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How to Turn Your Own, Everyday Social Media Habits Into a Powerful New Source of Income

Compared to other online writing gigs, social media writing is incredibly easy. The skills you have now are the skills most companies lack the most.

Get Paying Clients with a Free LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a powerful business network. Used properly, profiles are client magnets. This article introduces this marketing network and its potential.

Help Clients Find You With a Searchable LinkedIn Header

Key to getting found on LinkedIn is writing a header with words your prospects use in search. Looking the part helps you get contacted. Here’s how to do it.

Your LinkedIn Summary Should Tell a Story

Your LinkedIn summary is more than a laundry list of services. It’s an important piece of sales copy. Here are some tips to make it effective.

Adding Credibility Boosters to Your LinkedIn Profile

Include relevant work experiences to increase your profile’s credibility. You’ll also learn the difference between endorsements and recommendations.

Getting Strangers to Trust You — 7 Ways to Build Website Credibility

Website visitors are a skeptical bunch. They want to know they can trust you before they share any information with you. Use these 7 tips to build website credibility.

Long-Time AWAI Member Steve Maurer Named AWAI’s LinkedIn Correspondent

Congratulations to Circle of Success member Steve Maurer for being appointed as AWAI's new LinkedIn correspondent!

Breaking News! Announcing the 2015 Bootcamp Keynote Speaker …

AWAI is excited to announce the Keynote Speaker for the 2015 FastTrack to Copywriting Success Bootcamp and Job Fair. Click here to see who it is!

Discover a Simple Strategy to Living the Writer’s Life Faster and Easier

Avoid wasting time on ideas that won’t work with a quick strategy that gives you immediate feedback on whether or not you’re on the right track.

Use These 4 Tips to Stop Writing the Hard Way and Write Smarter Instead

Learn how to improve your success at both writing and earning a living as a highly compensated writer by focusing on specific skills and exercises.

The Writer’s Life

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Golden Thread

Are You Using These “Mini-billboards” to Entice Your Reader?

Many copywriters often forget or misuse this important element of copy. Find out here which element that is and how to effectively use it.

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.

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.

You’re Nowhere in Direct Marketing Without This

Good copywriting succeeds on a number of different levels. But getting your prospect to give you money (or sign up, donate, support your cause, or act) is just the end result.

Power Words to Make your Promo Succeed

The verbs you use in your copy can make or break promotional writing. Here are some tips on how to effectively use verbs to paint a vivid picture for your reader.

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.

A Hidden Source of Easy Copywriting Practice

In order to become a great copywriter, you must write every day. Here are some tips for using email crafting as a source of practice.

8 Ways to Spot Dominant Emotions Your Prospects Already Have That Could Drive Your Response Rates Through the Roof - PART 1

How do you know what your prospects are feeling? Clayton Makepeace starts answering this frequently-asked question.

The Myth of the “Road to Success”

Feeling stuck during our quest for success can keep us from starting up again. Use this metaphor as motivation to help you continue on your path to success.

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.

Getting Strangers to Trust You — 7 Ways to Build Website Credibility

Website visitors are a skeptical bunch. They want to know they can trust you before they share any information with you. Use these 7 tips to build website credibility.

Get Every Writing Project Off to a Great Start

The steps you take when starting a writing project will set you up for success or failure. Learn four steps you should take at the start of every project.

Instant Gratification and Web-Writing Success

Online readers are on a mission. They are searching for answers and they want instant gratification. Make sure your writing gives them what they want.

11 Tips to Higher Conversions Through Stronger Calls-to-Action

How you write your call-to-action can have a big impact on your conversions. Use these 11 tips to write stronger calls-to-action.

Your Work Schedule: The Secret to Increased Productivity

One of the big perks of running a freelance business is having control of your work schedule. But you do need to set a schedule. Here’s how …

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.

5 Ways Writers Can Make Money Blogging

Your blog is a great way to generate web traffic and attract your target audience. But there are other ways you can make money blogging. Here are five …

The Writing Process, Deconstructed – Part 2

Writing is a five-step process. Learn about the revision, editing, and proofing steps of the writing process and how they can improve your work.

Are You Skipping Important Steps in the Writing Process? (Part 1)

Improve your writing by embracing all 5 steps of the writing process. Here, you’ll the discover first two steps and how to use them to their fullest.



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