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  • The Definitive Guide to Freelance Contracts, Invoices, & Taxes September 17, 2020
    Negotiating contracts, writing invoices, and managing taxes are scary thoughts for most freelancers. The good news? Taking care of the legal requirements of self-employment doesn’t have to be a nightmare. In … The Definitive Guide to Freelance Contracts, Invoices, & Taxes Read More » The post The Definitive Guide to Freelance Contracts, Invoices, & Taxes appeared […]
    Nick Schäferhoff
  • 34 Journal Prompts & Ideas to Unlock Your Writing Creativity September 10, 2020
    Let me guess… You’ve been asking Google to help you find journal prompts or journaling ideas, right? You know that successful writers throughout history have kept a journal for creative writing, … 34 Journal Prompts & Ideas to Unlock Your Writing Creativity Read More » The post 34 Journal Prompts & Ideas to Unlock Your Writing […]
    Silvia Bastos
  • How to Write a Testimonial in 2020: 7 Tips (+ 9 Examples) September 3, 2020
    Want to learn how to write a great testimonial? One that’ll build trust with readers and woo potential customers (or clients)? In this handy guide, you’ll learn: The proven structure … How to Write a Testimonial in 2020: 7 Tips (+ 9 Examples) Read More » The post How to Write a Testimonial in 2020: […]
    Nyaima Taylor
  • Don’t Wait for the World to Return to Normal [PODCAST] August 28, 2020
    COVID-19 has fundamentally changed how the world works. Some people are still waiting to return to normal, but if you want to thrive, you need to prepare for the world … Don’t Wait for the World to Return to Normal [PODCAST] Read More » The post Don’t Wait for the World to Return to Normal […]
    Jon Morrow
  • How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job as a Freelancer (11 Pro Tips) August 27, 2020
    Want to use LinkedIn to find a job? You’re not alone. With over 300 million monthly LinkedIn users and over 20 million job postings open at any given time, LinkedIn is a … How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job as a Freelancer (11 Pro Tips) Read More » The post How to Use LinkedIn to […]
    Adam Enfroy
RSS ProBlogger
  • How to Edit Your Blog Posts in 7 Simple Steps September 10, 2020
    The post How to Edit Your Blog Posts in 7 Simple Steps appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 168 of the ProBlogger podcast. We often talk about being a great writer. But most great writers are also great editors, because chances are their first drafts were far from perfect. So here’s […]
    Darren Rowse
  • 7 Ways to Build a Community Around Your Blog September 3, 2020
    The post 7 Ways to Build a Community Around Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 61 of the ProBlogger podcast. Last week I talked about building a community around your blog, and how it can benefit you as much as it can your readers. Well, this week I’m going to give […]
    Darren Rowse
  • 9 Reasons Why You Should Build a Community Around Your Blog August 27, 2020
    The post 9 Reasons Why You Should Build a Community Around Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 60 of the ProBlogger podcast. One of the most common questions I hear from my readers is “How do I get my readers to interact with me?” Of course, there are plenty of […]
    Darren Rowse
  • 15 Ways to Keep Readers on Your Blog August 20, 2020
    The post 15 Ways to Keep Readers on Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This blog post is based on episode 35 of the ProBlogger podcast. With so many websites out there all competing for people’s attention, you need to try to grab people’s attention quickly and keep it for as long as possible. But how […]
    Darren Rowse
  • 8 Tips for Busy Bloggers – How to Make the Most of Your Time August 13, 2020
    The post 8 Tips for Busy Bloggers – How to Make the Most of Your Time appeared first on ProBlogger.  This post is based on episode 82 of the ProBlogger podcast. Finding time to blog when you’re already juggling work, family and other commitments is one of the most common challenges bloggers face – including me. […]
    Darren Rowse
RSS Copywriting for startups and marketers
  • SaaS Websites: Is shorter copy really better? September 10, 2020
    Short copy reigns supreme in the world of SaaS websites. But does that mean short copy is the shortest path to conversions? In some cases, yes. See when and why. The post SaaS Websites: Is shorter copy really better? appeared first on Copywriting for startups and marketers.
    Andrew Yedlin
  • How to write a landing page for problem-aware visitors July 15, 2020
    Your landing page's problem-aware visitor might not have a full grasp of their problem. What can you do on your landing page to better match where they're at? The post How to write a landing page for problem-aware visitors appeared first on Copywriting for startups and marketers.
    Tyler J Koenig
  • How a Unique Selling Proposition for Our Content Marketing Doubled Revenue July 8, 2020
    See how I created a unique selling proposition - applied directly to content marketing - that helped double a startup’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) in 6 months. Includes case study. The post How a Unique Selling Proposition for Our Content Marketing Doubled Revenue appeared first on Copywriting for startups and marketers.
    Jason Quey
  • COVID Memes: Why we’re using laughter to get us through a pandemic June 18, 2020
    The way that many of us are choosing to deal with an absurd and incredible situation no one ever believed would happen in our lifetime is laughter. We're choosing laughter. And we're sharing laughter with oh-so-many memes, like these. The post COVID Memes: Why we’re using laughter to get us through a pandemic appeared first […]
    Karine Bengualid
  • Speaking the Language of Coronavirus: An analysis of the words and phrases that spread viral content May 14, 2020
    Can we - as marketers and copywriters - reverse-engineer this mass viral content outbreak to better understand how information spreads? The post Speaking the Language of Coronavirus: An analysis of the words and phrases that spread viral content appeared first on Copywriting for startups and marketers.
