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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.
Living the Writer's Life: Julia Schaller
July 24, 2021 (05:00:53 am)
Julia Schaller may be a new mother, but that hasn’t kept her from her dream job of copywriting. She works as an in-house writer for AWAI and is the one behind many of the email campaigns, articles, sales letters, and video scripts you see on our site. Even while she’s writing, she’s keeping an ear tuned to her baby daughter sleeping nearby. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek into the writer’s life of one of our favorite AWAI team members.
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.
She Almost Gave Up, Then She Hit $100K with This Writing Skill
July 12, 2021 (05:18:25 am)
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.
Living the Writer's Life: Christian Nix
June 26, 2021 (05:00:36 am)
Most people who have a thriving medical career wouldn’t think of starting over. But Christian Nix was looking for a change. He was already dreaming of launching his own business, and needed the copywriting chops to make it happen. Today, Christian makes a six-figure income with just 10 hours of work per week! Plus, he shares his amazing story of how one idea helped launch his copy career.
Don’t Let Our “Insta-Culture” Hold You Back From This Key Success Tool
June 24, 2021 (05:41:28 am)
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.
Living the Writer's Life: Pauline Longdon
June 19, 2021 (05:00:56 am)
Pauline Longdon’s favorite quote is “I haven’t come this far to only come this far.” In a way, this perfectly describes her journey to date as a copywriter. She doesn’t stop striving to serve her clients, reach new goals (seven figures now!), and connect with her global network of colleagues and mentees. Pauline’s continued drive toward success has landed her coveted spots learning from the top A-list writers in the industry. Enjoy!
If You Want Writing Clients to Take You Seriously, Do This…
June 18, 2021 (05:42:59 am)
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
May 29, 2021 (05:00:36 am)
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.
Living the Writer's Life: Colette Rice
May 15, 2021 (05:00:38 am)
Years ago, Colette Rice and her sister took a life-changing trip to Egypt. While exploring a spice market, one vendor proudly told them his family had held the same booth for 250 years. When he saw her look of surprise, he explained, “Here, we think in thousands.” Colette’s fascination with the people in the world around her was the driving force that led her to seek a new career in copywriting. She tried freelancing for a while, but it was an in-house position with a nonprofit company that gave her the writer’s life of her dreams…
Living the Writer's Life: EG Orren
April 10, 2021 (05:00:14 am)
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
March 20, 2021 (05:00:41 am)
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
March 16, 2021 (05:40:16 am)
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
March 13, 2021 (05:00:38 am)
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
March 06, 2021 (05:00:53 am)
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
February 23, 2021 (05:38:13 am)
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!
February 16, 2021 (05:34:29 am)
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
January 21, 2021 (05:30:31 am)
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
December 31, 2020 (05:00:56 am)
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
December 17, 2020 (05:39:11 am)
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.