Monday Morning Jumpstart:
Building Relationships for Writing Success

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Building relationships as a writer is vital to your success in terms of time, income, and overall happiness.

In today’s Monday Morning Jumpstart session, AWAI Chief Success Officer Ted Capshaw shares the four relationship “buckets” that every freelance writer needs to run a successful writing business:

#1: Supporters

#2: Mentors

#3: Business Partners

#4: Potential Clients

You’ll learn why each of these relationships is so important to the life of your writing business – and your overall happiness as a solopreneur, too.

He and AWAI Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, also share the number one way to build successful writing relationships. Most writers go about this the wrong way at first, so watch to the end to catch this important tip!

Join us every Monday Morning for a boost of writing motivation, plus tips and strategies to make sure you're staying on track and moving towards your goals all year.

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Published: August 15, 2022

5 Responses to “Monday Morning Jumpstart: Building Relationships for Writing Success”

  1. Totally agree with what you said about relationships.
    I have worked in sales before and horrified at what lengths people will do to get a sale. One person aimed at all the older people, and said “Better money in my pocket than theirs!”. (B2C). It’s really not a way to treat people, and he got piles of cancellations!! I would say “be honest, be nice and helpful, putting the business people first as you said . Building good everlasting relationships!
    Thanks for thes Monday mornings - very informative!

    Guest (Susan King)

  2. Just a quick note that I enjoyed listening and watching the presentation today on the importance of building relationships for a successful writing career. I am new to copywriting and eager to learn all that I can. Looking forward to learning more!

    Guest (Wilma Riddell)

  3. I enjoyed listening and watching today's discussion on building relationships for a successful writing career. I feel that good people skills does help open doors. Maintaining a healthy camaraderie with people you spend time with will lead to a positive outcome. I appreciate the information.


  4. It is refreshing to hear a coach speak about relationships because in essence relationships drive the success of failure of all sales at some level, and if selling is a service, as it should be, the relationship is paramount to understanding the need to be filled or goal to be achieved. Great topic. Great video this week. Thank you.

    Kristan Kanyuch

  5. I am so pleased that you focused on relationships. Thank you.

    Understanding that clients partner with people they like and perceive as successful is vital to growing and maintaining your business.

    Sincerity and genuine interest win clients. Over 30 years as a sales professional have proven this time after time and won many clients away from my competitors.

    Good Relationships are ENDURING. It is easier to retain a client than find a new one. As you point out, every client represents multiple sales opportunities for copywriting.

    Take Care, Cherie

    Cherie Postil

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