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Top 10 Copywriting Books from the Top 10 Copywriters

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Finally, the ultimate list! The top 10 copywriting books from the top 10 online copywriters. The quotes alone are with a visit.

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When Does a Writer Become a Writer?

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Before they became celebrated authors, most literary figures had day jobs. When did they start thinking of themselves as "writers"?

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When did YOU become a writer?

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Cold Offices Linked to Lower Productivity - Association for Psychological Science

Cold Offices Linked to Lower Productivity - Association for Psychological Science | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
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Now that it's starting to feel less like a sauna... it won't be long until we're grasping hot mugs of coffee to keep our fingers from freezing. Such wimps, we writers. But at least there's science backing us up.

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Writer Wednesday: 73 Ways To Become A Better Writer

By Mary Jaksch
Originally posted on Copyblogger.com

Do you want to become a better writer? Silly question, eh.

The good news is that writing makes you a better writer.

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A mix of stuff I already do, stuff that involves just a tweak, and some I'd never thought of - neat list to review now and then.

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How to Become a Freelance Poker Writer: What you need to know to get your foot ... - Poker Update - Online Poker News

How to Become a Freelance Poker Writer: What you need to know to get your foot ... - Poker Update - Online Poker News | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
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Well, here's a niche I never would have considered.

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Top 10 Copywriting Books from the Top 10 Copywriters

Top 10 Copywriting Books from the Top 10 Copywriters | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
Finally, the ultimate list! The top 10 copywriting books from the top 10 online copywriters. The quotes alone are with a visit.

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Add to cart! My birthday's coming up :)

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Why Picking a Niche Can Be Stressful | The Marketing Mix

Why Picking a Niche Can Be Stressful | The Marketing Mix | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
In my latest podcast interview with Ed Gandia, famous especially for his Warm Email Prospecting program (which many Marketing Mentor clients are using to get astonishing 50-90% response rates), we discuss (among many other things) how to take the...

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We discuss niche selection quite a bit in the Working Writer, Happy Writer course. Check this interview out to see what Ed Gandia suggests.

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The Well-Fed Self-Publisher with Peter Bowerman: Freelance Round Table #26

Landing a publisher is extremely tough. If you do get lucky, you'll be able to count o long publication times, low royalty payments, and even giving up the rights to ...
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Had the privilege of interviewing Peter Bowerman a few years ago for a webinar with my mastermind group of writers. Gracious and smart guy!

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The Wealthy Freelancer by Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage, Ed Gandia

The Wealthy Freelancer by Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage, Ed Gandia | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
The Wealthy Freelancer (2010) reveals the secrets behind a successful career in freelancing.
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Highly recommended read for freelance writers.

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Self-employment Ideas for Introverts | Val Nelson

Self-employment Ideas for Introverts | Val Nelson | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
I love the freedom of self-employment, and it's working for me in my own introverted way. But I was nervous to take the leap because some part of me thought that was extrovert territory. Both introverts and extroverts can make ...
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Take a guess, writing folk!

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Study finds 14% of Americans were entrepreneurs in 2014 - MarketWatch

Study finds 14% of Americans were entrepreneurs in 2014 - MarketWatch | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
According to a study released Wednesday by Babson College and Baruch College, 14% of the United States working age population, about 24 million people, reported being entrepreneurs in 2014, the highest rate in at least 16 years.
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Proud to play even a small part in helping some of those 24 million people get their start - and to serve others as their content creator.

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Writing Dystopian Fiction: 7 Tips | WritersDigest.com

Writing Dystopian Fiction: 7 Tips | WritersDigest.com | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
As the middleclass lives out the tale spun by Stephen King’s Thinner, we might find ourselves picking up a dystopian novel to relive our despondent youths.
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I know many writers are freelancing to fund their fiction writing projects. Nothing beats an intriguing and inspiring prompt.

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Breaking Into Comics As A Writer: 4 Rules All New Talent Should Follow - Tech Times

Breaking Into Comics As A Writer: 4 Rules All New Talent Should Follow - Tech Times | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
Writing comic books: It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it! Here are four quick tips for anyone looking to break into the industry.
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Interesting writing avenue - anyone aiming to write comics?

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9 lessons in entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley

9 lessons in entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
If you want to be great at something, learn from the experts. When it comes to startups, the experts are in the tech industry.
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"If you do NOT build it, they will not come."

Just as true as "If you build it they will come" is false. 

It's not enough to write well - you must have a marketing strategy in place.

Ed Gandia's recent podcast vouches for this fact - give it a listen.
http://b2blauncher.com/episode82/ ;

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8 Ways to Become a Better Freelancer

8 Ways to Become a Better Freelancer | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
Being self-employed is not always an easy task. From getting financially organized to getting in shape, learn how to be the best freelancer you can be.

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Sometimes folks get lost in the freedom that comes from being a freelancer - but this list has solid advice that will help keep you moving in the right direction.

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The Only Way to Become a Real Writer

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For years, I struggled with calling myself a writer.

I wrote and wrote and wrote. Yet, I was waiting. For what? To become a writer.

I doubted myself and told others I was an aspiring writer. ...

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An oldie but still just as relevant as when it was written. This is a huge shift for some.

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#6: Become a Writer

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Anyone else ever listen to binaural tracks? What do you think?

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Why Low Self-Worth Drives Lower rates for Women Freelancers — and What You Can Do About It

Why Low Self-Worth Drives Lower rates for Women Freelancers — and What You Can Do About It | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
This article is about the elephant in the room that none of us want to talk about — namely, that we women earn less due our own fears, lack of money knowledge and low self-worth If you want to earn more money, here are three steps you can take:...

