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Living the Writer's Life: Holly Rhoton

After injury, divorce, and moving homes… it’s been a tough year for Holly Rhoton. But she hasn’t let that get her down. While working full-time as a mammography technician, she’s been building up her side gig as a copywriter and showing her three kids the power of following your dreams. Read on to discover Holly’s simple secret for finding clients and why “it’s okay not to know everything.”

B2B Copywriting Can Change the Course of Your Freelance Writing Career — and Here’s the Best Way to Get Started

Sixty percent of B2B companies need of copywriters to meet the huge demand for fresh copy and content. That means when you master B2B copywriting skills, you can make a great living writing easy-to-complete projects.

Last Chance: Learn How to Write Pro-Level Case Studies — to the Tune of $1,500 Each — in Just 4 Weeks

Case studies are easy to write and pay well — up to $1,500 each — making them an ideal project for a freelance copywriter. And clients, especially in B2B, are always in need of fresh case studies for their marketing efforts.

Here’s How to Get Paid $2,000 to Write Feel-Good Stories for Your Clients

Writing case studies is no different from writing a good story. And because companies rely on them so much, you could earn a handsome living as a specialist when you know how to write these customer success stories.

5 Questions to Ask ─ Is This B2B Client a Good Fit for You?

Saying “yes” to a B2B client who isn’t a good fit for you or your business goals can be like buying a pair of shoes that look great in the box, but give you blisters when you take them out and wear them for any length of time. Avoid the client "blisters" with these five questions.

Living the Writer's Life: Susan Greene

When Susan Greene graduated from college with a BS in journalism, a career in copywriting seemed like a natural path. But actually, her passion for writing was born more than a decade earlier — starting with a simple poem sent into a comic book contest. In this interview, Susan tells the story of how one woman can go from a $3 contest prize to a lifetime of “figuring it out later” and living on her own terms.

Your Clients Are Not Your Business

Developing the right mindset to succeed in business means you need to take it seriously from the beginning. Do the three things outlined here to build a solid, steady writing career.

How to Confidently Convert Your First Prospect Into Your First Client

Here are a few lessons you can use when you find yourself talking to a prospective client. Follow these three steps and you’ll know exactly what to say to them.

Fast or Slow — Here’s How to Make Sure You Finish Your Big Projects Every Time

When you have a multistep project to do, you can take one of four approaches. Save yourself from an unproductive strategy and adopt one that helps you get the job done every time.

5 Ways to Renew Your Enthusiasm for Writing

Are you stuck in a rut with your writing? It’s not writer’s block. You’re just not enjoying it. Try these five ways to renew your enthusiasm for writing.

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.

5 Markets Guaranteed to Kick-start an Awesome Copywriting Career

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.

9 Ways to Get Started Quickly as a Web Writer

Writing for the Web brings huge opportunity in any niche that interests you. To build a steady and enjoyable career, start with these nine easy-to-learn web-writing projects.

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.

7 Tips on How — Not Where — to Find Writing Clients

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.

If I Had to Start Over as a Writer... Here’s What I Would Do

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

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…

From Cubicle to Copywriter: 5 Tips for Managing the Transition from Day Job to The Writer's Life

Making the transition from a steady job to copywriting can be stressful but these 5 tips from a fellow successful writer can help you handle it with ease.

These Potato Chips Launched My Copywriting Career (Seriously!)

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.

The ‘Non-Salesy’ Steps I Took to Grow My Case Study Work

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.

The Golden Thread

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.

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.

3 Ways to Never Run Out of Ideas for Your Blog

Coming up with ideas for your blog can be a fun process when you use these three methods. You’ll find the ideas aren’t going to run out… if anything, they’ll come easier than ever before.

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?

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.

At Least 10 Books Every Copywriter Should Read – Twice

John Forde’s list of “must-reads” for every copywriter, as well as anyone interested in business-building or marketing.

How to Improve the Clarity of Your Writing

Michael Masterson shares a valuable writing tool that can help you improve your writing clarity.

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.

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.

B2B: The Overlooked Writing Niche That Pays Handsomely

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.

Wealthy Web Writer

5 Ways to Use Case Studies to Market Your Web-Writing Business

Looking for creative ways to market your web-writing services. Case studies build your credibility and demonstrate your expertise. Get creative with them.

5 Ways to Renew Your Enthusiasm for Writing

Are you stuck in a rut with your writing? It’s not writer’s block. You’re just not enjoying it. Try these five ways to renew your enthusiasm for writing.

Create an Ideal Buyer Persona for Your Business

Do you know who your ideal buyer is? When you create an ideal buyer persona, you’ll give yourself a number of marketing advantages.

Business Challenge: Finding Your Business “Love Match”

Looking to upgrade your clients? Take this six-step, one-hour challenge to identify and build a list of perfect fit clients.

5 Ways to Hold Your Reader’s Attention Through to the End

Grabbing your reader’s attention is only the first step. After that you need to hold your reader’s attention. Here are five ways to do that…

5 Quick and Easy Tips to Organize Your Virtual Workspace

When you work as a freelancer, your computer plays a critical role in your workflow. Use these 5 tips to organize your virtual workspace.

How B2B Companies Use Social Media and How You Can Help Them Do It Better

B2B companies are tapping into the power of social media, big time. See how you can help your B2B clients on social, even if they have a “boring” product.

Marketing with Purpose – Figure out the Why of Your Marketing

Stop choosing marketing strategies for your web-writing business because you feel like you “should” do them. Start marketing with purpose instead.

5 Tips for Communicating with Clients and Prospects

Sometimes the hardest writing you do isn’t for client projects. It’s the writing you do to communicate with your clients about projects.

Seeking More Balance in Your Life? These 3 Secrets Might Help…

Working as a freelancer with a home office creates unique challenges. Here you’ll find three work-life balance secrets that can help.



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