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Conquering Goal Buster #3: The Dabbler

Is every action you take moving you toward your one big goal, or are you chasing many ideas at a time? Here’s how to leverage your actions and find success.

Conquering Goal Buster #2: Lack of Intent

A good goal is one you’re willing to work toward no matter what obstacles you face. What’s your level of intent to accomplish your goals?

Conquering Goal Buster #1: Incongruent Goals

If you set goals that aren’t in line with your deepest desires, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Here’s how to tell if your goals are good ones.

Is Goal-Setting a Waste of Time?

Setting goals and then not accomplishing them is frustrating. So, should you even bother? Do you need goals to keep you motivated and on course?

You Found a B2B Client – Now Keep Them!

Five useful tips on how to keep every B2B client that you land, including polishing drafts, writing all the pieces a client needs, and delivering sources.

How to Flourish as a Writer by Prospecting for Repeat Business

Learn how to generate lots of repeat business with four classic types of B2B content: blog posts, case studies, e-newsletters, and press releases.

To Land B2B Writing Projects, Get on the List

If you can’t get a content-writing project from a B2B prospect today, strive to get on that prospect’s list of writers to call next time they need one.

Don’t Fight… Switch to Clients Already Using What You Want to Write

Don’t waste time trying to persuade any B2B prospect to use the type of content you write; instead, move on to prospects already using that content today.

To Save Time and Earn More Money… Specialize

To gain credibility, get more work, and earn more dollars per hour, every copywriter should specialize in a certain niche and in a certain type of content.

Opportunities – They’re All Around You

There are many companies with huge needs to fulfill. Here are ways to tap into the approach of giving every opportunity a try, even if it’s outside your niche.

Living the Writer’s Life… Simple Secrets of the Pros

The secret to living the writer’s life isn’t wizardry but rather a whole lot of WORK. Here are some common steps the pros use to make it a whole lot easier.

Build Your Own Platform… If You Build It, They WILL Come

A well-built platform helps to position you as an expert and allows clients to see what you can do. Here are three ways to create a steady stream of prospects.

The Power of Visualization … for Creative Types

What would you like your life to look like one year from today? Here’s a creative method that allows you to set clear intentions and then go to work.

How to Overcome Fear and Step Into the Writer’s Life

Here are 3 simple lessons from Felix Baumgartner’s world-record parachute jump that can help you make the leap this year and reach your writer’s life goal.

The Number One Thing Clients Notice About You Right Away

Discover how to make your enthusiasm evident and attract people in droves who can hire you. This will give you a distinct advantage over other copywriters.

How to Get More High-Quality Referrals, More Often

It’s important to demonstrate your writing ability (even if it’s just spec work) to the contacts you meet. Here are three effective ways you can do that.

3 Easy Methods for Training Your Brain to Create Better, More Original Ideas

Once you start voraciously reading for ideas, you’ll need help sorting it all out. Here are three easy methods to get your “first employee” to work for free.

How A-List Copywriters Form Big, Control-Beating Ideas

The best writers in the industry have this deep-rooted hunger in common. It can help you create a “potential copy ideas” library to advance your career fast.

How to Never Be the Smartest Person in the Room

At a live event, it’s easy to stay inside your comfort zone. But, if you branch out, you’ll end up making huge leaps in your knowledge base and your career.

A Proven Way to Avoid “Getting Lost” in an Editor’s Inbox

Here’s a powerful tip for getting the money-wheels greased and fast-tracking your career. It all goes back to the power of personal, genuine connection.

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