Archives for Susanna Perkins


Susanna was dragged back, kicking and screaming, into freelancing after losing her job in the banking meltdown in March, '09. One 3-month stint in an appalling temp job persuaded her to get serious about establishing herself as web writer. In March, 2012, she moved to a small town in Panama with her husband and three small dogs. After enjoying the writer's life in the culture of "buenas" and "mañana" for 2-1/2 years, she's returned to the US. At least for now.

Roving Report: Sponsored Content Practice Assignment Live Review

By Susanna Perkins | May 8, 2019

If you’re unfamiliar with Sponsored Content, that’s because it’s a fairly new type of writing. It’s becoming more popular, so this Sponsored Content Assignment for practice is a chance to learn this project type.

Roving Report: Welcome Email Message Practice Assignment Review

By Susanna Perkins | April 12, 2019

Welcome emails make a great and lucrative break-in project for writers. If you’ve never written one before, give this a read, and then try your hand at it.

Roving Report: Writing Success Story — Steve Maurer

By Susanna Perkins | April 5, 2019

Steve Maurer has an amazing and inspiring story to tell… one that is packed with good advice for any writer looking to launch or grow their web-writing business.

Roving Report: Email Lift Note Practice Assignment Review

By Susanna Perkins | April 2, 2019

Writing email lift notes is a good way to get started with new clients because it’s low risk and high value. They’re not sales letters, making it an easy yes for your client, but they do impact sales, which means they can pay better than other email projects.

Do You Really Need to Encrypt Your Freelance Website?

By Susanna Perkins | February 28, 2019

If you think only e-commerce sites or sites that collect super-sensitive data need to be encrypted, it might be time to rethink that position. Find out more in this edition of Tech Corner.

Roving Report: Give Marketers What They Want

By Susanna Perkins | February 22, 2019

Find out what marketers look for when they hire a writer. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be better able to give prospects what they want, making it easier for them to hire you.

Roving Report: Building Your Confidence, Step by Step

By Susanna Perkins | February 1, 2019

Confidence isn’t something you have to be born with. It’s something you can practice and learn. Inside, you’ll find specific steps for building your business confidence.

Roving Report: About Us Practice Assignment Review

By Susanna Perkins | January 25, 2019

Writing an About Us Page can be complicated. There aren’t any hard, fast rules. The page needs to convey personality while still keeping the user’s needs at the fore. See how fellow members tackled this type of project.

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