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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
December 17, 2021 (07:30:29 am)
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!
December 09, 2021 (08:30:49 am)
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
December 04, 2021 (05:00:07 am)
Learn basic marketing and you’ll become a more valuable writer.
Living the Writer's Life: Ashly Kimball
November 27, 2021 (05:00:24 am)
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
November 20, 2021 (05:00:47 am)
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
November 13, 2021 (05:00:55 am)
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
November 11, 2021 (03:15:25 pm)
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
November 06, 2021 (06:05:52 am)
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
October 30, 2021 (05:00:58 am)
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.
Living the Writer's Life: Sunni Baerwalde
October 23, 2021 (05:00:30 am)
On a lazy summer afternoon, you’ll find Sunni at her lake house — laptop in hand — writing for one of her 30-plus clients. When she’s not writing web copy or working on her books, you’ll find her spending valuable time with her kids and grandkids. You see, writing has unlocked a world of possibility for this dedicated mother. Her business has grown significantly in the past year because of her ability to dive into every AWAI course she’s ever taken. Here’s a special interview between Jade Trueblood and Sunni Baerwalde…
Top 10 Places to Find Freelance Writing Clients — Free Webinar and Q&A
October 02, 2021 (05:00:50 am)
Join us for this FREE session to learn about 10 of the best places to find freelance writing clients.
Living the Writer's Life: Joseph Battrick
September 25, 2021 (05:00:40 am)
Joseph Battrick has done it all. He’s worked as a journalist, funeral director, and insurance salesman, and even tried a job in aerospace manufacturing. But this passionate performer wanted something more. He wanted a job with flexibility… one where he could be creative and work on his own terms. So today, Joseph is thrilled to be the newest face on AWAI’s in-house writing team. Here is his story…
Living the Writer's Life: Amy Slagle
September 18, 2021 (05:01:18 am)
It was December 2019 when Amy Slagle decided to end her 13-year teaching career for the unknown world of freelance writing. Her guiding light during this transition was the training she received from AWAI — especially from Russ Henneberry’s SEO Copywriting course. Now, just nine months after finishing the training, Amy has conquered her fears and is living her own writer’s life. Learn how she went from teacher to content marketer in this special interview with AWAI’s Jade Trueblood.
New Writing Niche Discovered! Here’s How to Plant Your Flag as a PIONEER in This Burgeoning $2.1 Trillion Opportunity for Writers — Free Webinar and Q&A
September 18, 2021 (05:00:20 am)
Join us for this FREE session to discover the ALL-NEW writing niche practically no one knows about…where you can get started right away and choose from more than a dozen fast and easy writing projects that pay $1,000 and up!
Enrollment Is Closing for the 21-Day “Get Your First Writing Client” Challenge
September 07, 2021 (07:08:59 am)
Don’t miss this chance to get your first paying client with the help of mentor Ilise Benun. In the 21-Day Challenge, Ilise walks you through the client-getting steps you need to take.
Living the Writer's Life: Laurent Duperval
August 28, 2021 (05:00:18 am)
Laurent Duperval has always loved writing, so when he received a piece of mail asking if he could write “a simple letter,” he was intrigued. The pandemic provided the push he needed to start building his own writer’s life as a content writer. Now he gets up each morning, rides his bike, and works the rest of the day on his own terms. You’ll love this special interview hosted by Barefoot Writer’s Robert Rice…
Living the Writer's Life: Lynn Swayze
August 14, 2021 (05:00:41 am)
Lynn Swayze always knew she wanted to be a writer. So when she hit the Print button on her computer and printed out all 800 pages of her first AWAI course, she was ready to learn everything she could to be successful. Today, she gets to “nerd out” in the world of B2B, writing for the tech industry. Her calendar is regularly filled with very large projects that require only a few hours of work per day. It’s the perfect lifestyle for this busy mom of four.
The #1 Easiest Way to Choose a Copywriting Niche and Start Attracting Well-Paying Clients — Free Webinar and Q&A
August 07, 2021 (05:00:24 am)
Join us for this FREE webinar where we’ll reveal the easiest way to pick a copywriting niche and start attracting freelance writing clients.
Living the Writer's Life: Julia Schaller
July 24, 2021 (05:00:53 am)
Julia Schaller may be a new mother, but that hasn’t kept her from her dream job of copywriting. She works as an in-house writer for AWAI and is the one behind many of the email campaigns, articles, sales letters, and video scripts you see on our site. Even while she’s writing, she’s keeping an ear tuned to her baby daughter sleeping nearby. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek into the writer’s life of one of our favorite AWAI team members.
How to Create Samples for Starting a Freelance Writing Career — Free Webinar and Q&A
July 17, 2021 (05:00:38 am)
Join us for this FREE webinar to learn how to put together a portfolio of professional samples — even if you’re just starting a freelance writing career and you’ve never worked with clients.