way to continue her family’s legacy in advertising.

Living the Writer's Life: Elias Christeas

A lot of people are inspired by the movies. But Elias Christeas’ fascination with Indiana Jones taught him to explore, engage with, and discover all that life has to offer. He leveraged his passion for automobiles into a copywriting career where he began breaking sales records within a matter of months. Today, he is happily living his dream writer’s life in Florida with his family. Here is Elias’ story …

Unlock the Doors to Multiple New Income Streams with a Fun Conversation

You could have another line of writing income open to you if you enjoy talking to people. Here are four ways to put that skill to use and get paid well. Plus, here’s why it’s fun.

People Are “Losing Their Minds”… Which Is Great News for You, the Writer!

As the pandemic passes the one-year mark, alternative health treatments are flourishing. For copywriters, that opens up a lucrative opportunity. Here are four reasons you should try this specialty now.

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.

The Anti-Resolution Approach to a New Year of Monstrous Writing Success

Not a fan of traditional resolutions? Try this tactic instead to set yourself up for long-term success. It’s an easy strategy that will help guide your actions throughout the year.

Easy Domino-Effect Audience Research for Stronger Writing

Getting to know your audience is critical for persuasive writing. But with the world “locked down” for now, here’s an alternative tactic you can use for research to write meaningful, engaging copy.

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.

Past Fear to Hero-Status: Why Writers Are Headed Toward the Spotlight

To ramp up your writing business — and be a hero — you need to go where your writing services can be most helpful right now. Your writing can save livelihoods and change lives.

Top 3 Things to Do First to Get Your Writing Business Up and Going While You’re Stuck at Home

People stuck at home with time on their hands are ready to try copywriting. Here are three things you can do to launch your paid writing career during this pandemic.

How Screaming, Calculating, and Silver Linings Can Strengthen Long-Term Earning Power

For a dramatic effect on your writing career, now is the time to listen to the advice of Success Coach Ted Capshaw and follow his three-step plan. Move forward toward your goals.

Sidestep the Goals that Make You Fail

The point behind setting goals is to get yourself on a trajectory of success, but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. Here’s how to set, or not set, goals and still make forward progress.

Escape the “Gap of Shame” by Regaining Control of Your Time and Effectiveness

Are you caught in the “Gap of Shame”? The upheaval of the pandemic has trapped more people in that uncomfortable area, but you can escape when you follow these five steps.

The 3 Layers of Writer Freedom

Building the dream life you want to live is less about luck and more about the choices you make. You can build a life of freedom, starting today.

How to Harness the Shocking Amount of Power You Have as a Persuasive Writer

Use your writing skills to stand up for what you believe in. You have the power to help those who aren’t being heard, when you write for the greater good.

4 Ways to Skirt Depression for Bigger Writing Wins

Follow four tactics to choose happiness. Gain tangible payoffs like adding more productive hours to each day and making more money as a writer each year.

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