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How to become a copywriter this year (without any experience)

Want to become a copywriter this year? This how-to guide gives you the exact steps to take if you want to make copywriting your new career.

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I landed three new clients and closed $12K using Facebook groups. This morning. Here’s how. ​​​​​​​

In 2019, I got booted off Upwork. (More on that another time.) Not long after, the one client I could count on to fill my calendar emailed to say they were moving most of their activity in-house. They were ‘sorry’. But there simply wasn’t enough work to go around. *Cue the alarm bells.* Then came […]

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How I made money in high school by convincing companies to pay me big bucks for copywriting

In 2015, my mom got really sick. She’d lost a lot of weight. Insomnia was keeping her awake for nights on end. And none of the doctors she went to could figure out what was wrong. Still, she was working two jobs. Day in and day out. A true superhero, really. And if things weren’t […]

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How a busy freelance writer reduced burnout and increased vacation time

It was the fall of 2020, and the effects of COVID-19 were coming to a head.  I was homeschooling my second grader every day – something I swore I’d never do. Teaching her meant I had to do the second thing I swore I’d never do again (at least without a calculator) – math.  Have […]

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How rest – not hustle culture – made me a better copywriter.

Imagine you’re a canary in a coal mine: You’re healthy as you enter the mine – full of joie de vivre. Singing to your heart’s content as you enter into the darkness. Fluttering your wings as only birds like you can. Later, you exit the mine. Except now you’re: Covered in soot. Frail from disease. […]

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I am an introvert. Here’s how I went from fearing authority to speaking on stages.

“I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” ^^ Monica Lewinsky at a Women’s Day presentation I attended in 2017.  Yes, that Monica Lewinsky. The woman who, by some POVs, almost brought down Bill Clinton’s presidency because she kept a certain blue dress.  Her presentation was so well […]

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How to Survive Your First Recession (or Any Other Disaster) as a Freelance Copywriter

Whether a pandemic or a recession, economic uncertainties hit freelance copywriting businesses hard… unless you’re well prepared for the certainty of uncertainty. Get 5 “biz prepper” strategies here.

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You Don’t Need Ads on Your Site to Monetize Your Blog. Here’s How Bloggers Make Six Figures.

If you think ads are your ticket to monetizing your freelance blog, think again. We’ve got five surefire tactics that’ll have you turning your content into cash, fast.

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How to be a freelance copywriter when you suck at doing what freelancers are “supposed” to do

You’ve tried following the rules for freelancers. Like getting up at 9am. And wearing actual pants. But they just don’t feel right. (Not the pants. The life. And also the pants.) In this post, Sophia Dagnon explores all the wrong feelings the “rules” gave her. And how she broke them to go from frustrated freelancer to happy business owner.

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Is $5000 a lot to charge for a sales page? We asked 14 marketers who hire freelancers. What they revealed could help you land your next project.

A long-form sales page can help businesses generate insane revenue. But only if the sales page is written well. How do you know if the copywriter you’re thinking of hiring is going to be able to write a kick-ass sales page? We asked some of our fave online marketers about hiring freelancers.

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I used cold emails to 14x my freelance copywriting business. Here’s how. (Includes templates.)

Featuring templates! In this post, see how freelance copywriter Laura Lopuch dramatically grew her business by experimenting with cold emails. Follow her process. Avoid her mistakes. And confidently reach out to those clients you wish would reach out to you.

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These client management techniques worked for Mad Men – will they work for you?

To mark the 10th anniversary of the first episode of Mad Men, we’ve curated the best account management tips shared in the seven seasons of our favorite show. Best of all? They’re supported by studies + smartness.

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10 Tried and Tested Time Management Strategies for 2021

My time management has been shitty lately. (And by “lately” I mean “for the last 24 months or so.”) Here’s what people say I should do to get my calendar, schedule and life under control. You should probably take some of the advice in here, too.

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These techniques make it 10x easier to beat Writer’s Block

Is writer’s block getting in the way of your freelance copywriting business? In this post, a copywriter from the #1 direct response business on the planet shares his secrets for breaking through writer’s block.

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How to Set Up Your Home Office: The guide for productive freelance copywriters

Your home office is where your entire freelance copywriting business is based. In this post, see how to make yours work for you, including what chair to buy and what apps to use to avoid distractions.

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3rd Annual Freelance Copywriter Salary Survey (Updated 2017)

If you’re wondering how much you should be charging or where you stand relative to what other copywriters make, check out this data. It features the results of our copywriter salary survey and includes freelance copywriter income levels. Big takeaway: you can be broke or rich as a freelancer – if you want to earn a middle-class living, in-house may be the better choice.

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Quote Higher Rates: If you close more than 50% of your leads, you’re not charging enough

Want to quote higher rates… but not sure how… or even if you’re ready? Inhale this post by freelancer extraordinaire Jessica Mehring. Take notes. Get ready to act. THIS is the stuff you need to do to charge more.

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6 things clients say that are nothing like what they mean

We’ve all been there. We’ve hoped our newest client is that dream client we’ve been waiting for. And sometimes they are! …But then there are the other times. Drag the sliders in this post to turn What Clients Say into What Clients Mean.

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15+ reusable ideas to find copywriting clients who pay well

How can you find copywriting clients you’ll love… and who’ll show you their love with great pay and happy-clap emojis? In this post by freelancer Kaleigh Moore, you’ll get more than 15 actionable tips and techniques for finding dream copywriting clients – without selling out on Upwork.

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I tried branding my freelance copywriter business. And even I was surprised by what happened next.

How do you stand out from the crowd? In this post, Kira Hug teaches how to brand your freelance copywriting business (or yourself). So clients know instantly what’s awesome about you. And so you can always feel like your authentic – and maybe even huggable – self… while growing the business you want.

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Freelancing

I am an introvert. Here’s how I went from fearing authority to speaking on stages. Read more
How rest – not hustle culture – made me a better copywriter. Read more
How a busy freelance writer reduced burnout and increased vacation time Read more
How I made money in high school by convincing companies to pay me big bucks for copywriting Read more
How to become a copywriter this year (without any experience) Read more
I landed three new clients and closed $12K using Facebook groups. This morning. Here’s how. ​​​​​​​ Read more

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