Today’s Top 10
Living the Writer's Life: Bonnie Caton
December 05, 2020 (05:00:29 am)
You’ve seen her smiling face on AWAI’s Facebook Live sessions. Now here’s your chance to learn more about successful copywriter Bonnie Caton. This in-house copywriter uses her writer’s life to fuel her passion for travel and photography — living in exotic places like Buenos Aires and Bali for long stretches of time.
How to Roadmap Your Way to B2B Freelance Success
December 03, 2020 (08:00:18 am)
Being an order-taker as a freelancer may get you a lot of work, but it won’t be high-paying work. Learn how to roadmap your way to higher fees, more engaging work, and B2B freelance success.
2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Writers
December 01, 2020 (05:42:49 am)
In the spirit of the season of making our days merrier, we pulled together the best-loved things that get us by in this newfound work-from-home life. Here are favorites from industry experts and AWAI’s team to help you gift a little something for the writer in your life, even if that writer is you.
Join Us for a Free Live Event about a Bigger, Better, FASTER Method for Mastering the Writing That Businesses Need Today
December 03, 2020 (02:58:08 pm)
Join us for the free Bigger, Better, FASTER live event to discover AWAI’s breakthrough in copywriter education and how it can change how fast you learn to write the projects businesses need most right now.
Living the Writer's Life: Steve Maurer
November 28, 2020 (05:00:31 am)
Steve Maurer experienced “total shock and surprise” when he was named AWAI’s $10K Challenge Winner at Bootcamp in May 2019. But honestly, no better person could have been given this honor. Steve’s incredible mentorship to other writers, his astounding success with his own B2B writing career, and his friendship with everyone he meets is beyond compare. Barefoot Writer last interviewed Steve in December 2014. Let’s see how much his writing career has changed in six years…
Why 2021 Will ROCK for Writers
December 01, 2020 (05:09:34 am)
A surprising number of businesses opened this year, and they need help marketing… meaning, there’s plenty of writing work to be done. To prep for this opportunity, here are three things to do now.
5 Non-Scary Ways to Boost Self-Confidence... And Finally Become the Successful Writer You’re Meant to Be
November 30, 2020 (05:10:06 am)
You can “practice” confidence and make a big difference in your writing career! Here are five non-scary actions you can take today to get started as a new writer.
How Even a “Talentless” Newbie Can Build a Clientless Copywriting Business
November 25, 2020 (05:35:29 am)
There’s more opportunity than ever right now, if you have the “special sauce” necessary to take advantage of it. Follow Ben Settle’s advice and you can easily make money writing — without clients.
How Even Boomers Scared to Death of Technology Can Build a Clientless Copywriting Business
November 27, 2020 (05:47:28 am)
Copywriter Ben Settle hates technology — yet his career revolves around it. He says even if you hate it, you can easily use it to build a clientless writing business. Follow 4 pieces of advice.
Want B2B Freelance Success? Ask a Different Question
November 26, 2020 (08:00:55 am)
To those of you who worry from one month to the next if you’ll have enough client work to pay the bills… What if you shifted your mind (and actions) by asking a different question? You can have B2B freelance success with a steady stream of well-paying clients… Just ask.
The Writer’s Life
9 Ways to Get Started Quickly as a Web Writer
September 04, 2020 (06:14:37 am)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
From Cubicle to Copywriter: 5 Tips for Managing the Transition from Day Job to The Writer's Life
December 31, 2019 (06:40:48 am)
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.
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.
3 Powerful Ways You Can Put Chatbots to Work for Your Clients… And Make High Fees for Yourself
June 23, 2020 (05:37:54 am)
Chatbots can be very powerful for companies. Here are three ways a chatbot copywriter can help create leads and generate sales via preprogrammed messages.
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.
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.
3 Ways to Never Run Out of Ideas for Your Blog
September 21, 2020 (10:00:57 am)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wealthy Web Writer
4 Tips for Writing the Perfect Instagram Caption
December 02, 2020 (08:00:37 am)
Instagram is a highly visual social platform, but there’s still a place there for words. See how to write better Instagram Captions with these four tips.
11 Tips for Effective Meetings That Turn Prospects Into Clients
November 18, 2020 (08:00:36 am)
Turn these 11 tips into your own game plan, so you, too, can handle prospect meetings with ease.
Using FAQs to Grow Site Traffic and Enhance the User Experience
November 11, 2020 (08:00:00 am)
Frequently Asked Questions can be strategically added to your site to bring in more traffic and improve user experience. Learn the best strategies…
Write Better Content by Writing Accessible Content
November 25, 2020 (08:00:57 am)
When you write accessible content, you improve the experience for all your users and you help people with disabilities to engage with your work.
A 5-Day Plan to Set Your 2021 Business Goals
November 04, 2020 (08:00:38 am)
January 2021 is coming up fast. With less than two months left in 2020, this five-step plan with help you set business goals for the next year.
A Fun Way to Make Progress on Your Most Important Goal
October 21, 2020 (06:18:39 am)
How is your most important goal coming along? Are you making progress or spinning your wheels? If you want to make more progress, try this fun approach…
3 Pitches to Send by Email… Every Day
September 23, 2020 (08:00:32 am)
If you don’t have as many paying projects as you’d like or your calendar has openings coming u, p these email pitches to land new writing work.
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.
11 Ways Web Copywriters Can Build an Audience
October 14, 2020 (08:00:52 am)
One of the most sustainable ways to grow your web-writing business is steadily grow your audience. Use these 11 strategies to attract followers and fans.
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…