Category Archives: Copywriter

From Being Grumpy to Annoying

If insomnia is your irksome buddy over a considerable period, guess you have clicked the right page! Deprivation of sleep is no wonder a nightmare. From being grumpy to annoying, one can put the physical and mental health at risk owing to sleep scarcity.

You might be going through the same and feel nothing but helpless. Well, every cloud has a silver lining just as insomnia has melatonin. Many people nowadays take melatonin uk to get relief from those chronic insomniac nights. As it assures a good night sleep, take a tour about this hormone of darkness to know more.

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The Dirty Truth About Freelance Copywriting

Sometimes, freelance copywriting allows me the privilege of editing the work of other writers. Typically, they aren’t earning their living as a writer, but decide to take a stab at the writing that needs to be done by their office.

However, this writer did something a little unusual; he solicited my feedback. He asked me to tell him what I thought of his writing. That takes guts, right?

He went on to say that he’s seen a lot of freelance copywriting, some of it very good, and some if it shockingly unprofessional.

Dirty Truth About Freelance Copywriting

Here’s the dirty truth I didn’t want to tell him:

Most freelance copywriting professionals aren’t formerly trained.

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Disasters Spark Need for Social Media

Remembering 9/11 victims today.

There are lots of touching photos and articles about people at the memorials this morning — you’ve probably seen them already, so I won’t add all of the links here.

I do want to point out an interesting blog post, though. Check out 9-11 and the social software movement for an interesting perspective on how the experience of 9-11 affected our use of social software like blogs and Twitter.

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Word choice: It’s a contraction, not a pronoun

I’m not a perfect writer. But there are certain things I just can’t stand to see in published writing. One of these is the use of it’s for its, or vice versa.

In the last two days, I’ve seen at least five instances where someone either didn’t proofread their work or simply didn’t know the difference between these two words. Most of these were included in published news articles or advertisements, which should have been corrected before they went out.

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10 Tips for Promoting Yourself on Craigslist

As I mentioned in a previous post, my greatest lead generator this year has been Craigslist. If you’re a freelancer or small business owner, I highly recommend trying it.

The site allows registered users to post free advertisements in its “Services” section (below the “For Sale” section on the main page in each city).

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Working in Fits and Spurts

Every freelancer I know is familiar with the “feast or famine” phenomenon. Work comes in fits and spurts – seemingly taking all your time or none at all.

In the last week or so, I’ve had a lot of work from an existing client and a new one that’s just getting started. My schedule is filled with conference calls and lots of writing, as well as discussions with new people about things they can do to promote and build their business.

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Twitter is My Watercooler

Like many freelancers and entrepreneurs who work from a home office, I sometimes miss the camaraderie of being in an office building with my peers.

I’ve always done the type of work that requires a lot of concentration, research, reading, writing, and editing, so I work pretty well on my own. But, I still need a break every so often to unwind and stop thinking about the task at hand.

Twitter is my Watercooler

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