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With His Kids All Grown Up, This Busy Dad Decided it Was Time to Switch from an Engineering Career to Freelance Writing…

After a job in the desert as an environmental engineer, Bill Nettleton realized what he really wanted was to be a writer. Here’s how he made the switch to a brand-new career…

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.

Guarantee Your Writing Success… By Improving Who You Sit Next to While Writing?!

To level up, you need to work the Law of Averages… to spend more time in a “yay” writing neighborhood. Here’s how to make that happen and improve your odds of success…

3 Types of Mentors That Can Help You Reach Your Dreams... and How to Find Them

Making your writer’s life dreams a reality is easier when you don’t have to figure it all out by yourself… when you have someone to guide you. Here are three types of mentors who can help you.

How to Build Your Confidence

If you want to move forward as a copywriter, you may be waiting to feel confident… But you may also need this to move forward. Here are three steps to help…

Living the Writers Life: Julia Borgini

Julia Borgini is in the process of growing a focused, poised, and powerful writing career. Long ago, she defined autonomy as her core value, and as a result, she’s built a professional writing career that gives her exactly that. Enjoy her story and take note of her specific tips on running an organized business, as well as how to succeed as a freelance writer.

Living the Writers Life: Brandi Chaney

Brandi Chaney’s story is a terrific study in the versatility of the freelance-writing world. She’s worked in a variety of niches but never felt tied to any specific field, thanks to the wealth of writing opportunities in every industry. Enjoy Brandi’s story …

Living the Writers Life: Holly Helscher

After retiring from higher education, Holly Helscher wanted something that didn’t tie her down. Writing had long been an interest, but it was when she discovered the Barefoot Writer World that something clicked. The opportunities that have unfolded ever since give this motivated writer space to live an adventurous life with gratification for doing something she enjoys.

Living the Writers Life: Max Latimer

Max Latimer first found copywriting while searching for a way to break free from unfulfilling jobs. He initially thought it would be a useful tool to help him create his own business… and then discovered that copywriting itself was the dream business he’d been looking for. Discover what happened after that lightbulb moment and why these days, he’s excited to get out of bed in the morning…

Digging Deep for Your “Why”

Do you know what your “why” is? It can be your guiding star and help you shape a writing career — and lifestyle — that makes you happy. Katie Yeakle has the questions you need to ask yourself…

Living the Writer's Life: Ryan Kuchel

Ryan Kuchel realized early on that he wasn’t cut out for the suit-and-tie world, instead finding his calling as an artist. Between music and writing, he’s steadily creating a path all his own that not only grants him the freedom to plan his days as he pleases, but also proves that integrity can get you far in the Barefoot Writing World.

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.

Why You Should Leave Your Successes Behind

You don’t have to be naturally good at writing and running a business to transition to a paid writing career. You can learn the skills and achieve your goals if you start here…

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.

Living the Writer's Life: Chris Hardee

Chris Hardee never wanted to flee his day job, but he did want a little extra cash to use for some of the more important things in life. Writing proved to be the easy answer, with the trifecta of everything he wanted: flexibility doing something he enjoys while making good money doing it. Read on to discover how he wisely integrated part-time copywriting into his full-time work lifestyle.

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.

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.

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.

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