Today’s Top 10
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…
What to Include in Your LinkedIn About Section (Especially When You Have No Experience)
September 18, 2020 (06:43:13 am)
Your LinkedIn About section can help you land clients — when you share this key information. Discover a tactic that works, even when you don’t have any writing experience (yet).
$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.
How to Differentiate Yourself Using Only Your LinkedIn Title
September 17, 2020 (06:46:54 am)
Catch the eye of prospective clients with a powerful, attention-getting LinkedIn title. Discover 17 ways to make your title stand out to marketers looking for a copywriter like you.
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.
User Experience (UX) Copywriting: Prepare for a Seismic Shift
September 11, 2020 (06:14:03 am)
Giant companies adopted a new tactic for messaging and made millions. Now other companies are getting onboard — but they need copywriters to make it happen.
Here’s a Way to Get Paid $87K to $166K Writing UX Copy
September 14, 2020 (09:26:58 am)
Big-name companies adopted a new tactic for their copy and made millions. Now other companies are getting onboard — and they are happy to pay you $87K to $166K to write copy.
Digging Deep for Your “Why”
September 10, 2020 (06:29:42 am)
Do you know what your “why” is? It can be your guiding star and help you shape a writing career — and lifestyle — that makes you happy. Katie Yeakle has the questions you need to ask yourself…
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 …
The Writer’s Life
7 Tips on How — Not Where — to Find Writing Clients
August 07, 2020 (06:30:21 am)
No one has ever asked expert Gordon Graham this question, yet he calls the answer a key to success. Here are seven tips that work for any writing project.
5 Markets Guaranteed to Kick-start an Awesome Copywriting Career
October 24, 2019 (06:19:36 am)
One writing skill is foundational to marketing campaigns. You can use it to make high fees, especially when you focus on one of these five top markets.
The Only Sure Way to Make Real Progress This Year
January 28, 2011 (10:13:51 am)
Setting goals is the only sure way to make real progress this year, and Cindy Cyr shares how to set them and stick with them.
If I Had to Start Over as a Writer... Here’s What I Would Do
April 06, 2020 (06:01:18 am)
To make a great living as a writer, you can start off with short, fun, in-demand projects. Here are five reasons to pick this path to copywriting success.
6 Things I Love about Writing White Papers
October 08, 2019 (06:51:29 am)
Writing top-notch B2B content that generates thousands or millions of dollars is one reason you may enjoy being a White Paper specialist. Here are more…
How to Create a Pricing Structure that Builds Consistent Income
August 31, 2011 (08:19:06 am)
Cindy Cyr shares tips on how to create consistent income and the secret to creating package plans.
These Potato Chips Launched My Copywriting Career (Seriously!)
September 25, 2018 (06:57:39 am)
Most copywriting careers don’t start with a HUGE project. Instead, little copy projects can be key to building your business. Ed Gandia reveals his story.
This Unstoppable Force Is Creating a New Business Opportunity for You
September 24, 2019 (06:14:52 am)
Many businesses ditched traditional advertising for digital marketing. But now, companies are experiencing a problem and it’s created a new opportunity.
The ‘Non-Salesy’ Steps I Took to Grow My Case Study Work
May 17, 2019 (06:21:12 am)
Land case study work, or any writing work, even if you’re an introvert… Casey Hibbard shares four moves that helped her grow her business to six-figures.
B2B Content Can Make Your Writing Dreams Come True
June 27, 2019 (06:56:30 am)
B2B content writing is the ideal market for you to earn a good living. Here is a list of B2B content types and fees, so you can get started on your dreams.
The Golden Thread
From “I Can’t” to “I Can!” – 5 Easy Ways to Gain Confidence As an Aspiring Copywriter
April 13, 2009 (06:24:35 am)
No doubt, starting out as a copywriter can be downright frightening. The good news is, you can calm these fears down, and become a competent, confident copywriter in no time flat. Just follow one (or more!) of these five confidence boosters.
Who is Elmer Wheeler … and how can he boost your response rate?
February 11, 2008 (01:56:57 pm)
AWAI staff writer John Wood highlights Elmer Wheeler, one of the pioneers of persuasive writing. Using Wheeler’s tested selling techniques can boost response and transform your copywriting career.
