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Your Belief Becomes Your Reality

This week I am in a cabin on the edge of Rice Lake near Peterborough. I am NOT on vacation (although I would like to be). Instead, I am here because my mother (who is 93 and lives in a retirement home in Peterborough), needs daily contact with her family. Her memory...

Are You Thinking Like A Millionaire?

Last week I spent several days studying copywriting in Nashville, TN with Ray Edwards. You know Ray – he is my mentor and I consider myself fortunate to have him in my corner. It was a terrific experience, one that I was able to share with 250 other writers who also...

I'm So Sorry

I'm so sorry; it's been a while. There's been a lot going on here at 6-Figure Freelance Writer, and I'm excited to share the things that have been happening behind the scenes with you as the summer progresses. First, we're about to be in the thick of designing,...

I’m So Sorry

I'm so sorry; it's been a while. There's been a lot going on here at 6-Figure Freelance Writer, and I'm excited to share the things that have been happening behind the scenes with you as the summer progresses. First, we're about to be in the thick of designing,...

[VIDEO] This Secret Tip Will Make You Money

“You’re not busy – you’re distracted.” That is what my business coach Ray Edwards told me when I met with him recently in Phoenix. I didn’t really want to hear it – in fact, I was ready with a million excuses. But Ray wasn’t buying any of them. “Plan your perfect...

Does This Matter?

My video this week is coming to you from the mountains of western Canada (Banff, Alberta) where I am spending a week with my family to ski, relax, and just generally have fun. Families are a tremendous gift and I have been blessed with a wonderful one. Desmond Tutu...

[How to] Get Your Clients to Buy More

Early in my sales career, I was taught to build out a 3x3 approach to account or client management. It builds tight relationships and helps you defend your anchor clients while identifying more opportunities to help them. The 3x3 strategy gives you a tactical map for...

Attract New Clients: Networking

I recorded this video a couple of weeks ago with my good friend, business mentor and colleague Corinne Sharp. Corinne has enjoyed a successful career as a technology executive and now she runs her own consulting firm. Many of you know Corinne already as she is one of...

How to Create an Offer for Your Clients

In this short video, I talk about how to create an “Offer” for your clients, and share with you the template that I use. Clients use “offers” to help them find new business. I will also tell you why you should learn to create offers for yourself and use them to grow...

Are Your Clients Happy With Your Work?

My friend Holly took one of her clients out to dinner. He returned his steak to the kitchen 5 times before he was satisfied. In this week's video discover why, and learn how this example can help you run a better writing business. https://youtu.be/spxnfsmIwBI

Begin and Become … A Freelance Writer

A long time ago, I used to write a lot. In those days, I’d send query letters, carefully written by hand or typed on an electric typewriter, and submit them by snail mail. Years passed, filled with the joys of living and raising a family. Writing became letters at...

Earn $$ with a Holiday Blog Posting

For many business people – both executives and marketing professionals – they are looking for more personalized methods to reach their employees and customers – especially during the holidays. Last year we saw many of our clients ask for a seasonal blog post. The...

Earn While You Learn

Last year we tried a new program – we called it private coaching – and offered it for 6 months to two students. The idea was to help participants get their career started faster through one-on-one coaching and paid work assignments. It was a resounding success. Both...

Do You Believe in Magic?

We have the ability to change how we experience the world and how the world treats us by doing this one simple exercise every day – but you will have to watch the video to find out what it is. I can promise you, though, that by doing it you will attract clients to you...

How to Better Attract & Acquire New Clients

Finding clients for freelance writers has never been easier. But I am hearing from many of you that finding clients is the hardest (and scariest) part of your freelance writing role. Check out this week’s video to learn the 3 things you need to understand to better...

The Power of Copywriting

 In Phoenix I will be working in an intimate setting on my copywriting skills with my coach and mentor, Ray Edwards.  One of the challenges in today’s busy world is getting and keeping your reader’s attention. If your reader is attentive, then they will remain engaged...

Emotional Intelligence – Why People Buy from You

I was watching Oprah's Super Soul Sunday recently where she interviewed best-selling author Daniel Goleman who published the theory around "Emotional Intelligence” or EQ. He wrote that our success is not solely tied to genetics or IQ, but also largely determined by...

Are You Ready for a Transformation?

When the shower floor of the main bathroom in my house collapsed, it sent a cascade of water into my basement. Repairs were not an option; the plumber said it was time for a complete bathroom do-over. The renovation offered an opportunity for Transformation – in my...

Adding Value with Keywords

  https://youtu.be/s2hrUAkbhIs In this week’s video, I am joined by Daniel Cassell, who is the webmaster here at Mercer-MacKay Digital Storytelling. Together we talk about keywords and why it’s so important that writers understand them and embed them in copy....

Get inspired with Morning Pages

https://youtu.be/0LQmP1W0hHg One of the first creative writing exercises I was introduced to was “morning pages”. Julia Cameron teaches the concept of morning pages in her well-known book “The Artist’s Way”. She professes that a daily ritual of writing every morning...