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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: Your Daily Commute

By Heather Robson | August 31, 2020

One of the benefits of freelancing is no more daily commute. But there’s a caveat. When you work at home… you’re always at work. This easy-to-implement trick can clarify your boundries.

Lead Generation Email Practice Assignment Review

By Susanna Perkins | August 28, 2020

Writing lead generation emails is fast and fun and can be really lucrative. In this write up of a recent webinar, check out top takeaways from a review of lead generation emails written by your peers.

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10 Ways to Make the Most Use of Downtime

By John Torre | August 27, 2020

If your work schedule is not as full as you like, you need to be proactive when it comes to using your downtime effectively. Use these ten ideas to grow your skills, build your reputation, and have a little fun.

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How Waiting Until the Last Minute Can Be a Smart Time Management Trick

By Sandy Franks | August 26, 2020

How often do you find yourself waiting until the last minute to get started on a project? You may have stumbled on to a secret to getting things done.

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Reality Blog: New vs. Returning Visitors, Does It Even Matter?

By Andrew Murray | August 21, 2020

Do you track your new visitors versus your returning visitors? When you do, do you take into account all the variables that affect those numbers? Learn more about these numbers and what they mean.

10 Things You Should Know About Your Copywriting Prospects

By John Torre | August 20, 2020

If you want to connect with potential clients, you need to know some things about your copywriting prospects. Keep these things in mind for better results.

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How to Figure Out How Long a Copywriting Project Will Take You… So You Can Manage Your Time Accordingly

By Michele Peterson | August 19, 2020

When you’re working as a freelance web writer, you need a plan for how to estimate project time. Then you can set sensible fees that will have you earning the living you desire. These tips will help you get there.

Member Update: Saying Yes, Saying No

By Heather Robson | August 17, 2020

When it comes to time management saying yes and saying no are both important parts of your toolbox. But when to use which? These basic guidelines will help.

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