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Your Client-less Copywriting Playback Is Here!

What an Amazing Event! A Virtual “Masterclass” for Building Your Own Million-Dollar Client-less Copywriting Business … From Someone Who’s Doing It Now — and Has Helped Countless Others Do It Too!

We’re going LIVE at noon!

Join today’s live “client-less” copywriting event with Ben Settle and Rebecca Matter! You’ll hear all kinds of amazing tips for setting up your client-less writing business that you won’t want to miss…

Living the Writer's Life: Jason Gaspero

Jason Gaspero loves the beaches, community, and food on his adopted island home of Koh Phangan in Thailand. Working as a financial copywriter, he gets his ideas for promotions while enjoying the beach and laughs about how the monkeys are taking over the island. If you’ve ever thought of living your writer’s life overseas, you’ll love this interview where we catch up with Jason — nine years after we first featured him on our pages!

Living the Writer's Life: Peggy Stankiewicz

When Peggy Stankiewicz added copywriting as a side gig, she was hoping to complete 100 projects that first year. Combine her ambitious goal with her steady determination to learn all she could, and it’s no surprise she reached her goal early… three months early! In this interview, you’ll learn how Peggy combines copywriting with her love of fiction writing. She also shares her tips for how to get started with Fiverr when first connecting with clients.

Watch Now: Is UX Writing the Future of Copywriting?

UX Copywriting is fast becoming a skill every copywriter needs to stay ahead of the competition. But what is it, exactly? And how can you use it in your own writing?

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

Pam Foster announces the winner of AWAI’s latest $2,000 Site Content Audit Report Challenge. The winner shared strategies for how she netted a 99.4 score out of 100 on the report, along with feedback after her Certification experience.

Are You Ready to Play… “Which One Won?” A Lively Copy Review with Carline Anglade-Cole!

Check out this lively session where Carline Anglade-Cole, million-dollar health copywriter turned game show host 😉, shares the results of several copywriting tests, from conservative approaches to “crazy covers.”

We Want to Help You Achieve Your Writing Goals in 2022… How Can We Best Serve YOU?

With marketing spend soaring, and the demand for writers at an all-time high, 2022 is going to be a HUGE year for writers. Let us know how we can help you achieve your goals.

Writing for Good: How to Thrive as a Freelance Writer for Nonprofits and Causes — Free Webinar and Q&A

If you’d love to build a freelance writing career as a professional resource for nonprofits and causes… join us to discover your many opportunities with charitable organizations, local service organizations, trade associations, marketing agencies that serve nonprofits, and businesses that promote causes they support.

Living the Writer's Life: Thomas Blake

Thomas Blake followed a twisty path in life before he landed on B2B copywriting. But today, he’s living his writer’s life while enjoying a newfound hobby of drawing pencil sketches. He even managed to score a free art course in exchange for his blog-writing services. Read below to learn Thomas’ advice for how to avoid burnout and one sneaky trick to make sure you’re always writing in a conversational tone.

Living the Writer's Life: Jessica McKay

When the pandemic hit in 2020, Jessica McKay realized it was time to make a change. So, she pulled out her copy of AWAI’s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting. It had been gathering dust on her shelf for the past several years. Within days, Jessica had her first client — a $1,700/month retainer. It was a strong start to an even stronger year, with her top-grossing month coming in at $18,000. Check out the interview below to learn how this former life coach found a way to transform her life through well-paid writing.

Marketer Spotlight: David Cross, Director of Marketing for CopyPress. WANTED: Content Writers Able to Work on a Variety of Projects for a Diverse International Clientele

AWAI’s executive director, Katie Yeakle, spoke to David Cross, CopyPress’s director of marketing, about an exciting opportunity for content writers.

The Evolution of Marketing… And Why Being a Copywriter Now is More REWARDING Than Ever!

Watch as AWAI’s Rebecca Matter explains the biggest trend – and opportunity – for copywriters heading into 2022

Marketing 101 for Writers: Get More Assignments and Make More Money by Knowing the Basics — Free Webinar and Q&A

Learn basic marketing and you’ll become a more valuable writer.

Living the Writer's Life: Ashly Kimball

Every morning, you’ll find Ashly Kimball and her cat strolling down the driveway to get her mail. At the same time, she’s holding a phone to record a quick business tip to post on her Instagram account. According to Ashly, this has revolutionized her business. Read on to learn more about how she uses social media to connect with her clients.

Living the Writer's Life: Mike Klassen

It’s been a long time since we showed his face, but it’s time to share the story of our very own Barefoot Writer designer, Mike Klassen! Mike actually got his start working at Microsoft, but it wasn’t long before he turned to AWAI to learn copywriting and then graphic design. Over the last 10 years, his career has continued to evolve, including a trip to Australia for a speaking engagement, time spent homeschooling his kids, and — of course — the freedom to work with nice people on his own terms. We hope you enjoy this peek into the design side of our magazine family.

Breaking Into Video Script Writing — Free Webinar and Q&A

Join us for this FREE session to learn how to get paid to write video scripts.

Learn These 5 projects & Become a Skilled Copywriter in 4 Weeks

There’s a simple way to start getting paid as a writer FAST. Learn these five writing projects businesses and organizations everywhere need most, and you could become a skilled, in-demand copywriter in four weeks or less.

$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life Sleep Buds Ad Writing Contest

From over 300 submissions, Nick Usborne announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our writing contest about the Sleep Buds in The Writer’s Life.

Living the Writer's Life: Frank Mitchell

You’ll often find Frank Mitchell relaxing and playing guitar. In fact, other musicians know him as “the fingerpicking guy” because of his skill at that particular style of play. Although music is a huge part of his life, Frank prefers to write in silence and is working hard to build his dream writer’s life. Read Frank’s story to learn how he leverages his experience as a truck driver and military veteran to connect with email and funnel campaign clients.

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