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Freelance Writers: What’s Keeping You Up at Night? (Contest)

Carol Tice

When you think about your freelance writing goals for 2012, do you feel excited? Terrified? Worried you won’t be able to earn enough?

Today’s your day to tell me about it.

I’d really like to know: What are the biggest problems you face today?

What obstacles are keeping you from earning what you want as a freelance writer?

These are the questions on my mind as I get ready to put on my Freelance Writer’s Blast-Off class again, the small-group coaching course I teach with Linda Formichelli of The Renegade Writer.

We’ve made some changes to the Blast-Off to include more one-on-one consulting in the program, which we hope will make it more effective than ever.

But I want to make sure the class covers exactly what writers need to know to be successful in 2012.

So tell me — what’s keeping you up at night?

Just to make it a little more interesting, the most fascinating answer wins a ticket to the Blast-Off class’s Participation level — a $197 value. I’ll name the winner Monday.

Worried about how to jump-start your freelance writing career? Check out the revamped Freelance Writer’s Blast-Off class — it’s got three different ways to participate. Registration closes Monday and class begins Jan. 24 — check out the course outline here.

What is Copywriting? A Modern Definition and How-To Guide

What is Copywriting? A Modern Definition and How-To Guide

What Is Copywriting? The How-To Guide for Freelancers. Makealivingwriting.com

It’s a question so simple, you might think everyone already knows the answer: What is copywriting?

But in my decade-plus helping newbie writers launch their freelance careers, I’ve learned not to assume. People come from all walks of life into freelance writing, and aren’t born knowing the lingo.

When I researched this question, it got even more interesting. Because I disagreed with many of the most popular posts on the topic.

What I have for you isn’t your grandpa’s copywriting definition and description. It’s a rebel’s 21st Century copywriting definition — and a how-to guide on how to break in and do it.

How copywriting evolved

Old copy hacks will tell you copywriting is the art and science of crafting writing that sells.

They’ll tell you writing that overtly sells a product or service is copywriting — and everything else is ‘not copywriting.’

That was once true — but it isn’t any more. Because the Internet changed much of what we once knew about marketing.

I’ve got a new definition of copywriting for you, one I think is more accurate for the 21st Century marketing era we live in now.

Read on to learn what copywriting is today, how to do it — and how you can capitalize on the changes to earn well as a freelance writer.

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