    Carolyn Beaudoin
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  • How to Read September 21, 2020
    Who needs to learn how to read? After all, we all learned how to read fairly early in life, usually... Continue Reading The post How to Read appeared first on Copyblogger.
    Brian Clark
  • Try This to Find an Extra 30 Minutes to Write, Even on Your Busiest Days September 16, 2020
    If you want to find more time to write, you first have to review all of the activities you do... Continue Reading The post Try This to Find an Extra 30 Minutes to Write, Even on Your Busiest Days appeared first on Copyblogger.
    Stefanie Flaxman
  • Hit a Copywriting Home Run with Perceptual Contrast September 15, 2020
    Have you ever watched a baseball player on deck to bat next? You’ll notice that batters often place a weighted... Continue Reading The post Hit a Copywriting Home Run with Perceptual Contrast appeared first on Copyblogger.
    Brian Clark
  • Writers Working for the Weekday September 14, 2020
    Let’s take a look at the personal motivations and goals of those who decide to become writers and content marketers... Continue Reading The post Writers Working for the Weekday appeared first on Copyblogger.
    Stefanie Flaxman
  • Painting of Poetic Commerce September 9, 2020
    The global pandemic has only magnified an existing loneliness epidemic. It didn’t create it. Yes, loneliness was an epidemic during... Continue Reading The post Painting of Poetic Commerce appeared first on Copyblogger.
    Stefanie Flaxman
RSS Make a Living Writing
  • Writer Websites: 5 Essentials to Attract Ideal Freelance Clients September 18, 2020
    What’s the secret to creating one of those writer websites that get’s noticed? You know...an ideal client lands on your writer website. And you’ve got all the right stuff there to get that person to call, email, or connect on social media. Great writer websites can: Generate freelance writing leads Grow your network Show off […]
    Editor
  • Freelance Marketing: 18 COVID-Era Tips to Find Great Clients September 15, 2020
    What's freelance marketing look like during a global pandemic? A lot of companies have been thrown for a loop during this COVID-19-induced recession, but that doesn't mean you should put your freelance marketing efforts on the back burner. Seriously. Many companies need more content right now, not less. So how do you find great clients? With […]
    Editor
  • Writing Rules: 7 Laws of Freelancing Every Writer Must Learn September 11, 2020
    If you had a playbook for the most important writing rules and freelance laws to follow, what could you accomplish? Sit and think about that for a second. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone show you the ropes? You know, the writing rules and freelance laws to help you… Avoid wasting time Find great […]
    Evan Jensen
  • This Simple Process Reveals Your Best-Paid Writing Niches September 8, 2020
    A lot of the questions I get from new freelance writers are about writing niches. Those questions include: What’s a writing niche? How many writing niches should I have? What if I don’t want to niche my writing biz, is that OK? What’s the best writing niche? In this post, I’m going to give you... […]
    Carol Tice
  • Make Money Writing: One Writer’s Unusual Path to Six Figures September 4, 2020
    Want to make money writing? Not pocket change, a little extra cash, or just enough to cover expenses. Real money. The six-figure freelancer kind of money. There's a lot of paths you can take to get there. And plenty of lucrative niches and great clients to go around. So how do you find your way, […]
    Editor
RSS The Copywriter's Crucible
  • I paid $13,500 to join a Facebook group. Here’s why September 16, 2020
    If you’d told me a week ago I’d willingly spend $13,500 to join a Facebook group I’d of told you “you’re outta your darn mind!” But then Copy Accelerator Live happened. Over two days I got blown away by the The post I paid $13,500 to join a Facebook group. Here’s why appeared first on […]
    Matt Ambrose
  • 12 Point Checklist for Copy Reviews August 21, 2020
    What’s the best way to attract clients? To endlessly send cold emails until you get flagged as spam? Or to handpick 10 clients you REALLY want to write for… And then share ideas on how they can improve their conversions The post 12 Point Checklist for Copy Reviews appeared first on The Copywriter's Crucible.
    Matt Ambrose
  • 3 Ways to Impress a Billion Dollar Copywriter July 8, 2020
    You’ve heard of Stefan Georgi, right? A copywriter whose sales letters bossed the first page of Clickbank… Charges $50-100k per sales letter… Writes copy set to generate $1bn (yes, bn) for clients this year… And he’s the creator of the The post 3 Ways to Impress a Billion Dollar Copywriter appeared first on The Copywriter's […]
    Matt Ambrose
  • 5 Ways to Stand Out in a Sea of Copywriters July 2, 2020
    The copywriting universe is expanding at breakneck speed. Facebook groups are filling up daily with aspiring teenage wordsmiths  (I’d LOVE to have known about copywriting at their age)…  While copywriters based in India, Nigeria and other countries are upping their The post 5 Ways to Stand Out in a Sea of Copywriters appeared first on […]
    Matt Ambrose
  • Make bolder offers to attract higher paying clients June 24, 2020
    Funny isn’t it, we spend all day writing to sell other people’s stuff, but  struggle to string a few lines together to sell our own. You want to know what the BIG mental block is? Not dialing in what your The post Make bolder offers to attract higher paying clients appeared first on The Copywriter's […]
    Matt Ambrose
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