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During this free Inside AWAI webinar, Rebecca Matter and Pam Foster show you different ways to make your first $1,000 as a freelance writer, and then how to build from there.

Living the Writer's Life: EG Orren

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…

April Issue: How to Beat the Mountain

Just released, the April issue of Barefoot Writer! Start stepping up and challenging yourself, when you do hard things, and even when you find a boulder blocking your path … you’ll have us cheering for you and helping you past that mountain.

[VIDEO] Get Your Site Audit Questions Answered

Site Audits are a valuable service to offer clients. Plus, they’re easy, fun, and follow a basic structure. Here are answers to common questions about doing Site Audits.

Living the Writer's Life: Rob Gramer

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…

Find Your Ideal Writer’s Path FAST with Barefoot Writer Magazine

Barefoot Writer magazine walks you through top answers to the biggest questions in starting a paid writer’s life — and shows you pathways to a lucrative writing career.

ANNOUNCING AWAI’S 2021 “STATE OF THE INDUSTRY” VIRTUAL SUMMIT

AWAI announces their annual “State of the Industry” Virtual Summit… which brings together 12 writing and marketing experts to share industry trends and opportunities with attendees.

Setting Up Your Freelance Writing Business — Free Webinar and Q&A

Watch this FREE webinar to learn how to set up your freelance writing business for copywriter success. Our panel explains what you need – and don’t – for launch.

Living the Writer's Life: Sally Morem

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.

$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life DeepKlean Cleaner Ad Writing Contest

From over 380 submissions, Nick Usborne announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our writing contest about the DeepKlean Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner in The Writer’s Life.

Living the Writer's Life: Elias Christeas

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 …

Living the Writer's Life: Holly Rhoton

After injury, divorce, and moving homes… it’s been a tough year for Holly Rhoton. But she hasn’t let that get her down. While working full-time as a mammography technician, she’s been building up her side gig as a copywriter and showing her three kids the power of following your dreams. Read on to discover Holly’s simple secret for finding clients and why “it’s okay not to know everything.”

Living the Writer's Life: Michael Carr

Michael Carr had just graduated from high school when he stumbled upon copywriting. Rather than wait until college was complete, he decided to study the craft while going full-time for his degree. He even did a stint as a pizza delivery driver using split tests to earn more tips! Since then, his writer’s life has taken him from Baltimore to Lake Tahoe, Iceland, Spain, and now Poland. Through it all, Michael continues to “up” his game and get stronger results for his clients.

Living the Writer's Life: Zoe Blarowski

When people ask Zoe Blarowski about her new career, she simply says, “I write for websites.” But really, her copywriting career is about much more than that. It’s a career path that has helped her stop “punching the clock” and given her the chance to run her own successful business. It also allows her the flexibility to be there for her young family so they can go on family vacations… complete with camp stove tacos! Check out Zoe’s story below and learn the resources she used to build her career, and her thoughts on SEO as a skill set for writers.

Make Good Money Freelance Writing in 9 Steps — Free Webinar and Q&A

Join us for this FREE webinar to discover how to make very good money with freelance writing.

Living the Writer's Life: Joel Boomer

Joel Boomer’s love affair with the South American country of Colombia started back in 2015. At first, he just visited to perfect his Spanish. But then, he met his fiancée and decided it was time to put down some serious roots. For Joel, copywriting in the financial niche has been the perfect fit to support his expat lifestyle. In this interview, Joel talks about his experience working within an agency.

Congratulations to Our Latest Winner of AWAI’s Site Content Audit Report Challenge — Walking Away with a Cool $2,000

Pam Foster announces the winner of AWAI’s $2,000 Site Content Audit Report Challenge.

Open Doors to New Opportunities with UX Copywriting

UX copywriting skills open new doors for writers. UX Certification qualifies you to meet the criteria of the numerous UX writer positions open today. Learn more about the new job opportunities here.

Living the Writer's Life: Susan Greene

When Susan Greene graduated from college with a BS in journalism, a career in copywriting seemed like a natural path. But actually, her passion for writing was born more than a decade earlier — starting with a simple poem sent into a comic book contest. In this interview, Susan tells the story of how one woman can go from a $3 contest prize to a lifetime of “figuring it out later” and living on her own terms.

Want to Be a Freelance Writer? Start with a Blog

If you’re looking for an easy writing project to start with, blogging is it. Set yourself up for a predictable monthly writing income. See how to get started here…

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