May 2021

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Blockbuster Deals (Big Savings) Available on Your Favorite AWAI Products

AWAI’s “Year of the Writer” Sale will only happen a few times this year, so when it does, it’s something you should jump on right away. You can pick up your favorite AWAI product at up to 90% savings.

Summer Camp for Writers

Set yourself up for success by creating your own writer’s “summer camp” experience. Use these resources to learn, grow, try new things, and gain a lasting impact on your writer’s life.

Living the Writer's Life: Ernst-Jan Buijs

Ernst-Jan Buijs grew up in a small city near Rotterdam, Netherlands. While still attending university, he was already thinking about the future. One thing was for sure… the typical 9–5 lifestyle just wasn’t for him. So, Ernst-Jan began looking for opportunities to build his own business. What he was able to build — while traveling Europe in a camper with his girlfriend — is quite astounding! You’ll love his advice for how to grow your own business when your heart longs for adventure.

VIDEO: How to Make Your First $1,000 as a Freelance Writer

Getting your first $1,000 as a writer is a key milestone. There are projects that offer the fastest start. Here are different ways to make your first checks as a freelancer and then build from there.

The Tao of Writing Email Subject Lines

Why aren't your email subject lines working? Steve Slaunwhite has eight questions you can ask yourself to find your own way to great subject lines.

Choosing a Writing Niche: Your Career vs. Your Passion

Deciding on your niche is not always an obvious choice. Here are two different approaches you can try, so you can make your choice and start getting clients and paychecks.

Empathy and Writing – How to Connect with Readers

Learn to combine empathy and writing to create copy and content that connects with readers, builds trust, and ultimately drives action.

5 Steps to Launch Your Clientless Copywriting Business Over a Long Holiday Weekend

Here’s how to launch a clientless copywriting business over a long holiday weekend, and have huge success with it. Ben Settle walks you through the five key steps.

A Brand Spanking New Way for Freelancers Fed Up with Client Work to Build a Clientless Copywriting Business

You can build a copywriting business that does not rely on clients when you use this new option you probably have not heard anywhere else.

This Is How 10 Minutes of Writing Could Mean an Extra $390 per Day

Since you already know how to write copy, starting your own email marketing business is easy to do and could wind up putting an extra few thousand dollars in your bank account.

A Clever Way for Copywriters to Live High on the Hog Without Working for Clients

If you’re a copywriter who wants to make money writing, without needing a single client, then follow these steps to a successful business and a short workday.

5 Web Content Musts That Never Change — But Many Sites Miss

Many business websites are missing the basic “musts” they should have, and they don’t understand why they’re not getting more traffic or buyers. Here’s how to fix them…

3 Tips to Level Up Your Online Networking Game

Whether you're stuck at home because of a pandemic or just not a fan of live events, you can still make amazing connections online. Virtual conferences are using tech tools that have made it easier to connect with other attendees. These 3 tips will help you level up your online networking game.

5 Steps this AWAI Member Took to Land Clients and Start Earning Handsome Fees

Compelled to find a new career during the pandemic, Ralph McGinnis took a chance on a simple project to get his foot in the door, and then leveraged it into a new writing career.

13 Web Writing Marketing Seeds You Can Start Planting Now

If you want your web-writing business to grow, you need to begin planting your marketing seeds now. This will lead to a steady stream of clients later.

Site Content Audits Set the Stage for Lucrative Client Relationships

Use this approach to set the stage for more writing fees. These examples show how this tactic worked to get in the door and create long-term relationships.

Web Clients Need Your Help NOW for Google Mobile First Success

Many company websites are not working well on smartphones, which is going to cause problems as Google implements more changes. Here’s what this means to writers…

How to Earn $2,000 Using a Simple Website Content Checklist

If you can follow a simple checklist, take down a few notes, and then present those to your client, you could build a thriving freelance writing career, getting paid as much as $2,000 every single time.

Get Paid $2,000… And Open the Door to Endless Moneymaking Opportunities with Clients

Get paid to write a proposal?! Discover how to do it… and then get paid again to do the writing work too. Establish your value as a strategic partner.

Living the Writer's Life: Colette Rice

Years ago, Colette Rice and her sister took a life-changing trip to Egypt. While exploring a spice market, one vendor proudly told them his family had held the same booth for 250 years. When he saw her look of surprise, he explained, “Here, we think in thousands.” Colette’s fascination with the people in the world around her was the driving force that led her to seek a new career in copywriting. She tried freelancing for a while, but it was an in-house position with a nonprofit company that gave her the writer’s life of her dreams…

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