This Week from AWAI …

Experience Bootcamp 2015
From Your Own Home

Just because you couldn't make it to this year's Bootcamp doesn't mean you need to miss out on the knowledge and opportunities Bootcamp can bring! Bootcamp on Demand gives you all the tips, insights and live-action footage from our 2015 FastTrack to Copywriting Success Bootcamp and Job Fair, so you can learn from industry-leading copywriters like Clayton Makepeace, Bob Bly and many more …

LIVE: Barefoot Writer Magazine October Issue

This month we celebrate our 50th issue of the magazine. That’s 50 issues of uncovering the most lucrative writing opportunities, showing you how to make the leap to a paid writing career, how to find clients and profiling the many success stories we hear from readers.

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Meet AWAI Members Living the Writer’s Life


Copywriting Career Frees Colorado Mom to Care for Special-Needs Son

“Because of the needs of my family, I would not have been able to hold down a regular job outside of the home.”

Read Kammy’s Case Study


Bootcamp Brings $100K Starter Year for Florida Copywriter

“Now I have the time and the income to travel. If I had to be somewhere during normal business hours, I wouldn’t be able to live this kind of life.”

Read Susan’s Case Study


Father Trades Sales Job for Flexible, Six-Figure Freelance Career

“I’m able to work from home and see my wife and kids every day. That, to me, is the top priority. I want to see my kids grow up, because it’s going by so fast.”

Read Ed’s Case Study

Meet more of our AWAI Members …

How to Find a Hidden Goldmine of Writing Ideas

Entrepreneurs build their business with sweat equity; you can do the same with your writing career. The secret is reading one new thing every day.

Improve Your Writing by Reading the Right Things

Great writers are also great readers. The same is true for copywriters. One way to quickly improve your skills is by reading samples of great copy.

Copy “Skunk” Words to Avoid

You never want your reader to laugh at something you write in seriousness or be confused by your word choice. Here are some words to avoid so you don't risk confusing or offending your reader.

How to Overturn the Myth That Copywriters “Just” Write

A common myth is that copywriters “just” write. Find out how else they contribute to the world of communication, and why that contribution is vital.

Direct-Response in B2B … Yes, it Exists

B2B copywriting isn’t all content marketing. Mac Bull looks at how B2B marketing also incorporates direct-response copywriting.

Quick-Start Guide to Buying a Domain for Your Writing Business

If you’re serious about the paid writer’s life, you’ve got to get yourself online. Find out how to choose and buy a domain in just 20 minutes.

Browse All of AWAI’s Free Content …

Have a Question?

What's the best way to make a living as a writer?

A: There are numerous ways to make a good living – actually a REALLY good living as a writer. The "best path" though depends on your financial goals, what you enjoy writing and reading about, and how much you want to work. Read more …

How much money can copywriters make?

A: One of the biggest benefits of learning to write copy is that it opens you up to numerous writing opportunities, all of which pay very well. From $300 online content assignments to $1,500 case studies, and $2,000 social media campaigns to $10,000 sales letters, there's a wide range of fees. And how much you make will depend on which assignments you decide to take on. Read more …

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