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New! 3-Sentence Cash Challenge Offers PWA Members Big Wins For Short Copy
September 05, 2020 (07:00:46 am)
A new cash challenge from The Professional Writers Alliance (PWA) is offering members the opportunity to win $100 for writing just three sentences of copy.
4 Small Business "Savers" Writers Can Offer Prospective Clients
July 07, 2020 (06:08:15 am)
Small businesses took a major hit from COVID-19. They know they need marketing as they reopen — but where to start? Here are 4 projects writers can offer to help them.
5 Quick Ways to Check If a Client Is “Good Enough” for You
June 17, 2020 (06:28:25 am)
If you’ve ever scanned job boards, wondering if you’re good enough to go after a listed gig, it’s time to flip that narrative. Read what to do instead to achieve success faster.
Meet The Winners Of The Professional Writers’ Alliance $1000 “Interesting Times” Writing Challenge
May 01, 2020 (06:00:52 pm)
PWA Managing Editor Jen Adams put out a challenge for PWA members to share how they were figuring out life in our new reality. They answered in long-form essays, poetry, and deeply personal stories …
Yes, You CAN Launch a Writing Career in a Crisis
April 10, 2020 (06:28:35 am)
Skilled writers are in demand all over the world. Those willing to get to work right now will find opportunities in markets like the five outlined here.
4 Practical Ways to Help Your Clients Right Now
March 30, 2020 (06:52:35 am)
Clients need writers more than ever right now. There are four things you can do… right now… to help your clients survive and thrive during a crisis.
How Being a Copywriter Lets You Build a Life You Love
March 22, 2019 (06:48:46 am)
Do you want to be a copywriter but not sure how to start? In celebration of 10 years of freelancing, Jen Adams shares how she got started from zero.
List-Building Basics for Writers
November 12, 2018 (06:54:24 am)
When you’re a direct-response copywriter, there’s a valuable skill you can learn to grow your business and your client’s. Plus, you can get paid twice!
How Your Ripple Increases Your Odds of Success
June 29, 2018 (06:43:50 am)
To increase your success in your copy career, you can put this phenomenon in motion. Here are five ways the latest studies say you can boost your efforts.
Raise Your Writing Fees and Increase Your Income with the Ice Cream Method
March 30, 2018 (06:20:33 am)
After a chance encounter with another copywriter, Jen Adams made big changes to her business. Here’s how serendipity helped her achieve the writer’s life.
Is Copywriting A Good Investment? Let’s Do the Math…
December 19, 2017 (06:47:50 am)
Dilbert creator Scott Adams says, if you want success, figure out the price, then pay it. How do you know if copywriting is worth the price? Do the math...
4 Paths to Faster Success with Professional Writing Associations
March 31, 2017 (06:35:32 am)
“Go it alone.” A strong temptation when embarking on your writing career. Don’t do it! Take writer Jen Adams’ advice to buddy up with other writers.
The Most Unique Gift in the World is…
December 25, 2015 (06:06:49 am)
Furby/TickleMe Elmo/Robotic Dog – the gift that even as life automates, we're completely irreplaceable and special in the world. Yay for us!
Why You Should Never Give Up On Your Most Precious Ideas
December 24, 2015 (06:02:41 am)
Action figures (the original Star Wars set) - the gift of directed action – whatever we can imagine, we can make happen, first in our minds and then in our lives.
You Can Always Change Your Situation. Here’s How …
December 23, 2015 (06:46:47 am)
Etch-A-Sketch - the gift of a blank creative slate – we can build one writer's life, shake it up, start over, do it again, as often as we like.
For You, “All Signs Point to Yes”
December 22, 2015 (06:41:50 am)
Magic 8 Ball – the gift to "know" our future by shaping it ourselves, working where we want, for who we want, on projects that bring us to life.
The Toy “For Every Boy. For Every Girl.”
December 21, 2015 (06:27:22 am)
The Radio Flyer wagon gave children around the world the freedom to explore their surroundings. Living the writer’s life, there’s nothing stopping you from making your dreams of a free-roaming life come true.
Funnel Basics: How Much Should You Charge a Client for a Funnel?
June 19, 2015 (06:09:54 am)
Funnels have high value to clients… and they carry high price tags, too. Here’s a quick survey of the current (2015) market rates.
Funnel Basics: How Testing Lets You Turn One Plan Into Multiple Ideas (and Income Streams!)
June 18, 2015 (06:01:48 am)
Funnels lend themselves very naturally to testing. See how you can take one funnel plan and use different ideas to multiply its value.
Funnel Basics: How Acquisition Funnels Translate Into Constant Writing Work
June 17, 2015 (06:25:45 am)
As a writer, you can be paid to create every part of an acquisition funnel. See what parts translate into what kinds of copy.