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Living the Writer's Life: Tom Gerencer
September 30, 2023 (05:00:42 am)
Tom Gerencer always had an eye for outdoor fun and committed to living where he could satisfy that need. But when money grew tight at the same time his family expanded, he needed a reliable fix. His two requirements were better-than-minimum-wage income and not being tied to an office. Not only did writing satisfy both needs, but he took it to a whole other level. Read on to discover how this born adventurer is making the most of his writer’s life.
Living the Writer's Life: Cindy Cyr
September 23, 2023 (05:00:38 am)
When Cindy Cyr’s boss refused to give her leave to travel to her dying sister’s side, the wheels of change were forever put in motion. But Cindy was able to make sweeping changes to her life pretty quickly, thanks to the opportunities she found through writing. Because of her bold actions, she’s never again faced the pain of being barred from spending time with a loved one when they were in need. Discover how her new path has paid off a hundred-fold since.
Living the Writer's Life: Jon Stoltzfus
August 26, 2023 (05:00:08 am)
Jon Stoltzfus was at the height of his career as an aerospace engineer, looking from the outside like he had it all: high-six-figure salary, prestige, and influence. But on the inside, he was miserable. He turned an eye toward writing but didn’t take the plunge till a major life catalyst nudged him forward. But once he committed to copywriting, he committed fully. Discover how his writing career took shape and how he’s made the most of it since.
Living the Writer's Life: Julia Borgini
August 19, 2023 (05:00:51 am)
Julia Borgini’s work life always involved writing in some capacity, but it didn’t take long for her to realize not all writing jobs are created equal. When life took a stressful turn and she needed a change, the appeal of more autonomy and creativity brought copywriting to the forefront. Read on to discover how she melded her previous career skills with freelancing, and how she’s built a joyful writing life that’s still going strong more than a decade later.
Living the Writer's Life: Jonas Munnich
July 29, 2023 (05:00:33 am)
Jonas Munnich began his career in sales because he’d heard it would be a good option for anyone hoping to be successful in business and entrepreneurship. Selling over the phone was not a great fit, but the concept of crafting words to persuade and improve sales fascinated him. Then a life-changing quiz set him on a direct path to copywriting and the promise of a terrific career. Read on to discover how...
Living the Writer's Life: Alice Watts
July 22, 2023 (05:00:47 am)
Alice Watts didn’t want to sit around bored in retirement, and writing sounded like something that would fill the void and bring in money. After a few false starts, she found her footing, and now she fills a need in the writing world that she never saw coming. Discover what it is below…
Living the Writer's Life: Monica Coleman
June 24, 2023 (05:00:35 am)
Monica Coleman had a longtime thirst to help others. Despite a successful career in finance, she knew more was possible for her. It wasn’t till she discovered the power of the written word that she found a way to meld her interests and passions with a versatile writing career that keeps her busy and engaged. Today, she has time for her family plus plenty of intriguing work to keep her busy…
Living the Writer's Life: Chad Myers
June 17, 2023 (05:00:37 am)
Chad Myers set out for his first job in media with gusto, but he soon realized it wasn’t all he’d dreamed it would be. He wasn’t long into the disappointment before he came across copywriting and recognized it as the trampoline that could vault him toward his biggest life dreams. Read on to discover how those dreams intersect with writing, and what he’s doing to make sure they all come true.
Living the Writer's Life: Lisa Christoffel
May 27, 2023 (05:00:44 am)
Lisa Christoffel held a distinguished job with international responsibilities, but the toll it took on her family and her physical health propelled her to find an alternative. Copywriting was the obvious answer, but her transition was slow. Discover how she finally made the leap, and find out which notable writing organization she now runs.
Living the Writer's Life: Eddie Stephens
May 20, 2023 (05:00:26 am)
Eddie Stephens had enjoyed fulfillment in his first career as a pastor, but after more than two decades in the field was ready for something new. When the allure of freedom through writing called to him, he dove in headfirst with a determined plan to succeed. Even as he made headway, a greater plan was in the works, and his niche eventually found him. Read on to discover how it all happened...
