An Afternoon that Will Change Your Life

What’s Happening? A FREE Encore Virtual Summit on Becoming a Successful Freelance Writer

Where? Here… on your computer, phone or tablet

When? Friday, June 24, 2022 starting at 1:00 PM (ET)

Cost? 100% free!

Who’s It for? Anyone who Loves Writing!

What Will I Get Out of It? Everything You Need to Know to Become a Working Freelance Writer

There’s NEVER Been a Better Time to Be a Freelance Writer!

Now, more than ever, it’s a writer’s world!

With more people than ever before going online to find solutions, research options, and make buying decisions, organizations and businesses rely more on the written word than at any other time in history.

Think about how you find and get information every day — through Google, through websites, through emails, videos, social media … The list goes on and on.

And all of it involves literally DOZENS of different forms of copy and content that needs to be written.

From content that engages and builds trust in the form of blogs, articles, social media posts, case studies, newsletters, and more …

To copy that persuades someone to take action in the form of emails, funnels, sales letters, slide decks, product one-sheets, videos, and call scripts …

The demand for words – and freelance writers who can effectively write them – is HUGE.

And at the Freelance Writer Fest we’re going to teach you how to navigate the massive opportunity available today, set yourself up as an in-demand freelance writer, and create the life you want through well-paid writing.

We’ll Show You How to Start Realizing Your Dream — IMMEDIATELY!

Our Freelance Writer Fest is the first-ever fully virtual event that’s a real and actionable “step-by-step” guide to starting your career as a freelance writer TODAY.

When you attend you’ll get:

    • A 10,000-foot “bird’s-eye view” of the enormous opportunity awaiting writers today …
    • Where writers are needed most right now …
    • Which projects are best suited for NEW writers …
    • How to seamlessly transition from whatever you’re doing now to becoming a successful, in-demand, full-time writer …
    • How to overcome the fear and apprehension all new freelancers experience …
    • The easiest way to land all the clients you’ll ever need as a freelance writer …
    • How to work with clients and price your writing projects confidently …
    • Five simple things you can do to position yourself as a professional writer — TODAY …
    • And much, much more …


We will have some of our training team members available to answer questions…

So, when you sit down to watch, you can type any questions you have along the way into the Q&A panel and get answers as we go!

Our Teachers Will Show You the Way Forward

You’ll learn concrete actions you can take immediately from experts who have already taken the leap — and are making a great living as writers:

Pam Foster+

As a relative newcomer to copywriting in 2009, AWAI member Pam Foster made a big splash in the pet industry by launching, quickly becoming the “go-to” writer for many companies who sell pet- and veterinary-related products and services. In 2017, she sold and has since become a Certified SEO copywriter, blogger, and web content consultant for multi-page sites and online promotions (emails and landing pages). She joined the AWAI team full-time in November 2015 as our director of Copywriting Training.

Mindy McHorse+

AWAI member Mindy McHorse is a professional freelance copywriter who, through her work with Barefoot Writer, is dedicated to helping new and experienced writers find freedom fulfillment as well-paid freelance copywriters. She also writes for clients in the biz-opp, alternative medicine, and self-help world. Mindy was the original Reality Blogger for the Wealthy Web Writer and chronicled her real-life journey of going from $24K to six figures in just one year as a freelance writer.

Ed Gandia+

A long-time AWAI member, ED GANDIA is a successful B2B copywriter, business-building coach and strategist who helps freelance writers and copywriters earn more in less time doing work they love for better-paying clients. Ed spent 12 years in corporate sales before making the switch to freelance writing. He found that he could apply what he knew from his previous career to his freelance copywriting business, enabling him to build a six-figure solo practice in 27 months.

Heather Robson+

As an AWAI member, Heather Robson quit her day job in 2001 to become a freelance copywriter specializing in email and content marketing strategies and user experience (UX) copywriting. She is also managing editor of Wealthy Web Writer, where she gets to work closely with web writers from all walks of life. Throughout her career she’s worked with a variety of clients like AWAI, American Lantern Press, and MarketingProfs, writing and learning alongside many well-known copywriters such as Mark Everett Johnson, Don Mahoney, and Nick Usborne.

Ilise Benun+

AWAI advisory board member Ilise Benun is the founder of, the go-to online resource for creative professionals who want better projects with bigger budgets, through which she offers business coaching to small groups and 1:1. She is also a national speaker and author of seven books, including The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money. Since 2008, Ilise has hosted the Marketing Mentor podcast, and her newest project is her role as business coach for the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Jen Adams+

AWAI member Jen Adams specializes in writing long-form sales letters and email copy for clients in the financial, health, personal development, and lifestyle niches. She’s a founding partner of the Titanides and has served as managing editor of the Professional Writers’ Alliance since 2017.

Katie Yeakle+

Katie Yeakle has spent more than 25 years in the world of direct marketing and publishing in the roles of copy editor, editorial coordinator, product manager, fulfillment supervisor, marketing manager, and publisher. Recognizing the industry-wide need for talented copywriters who can deliver copy that sells, she helped establish the American Writers & Artists Institute (AWAI) with co-founders Paul Hollingshead and Don Mahoney in 1997. Today, as executive director, Katie oversees AWAI’s 100+ programs designed to help people turn their passions into careers.

Rebecca Matter+

Rebecca Matter is the president of American Writers & Artists Institute (AWAI), the world’s leading trainer of direct-response copywriters and graphic designers. A marketer with more than 16 years of experience in publishing and direct marketing, Rebecca has spearheaded successful million-dollar campaigns for countless products, both online and off, and has spoken and written on topics ranging from getting and working with clients to successful web-marketing strategies. Recognizing the tremendous opportunities available to people who know how to write persuasively, she’s dedicated herself to keeping AWAI members ahead of the curve… and in demand… by creating cutting-edge programs on the most marketable web skills today.

Who’s Bringing You the Freelance Writer Fest?

Since 1997, American Writer’s & Artists Institute (AWAI) has been helping aspiring writers like you enjoy highly successful and rewarding careers as in-demand writers.

Over that time, we have become — by far — the largest educator of new writers, with members all over the world earning a great living writing about every conceivable subject for companies and organizations of all sizes.

We’re also the educational organization more companies and organizations turn to when they’re looking for the newest most promising upstart writers.

Started by working copywriters to help meet the massive demand for writers — AWAI’s advisory board, employees, and world-wide network of coaches, mentors and teachers are made up of some of the most successful and accomplished writers, marketers, and business owners in the world.

And now we’re putting the full force of everything we know about helping regular people like you transition into a successful, high-paying writing career into this life-changing event!

See Why the World Has Never Needed Writers More Than Right NowAnd How You Can Live the Life You’ve Always Dreamed of by Helping Meet the Demand!


  • Full event access
  • 10 eye-opening presentations
  • Success roadmap to follow
  • The ability to ask us ANY questions you have
  • Actionable content and tools to get you started
  • And so much more!

Sign up NOW to get your free access to all the perks, freebies, and special gifts we have exclusively for Freelance Writer Fest attendees.