• Why Freelance Writers Should Have Business Insurance

    Do you have business insurance? Is your freelance writing business covered? Do you fear you might be facing a lawsuit? I’m sharing with you a slightly different topic rather than the usual freelance writing tips. It is something most freelance writers rarely think about over the excitement of having a freelance writing career. If you’re a freelance writer, you…

  • 4 Reasons Why It Doesn’t Hurt Writing Post-Secondary Assignments

    I find many writers decry writing academic research papers and case studies, mainly because it reminds them of their high school and post-secondary years. While most may dread this, taking a course learning to write case studies and research papers is another story. In case you have difficulty gaining experience in writing, learning from a night course is a…

  • Why A Good Title Is Important

    You and I have heard several times why and how the title of any article, blog, report, etc. is important. I have read several articles and posts which are exciting but not tied in well with the title. That’s the reason why most writers complete the article beforehand. But most of us have a difficult time coming up with…

  • Myths About Blogging

    Do you find blogging can be as tedious as brainstorming ideas daily for a newspaper column? Do you feel overwhelmed by obliging yourself to update your blog everyday? Are you subscribed to a blog and asking yourself if that blog author has it easy posting everyday? These are the questions I used to ask myself when I started blogging.…

  • 6 Myths Of Blogging That Can Be Avoided

    Have you read so many tips on blogging that are too overwhelming and streamlined? When you start blogging, just like when starting everything else, you take to the first advice you read up on. That is natural for you if you’re a newbie. You want to get everything right the first time. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to get it right…

  • How A Few Lines Attracts Readers

    It’s time for another lesson in grammar. As freelance writers, we can fool ourselves many times thinking readers will read every word on a lengthy article. That’s not the case for most of us as readers. When I read an article, I skim through it all looking for anything that catches my eye. Most readers search for section titles…

  • How A Full-Time Job Helps You Become A Freelance Writer

    Most beginning writers get unsettled at the thought of starting a writing career if they already have a full-time job. In most cases, they are already sitting in their comfort zone with the feeling of receiving a paycheque every two weeks. But what happens if your company downsizes or reengineers itself which has become the growing trend in North…

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Not Be A Freelance Writer

    What is exactly your plan if you become a freelance writer? Is it for more financial freedom? You can quit your day job without a boss breathing down your neck? Sleeping in until noon everyday? Sounds great, doesn’t it? Wrong! Freelance writing takes a lot of hard work. Actually it also takes a lot of smart work. Too many…

  • 5 Grammatical Errors That Can Destroy Your Writing Career

    If you were to ask freelance writers, graphic designers, content writers, and coywriters, how often they actually go back and check for grammatical errors throughout their document, you would receive a surprising answer. For most the answer is “Yes”, but they don’t actually proofread properly. If they were to have someone a second writer proofread their documents, several unaccounted…

How Copywriting is Like Personnel Meetings and Networking

What does copywriting have to do with staff meetings and networking? I’m sure everyone you’ve met either works or have worked for a company where they’ve frequently attended staff meetings. Certainly you’ve worked for companies where you had to attend staff meetings. You may have partaken in chairing or taking minutes at the meetings. If not, you’ve probably written…

5 Tips To Build Better B2B Client Relationships

  When I first started doing copy, I felt I was always at the client’s mercy. I would either do what the client wants, or I’d get the old heave ho. But that in all is just a fallacy. In fact it all comes down to how much your clients trust you; the key being that you need to…

6 Useful Production Tips When Pressed For Time

Not too long ago, I’ve posted Keys To Blogging Faster In Less Time. This article is an extension and a set of production tips to push more articles when you’re pressed for time. You could have any information source: a blog, newsletter, or LinkedIn profile. Your clients and email list may be constantly watching you and waiting for your…

How Excess Tips Can Ruin Your Writing Career

"Too much of a good thing” – As You Like It, William Shakespeare (Act 4, Scene 1, Page 6) You’re a new and aspiring writer. You want to make it big like the gurus you’ve read about and followed. You’ve spent loads of time reading every blog post with the hopes of being an expert. This has dragged on…

4 Early Tips Copywriters Shall Use With Clients

Do copywriters forget to ask their clients specific questions? Is there anything the clients are not telling their copywriters? That could be the case. But this does not imply there are misgivings between the two parties. In several projects, misinformation and unanticipated problems are what normally bring copywriters and clients head to head. It’s the project itself that strains…