Living the Writer's Life: Jerry Bures
April 29, 2023 (05:00:32 am)
Jerry Bures didn’t hate his job in engineering, but the lack of control when it came to work hours and the time away from his family grew taxing. He was ripe for change the day a letter showed up in his mailbox that completely redirected his trajectory. On the other side, he found joy, freedom, and a revived ability to be there for the people who mattered most to him.
Living the Writer's Life: Jill Wright
April 22, 2023 (05:00:26 am)
After trying different career paths and taking an extended break for family, Jill Wright is finally poised for massive writing success. But it’s the fulfillment that matters most to her, now that she’s found something she can really dive into and profit from while still maintaining her other interests. Read on to discover how she made the slow-and-steady path to writing work for her.
Living the Writer's Life: Shameka Volkers
March 25, 2023 (05:00:43 am)
Shameka Volkers is a rising star in the world of writing with nowhere to go but up. Ever since deciding she needed a new path, she’s taken on the task of launching her copywriting career with the kind of grace and speed that wins clients and grows income. Discover what led to her writing for a living and find out how she’s excelling every step of the way.
Why AI Is Driving Demand for This Specialty in the Digital World
March 22, 2023 (05:00:27 am)
AI is going to be a worthy competitor in the world of content generation, especially when it comes to short copy or idea generation. But as a result, there’s a freelance position that’s actually going to be more in demand than ever, and that position is copyeditor. Learn more here.
Living the Writer's Life: Cris Johnson
March 18, 2023 (05:00:28 am)
Cris Johnson’s life was nothing but fun from the outside looking in. But the reality of life as a magician kept him on a grueling schedule, away from his family, and chronically exhausted. The upside was that it led him to copywriting. Discover why pursuing the writer’s life won out in the end, and how he’s kept some “magic” in his life.
Living the Writer's Life: Brian Whitaker
February 25, 2023 (05:00:40 am)
We first interviewed Brian Whitaker a decade ago, right after he’d left a successful career as a marketing manager for life as a Barefoot Writer. At the time, Brian reported corporate life had been keeping him from his family, community, and other interests. He wanted balance. Find out how, 10 years later, he not only found that balance but said goodbye forever to the feast-or-famine cycle and is thriving with new projects and tools (including AI!).
Living the Writer's Life: Latifat Abifarin
February 18, 2023 (05:00:04 am)
In Latifat Abifarin’s words, “I’m one piece of evidence that there are talented and good people from Nigeria.” Over the years, Latifat has struggled at times to connect with potential clients who judge her or assume she can’t speak English. But, she’s persevered and built a successful writer’s life working as a content writer, ebook designer, and scriptwriter.
Living the Writer's Life: Jessica Vine
January 28, 2023 (05:00:54 am)
When Jessica Vine first entered the world of paid writing, she wanted to be a travel writer. But she strayed from that dream for too long, writing $10 articles on a topic she wasn’t passionate about. Then, she did something profound… She decided she wanted to be paid more. It was a turning point where Jessica started to see real success, especially with her RV blog. Today, her goal is to exceed $100K per month! And, you know what? She’s going to reach it! Here is her story.
Living the Writer's Life: Dan Magill
December 17, 2022 (05:00:43 am)
It’s been seven years since we last checked in with Barefoot Writer Dan Magill. Since then, he’s been building his career and working on SEO blogs, fundraising campaigns, and sales pages. Because of his writer’s life, Dan was recently able to keep his 2-year-old son home from day care to enjoy extra family time before his wife started a new job. He also traveled to Nepal in 2017 to see a finished project he helped promote. You’ll love Dan’s five tips for new writers who are struggling to find clients.
Living the Writer's Life: Pat McCord
November 26, 2022 (05:00:43 am)
She’s a fiction writer with three published books, an AWAI $10K winner, and… oh yeah… she wrote a book for famed copywriter Bob Bly! As one of AWAI’s early students, Pat McCord is the perfect example of someone who took the copywriting skills she learned from her first course and ran with them. Here are her tips on how you can achieve satisfaction through writing by doing “everything” your first writing course suggests!