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Now Accepting New Writers
June 18, 2022 (09:00:14 am)
Are you ready for the writer’s lifestyle? Here’s your first step!
Living the Writer's Life: Anne Hill
June 17, 2022 (06:14:05 am)
One of Anne Hill’s favorite quotes is from the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In part, it reads, “I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.” It’s something she reads regularly and has taken to heart. We’re so thrilled Anne was willing to share her story of reinvention and perseverance with us here. Not only has she managed to build a beautiful writer’s life, but she now writes on her terms for clients she loves.
Living the Writer's Life: Lynelle Suan
May 28, 2022 (05:01:12 am)
Lynelle Suan admits she’s a bit “ambitious,” but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! This young copywriter graduated high school in 2020 and jumped almost immediately into her writer’s life. While working from her native Philippines, she’s gaining the benefits of a higher income by working with clients in the United States and United Kingdom. Lynelle has thrown herself into a number of AWAI courses and mentorship programs, and her enthusiasm and drive is an absolute inspiration!
$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life Headline Contest
May 27, 2022 (10:10:18 am)
From over 200 submissions, Sandy Franks announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our headline writing contest in The Writer’s Life.
Living the Writer's Life: Peter Smolens
May 21, 2022 (05:00:06 am)
Peter Smolens fell in love with photography the moment he first saw a black-and-white print being developed. He’s also passionate about digital painting and even published a book on the topic. Through a happy set of circumstances, this love of art and photography led him to a career as a technical writer. Peter attributes his success to persistence. He draws inspiration from the adage, “You have to put your butt in the chair and do the work!”
Meet Marketers Who Need Freelance Writers Now — Free Webinar and Q&A
May 20, 2022 (05:01:25 pm)
Writers are in big demand as marketers look to take advantage of the massive increase in the number of people researching and making buying decisions online. Meet with marketers looking to hire now … and hear firsthand what they’re looking for in a writer.
Living the Writer's Life: Candice Lazar
April 30, 2022 (05:00:35 am)
Candice Lazar is a former advertiser and lawyer who discovered how copywriting could give her the freedom to enjoy nonstop adventure with her husband. Since we last talked with Candice in 2017, she has won the AWAI $10K Challenge, which gave her a lot of exposure in the world of copywriting. She also had the chance to work on a campaign with industry legend Brian Kurtz. You’ll love Candice’s thoughts on community and her advice for writers who are just starting out.
$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life Air Fryer Email Contest
April 22, 2022 (04:00:20 pm)
From over 150 submissions, Guillermo Rubio announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our email contest about the air fryer in The Writer’s Life.
Living the Writer's Life: Curtis Dennis
April 09, 2022 (05:00:52 am)
When Curtis Dennis first learned about B2B copywriting, he was worried it would be boring and force him to suppress his fun-loving personality. But, a few months into the gig, he was happy to learn that B2B clients are people too! Now he has traded in expensive gas-guzzling morning commutes as a carpenter for companies like SpaceX for a writer’s life on a beautiful island with the perfect cool temperatures.
New Writers Needed NOW
April 08, 2022 (03:00:04 pm)
Join Us for an Exclusive “One-on-One” Interview with the Master Writer Steve Slaunwhite, and learn why B2B writing offers one of the surest and fastest paths to making six figures a year with just a handful of clients.
Think You Can Write an Attention-Getting Email about an Air Fryer?
April 02, 2022 (05:19:27 am)
Practice is the best way to keep improving at any endeavor. For a copywriter, that means time spent writing! Follow the “client brief” to do this practice assignment, using tips from a master.
April Issue: Work Backward for Bigger Success
April 01, 2022 (07:00:47 pm)
Just released, the April issue of Barefoot Writer!
Get Predictable Writing Income with Retainer Deals — Free Webinar and Q&A
April 01, 2022 (05:00:42 am)
Find out how you can land retainer deals for steady freelance writing projects — and paychecks — you can count on month after month.
Your Invitation to Join the World’s #1 Professional Organization for Freelance Writers — $1 Membership Offer Ends at Midnight
March 26, 2022 (08:30:18 am)
Membership in this premier group provides freelance writers with numerous exclusive resources to help build careers and achieve the writer’s life. Find out more!
Living the Writer's Life: Jim Wright
March 26, 2022 (05:00:52 am)
It’s been 10 years since we last shared the story of veteran writer Jim Wright. Over the last decade, he was able to confront and eventually conquer his longtime feelings of impostor syndrome. Sure… writing can feel like a solitary endeavor, but Jim’s story helps show the value of making connections with others through live events and online networking. We hope you enjoy this special “where are they now” update.
Living the Writer's Life: Amanda Cowart
March 19, 2022 (05:06:14 am)
A 58-cent “raise” from her former employer was the straw that broke the camel’s back for Amanda Cowart. She transitioned into copywriting and has never looked back. In fact, even if she were independently wealthy, Amanda would still choose to do copywriting. That’s because it gives her a tangible way to empower organizations and help improve the lives of people around her. Check out Amanda’s story and pay attention to how she can use a Pomodoro timer to write anything… Yes, anything!
AWAI announces Winners of The 2022 Bright Future Scholarships
March 09, 2022 (08:25:03 am)
AWAI is thrilled to announce eight Bright Future Scholarship winners who will each receive $10,000 of credit toward any AWAI programs or services they choose to help them on their copywriting journey.
Living the Writer's Life: Roy Furr
March 05, 2022 (05:00:34 am)
We first met Roy Furr 10 years ago when he was building his writer’s life in the financial niche. Since then, Roy has had the chance to learn from some of the greatest masters in our industry and has turned a simple daily email for a few other writers into a lucrative training community. Today, he’s helping the next generation of writers build million-dollar promotions. You’ll love this interview where Roy shares the 1% trick he uses to keep his clients and customers coming back over and over again.
Living the Writer's Life: Heather Robson
February 26, 2022 (05:00:31 am)
When we last interviewed Heather Robson, it was 2012. She was writing white papers and case studies for clients and working hard to grow her business. Now, nine years later, Heather is a leading expert in UX copywriting and is the head of AWAI’s Wealthy Web Writer. But that’s not all! Did you know Heather’s also working on her fourth novel? You’ll love this insider’s look at one of our top instructors. Plus, don’t miss the end, when she shares her special four-day weekend reset technique!
5 Things You Can Do to Position Yourself as a Professional Writer - TODAY! — Free Webinar and Q&A
February 25, 2022 (05:00:21 pm)
Join this free Inside AWAI session that will turn you from beginner to professional in under an hour. And set you up to attract well-paying writing clients looking to find a professional copy or content writer.