Persuasive Writing: 4 Copywriting Secrets That Will Help You Create a Rabid Customer Base

When I first started freelance writing, I devoured just about every blog, article and book I could find about copywriting. I wanted to know everything about the industry. How much could people make as independent writers? How could I personally improve my writing style? What were the secrets to building an audience that could hardly wait for my next piece to drop?

Among the many open doors and familiar stories, I found that almost everyone has their own unique way of doing things. People generally tend to find their rhythm when it comes to approaching the same task. I’ve probably discarded more advice and methods than I have kept over my life, and anyone with enough experience has almost certainly done the same. While the plethora of eye-opening tips and clarifications helped to take me to the next level of my craft, a few outstanding tips really gave me the boost I needed to make my career a full-time endeavor.

Even though I have found that the “best” writing tip differs from person to person and moment by moment, there are a few overall things writers need to apply in order to outshine their competitors. Particularly, I’ve found tips relating to writing convincingly to be the most useful for my day to day life.

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The 15 Minute Exercise That Will Help You Overcome Procrastination and Writer’s Block

Let me know if this sounds familiar: you wake up bright and early in the morning, full of energy and ready to take on your day. You finish your morning routine and are ready to take on the world. You finally open up your word processor and….. suddenly your enthusiasm starts disappearing like snow in the sun.

What’s the problem?

As a writer, I know that there are few things scarier than a blank page in a new document. It’s can be a dauting task to figure out how to start. How should I start the article? What will really draw my readers in? I don’t know anything about this subject…where do I even begin?

Does your story always sound fun in your head before you start writing it down and read it back? I get it. I’ve been there. Relax and take a deep breath. There’s a little trick I use every morning to help fire up those content spewing neurons. I call it 15 Minutes To Ignition.

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Beyond The Business Card: 7 Unique Tips That Will Make You an In-Demand Freelance Writer

WARNING: The following tips may create so much work for you, you might find yourself dealing with a surplus of ever growing work. If this list was a recipe for a cocktail, I’d give you the following advice: dilute heavily with water and sip slowly. As an independent writer for four years, I’m almost never short on work. I usually have a different problem entirely; I sometimes have too many assignments going on concurrently.

Last year, I almost collapsed from the pressure. I barely slept. Sometimes, even when I had time to sleep, my brain wasn’t able to “turn off” and relax enough for me to enjoy my break.

In fact, the pressure that rises from having too many deadlines can be mentally, physically and emotionally taxing. Use these tips at your own discretion and always make sure you have some “decompression” time for your family and yourself. Always remember that when you’re running a business, it’s okay to take some time off. No, the world isn’t going to collapse when you do, I promise :).

Enjoy The Journey, Not The Destination

Before I begin, I think it’s important for me to remind you to enjoy your first steps along the writer’s path. Writing is fun; no really, it is. Freelance writing is especially rewarding because I can set my own hours and travel almost anywhere in the world while still making a very good living. If done correctly, this career can give you the freedom and flexibility many only dream about while slaving away in corporate jobs.

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What exactly is a Freelance Writer?

To put it simply, freelance/independent writers are people who have chosen a very precarious but emotionally and intellectually rewarding profession: we create great content on a daily basis to put food on our tables. However, unlike writers and editors with permanent positions in companies or organizations, a freelance writer works for numerous clients that he/she acquires through various networking activities.

Sounds simple, huh? No, it really isn’t. While we can dictate our hours, workload, how many bathroom breaks we take, whether or not to indulge in any psychoactive substances while we work, and other perks, we still have the enormous burden of being business owners. That means that even though nobody is breathing down our necks to perform (unless we are dealing with an especially colorful client), it’s entirely up to us to find the motivation needed to pursue this career. Additionally, we also have the challenge of maintaining a steady flow of work. It’s not as glamorous as the movies portray it to be (are there actually any movies about freelance writers out there?) but it’s honest work that can truly result in personally fulfilling occupation.

Independence Creates Flexibility

Copywriting work can vary greatly from project to project. Our assignments range from writing books to providing text contributions for printed and online media. It may involve making journalistic reports or taking care of all kinds of PR and communication activities.

Compared to employed writers, freelance authors enjoy much more freedom in their work. As mentioned above, of course, a freelancer has to deal with less job security. Surprisingly, despite the potential drawbacks

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