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A 5-Step Prospecting System for Reaching the Right Person

Connecting with the right person within a company is essential for landing projects. Try this 5-step prospecting system to make better connections.

How can a guy who’s this lazy make this much money?

Read on to find out more on how he generates a cool half-million dollars a year… writing about 10 minutes most days.

5 Ways to Make Money Writing Short Emails

Every writer should learn to write emails. Read this to learn why, plus discover five different ways you can get paid top dollar with this single skill.

March #writerslife Contest Winners

We’re super excited to announce the winners of our March #writerslife contest. Their inspirational stories are perfect examples of the freedom that living the writer’s life can bring.

10 Really Good Reasons to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Writing Business

Going from a steady job, with a steady paycheck, to start a writing business is a big deal. Michael Katz has 10 good reasons why you should make the leap.

How Do You Know When You’re READY to Take on Well-Paid Writing Assignments?

If you’ve taken courses but don’t quite feel “ready” to go after clients, here are solutions to help you move forward. You can achieve your goals.

All You Need to Get Started Landing Well-Paid Writing Assignments Is LinkedIn

When you’re starting your freelance writing business, there’s one key thing that can help you find clients. Ilise Benun has details on how to make it work.

Countdown to Bootcamp! Write for AWAI and the Many Other Clients Looking to Hire New Talent this Year

AWAI is just one of many companies who come to Job Fair now. When Job Fair first started over 20 years ago, most of the marketers were from financial and health publishers. They knew we turned out the most capable direct-response copywriters.

Give Your Copywriter Career a Solid Foundation By Using a Step-By-Step Approach

Being methodical and planning ahead helps build a thriving writing career. Take a step-by-step approach to success.

How Being a Copywriter Lets You Build a Life You Love

Do you want to be a copywriter but not sure how to start? In celebration of 10 years of freelancing, Jen Adams shares how she got started from zero.

The Writer’s Life

The Only Sure Way to Make Real Progress This Year

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.

How to Create a Pricing Structure that Builds Consistent Income

Cindy Cyr shares tips on how to create consistent income and the secret to creating package plans.

Four Reasons Why You NEED a Mastermind Group

Rae Robinson has four reasons why a mastermind group will help accelerate your successful copywriting career.

Get a Head Start on the Ultimate Writing Talent Equalizer

Regardless of where you started, who you know, or how smart you are, there’s one important element in any moneymaking writing career. And you can have it

A Little-Known, Yet Powerful 11-Step Action Plan for Leading a Successful, Happy Life

John Wood reveals his 11-step action plan. Follow it and it will help you lead a successful, happy life.

How to Determine Your Value in the Marketplace

Landing a client is half the battle. Steve Roller walks us through the other half, working out the specifics of the deal.

Practice Assignment: Write 83 Words of Online Copy

Practice is the best way to get started, and get better, as an online copywriter. Here’s the chance to do a practice assignment, using tips from a master.

How To Get All the Clients You Need from People You Already Know

Cindy Cyr shares how tapping into the network of people you already know is one sure way to get all the clients you need.

Become the Leading Expert in Something

Michael Katz tells a great story of turning what may just be an interesting fact into a profitable focus for a freelance business.

Be Happier and Accomplish More by Living Your Life With a Sense of Purpose...

John Wood shares how living your life with a sense of purpose can help you be happier and accomplish more and gives tips on how to start doing so.

The Golden Thread

The Secret Psychology of Becoming a Great Copywriter

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?

Two Hidden Persuasion Tactics That Get Prospects to Hit the Buy Button

If you use these 2 persuasion tactics in your copy, you’ll get more people buying the products you’re selling — and you’ll land more copywriting projects.

From “I Can’t” to “I Can!” – 5 Easy Ways to Gain Confidence As an Aspiring Copywriter

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.

The Power of One — One Big Idea

Today, Michael Masterson gets at the very heart of powerful, persuasive writing.

Who is Elmer Wheeler … and how can he boost your response rate?

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.

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

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.

The Anti-Writing Secret I Learned on My Way to Becoming a Six-Figure Writer…

Sean McCool shares a secret – one that has nothing to do with writing – that can actually improve your writing.

10 Steps to Escaping the Job World and Creating the Life You Really Want

Changing Course creator, Valerie Young, shares ten step that will set you on the path toward the life and career you really want.

Get Instant Recognition and Charge Higher Copy Fees

The smart way to charge higher fees is to showcase your AWAI VerifiedTM Badges. They let clients know you can write today’s most in-demand projects.

How to Write Well: The World’s Simplest Formula

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.

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A 5-Step Prospecting System for Reaching the Right Person

Connecting with the right person within a company is essential for landing projects. Try this 5-step prospecting system to make better connections.

7 Steps to Turning in Work Clients Love

You get hard to land a project. And when you finally do, that’s when the real work begins. Use these seven steps for turning in work your clients will love

Use This Client-Ready Checklist to Write Web Content Like a Boss

Whether you’re new to writing web content or you’re a well-establish web writer, this checklist can help you boost your professional game.

How Making a “Top 3” List Both Morning and Night Can Improve Your Writer’s Life

Do you use to-do lists? Do they leave you feeling overwhelmed? For a more productive day, try this morning and night approach using Top 3 lists.

How to Raise Your Setpoint to Increase Your Income

Do you know your income setpoint? Once you figure out what it is, you can work to raise your setpoint, which can be critical to earning what you want.

Achieve Your Dreams Faster by Being a “Just-in-Time” Social Media Writer

Businesses need writers who know social media, especially the real-time aspect of content creation. Use this to become an in-demand social media writer.

You’re a Bitter Disappointment to Your Loved Ones and Yourself

Joshua Boswell shares how you can attract clients that are willing to pay you a ton of money, right now.

Is Kitchen Sink Syndrome Killing Your Productivity?

You’ve heard of Shiny Object Syndrome. But what about Kitchen Sink Syndrome? Find out if you’ve got it and what to do about it for better productivity.

The “Nonsense Method” to Beat Writer’s Block

Put a new twist on an old technique to help you beat writer’s block and create fun, useful content every day… either for yourself or for your clients.

Getting Started With Speaking Engagements

Speaking engagements are very effective for marketing and building authority. If you haven’t considered using speaking engagements, it’s time to rethink.



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