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How Do I … ?

Rebecca tackles a common question she hears from people who want to make a living as a writer but don’t know how to get started: What’s my first step?

What’s Your Personal USP?

COS instructor Malcolm Smith is a guest writer for this week's Golden Thread. Here he talks about marketing yourself with your own unique selling proposition.

How to Build a Web Copywriting Portfolio FAST

Successful web writer Sid Smith shows you how to quickly build a web copywriting portfolio that can be used to land clients.

Can They Pass the “Wire Test”?

What attitude does your client take about paying you for your work? In Joshua’s experience, the more casual the client is, the harder they’ll be to work with.

19 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to Social Media

Social media has become critical to doing business on the web. In fact, as web expert Nick Usborne explains, social media may soon pretty much BECOME the web.

What Does a “Golden Client” Look Like?

In this five-part series, Joshua Boswell reveals his key indicators for easily identifying “golden clients”... often before you even approach them.

5 Habits of Successful B2B Copywriters

Great copywriters – especially in B2B – have similar habits that consistently keep them on top. Steve Slaunwhite shares a valuable tip for creating momentum

Habit 3: Treat Your Business Like a Business

Today’s habit has to do with the mindset of treating your business like a business. As B2B expert Steve Slaunwhite explains, copywriters who do so, do better.

Grab Your Prospect by the Eyeballs

When it comes to sales copy, your headline is the most important element. Here are the world’s three most powerful headline techniques.

Let Mark Twain Guide you

As a copywriter, you have one crucial job. You must get your copy read without your prospect being distracted. Will Newman explains in detail here.

The Writer’s Life

Break Free from the Chains of Isolation: How to Live the Full Writer’s Life

Living the full writer’s life is possible when you break free from the chains of isolation – Steve Roller shares how.

The Only Sure Way to Make Real Progress This Year

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.

A Little-Known, Yet Powerful 11-Step Action Plan for Leading a Successful, Happy Life

John Wood reveals his 11-step action plan. Follow it and it will help you lead a successful, happy life.

Cleansing and Fasting: Not Just for Health Nuts

Steve Roller has a diet for your brain that will get you running at peak performance.

The Art of the Client Interview

That first client interview is a stress many people will never understand. Luck for you, Steve Roller has been there and has some great tips to make sure you ace it.

Four Reasons Why You NEED a Mastermind Group

Rae Robinson has four reasons why a mastermind group will help accelerate your successful copywriting career.

Become the Leading Expert in Something

Michael Katz tells a great story of turning what may just be an interesting fact into a profitable focus for a freelance business.

Be Happier and Accomplish More by Living Your Life With a Sense of Purpose...

John Wood shares how living your life with a sense of purpose can help you be happier and accomplish more and gives tips on how to start doing so.

How to Determine Your Value in the Marketplace

Landing a client is half the battle. Steve Roller walks us through the other half, working out the specifics of the deal.

How to Create a Pricing Structure that Builds Consistent Income

Cindy Cyr shares tips on how to create consistent income and the secret to creating package plans.

The Golden Thread

What’s Your Personal USP?

COS instructor Malcolm Smith is a guest writer for this week's Golden Thread. Here he talks about marketing yourself with your own unique selling proposition.

How to Write Well: The World’s Simplest Formula

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.

The Power of One — One Big Idea

Today, Michael Masterson gets at the very heart of powerful, persuasive writing.

Let Bob Bly Teach You…

The quickest, easiest way to make yourself the expert is to stand in front of eager, targeted listeners. Will Newman shares where to find those listeners.

Too Much Information!

There’s more to the Rule of One than using only one big idea. In this article, Will Newman shares the necessary pieces for mastering this technique.

Let Mark Twain Guide you

As a copywriter, you have one crucial job. You must get your copy read without your prospect being distracted. Will Newman explains in detail here.

From “I Can’t” to “I Can!” – 5 Easy Ways to Gain Confidence As an Aspiring Copywriter

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.

When Being Right is Wrong

The client is always right. We’ve all heard this phrase before, but is it true? Will Newman explains here.

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

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.

10 Steps to Escaping the Job World and Creating the Life You Really Want

Changing Course creator, Valerie Young, shares ten step that will set you on the path toward the life and career you really want.

Wealthy Web Writer

How to Build a Web Copywriting Portfolio FAST

Successful web writer Sid Smith shows you how to quickly build a web copywriting portfolio that can be used to land clients.

Using Long-Tail Keywords to Boost Your Traffic

70 percent of keyword searches use long-tail key phrase. Learn how you can use long-tail keywords to increase your website traffic.

How to Write an Email Signature that Brings You Business

Adding a professional email signature to your email programs can help you attract more referrals and more projects.

You’re a Bitter Disappointment to Your Loved Ones and Yourself

Joshua Boswell shares how you can attract clients that are willing to pay you a ton of money, right now.

3 Hats You Never Dreamed You’d Wear as a Web Writer

Some hats, you expect to wear as a freelancer. But these three hats—while unexpected—can make you a much better writer and lead you to copywriting success.

Go From Busy to Productive in 3 Easy Steps

Become more organized and more productive with these 3 great tips from Michele Peterson.

The New Era of Video Marketing

Businesses seeing the most success with content marketing have one thing in common – the smart use of video.

How to Trade Up for Better-Paying Clients

Once you have some copywriting experience under your belt, you should raise your fees. Christina shares some techniques for landing better-paying clients.

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Working with Marketing Agencies

Working with marketing agencies can be a reliable and lucrative source of ongoing work. Learn how develop smooth relationships.

Overcoming Proposal Anxiety

Sending proposals should not be a nerve-wracking experience; it should be a normal part of how your business operates.



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