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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.
Living the Writers Life: Catherine Catozzi
September 12, 2020 (07:00:49 am)
If you need a dose of inspiration to carry you through the cooling fall weather, look no further than Catherine Catozzi’s story. Just a few months ago, she made up her mind to be a Barefoot Writer. And then she did one simple thing that landed her a string of clients – and a four-figure month. Read on to find out how she did it.
From Not Knowing About Copywriting To Becoming an In Demand Writer
September 09, 2020 (08:00:47 am)
See How This Brand New AWAI Member Went From Zero Clients and No Income to Earning $17K in Just Ten Weeks …
Living the Writers Life: Eric Buensuceso
September 05, 2020 (07:02:40 am)
“Go with what you know” and “invest in your professional success” are two things Barefoot Writers hear regularly. So when Eric Buensuceso put them both to the test, he was delighted to find out just how easy it can be to get a paid writing career up and thriving. Discover the specific steps he took to a surprising payoff…
New! 3-Sentence Cash Challenge Offers PWA Members Big Wins For Short Copy
September 05, 2020 (07:00:46 am)
A new cash challenge from The Professional Writers Alliance (PWA) is offering members the opportunity to win $100 for writing just three sentences of copy.
September Issue: Reshape Your Writing Future With a Channel Change
September 04, 2020 (07:00:39 pm)
Just released, the September issue of Barefoot Writer! Our September issue of Barefoot Writer focuses on a few ways to change your own thought channel.
Living the Writer's Life: Ryan Kuchel
August 29, 2020 (08:00:44 am)
Ryan Kuchel realized early on that he wasn’t cut out for the suit-and-tie world, instead finding his calling as an artist. Between music and writing, he’s steadily creating a path all his own that not only grants him the freedom to plan his days as he pleases, but also proves that integrity can get you far in the Barefoot Writing World.
When the Pandemic Tanked Her Business, This AWAI Member Turned to Copywriting, and Within 24 Hours, She Had a Paying Client… Now She’s Making an Extra $51K a Year (and Her Writing Career Is Just Getting Started)
August 28, 2020 (08:00:33 am)
Find out how Jessica used her downtime to reflect on what parts of her business she enjoyed the most and how to use those skills to rebuild her career.
WANTED: New and Eager Writers for Special Training
August 25, 2020 (10:00:32 am)
The Demand For These Kinds of Writers is Crazy
August 24, 2020 (06:00:10 pm)
If you’re looking to start your writing career, look no further than this note we got from six-figure writing expert Steve Slaunwhite.
Get the Resources and Expert Help You Need to Start Working as a Professional Writer - $100 Off for a Limited Time
August 24, 2020 (04:00:20 pm)
There is opportunity for writers out there… you just have to know where to look. Joining the community of supportive writers that make up the Barefoot Writer Club is the easiest way to put yourself on the path to a new writing career, and a new life.