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Living the Writer's Life: Scott Martin

Scott Martin has been working as a successful direct-response copywriter for 33 incredible years. But he’s still surprised each winter when he works part time as a ski instructor… There are just so many ways to apply the skills of a marketer to everyday challenges. Read on to learn Scott’s tips for how to find clients on LinkedIn and why it’s important to never be viewed as just a commodity.

Living the Writer's Life: Dan Magill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!)

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!)

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

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

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

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

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

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.

She Almost Gave Up, Then She Hit $100K with This Writing Skill

Mindy McHorse suspected that learning one simple skill would change her life, and she was right. Here’s how she broke into the world of well-paid writing, and how you can too.

Don’t Let Our “Insta-Culture” Hold You Back From This Key Success Tool

There’s no “insta-fix” to becoming a well-paid writer. Instead, there are two things you need to do to build a successful, long-term writing career. Here is how you can get started today.

If You Want Writing Clients to Take You Seriously, Do This…

Proving what you can do for clients is an important part of building your writing business. Follow these five steps to show prospective clients who you are.

Living the Writer's Life: Ernst-Jan Buijs

Ernst-Jan Buijs grew up in a small city near Rotterdam, Netherlands. While still attending university, he was already thinking about the future. One thing was for sure… the typical 9–5 lifestyle just wasn’t for him. So, Ernst-Jan began looking for opportunities to build his own business. What he was able to build — while traveling Europe in a camper with his girlfriend — is quite astounding! You’ll love his advice for how to grow your own business when your heart longs for adventure.

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…

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