This is something I keep on getting asked by leads…
Why don't you share your portfolio?
There's many reasons. But it boils down to portfolios and samples are bad.
Here's a few reasons.
I don't want to give your clients work (i.e. ideas, hooks, processes) for free, without an opportunity to...
No. No, it doesn't.
I see this question asked a lot, especially by people who wish to offer me hourly pay.
If you're like me, and you don't type very fast, it doesn't matter at all.
On average, I type at about 60 words per minute (WPM). That is hardly fast.
Let's even round it down to 50,...
A common objection that I've heard a whole bunch of times is that I charge too much. Perhaps that's the case, perhaps not.
But what's interesting is, that objection has come up consistently in connection to hourly contracts. I sat down and actually looked at all the conversations I've had with lea...
Christmas. New Year's.
And with that, comes the inevitable mass of people who 'friend' me on Facebook and other platforms. Naturally, that means that I get new connections. That's good, right?
Kind of… but most of all, it makes me realize that most people simply don't care in the...
It's been a long time since I have had to write a proposal. An offer summary.
So I went ahead and consumed all the notes I had on them before writing one. And then I did. And was left with fresh info and notes.
This is a general (probably incomplete) summary.
All my work (up to several weeks back) was lost...
And I had no backups.
I don't often have the luxury of talking about how I write copy.
Might be a good time to open up.
Not too long ago, my set-up was using Windows 10, Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Google Docs.
However, it has many disadvantages.
Let’s talk about what matters.
Money matters a lot.
If you’re well-positioned already, you likely have clients chasing after you.
But not everyone is.
So what do you do?
I never thought I would write this.
Clickbaity. Marketing-y. Hype-y.
But here I am, and I’m going to drop some knowledge.
You write. A lot.
Whether it is on social media, running a blog, responding to work e-mails…
And chances are, in terms of content, you say everything you want to. It captures and conveys the ideas you have.
But the form is lacking.
Over the last few months, I'd been struggling with managing my free time.
It was just client-work, lead generation, and then...
I would procrastinate and not do much else.
I was recently talking to some writers. Both fiction, web content, and copywriters.
And a constant issue comes up, over and over again.
I started writing professionally, back in 2009.
I translated for money, and at the same time wrote web content for companies I knew.
18 years old with no business experience. I translated texts at a near-native level, from Polish to English and vice-versa.
But that's irrelevant and doesn't count as work experience. Because my writing process sucked.