An Event That Will Change Your Life!

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

Cost? 100% free!

Who’s It for? Anyone who Loves Writing!

What Will I Get Out of It? Everything You Need to Know to Make a Great Living as a WRITER in 2020 and Beyond!

Take Control!

Let’s face it…

The timing for an event like this couldn’t be better.

With so much turmoil, so much uncertainty in the world, people are looking for ways to take control of their lives, their income, their security, their future…

And there’s no better way to do that than to have a writing skill that’s in as much demand as one you’ll learn at Freelance Writer Fest 2020!

Plus, when you sign up today, you’ll receive The Writer’s Life — AWAI’s free daily e-newsletter over 250,000 writers rely on to make a great living as a writer.

There’s NEVER been a Better Time to be a Writer!

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

These days organizations and businesses rely more on the written word than any time in history.

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

And they all require words.

But not just “any” words.

Words that inspire.

Words that engage.

Words that persuade.

By learning how to write persuasively, you WILL become a better writer.

You WILL be in demand.

You WILL make more money.

Everything you need to have a great life as a writer…

Where you can live and write anywhere — whether it’s on a tropical beach… a mountain retreat… or anywhere in the world you want to be!

And Freelance Writer Fest 2020 was created to help you make this dream a reality.

Plus, when you sign up today, you’ll receive The Writer’s Life — AWAI’s free daily e-newsletter over 250,000 writers rely on to make a great living as a writer.

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

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

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 today:

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.

Jen Stevens+

Jennifer Stevens is a copywriter, editor, and author with a reputation for writing winning promos that run for years, bringing in millions of dollars for her clients. She’s the chief copywriter for International Living and that publication’s executive editor as well as the author of The Ultimate Travel Writer’s Program. Jen specializes in writing copy about travel, retirement, and investment. She truly embraces the flexibility built into the writer’s life, having gallivanted over the years through 27 countries in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia with a laptop in tow.

Michael Katz+

An award-winning humorist and former corporate marketer, Blue Penguin founder Michael Katz specializes in helping professional service firms and solos develop effective email newsletters. Since launching Blue Penguin in 2000, Michael has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week Online, Bloomberg TV,,, USA Today, and other national and local media. Michael has also authored four books and published more than 450 issues of The Likeable Expert Gazette, a twice-monthly email newsletter and podcast with 6,000 passionate subscribers in more than 40 countries around the world.

Ted Capshaw+

Ted Capshaw is an executive/life coach who helps individuals and teams excel in communications, personal development, building trust, and operating more effectively and efficiently while daring people to live a more balanced and meaningful life. Ted is known for his very real and hard-hitting insights that he delivers with an unwavering intent to assist and promote change.

Nick Usborne+

AWAI advisory board member Nick Usborne is a master online copywriter and site-optimization expert with 40 years of experience in the marketing industry. As a copywriter, consultant, and trainer, Nick has worked with hundreds of companies, including Disney, AOL, the New York Times, Yahoo!, MSN, the Getty Trust, and Intuit. He is also the author of Net Words: Creating High-Impact Online Copy, the critically acclaimed book on writing for the web, and has authored numerous programs for AWAI designed to help writers succeed.

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.

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.

Steve Slaunwhite+

AWAI advisory board member Steve Slaunwhite is an award-winning freelance copywriter and author who helps B2B companies get spectacular results with winning sales pages, email campaigns, ads, white papers, and more. Steve is also the Simon & Schuster author of The Everything Guide to Writing Copy and the proud recipient of AWAI’s 2016 Copywriter of the Year and has won multiple awards for his copywriting and marketing work, including the prestigious ACE Award for Direct Mail Copywriting.

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.

Bonnie Caton +

Bonnie Caton is a staff copywriter here at AWAI, as well as a freelancer on the side. She got her start as an in-house writer for Great Escape Publishing over 13 years ago, where she wrote content, emails, and long-form copy, and grew into product creation and instructing. She loves teaching and learning, and enjoys the dependability of being employed as a staff writer, while still having the freedom to work from home and occasionally abroad in places like Bali and Argentina. As a freelancer, she also maintains her photography newsletter and membership, the Breakfast Stock Club, which teaches anyone with a love of photography how to sell their photos online.

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.

Plus, when you sign up today, you’ll receive The Writer’s Life — AWAI’s free daily e-newsletter over 250,000 writers rely on to make a great living as a writer.

Some of What You’ll Learn:

At our 100% free Freelance Writer Fest 2020 you’ll get:

    • A 10,000-foot “bird’s-eye view” of the enormous opportunity awaiting writers today…
    • Why words are so important in today’s online world…
    • Where writers are needed most right now
    • Projects best suited for NEW writers especially…
    • How to easily and seamlessly transition from whatever you’re doing now — to successful, in-demand, full time writer…
    • How to “match up” today’s writing opportunities to the income you want (or need) to make…
    • The experiences you already have that’ll make you a GREAT writer…
    • An insider’s look at the millions of clients who are in desperate need of writers like you: who they are, how to find them, and what they need you to write for them…
    • How to overcome the fear and apprehension and “imposter syndrome” all new writers experience…
    • 68 ways to land all the clients you’ll ever need as a freelance writer…
    • How to work with clients and price your writing projects confidently…
    • A crash course in becoming the “CEO” of your own profitable writing business…
    • 5 simple things you can do to position yourself as a professional writer — TODAY…
    • And much, much more…
Plus, when you sign up today, you’ll receive The Writer’s Life — AWAI’s free daily e-newsletter over 250,000 writers rely on to make a great living as a writer.

Who’s Bringing You Writer Fest 2020?

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!

Plus, when you sign up today, you’ll receive The Writer’s Life — AWAI’s free daily e-newsletter over 250,000 writers rely on to make a great living as a writer.

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
  • Your clear “Path to Success”
  • Amazing content and resources to get you started

Plus, when you sign up today, you’ll receive The Writer’s Life — AWAI’s free daily e-newsletter over 250,000 writers rely on to make a great living as a writer.

Each day you’ll receive crucial information leading up to Wednesday’s Writer Fest, plus actionable advice from working writers you can use to write smarter, get paid faster, and build the kind of lifestyle you’ve only dreamed about till now.

Plus, when you sign up today, you’ll receive The Writer’s Life — AWAI’s free daily e-newsletter over 250,000 writers rely on to make a great living as a writer.