The truth is, it’s possible to ‘win’; to have a profitable writing business. You just need one thing. Yes, just the one. Can you guess what that thing is?
Legendary writing advice from a legendary comedian. Jerry Seinfeld has a lot to teach writers of all genres.
Freelance writers need to be prepared for clients with all sorts of annoying traits and awkward demands, but there are some that simply aren't worth your time. Here are five types of clients that you need to avoid.
Stories have been with us since the beginning of time. Before the written word, if you wanted to pass information to the next generation, you told a story. The same is true today. We’re all storytellers. Storytelling is a skill anyone can learn and it’s one you need for both speaking and writing. Here’s how to hone your skills and captivate others’ attention.
Writing is a business like any other. You’re creating a product you hope customers will buy and fall in love with. That way, you can continue creating new products people want. Regardless if you’re a fiction writer or a copywriter, you run your own business. And you must approach it like a business if you want to be successful. Fiction writers who understand the publishing industry and what readers want will thrive. Copywriters who can engage and compel readers to act will succeed. Both must become master marketers to promote their business and make money. Here are the building blocks of a solid business that will help you create your best writer’s life.
We're putting together a team of writers for the ProWritingAid Blog. Team members will be diverse in their knowledge and specialities, but all share a love of writing.
Syndication is giving other parties on the internet permission to post a copy of your already-published content, in part or in whole, on their website. You’ll get an attribution back to the original content on your website. But what does this trade-off mean, and is syndicating your blog posts worth it?
Variety, as we all know, is the spice of life. It’s also the spice of good writing. There’s an easy way to find out if your sentences have variety. Take a paragraph you’ve written—one of eight or so sentences. Then, write down the first word in each sentence. Next, identify the part of speech for each word. If most of your sentences begin with the same part of speech, you don’t have variety. It’s as simple as that.
Race, politics, gender, religion, money, sexual orientation… are they taboo subjects to avoid? If you’re like me, conflict avoidance is your modus operandi; smile brightly and move on. At some point, however, you may need to write about a controversial topic—so how can you do it with sensitivity?
Freelance writing can be a bit of a roller coaster ride. There are times when the work and the deadlines are almost unmanageable. Then there are those slow times, when other work can be done – updating a website, writing more posts for a personal blog, revising social media profiles, bookkeeping, etc. Use these apps to make the most of your time.
When you do it the right way, link building is one of the best ways to boost your following. If search engine algorithms notice more and more links going back to your web page, your web page will start to take priority on relevant searches. And if your links are attached to engaging, helpful content, you’ll intrigue human audiences as well. When you create backlinks by engaging with like-minded bloggers, however, you’re doing more than simply putting your webpage out there.
By selecting a profitable side hustle, you can be an even more successful individual and help secure that elusive steady income. In this post, Victoria Greene explores three of the best side hustles for copywriters.
While journalism is collapsing, content marketing is thriving. If you already have strong writing and other journalistic skills, you definitely can master content marketing. Just learn these seven new skills before you make the leap.
It seems everywhere you turn, someone has an opinion on how easy—or hard—becoming a better copywriter is. Where does that leave you? Here are the best practices that every copywriter can agree are most important to master if you want to call yourself a good copywriter.
Turn Yourself into a Prosperous Copywriter is our way of tipping our hat to all those who earn a good living as a copywriter. Years of copywriting experience went into each chapter of this book. We hope you find nuggets of gold in these pages.