Archives for Build Your Business


Build Your Business… Grow Your Income

We’ve divided this general category into several subcategories to make your “Business life” a bit easier:

Business Basics: Learn about the things that enable you to effectively grow your business, increase your income, stay organized, and keep more of what you make in your pocket! That’s the basics of running a business, which is what you’ll be doing.

Getting Clients: Unless you’re simply building your own money-making web sites, you’ll probably want some clients to pay your way through your web copywriting life. In this category, we provide you with tips, ideas, and suggestions on how to go out there and get the best, highest paying, and most appreciative clients.

Marketing: Unlike the “Getting Clients” category, this section is more about the art and practice of marketing. We’ll provide you with ideas on how you can promote your own business to a wider audience, and give you ways that you can add value to your clients and earn a higher income by offering more services.

Working With Clients: Once you’ve got some clients to work with, what do you do next? Here, we’ll give you a hand with things like contracts, negotiation, and up-selling your services so that you can easily turn a $2,000 project into a $20,000 project!

Reality Blog: Sometimes You’re Better Off Saying No

By Andrew Murray | November 27, 2020

When a project is tempting, but you’re getting all sorts of red flags, you might be better off saying no… Andrew Murray shares his own story about trusting his gut.

Business woman planning her claendar

Roving Report: Fill Your Editorial Calendar with Ease

By Susanna Perkins | November 27, 2020

Are you a content creator (or do you want to be)? Do you ever worry that you’ll run out of ideas? Here, you’ll find five ways that you can come up with more ideas that you’ll ever use. Fill your editorial calendar and then some!

A woman checking her accounts online

What to Do During Economic Swings

By William Ballard | November 26, 2020

Running your own business is always going to have challenges. But at least in normal times, there’s an element of predictability. This year, predictability went out the window. See what you can do to continue to grow and nurture your business during economic swings.

How to Increase Your Negotiating Skills and Get Paid What You’re Worth

By John Torre | November 26, 2020

Do you hate having the “money talk”? It’s an important part of landing projects. Learn to increase your negotiating skills so you can go into the money talk feeling confident.

A woman soaking up the sun

Member Update: Silver Linings and Other Uncomfortable Blessings

By Heather Robson | November 23, 2020

Does counting your blessings ever make you feel uncomfortable? You’re not alone. But here’s why it’s important to pause and feel grateful even when it’s hard…

Google logo made from beads

Reality Blog: The Benefits of SEO for Your Online Business

By Andrew Murray | November 20, 2020

If you’re working alone as a freelancer, you’ll quickly discover every day only has 24 hours. So you need to maximize your marketing efforts. SEO can help you do that.

Reality Blog Challenge: Push Your Limits — 7 Rules for Success in Writing… and Life!

By Tim Geiger | November 19, 2020

Training to be a successful writing is like training for anything. Tim Geiger shares how training for an Ironman competition has helped him become a better writer…

10 Tips for Performing a Quick Proofreading Job

By John Torre | November 19, 2020

Turning in polished work that’s ready to go is part of being a professional writer. That means not skimping on the editing or proofreading steps of your project. Use these ten tips to make sure you’re work is at its best.

Scroll to Top