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Why Black Friday Shopping is the Perfect Time to Find Your Ideal Writing Niche

Writing for a living is not “one size fits all.” Learn why Black Friday is the ideal day to scout the most popular and lucrative writing niches.

Newest AWAI Member Case Study: Li Vasquez-Noone

Li Vasquez-Noone was stuck in a frustrating corporate job until she made a change that led to a new career – at double the pay.

A. T. Stewart & Co. Hidden Secret of “Known Demand”

How can the experiences of a young Irish merchant from the mid-1800s help you understand how to achieve the writer's life? Joshua Boswell can tell you.

How Becoming an “Anti-Client” Copywriter Will Make You a Success

Most copywriters want to be known as “A-Listers.” Not Ben Settle. He’s got an entirely different, contrarian view.

Herschell Gordon Lewis: A True Inspiration to Many Copywriters and Marketers

Remembering the brilliance of a copy and marketing genius, Herschell Gordon Lewis.

A First-Timer Reveals the Secret of the Copywriting Bootcamp

Even if you weren’t able to go to Bootcamp this year, take advantage of what Circle of Success member Tony discovered is its core secret.

How a Rebel Housewife’s Midlife Crisis Brought Her Closer to The Writer's Life

"Adversity is opportunity dressed in beggars clothing." COS member Sherri Caldwell tells how she pushed past adversity to move toward the writer’s life.

Rescuing a Project That’s About to Go Off Track

Sometimes projects get off track. Rescuing a project that’s in trouble means learning to recognize the warning signs and knowing what to do with them.

Make Prospects Happy, Keep Your Sentences Short

For copywriters, simple writing is important in sales letters because it keeps your prospect engaged and guides them all the way through to the close.

Harnessing Your “Insider’s Knowledge” for a Successful Copywriting Career

Even if you're sick to death of your current career or job, they provide a goldmine of opportunity to draw from to build your writer's life.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Four Reasons Why You NEED a Mastermind Group

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

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.

Leadership Is Assumed, Not Assigned

Don't wait for anyone to tell you you're ready for the writer's life. As Steve Roller explains, no one will.

How To Get All the Clients You Need from People You Already Know

Cindy Cyr shares how tapping into the network of people you already know is one sure way to get all the clients you need.

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.

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.

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.

The Power of One — One Big Idea

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

The Secret Psychology of Becoming a Great Copywriter

Copywriters go through a predictable cycle of emotions, knowledge, and self-belief. Here's a breakdown of the four stages of this cycle. Where do you fit in?

How to Automatically Get More Clients

This three-point program makes finding clients easy and sets you up with a never-ending flow of copywriting projects.

Herschell Gordon Lewis: A True Inspiration to Many Copywriters and Marketers

Remembering the brilliance of a copy and marketing genius, Herschell Gordon Lewis.

The Secret Advantage that Separates “A-List” Copywriters from Ordinary Writers

There’s really only one secret for climbing the ranks to “A-list” copywriter: You have to master the skill of coming up with good ideas

Make Prospects Happy, Keep Your Sentences Short

For copywriters, simple writing is important in sales letters because it keeps your prospect engaged and guides them all the way through to the close.

You Can’t Become Great at Copywriting Unless You Practice Writing Every Day

There’s only one way to go from good copywriter to great and that is to practice, practice, and practice writing.

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.

5 Ways to Find More Time to Grow Your Web-Writing Business

Whether you’re brand new to web-writing or you’ve been at this for a while, learning to find more time to grow your business is a valuable skill.

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.

Better, Faster Writing Begins With This One Skill

Use these brain training tips to increase your focus and you’ll improve your ability to write faster without compromising quality.

Grow Your Copywriting Business With Social Sharing

Making connections is key to building a copywriting business. You need to get the word out. These social sharing methods to get the word out effectively.

7 Tips for Staying on Task

Do you struggle with distractions? The beautiful day outside? Errands to run? Use these tips for staying on task. You’ll grow your business when you do.

Market Your Freelance Web-Writing Services in 30 Minutes or Less

Not enough time to market your freelance web-writing services? Say good-bye to that excuse with 31 marketing steps you can take in 30 minutes or less.

The Truth About Failures: They Improve Your Likelihood of Success

Few people welcome failure, but the truth about failure is that, when you deal with it properly, it will actually speed you toward success.

How the Pokémon GO Craze Can Help You Find New Web-Writing Clients

Innovative businesses are taking advantage of the Pokémon Go craze in their online marketing. Take a look at how you can help your clients get on board.

32 Common Web-Writing Mistakes

Web-writing mistakes happen. You shouldn’t beat yourself up over them. But it is good to avoid them if you can. Use these 32 tips for cleaner web copy.



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