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Fastest Ways to Make Money as a Writer — Free Webinar and Q&A
January 16, 2021 (05:00:20 am)
Join us for this FREE webinar to discover three easy yet important freelance writing projects clients need now — and how to quickly jump in.
Living the Writer's Life: Ben Phillips
January 09, 2021 (05:00:43 am)
Ben Phillips has worked with some of the top companies in the industry, and his willingness to continue building his skills has positioned him perfectly for a six-figure career. Check out some of Ben’s top advice about working for agencies and using LinkedIn to find clients.
Living the Writer's Life: Tim Matassa
January 02, 2021 (05:55:55 am)
After leaving his career as a teacher, Tim Matassa jumped into his first Bootcamp ready to explore new opportunities. Now, four years after his first interview with Barefoot Writer, we catch up with Tim to learn how things have progressed. He shares what it’s like to work with legendary copywriter Mark Ford, how he managed to write a direct-response letter that topped a long-running winner in number of sales made, and how he’s learning to put his teaching skills to good use helping new copywriters.
Living the Writer's Life: Rae Brent
December 26, 2020 (05:32:34 am)
Each year, Rae Brent makes it a priority to travel halfway around the world three or four times to attend marketing events in the United States. She comes all the way from Brisbane, Australia, to advance her skills and allow time to catch up with “mates in the States.” This dedication is just one example of the passion Rae has for “bringing out her best” in life.
Living the Writer's Life: Allison Comotto
December 19, 2020 (05:00:48 am)
Allison Comotto was a senior college student looking for a way to make money with storytelling. Now, three years later, she is a six-figure financial copywriter with Stansberry Research and has her first $4 million promotion under her belt. Discover why she loves working in-house so much and whether financial knowledge is really necessary for writers hoping to break into the niche.
Living the Writer's Life: Matthew Troncone
December 12, 2020 (05:00:55 am)
A cancer diagnosis back in 2007 led Matthew to look for a plan B if he couldn’t return to work. Since then, this “miracle” writer has won his battle against sickness and is working as a copywriter in the alternative-health niche. You’ll enjoy this inspirational interview with video specialist Matthew Troncone.
Living the Writer's Life: Bonnie Caton
December 05, 2020 (05:00:29 am)
You’ve seen her smiling face on AWAI’s Facebook Live sessions. Now here’s your chance to learn more about successful copywriter Bonnie Caton. This in-house copywriter uses her writer’s life to fuel her passion for travel and photography — living in exotic places like Buenos Aires and Bali for long stretches of time.
December Issue: You’ve already won the year
December 04, 2020 (06:00:51 pm)
Just released, the December issue of Barefoot Writer! Our Featured Interview this month is with Rachel Mazza who writes about overcoming head trash and “thought hijacks” that steal your writing confidence away. Find out how to stay positive and move forward with a heck of a lot of writing wins.
Living the Writer's Life: Ann Jamieson
November 14, 2020 (05:00:18 am)
Ann Jamieson’s dream of traveling to Turkey came true when she bartered her writing for a free tour. Since then, she’s been building her business within the equine, travel, and alternative-health niches. Discover how this longtime horse enthusiast has managed to turn her passions into writing gigs so she never has to “work” again.
Why B2B Marketers Are Desperate for Copywriters With This Specific Skill
November 03, 2020 (03:00:02 pm)
If you want to be a B2B copywriter, you must know how to write emails for clients
Living the Writer's Life: Kristen Stelzer
October 31, 2020 (06:00:52 am)
Kristen Stelzer did a surprising amount of writing as an engineer — constantly persuading politicians or stakeholders to buy into a project. She was selling without realizing it! That’s why copywriting felt like such a natural switch. Today, this Maryland mom enjoys more flexibility and time for her family with a new career.
Living the Writers Life: Scott Jones
October 17, 2020 (08:00:51 am)
Before life as a freelance writer, Scott Jones recognized he’d been building his writing skills for years while in previous careers. Others realized his potential as well, and soon after launching his writer’s life, he forged partnerships that expanded his client base. Find out how he did it, and take note of his advice on starting out.
PWA Announces 5 Winners Of Fall 2020 3-Sentence Cash Writing Challenge
October 16, 2020 (03:02:34 pm)
Five writers from around the world will each receive $100 as winners of PWA's 3-Sentence Cash Writing Challenge. Roberta Anderson, Cynthia Besse, Celia Conrad, Ginika Ifeabunike, and Olivia Pipis each used this challenge to test out a new strategy for creating fresh personal bios. The strategy - designed to reduce the stress and anxiety of self-marketing - provided a framework to quickly redesign your "bio blurb" for a new audience when approaching clients, publishing articles, or updating your website.
Living the Writers Life: Julia Borgini
October 10, 2020 (07:00:15 am)
Julia Borgini is in the process of growing a focused, poised, and powerful writing career. Long ago, she defined autonomy as her core value, and as a result, she’s built a professional writing career that gives her exactly that. Enjoy her story and take note of her specific tips on running an organized business, as well as how to succeed as a freelance writer.
Living the Writers Life: Brandi Chaney
October 03, 2020 (07:00:44 am)
Brandi Chaney’s story is a terrific study in the versatility of the freelance-writing world. She’s worked in a variety of niches but never felt tied to any specific field, thanks to the wealth of writing opportunities in every industry. Enjoy Brandi’s story …
October Issue: Marketable Humanity
October 02, 2020 (07:00:42 pm)
Just released, the Octobber issue of Barefoot Writer! Our Featured Interview this month is with an extraordinary copywriter who’s pinpointed one of the biggest things we all struggle with. It’s hard to put yourself out there and be vulnerable and honest. Yet doing so will likely blast your writing career right out of the water.
Living the Writers Life: Holly Helscher
September 26, 2020 (07:00:15 am)
After retiring from higher education, Holly Helscher wanted something that didn’t tie her down. Writing had long been an interest, but it was when she discovered the Barefoot Writer World that something clicked. The opportunities that have unfolded ever since give this motivated writer space to live an adventurous life with gratification for doing something she enjoys.
Congratulations to Heather Murata: Winner of AWAI’s First Ever Chatbot Writing Intensive Contest… …With A $2K Cash Prize Awarded by Web Writing Expert Nick Usborne
September 18, 2020 (12:00:51 pm)
Congratulations to Heather Murata for winning AWAI's Chatbot Spec Challenge.
Living the Writers Life: Max Latimer
September 18, 2020 (07:00:07 am)
Max Latimer first found copywriting while searching for a way to break free from unfulfilling jobs. He initially thought it would be a useful tool to help him create his own business… and then discovered that copywriting itself was the dream business he’d been looking for. Discover what happened after that lightbulb moment and why these days, he’s excited to get out of bed in the morning…
$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life B2B Email Writing Contest
September 16, 2020 (08:00:54 am)
From over 340 submissions, Steve Slaunwhite announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our writing contest about the WarmCo food warming unit in The Writer’s Life.