By now you’ve probably heard of (and played with) ChatGPT. And, boy, has it (rightly so!) created a stir in the writing community.
ChatGPT is a natural language processing tool driven by AI technology that allows … Read more
The word “selling” or “sales” has very a negative connotation among writers. So much so that I often avoid using the word in my content.
Many of us associate selling with talking people into doing something … Read more
Let’s face it. Most of us don’t market ourselves as consistently as we should.
We get busy with client work and putting out fires. Or life happens. And before we know it, our work pipeline is … Read more
You could argue that giving free advice to prospects is part of the sales process.
By “kicking the ball around” with prospects (i.e., brainstorming and sharing ideas), you’re allowing them to assess your expertise.
But unfortunately, some … Read more
Most freelance writers never consider the possibility of eventually selling their business.
They go out on their own because they want to run their own show. They want to keep writing but they don’t want to … Read more
I have a little ritual I do every Monday morning that helps me reach more of my goals.
Here’s what that looks like...
I start the day by reviewing my goals for the next 90 days.
From there, … Read more
Running your own copywriting or content marketing business is a lot more fun when you have more than one income stream.
It can also help reduce your income variability.
And one way to develop a second income … Read more
When you first started your business, the idea of being booked solid sounded like a dream come true.
But when you’re there, you realize that being booked solid comes with a whole new set of challenges. … Read more
When you’re consistently at full capacity, it can make sense to hire a junior writer to free up some of your time.
This solution is the most common path writers consider when they get crazy-busy.
It's also … Read more
More and more writers and copywriters are entering the market.
Pair this with the current economic uncertainty, and many writers I’ve spoken with are feeling nervous.
In particular, they want to know:
How they can communicate their … Read more
We often come across new opportunities that sound really great.
The work looks interesting, or the client sounds exciting to work with.
This excitement can cloud our judgment—and we start to ask ourselves the wrong question: “How … Read more
Most writers aren’t interested in growing their business from a one-person operation into a massive agency with thousands of contractors.
They simply want to earn more in less time and maintain a lifestyle business.
Dave Snyder is … Read more
Years ago, Reed Hastings had an idea for a new way of consuming entertainment.
He imagined a future where consumers could stream movies and shows through the internet—on demand. It was a powerful, revolutionary idea. One that … Read more
Taking a writing business to the six-figure level takes a lot of focus and dedication.
Doing it on a part-time basis takes even more.
Over the past few years, Adam Kimmel has built a six-figure writing business … Read more