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Living the Writer's Life: Lisa Christoffel
May 27, 2023 (05:00:44 am)
Lisa Christoffel held a distinguished job with international responsibilities, but the toll it took on her family and her physical health propelled her to find an alternative. Copywriting was the obvious answer, but her transition was slow. Discover how she finally made the leap, and find out which notable writing organization she now runs.
FINAL CALL! Join us LIVE today
May 23, 2023 (09:30:50 am)
We are going LIVE to talk about THE event of the year for writers at all levels — AWAI’s Copywriting Success & Getting Clients Bootcamp!
Congratulations to Michelle Miles, Our Spring 2023 Winner of AWAI’s White Paper Challenge — Awarded $5,000
May 20, 2023 (06:17:49 am)
Pam Foster announces the winner of AWAI’s recent $5,000 White Paper Challenge.
Living the Writer's Life: Eddie Stephens
May 20, 2023 (05:00:26 am)
Eddie Stephens had enjoyed fulfillment in his first career as a pastor, but after more than two decades in the field was ready for something new. When the allure of freedom through writing called to him, he dove in headfirst with a determined plan to succeed. Even as he made headway, a greater plan was in the works, and his niche eventually found him. Read on to discover how it all happened...
Why Tuesday, May 23, Will Be a Landmark Day for AWAI Writers…
May 19, 2023 (07:00:57 am)
Join Katie Yeakle, and Rebecca Matter to see what all the buzz is about this landmark day for AWAI writers...
This Writer Launched Her Copywriting Career at Her “Day Job!”
May 05, 2023 (12:00:48 pm)
If you're wondering how to start a copywriting career, you might mention your new skills to your current employer. It could turn into big opportunity. We know many copywriters who've taken this approach with great results, including Erica Groneman. Find out how she made it happen very quickly...
Living the Writer's Life: Jerry Bures
April 29, 2023 (05:00:32 am)
Jerry Bures didn’t hate his job in engineering, but the lack of control when it came to work hours and the time away from his family grew taxing. He was ripe for change the day a letter showed up in his mailbox that completely redirected his trajectory. On the other side, he found joy, freedom, and a revived ability to be there for the people who mattered most to him.
Portuguese Teacher Uses New Freelance Writing Skills to Land Work AND Launch 2 Websites…
April 28, 2023 (12:00:38 pm)
Portuguese teacher Eli Sousa has made the most of his new freelance writing skills to land work with clients AND launch two of his own business websites… putting his passions into an exciting new career. See how he did it, and let his path inspire you!
Living the Writer's Life: Jill Wright
April 22, 2023 (05:00:26 am)
After trying different career paths and taking an extended break for family, Jill Wright is finally poised for massive writing success. But it’s the fulfillment that matters most to her, now that she’s found something she can really dive into and profit from while still maintaining her other interests. Read on to discover how she made the slow-and-steady path to writing work for her.
How This Freelance Writer Bounced Back When the Pandemic Nearly Wiped Her Out…
April 21, 2023 (05:00:45 pm)
AWAI Member Sharlet Brennan’s writing business ground to a halt when the pandemic hit her niche hard. But she found a way to rebuild a much stronger freelance business and she shares how she did it and offers advice for writers just getting started.
FREE Circle of Success Virtual Open House Goes Live Today!
April 11, 2023 (10:00:26 am)
Join Executive Director Katie Yeakle and some very special guests today at noon Eastern Time. We’ll be holding our 2023 LIVE Circle of Success OPEN HOUSE — so you can see once and for all HOW the program works and WHY it’s such a turning point for so many AWAI members.
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April 07, 2023 (05:00:25 pm)
Join Executive Director Katie Yeakle and some very special guests this Tuesday, April 11, at noon Eastern Time. We’ll be holding our 2023 LIVE Circle of Success OPEN HOUSE — so you can see once and for all HOW the program works and WHY it’s such a turning point for so many AWAI members.
$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life B2B Email Writing Contest
April 05, 2023 (11:00:55 am)
Steve Slaunwhite announces the three winners of the $200 prize from our March email writing contest about the WarmCo food warming unit in The Writer’s Life.
Living the Writer's Life: Shameka Volkers
March 25, 2023 (05:00:43 am)
Shameka Volkers is a rising star in the world of writing with nowhere to go but up. Ever since deciding she needed a new path, she’s taken on the task of launching her copywriting career with the kind of grace and speed that wins clients and grows income. Discover what led to her writing for a living and find out how she’s excelling every step of the way.
A Single LinkedIn Connection Launched This Teacher’s Freelance Writing Career
March 19, 2023 (12:00:51 pm)
Middle school teacher Yvonne Audi landed her first freelance writing client (in the education industry) through her LinkedIn profile. Find out how that single LinkedIn connection launched her freelance business, and how LinkedIn can pave the way for your writing career, too.
Living the Writer's Life: Cris Johnson
March 18, 2023 (05:00:28 am)
Cris Johnson’s life was nothing but fun from the outside looking in. But the reality of life as a magician kept him on a grueling schedule, away from his family, and chronically exhausted. The upside was that it led him to copywriting. Discover why pursuing the writer’s life won out in the end, and how he’s kept some “magic” in his life.
How a "Caged" Employee Made the Leap Into Online Writing Freedom
March 13, 2023 (05:00:20 am)
For nearly a decade, Steve Maurer juggled and built his freelance writing business around a demanding manufacturing day job. He finally made the shift, and is enjoying online writing freedom today. Here's how he went from part-time writer to freelance B2B industrial copy and content specialist.
How to Become a Successful Ghostwriter Like This CPA Has Done
March 07, 2023 (12:00:38 pm)
See how CPA Liz Farr changed careers and became a successful ghostwriter for clients in the accounting industry. Her quick momentum will fascinate you, especially if you're interested in ghostwriting. She offers her top advice for writers interested in becoming freelance ghostwriters.
A Fun, Lucrative Way to Get Paid Writing Books
March 07, 2023 (05:40:20 am)
Earn top dollar for your writing skills when you help busy executives, thought leaders, and celebrities tell their stories. Here’s how to get into ghostwriting and set yourself up for lucrative paydays.
Living the Writer's Life: Brian Whitaker
February 25, 2023 (05:00:40 am)
We first interviewed Brian Whitaker a decade ago, right after he’d left a successful career as a marketing manager for life as a Barefoot Writer. At the time, Brian reported corporate life had been keeping him from his family, community, and other interests. He wanted balance. Find out how, 10 years later, he not only found that balance but said goodbye forever to the feast-or-famine cycle and is thriving with new projects and tools (including AI!).