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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!

Member Update: Discipline as Practice

By Heather Robson | November 27, 2018

Discipline isn’t something you’re born with. It’s something that takes practice. But that’s good news. It means if this is an area of struggle, you can get better. It just takes a little time and effort.

Roving Report: A Look at Sample Lead Magnets

By Susanna Perkins | November 23, 2018

Writing a lead magnet for your business can help you bring in new prospects, build relationships, demonstrate your authority, and ultimately land more projects. Check out this review of sample lead magnets to get ideas for your own.

Tips for Working with a Graphic Designer

By John Torre | November 22, 2018

Graphic design, whether online or in print, can impact the results you get from your writing. So working with a graphic designer on the finished product just makes sense.

Social Media SEO: 5 Steps to Make It Easier for Your Ideal Audience to Find You

By Michele Peterson | November 21, 2018

By optimizing your social media content for search, you’ll make it easier for your ideal audience to find you. And once they find you, that brings them one step closer to hiring you.

How to Survive and Thrive in Facebook Groups, Even When the Rules Constantly Change

By Mandy Marksteiner | November 20, 2018

Facebook Groups can be a great place to make connections and even land clients. But the changing rules present a big challenge. Here’s how to keep up…

Reality Blog: 5 Points of Gratitude for My Writer’s Life

By Tracy Clement Wilson | November 16, 2018

Expressing gratitude for the things you are thankful for is an important part of building a successful, rewarding business. It lifts your spirits, builds optimism, and gives you more focus.

10 Steps to Creating The Writer’s Life You Want

By John Torre | November 15, 2018

When it comes to building your dream life, you have to be the architect… the engineer… the project manager… and more. Here 10 things to keep in mind as you craft the life you’ve been dreaming of.

5 Ways to Move on Your Goals Before the Year Ends

By Candice Lazar | November 14, 2018

How are your goals coming along for the year? Are you where you want to be, or do you still have some work to do? Follow these 5 steps to achieve your end of year business goals and fast-track next year’s success.