February Winner of 4 Days to $400 Writing Challenge

FDC February Winner

Congratulations to Angie Weiss, the latest winner in our special program for new freelance writers — AWAI's 4 Days to $400 Writing Challenge.

This training program is for aspiring professional freelance writers learning the ropes for the first time through American Writers & Artists Institute (AWAI).

Participants were challenged to write a "how to" or "listicle" blog post for AWAI readers, who are aspiring and working direct-response copywriters and content specialists.

The Challenge was to write a 1,000-word blog post that takes a fresh spin on the idea of how to write for money, which is what AWAI is all about. Participants followed four days of lessons on blog-writing best practices and how to find clients. They also scrutinized a variety of blog posts from different industries and audience types, studying the formulas that work best for business blogging. And they were given a chance to submit their best effort for the chance at a $400 prize.

AWAI Learning Chief Pam Foster worked with the AWAI Editorial Team to choose Angie's winning post titled, “A Good Headline Entices Like a Good Cup of Coffee."

In this short video below, Pam explains why Angie's blog post stood above the rest.

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When Angie received the news that she had won, she said,

"I loved the format of the 4 Days training; the live webinar sessions made me feel that I was getting personalized training. I think it taught me more than if I just bought the course and read through it by myself. The 4 Days program experience helped me understand and refine my writing and taught me how to improve my writing techniques so that the final product is cohesive, develops an argument, and is easy to read. Reading the blogs from the AWAI archives helped me understand the style of writing I should use."

Congratulations to Angie and to everyone who took the time to submit an entry! All participants who completed a blog post now have a finished sample of an in-demand project for their portfolio.

It can be your turn next! To enroll in our 4 Days to $400 Writing Challenge, check out the details here.

To discover more opportunities to get paid as a writer, be sure to read our daily e-letter, The Writer’s Life, and visit AWAI to browse through our many copywriter training programs.

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Published: April 5, 2024

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