June 12th, 2015
A lot of my clients are startups and SOHOs. But they operate businesses that need to appear bigger and more established than that. They’re not like me, a freelance copywriter. It’s fine for me to say I work alone, because that’s what people expect of a freelancer. Indeed, I celebrate it. My clients like to know it’s […]Read more...
June 4th, 2015
I’m obsessive. And a little extreme. In most things, it’s all or nothing. I don’t know if it’s because my dad always said, “If it’s worth doing it’s worth doing properly”, but that’s certainly how I look at things. Actually, now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure it’s not because he said that. […]Read more...
June 3rd, 2015
I received this email from an aspiring copywriter named Chelsea last night. I thought it and my answer might prove helpful for other up-and-coming writers. The email from an aspiring copywriter… “I’ve watched your Youtube videos on your tips for new copywriters. I want to thank you, as I have learned quit a bit. I have […]Read more...
May 29th, 2015
It’s been 2 years in the making, but I’ve finally finished it. The 3rd edition of my SEO ebook, ‘SEO Secrets’. But this time I’ve done things a little differently… In the past, I’ve always just given my ebooks a page here on the Divine Write website. For this release, I had Ian design me a dedicated, […]Read more...
May 14th, 2015
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 13 years as a copywriter, it’s that you should never assume the customer’s right. In fact, when it comes to what their copy needs to say, I usually assume they’re wrong! I don’t mean to sound rude or arrogant. I’ve had some amazingly smart clients, over the years. People […]Read more...
May 1st, 2015
Things are a bit quiet here, after the NSW storms, so we’re running a special. For the next 7 days, you can get your copy and design jobs done for just $99/hr. That’s nearly half price! See some of our work Copywriting portfolio… Design portfolio… Fixed price quote, if you like Even if you want […]Read more...
April 29th, 2015
We hear a lot about power copywriting, but what about copywriting without power? After the recent NSW storms, in which my area was declared a natural disaster zone, my home and office were without power for 6 days. Here’s what I learned about copywriting without power, during that time… CrashPlan is more than a backup […]Read more...
April 9th, 2015
Copywriters love software. The copywriters I speak to anyway. Whenever I post about it on Google+ or Twitter, I get a lot of replies and some very interesting discussion. Seems to me the only things copywriters like to talk about more are grammar and punctuation. (And that’s saying something!) I already wrote a blog post about software: 17 […]Read more...
March 19th, 2015
Freelance copywriting is tough for anyone. If you’re in a relationship, it’s even tougher. Not just because of the obvious stuff like taking a pay cut (mine dropped $3,750 per month when I left my salaried role as a technical writer). And not just because you have less time together. There are quite a few, much […]Read more...
March 6th, 2015
I don’t like rules. Usually I spend more time deliberately breaking them than following them. (Just ask my wife.) But there are some copywriting rules that must be observed. Like the most important one: “Write a great headline”. You MUST do that (or at least try your hardest). I’m sure you can think of a few more […]Read more...