15 Minutes to Fame: Gearing Up for Web Intensive

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Web Intensive is just two weeks away, and whether you’re attending or not, there’s something for every Wealthy Web Writer member to enjoy during the three days of this fantastic event.

In case you’re not familiar with Web Intensive, let me give you a quick rundown.

  • It’s a small, intimate event, which means more time and opportunity to connect with other web writers and with the expert presenters.
  • It ain’t called Web Intensive for nothin’. In other words, when they say “intensive,” they mean it. The sessions cover cutting-edge web writing and Internet marketing strategies, and they dig very deep into what is working and why.
  • It’s hands-on. The session are interactive, so you’re not just listening, you’re doing. You’re putting pen to paper and honing your skills on the spot. And you walk away with new samples for your portfolio.
  • There’s a lot of after-hours fun. The Intensive is a great balance between learning and relaxing, an ideal way to soak up a lot — a lot — of great information.

So, if you’re planning on attending Web Intensive (and there’s still time to reserve a spot … just click here), it’s time to start planning for Web Intensive.

This is what I recommend:

  • Review the Agenda and get familiar with the speakers. Put together one or two questions you’d love to ask each one.
  • Decide how to use your personal one-on-one time with your expert. Will you ask questions about developing your business or marketing plan? Or, will you get more feedback on your copy sample?
  • Put together a portfolio. You’ll have opportunities to connect with potential clients, so be ready.
  • Set some goals. Your goal could be as small as, “I want to make three new friends in the web-writing business” to as big as, “I want to have landed a paid project before I leave.” (Which you will at Web Intensive because attendees are guaranteed a paid project.)
  • Make an after-Intensive plan. Write down what you’ll do after you get home from Web Intensive. How will you apply what you’ve learned? And how will you follow up with new connections you’ve made?

If you’re not attending Web Intensive, you’re still in for a treat. During the event, I’ll be providing you with a Live Blog — this is a real-time, on-the-ground look at what’s happening in Austin.

To get the most from the Live Blog:

  • Send me your questions. You can post them in the comments here, or on Facebook, or in our Online Copywriters group (which you should join if you haven’t already).
  • Make your own action plan. Decide now that you’ll take three things you learn from the Live Blog and begin applying them to your own web-writing business.

Web Intensive is amazing, and we’re all-in for a good time. One way or another, I hope you’ll join me! 

New on the Site

This week, make sure you get a chance to review our latest 3-Minute Guru how-to video. You’ll find a quick and easy photo editor you can use to prepare images for your website or your blog. It’s fun and free to use.

If you’re looking for a fresh approach to setting goals, try this Good-Better-Best method shared by Keith Strohmaier. It will get you thinking differently about achieving more.

Finally, don’t miss our latest Roving Report. In this post, you’ll get an inside look at what to expect from your clients in terms of Marketing Metrics in the coming year. From analytics to content marketing to social media … I guarantee you’ll learn something new.

Mark Your Calendars

Next week, join me for our next Member Update — Live Webinar. During this event, I’ll share the importance of taking very small steps to building your dream writer’s life.

Then, make sure you visit our Web Intensive Live Blog. Starting on February 9th, I’ll be bringing you real-time updates of all the excitement happening in Austin. This year, I’ll be joined by a second live blogger, so it’s going to be even more fun. Stay tuned for more details. The Live Blog has something for everyone. It’s open to the public, but there are extras for Platinum members, so if you’re a member, make sure you’re logged in!

Around the Web

If you haven’t already, make sure you read the most recent The Writer’s Life series. Loralei Matisse shares success tips she’s drawn from the world of improv. It’s a lot of fun, so check it out.

Is guest blogging dead? Heather Lloyd-Martin provides a wonderfully clear answer in her most recent blog post.

Visuals play an important part in getting attention online. Use these six tools to create shareable images for your website.

What Google really wants to see is a site promoted and grown in a way that doesn’t revolve around search engines.” You know this is a good article based on that quote. Plus, it’s on Search Engine Watch. Read it here.

That’s all for now. Enjoy your week!


Heather Robson

P.S. Do you have questions you want to ask about web writing? Resources you want to share? Do you want a place you can connect with more writers, industry experts, and the Wealthy Web Writer team? That’s perfect. Because now you can join Online Copywriters on Facebook and do all those things and more!

Heather Robson

Heather Robson

Managing editor of Wealthy Web Writer, Heather has over ten years of content marketing and development experience.

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