The Secret Psychology of Becoming a Great Copywriter
November 09, 2015 (10:36:56 am)
Copywriters go through a predictable cycle of emotions, knowledge, and self-belief. Here's a breakdown of the four stages of this cycle. Where do you fit in?
How to Get the Most out of Creative Conferences: A Nifty Tool for Getting the Background Information You Need from Your Clients … Every Time, Part 1
January 07, 2008 (01:30:40 pm)
Part 1 of master copywriter Don Hauptman’s checklist for obtaining the background information you need from your client before beginning a new copywriting project.
B2B: The Overlooked Writing Niche That Pays Handsomely
June 15, 2020 (10:07:56 am)
One of the easiest ways to create monthly writing income is to become a B2B copywriter. It’s a lucrative niche with several short copy project options.
At Least 10 Books Every Copywriter Should Read – Twice
May 05, 2008 (03:05:51 pm)
John Forde’s list of “must-reads” for every copywriter, as well as anyone interested in business-building or marketing.
A Nifty Tool for Getting the Background Information You Need from Your Clients … Every Time, Part 2
January 14, 2008 (01:32:49 pm)
Part 2 of master copywriter Don Hauptman’s checklist for obtaining the background information you need from your client before beginning a new copywriting project.
The Anti-Writing Secret I Learned on My Way to Becoming a Six-Figure Writer…
May 09, 2011 (05:23:28 am)
Sean McCool shares a secret – one that has nothing to do with writing – that can actually improve your writing.
How to Write Well: The World’s Simplest Formula
May 03, 2010 (03:11:59 pm)
Michael Masterson’s definition of good writing can be applied to every sort of non-fiction writing like books, magazine articles, direct-mail sales letters, business correspondence, telemarketing scripts, and speeches. Learn this simple rule that will help you write well.
10 Steps to Escaping the Job World and Creating the Life You Really Want
February 18, 2003 (03:53:40 pm)
Changing Course creator, Valerie Young, shares ten step that will set you on the path toward the life and career you really want.
Wealthy Web Writer
3 of the Most Common Email Messages Clients Ask for… and How to Over-Deliver on Each
September 16, 2020 (08:01:51 am)
There are 3 common email messages clients will ask you to write. Master the tricks of over-delivering on these messages and keep your clients coming back.
6 Ways to Build and Grow Your Email List for Long-Term Success
September 09, 2020 (12:01:54 pm)
Growing your email list is a smart move. It gives you a way to stay in touch with prospects and to earn passive income. See smart ways to grow you list.
Writing a Reader-Focused Newsletter - 5 Approaches that Work
September 02, 2020 (08:00:25 am)
Writing a reader-focused email newsletter can be a gamechanger (for you or your clients). It helps you connect with you audience and pulls in work.
LinkedIn Prospecting: Here’s H.E.L.P.
April 22, 2020 (08:21:58 am)
Discover a natural approach for client outreach. No “cold” sales messages. No hype. See how you can use LinkedIn prospecting to grow your client base.
How Waiting Until the Last Minute Can Be a Smart Time Management Trick
August 26, 2020 (08:00:33 am)
How often do you find yourself waiting until the last minute to get started on a project? You may have stumbled on to a secret to getting things done.
How to Estimate Project Time – Tips for Freelance Web Writers
August 19, 2020 (10:35:53 am)
When you’re working as a freelance web writer, you need a plan for how to estimate project time, so you can set sensible fees. These tips will help.
Marketing with Purpose – Figure out the Why of Your Marketing
May 20, 2020 (08:01:49 am)
Stop choosing marketing strategies for your web-writing business because you feel like you “should” do them. Start marketing with purpose instead.
5 Common Website Types and How to Write for Each
July 01, 2020 (08:00:49 am)
The first step in nailing a website project is understanding what type of website your client is using. See how to write for common website types…
Is Guest Blogging a Good Strategy for Web Writers?
July 29, 2020 (08:00:04 am)
Guest blogging for web writers? Is it a strategy that makes sense? When you guest blog on other people’s platforms, you can accomplish two important goals.
When You’re a Freelance Writer, You’re in Charge of Your Time – Manage It Like a Boss
August 12, 2020 (12:11:32 pm)
When you’re a freelancer, making the most of your time becomes more important than ever. Learn to balance your time at work for steady growth.