A New Take on Breaking Into Copywriting

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Date: July 15, 2010

Time: 3PM Eastern Time

Topic: Web Writing

Speaker: James Chartrand

James Chartrand is the owner of Men with Pens, whose mission is to help businesses go from ho-hum to smokin’ hot in no time flat. They provide web design that turns heads, copywriting that compels action and a team focused on increasing sales.

The team operates and co-conspires from three thousand miles apart in cities across Canada and the United States.

James is the pen name of a thirty-something copywriter, problogger, and online entrepreneur from Quebec, Canada. She’s a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada and a member of faculty at Solo Practice University, where she teaches copywriting, branding and blogging.

Rebecca Matter sits down to interview James during this Wealthy Web Writer exclusive teleconference.

You’ll discover…

  • How James got started as a copywriter…
  • How she positioned herself online using a pseudonym and blog to build her business…
  • Her advice to online copywriters starting out in the industry…

And much more!

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Rebecca Matter

Rebecca Matter

President of American Writers and Artists, Inc and founder of Wealthy Web Writer, Rebecca has over 20 years of direct marketing and publishing experience.


  • Thanks, this was a very good interview with a lot of incite into the business of writing services.
    I’m new at web writing. Can you tell me how I could get into article writing such as James Chartrand was talking about.

    • Hi Michael,

      There are a number of article sites out there that pay a flat fee for articles of about 400 to 500 words. The pay is usually pretty low. Some pay on a flat fee basis and some pay commission based on clickthroughs. Helium.com, AssociatedContent.com, and Suite101.com are a few places to start your search.

  • This talk was interesting and her business model different. The best part, though, was at the very end where she talks about how creative types get too emotionally involved in their business and work. They need to disassociate themselves from it and treat it as business. Excellent point. Something I need to remind myself of daily!

  • You can also write articles for Textbroker International clients. That’s how I started writing for pay way back in 2010 when the Wealthy Web Writer was founded. Writing for this company also eventually led me to AWAI through an article I wrote for a client about David Ogilvy and after reading the The Well Fed Writer by Peter Bowerman.

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