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You'll never earn more than you command - and you must provide enough value to justify your rates. Pricing can be one of the toughest questions for freelancers. This will help.

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"If you have a low value of yourself, you’re basically lowering the value of your work — and you get low value in return." ~ Randy Gage

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Two High-Income Freelance Business Models - B2B Writing Success

Two High-Income Freelance Business Models - B2B Writing Success | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
Ed Gandia introduces two business pricing models you may not have considered that can help your freelance business be more profitable very quickly.
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Smart guy, that Ed Gandia! Check this out.

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15 Copywriting and Content Marketing Blogs that Will Make You More Money

By the way, when you click through, notice how most of these blogs make great use of their tag lines to tell you exactly how they can help solve a specific problem. Smart copywriters.

 

BenSettle.com -- Ben likes to sell, and he likes to make money. He uses email marketing to do those things, and he has a lot of strong, sharp advice for email marketers. If you’re still nervous about selling, reading Ben Settle might freak you out. Which may be a good and useful thing for you.

 

Copylicious by Kelly Parkinson -- A January post makes us optimistic that Kelly will start writing actively again for this smart, funny writing blog. From her bio: “ … this is not really about copy. This is about improving your whole business.” We couldn’t agree more.

 

Direct Creative by Dean Rieck -- Dean knows his stuff. His blog delivers no-nonsense advice on how to improve your direct response copy.

 

The Domino Project by Seth Godin -- Seth’s published articles about digital publishing, ebooks, and how they affect writers and publishing.

 

Ghostwriter Dad by Sean Platt -- Sean is publishing great advice how to make the journey from  fledgling ghostwriter to really successful marketing writer

 

Good Copy, Bad Copy by Clare Lynch and David Pollack -- A blog about “good business writing and bad. Especially the bad. If you ever help corporate clients communicate with their customers, you need this blog.

 

Harrison Amy Copywriting -- Amy doles out copywriting advice for professional writers and businesspeople. She has some nice resources on the site, including a guide on getting your sales page done

 

Jeff Sexton Writes -- He’s not afraid to dive into the thorny, complicated tangle of what makes for truly effective copywriting. Jeff’s a pro, and he writes for pros.

 

Make a Living Writing by Carol Tice -- Carol keeps a tight focus on professional writers and how they can make a better living. Her blog’s got writing tips, business, and marketing advice.

 

Men with Pens by James Chartrand -- This site mixes business and writing advice for content marketers, pulled together by his no-nonsense approach to online marketing.

 

Success Works by Heather Lloyd-Martin -- Heather’s bio describes her as “split between watching the search engines dance and pinpointing the exact direct response copywriting strategies that make people buy.”

 

The Rant by John Carlton -- John is an excellent copywriter and a terrific teacher. Look to the “Must Read” and “Popular Posts” sidebars for some classic writing advice, given with a healthy dose of … well, ranting.

 

The Well-Fed Writer Blog by Peter Bowerman -- Peter has written some great books on going from being a starving writer to a well-fed one, and his blog is all about how to build your copywriting business.

 

Words That Begin With You by Justin Lambert -- Justin combines copywriting insights with content marketing advice, wrapped up in a strong writing voice.


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One way to improve your writing is to read everything you can written by writers whose style you admire. Any of these strike you as great examples to follow?

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Becoming a Well-Fed Writer: A Talk with Peter Bowerman

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WAY back in 2001, I discovered the first edition of The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Commercial Freelancer in Six Months or Less by Peter Bowerman.
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Peter's The Well-Fed Writer is one of the books that helped me get started 10 years ago. A great read - even if you're not up for making cold calls. There are other ways to get started, but you'll get loads of solid info from this book.

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The art of entrepreneurship: Julie Meyer at TEDxSalford

Julie Meyer is one of the leading champions for entrepreneurship in Europe. With over 20 years investment and advisory experience helping start-up businesses ...
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Always up for a good TED talk - check this one out if you're looking into starting your own business.

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Publishing Industry Revolution Is Helping Indie Writers - Business ...

Publishing Industry Revolution Is Helping Indie Writers - Business ... | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
Self-publishing books online has become more accepted among authors because it is increasingly lucrative.
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There's a whole segment on self-publishing in the Working Writer, Happy Writer course - and there's a discount on the course in the You Write, They Pay  book.

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Horror Writers' Phrase Book: Essential Reference for All by Jackson Dean Chase

Horror Writers' Phrase Book: Essential Reference for All by Jackson Dean Chase | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
Instantly write better horror! Arranged for quick, easy reference, the Horror Writers' Phrase Book contains over 3,000 ways to describe death, gore, hauntings, monsters, weapons, and more—plus dark emotions and writing...
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Disclaimer: I don't do horror. Perhaps it's a job hazard, but my imagination goes wild if I watch or read this kind of stuff. So this is not for me.

But... if you're writing in the horror genre, this may help you scare the crap out of people even better. Just not me.

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"Shark Tank" class teaches students entrepreneurship - Alabama's News Leader

"Shark Tank" class teaches students entrepreneurship - Alabama's News Leader | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
In Cullman County, a television show inspired a new class that teaches students how to be entreprenuers and pitch a winning idea. iInside Holly Pond Middle School, more than a dozen students are co...
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I don't watch TV at all (unless GOT  and WD on Amazon count) - but used to love Shark Tank. Lots to learn there - and this is a great idea.

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How Hard Is Entrepreneurship? Nothing Comes Easy.

How Hard Is Entrepreneurship? Nothing Comes Easy. | Get Paid to Write | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship is very, very hard work. My path to success involved dented cars, the FBI and going broke.
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Wow - by comparison, starting a writing business is SO much easier. Read and rejoice - but also get to work. Your business will not build itself.

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