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Congratulations to the Latest Winner of AWAI’s White Paper Spec Challenge, Awarded $5,000
August 06, 2022 (06:30:28 am)
Gordon Graham, That White Paper Guy, announces the winner of AWAI’s recent $5,000 White Paper Spec Challenge.
Living the Writer's Life: David Pederson
July 30, 2022 (05:30:41 am)
David Pederson is proud to live in the land of cowboys, bandits, and bankers… also known as SoCal. He found the world of copywriting through a desperate attempt to keep his job as a database administrator trying to persuade high-level executives to sign off on multimillion-dollar projects. Today, he uses those powers of persuasion to write in the health care and cybersecurity sectors. When asked about his dream location to live and work, David simply replied, “I’m here, writing to you from it.”
Congratulations — You’re Going to Bootcamp!
July 28, 2022 (05:12:37 pm)
Bonnie Fanning announces the 2 winners of the $200 prize PLUS a free ticket to our Copywriting Success & Getting Clients Bootcamp from our ad writing contest!
Peek Inside the Industry-Famous Event that Will Transform Your Life in Just Four Days…
July 28, 2022 (09:52:38 am)
Check out this special Bootcamp 2022 video presentation and get the inside scoop on this year’s copywriting event of the year.
Starting a Writing Career in a Recession: AWAI Is in the News!
July 28, 2022 (05:00:30 am)
Freelance writing? In this economy? Watch this news story about AWAI success Sean McCool, who started during the Great Recession and is still going strong!
Living the Writer's Life: Bernie Boyd
July 23, 2022 (05:01:14 am)
Not everyone who joins AWAI ends up staying in copywriting. For many, this experience becomes a gateway to other opportunities they never expected to find. That’s what happened for Bernie Boyd. She started with AWAI in 2018 and eventually discovered her true passion as a project manager. It just so happened that one of her biggest clients for years was a community run by A-list copywriter Marcella Allison. Enjoy Bernie’s story...
The 10 BEST Digital Copywriting Opportunities for Writers Today — Free Webinar and Q&A
July 23, 2022 (05:00:37 am)
The opportunities for digital copywriters are so vast - and growing at a breakneck speed – that, with the right persuasive writing skills, you could earn a great living writing about any topic you choose and specializing in a wide variety of project types. Watch to discover 10 of the best digital copywriting projects for new and experienced writers, alike.
$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life MyBlender Pro Email Contest
July 22, 2022 (12:04:22 pm)
From over 300 submissions, Nick Usborne announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our writing contest about MyBlender Pro in The Writer’s Life.
7 Specific Ways You Can Help the Companies Who Need You NOW More Than Ever… and Thrive as a Writer at the Same Time!
July 20, 2022 (09:00:03 am)
Here are seven ways you can help any client’s business — and set your writing career on a rocket path to success.
Congratulations to Zita Gustin, Our Latest Winner of AWAI’s Site Content Audit Report Challenge — Awarded with $2,000
July 09, 2022 (05:30:46 am)
Pam Foster announces the winner of AWAI’s recent $2,000 Site Content Audit Report Challenge.
Living the Writer's Life: Jim Abbey
July 02, 2022 (05:00:48 am)
Jim Abbey once asked a client why they had chosen to hire him. Much to his surprise, they mentioned an attraction to the way he laughed at an event they had attended together. Jim decided to take this as a lesson and now “laughs his way to the bank.” He uses the resources from the AWAI community and Circle of Success to build a writing career focused on writing in the sustainability industry. You’ll love the “aha moments” Jim shares that led to his life as a Barefoot Writer.
$200 Prize Winners Announced for The Writer’s Life Article Contest
July 01, 2022 (11:45:57 am)
From over 160 submissions, Sandy Franks announces the 3 winners of the $200 prize from our article writing contest in The Writer’s Life.
The #1 Way to Bring in a Passive Income as a Writer — Free Webinar and Q&A
June 25, 2022 (05:00:49 am)
Creating a passive income stream is one of the easiest – and smartest! – ways to make money as a writer in your spare time. In this Inside AWAI session, learn how to use your interests to build yourself a passive income that will last for years to come.
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.