Just Because You Know How to Write Doesn’t Mean You Are a Copywriter

Just-Because-You-Know-How-to-Write-Doesn’t-Mean-You-Are-a-Copywriter

Some people assume that one type of writer is just as good as another; the assumption is that the primary skill of a writer is the ability to write well, so that skill should transfer pretty easily from one type of writing to another. This isn’t always the case, however. This is especially evident when you take the skills of … Read More

What Does a Discovery Process Look Like for a Copywriter?

Though it’s often seen as “just” writing, there’s a lot that goes into copywriting. Good copywriters are part writer, part marketer and part brand-building machine. They have to know the industry they work in inside and out, or have to spend enough time to do the in-depth research necessary to understand the industry so they can put everything into the … Read More

5 Ways You Know It’s Time to Outsource Your Copywriting Needs

5 Ways You Know It’s Time to Outsource Your Copywriting Needs

Copywriting is increasingly being outsourced, especially among larger companies that no longer want to keep an internal writing staff on payroll. Some companies take pride in generating all of their copy internally, but there are some pretty compelling arguments to outsourcing. It’s possible that you’re feeling the pressure to outsource as well, but aren’t sure if you should or not. … Read More

7 Rules for Better Email Newsletters

Email newsletters can be very effective tools for staying in touch with workers, clients or even random website visitors. Unfortunately, bland or boring newsletters either end up being fed to the spam filter or being dropped completely. This doesn’t do you any good, and it certainly doesn’t help your company or brand. You need to pep things up, and fast. … Read More

Better Research for Better Copywriting

Research is the cornerstone of good copywriting. Unfortunately, way too many writers confuse “research” with “Google search” and use information from the first result that they come across. This can result in work that’s vague, inaccurate or biased. If this is your go-to strategy for research, you may find your work (and possibly your reputation) suffering in the long run. … Read More

6 Ways to Generate New Content Ideas When the Well Runs Dry

6 Ways to Generate New Content Ideas When the Well Runs Dry

Chances are, most of the time you have an unbelievable number of ideas for content topics. Sure, some of them won’t work out once you start planning them out, but you’ve still a goldmine of good ideas just waiting to be tapped. Every now and then, though, you’ll wind up staring at a blank screen with no idea what you’re … Read More

Say What? The Most Expensive Typos in History

Say What? The Most Expensive Typos in History

From NASA’s $80 million missing hyphen to a copy of the Bible that encouraged readers to commit adultery, there have been some pretty major goofs made in the printed word over the centuries. According to this post, probably the biggest error came when a trading firm accidentally sold 610,000 shares of stock at 1 yen per share… instead of the … Read More

Creating Your Ideal About Page

Creating Your Ideal About Page

About pages are important tools for your website that can improve search engine rankings and build your overall brand image. You can maximize the effectiveness of your About page by expanding its scope and giving it some unique flavor… while minimalist designs work well, don’t be afraid to add unique images or other content that sets the page apart. Don’t … Read More