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August Issue: Fix the Fissures To Earn More Sooner

Just released, the August issue of Barefoot Writer!

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.

Financial Freedom as a Freelancer – Please Answer These 8 Questions

Answering these 8 questions will help us formulate a plan for sharing powerful money strategies used by the wealthiest freelancers we know. In exchange for your help, we’ll make sure you’re among the first to see these strategies – insights from money experts we’re confident will be just as transformative as the writing skill you’re now mastering.

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.

Living the Writer's Life: Melissa Gouty

Melissa Gouty launched her copywriting career with a bang in 2019, winning three spec awards at AWAI’s annual Bootcamp. Since then, she’s been working hard to build up her writing portfolio and connect with more clients. For Melissa, writing isn’t just a pathway to money; writing is part of who she is.

The Undeniable Power of Buddy Groups and Masterminds

Buddy groups are a great resource for writers at all career stages. The combined knowledge helps you reach your goals faster, especially when you follow three tips.

No Need to “Launch” Your Writing Business. You’ve Already Started…

How you talk to yourself about starting your business could impact your progress… Here’s how you should look at the process for a smoother path to the writer’s life.

Living the Writer's Life: Eddie Stephens

Eddie’s story is similar to many other Barefoot Writers, where he discovered freelance writing while in need of a new career and never looked back. But what he did soon after starting is a path too many writers waver on: choosing a niche and staying the course. Not only has Eddie stayed focused on a specific niche, he now has regular clients hailing from all over the world. Read on to find out how he got there.

Living The Writer's Life: Donna Kaluzniak

Donna Kaluzniak is the ideal example of someone who found the perfect niche and went after it. Once she decided to be a writer, she looked at her work experience… and thankfully hit on a topic she enjoys. Not only that, but it’s a highly-specialized field. She’s now making the most of being an elite, go-to writer in this niche. Plus, she’s a terrific, positive example of someone in command of her writing business — and her life. Go, Donna!

3 Steps to Go After Your Dream Career

Writers can make great money! So, if you love to write, but you’re hesitating about getting started, these three steps can help you move toward your dream career.

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.

Don’t Freeze

Copywriter Marcella Allison learned three critical lessons from the world’s ups and downs during her 30-year career. Follow her advice to thrive in difficult times.

How Gratitude Seeds Success in B2B Copywriting Businesses

Being grateful for what you currently have helps you be happier in the moment. But did you know there's more to it than that? Here are three reasons why it's critical to the health of your business to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

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.

How I Found My First Copywriting Gig in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

Copywriting is the antidote to job losses and uncertainty in the news. PWA Member Tracey Ingram shares her action plan to her achieve goals during COVID-19.

Write Your Way Past Tigers, Uncertainty, and Unprecedented Times

As writers, what should we really be worried about right now and what should we let go, so we can get back to writing. Here are 3 ways to make good choices.

Are Your Plans Derailed? I Don’t Think So

The entire planet has been thrown a curveball this year, and how you respond is up to you. Here are some suggestions to help you move forward productively.

Living The Writer's Life: Jan Marie Mueller

If you’re ready for an upbeat example of how to pursue life as a professional writer — and how to do it across international borders — then you’ll love Jan Marie’s story. Not only has she embraced writing opportunities as a way to reach out professionally and grow her existing business, she’s done it in a way that brings her terrific daily satisfaction. Pay particular attention to her on-target advice for new writers.

14-Day Creative Challenge — Perfect for Quarantine, or Anytime

Self-isolating at home can become tiring, but with the right mindset, you can use this extra time at home to your advantage. You might have some fun, too.

Living the Writer’s Life: Susie Kuse

That’s what Susie Kuse told us when we connected with her to find out how Barefoot Living is treating her. Like so many, she’s faced everything from burnout to health challenges to the near-impossible task of juggling family life with business. And at every turn, writing was the answer. Read Susie’s story for a glimpse into just how fast a writing career can help overcome obstacles.

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