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When Failure Ceases to Exist

AWAI Circle of Success Master Instructor Will Newman shows you a simple but very powerful way to “failure-proof” your career… and your whole life.

The Surest Way to Reach Your Success Goal

This simple and effective goal-setting strategy gives you a clear sense of where you’re going and how to get there… plus, a huge sense of accomplishment.

Clayton Makepeace Signs Two AWAI Members to $15,000 Contracts as Part of His 2014 Spec Challenge

Elizabeth Blessing and Amin Muhammad each walked away from Bootcamp with a $15,000 contract from Clayton Makepeace. Congratulations to both!

Congratulations to AWAI’s 2014 $10K Challenge Winner!

We announced our 2014 $10K Challenge winner at last week's Bootcamp. Read on to find out who the winner is!

A B2B Writer Tries His Hand at a New Type of Copy … and Wins Big

Not only is Circle of Success member Les Worley excelling in his B2B freelance career, he is one of the winners of the Bootcamp Spec Challenge. Congrats!

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.

The First Step in Building Your Own Personal “Writer’s Life”

A solid plan is vital to success. Knowing the basics of persuasive writing is like putting the corner pieces of your writer’s life “puzzle” into place.

Listening to Your Audience

Heather Robson reveals the simple secrets to writing an online article. It’s one of the easiest projects and it’s a great way to get your foot in the door.

An Ambitious Approach to Copy and Career Pays Off for this AWAI Member

The combination of having a freelance website, networking through social media and face-to-face interactions has led to great success for AWAI member Marc Aarons.

How Will Newman Went from Copy Assistant to Master Instructor

In this interview, master copywriter Will Newman discusses the progression of his copywriting career, and he provides tips for how you can boost your career too!

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.

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.

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.

16 Ways to Put More Enthusiasm in Your Work and Life

The benefits of living a more enthusiastic life can't be overstated … John Wood has 16 ways to help breath a fire into your copywriting career, and your life.

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.

The Golden Thread

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.

Equivalent Ratios and Your Success

Will Newman discusses how positive self-talk goes beyond confidence boosting ... and how it can be the extra push to move forward on your path to success.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Who is Elmer Wheeler … and how can he boost your response rate?

AWAI staff writer John Wood highlights Elmer Wheeler, one of the pioneers of persuasive writing. Using Wheeler’s tested selling techniques can boost response and transform your copywriting career.

How to Improve the Clarity of Your Writing

Michael Masterson shares a valuable writing tool that can help you improve your writing clarity.

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.

The #1 Most Important Way Web Writers Can Block Fear

There are no secrets to launching a successful web-writing career. It all comes down to one simple thing that helps in overcoming fear and moving forward.

Improve Your Life By Asking Yourself Better Questions

Successful people ask better questions. Find out how you can improve your life by asking better questions, including the best questions to solve problems.

What You Can Learn About Web Writing By Staying at a 5-Star Hotel

The next time you write web copy, try thinking of yourself as an online concierge. Your copy will be sharper, more engaging, and more useful.

How to Appear Everywhere Online

A strong web presence is important for every web writer. It brings you business, and demonstrate your expertise. Learn how to appear everywhere online.

How to Pitch Writing Projects Like a Film Producer

One success secret of great freelancers is that they pitch ideas rather than pitching themselves. Find out 6 steps to start pitching projects like a pro.

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.

Google Authorship is Dead! Now What?

Google Authorship has been discontinued. Find 7 ways that you can continue to grow your online reputation without this resource.

Go From Busy to Productive in 3 Easy Steps

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

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.



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