Tag Archives: copywriter
What Exactly is Copywriting?
You know, during my copywriting career, numerous people have asked exactly what do I do? Some think my profession is legal – i.e., a copyrighter – wrong. Some are under the impression that I copy things out for a living – also wrong. Copywriting is all about persuading someone to buy something or influence […]Read more
Why You Need a Copywriter
That’s me! I’m a copywriter. This morning, I was scratching my head, trying to think of something to write about. When you’ve been blogging as long as I have, it becomes increasingly difficult to come up with new topics and ideas. That’s why, this week, I had a dig around in the files on […]Read more
How Long Does Writing Copy Take?
writing copy It’s the age-old question – how long does a copywriter take to write great copy? To an average Joe, writing is something that we all do. It doesn’t take long. You have an idea; you write it down; job done. Oh, if only it were that easy. Writing copy takes time There is […]Read more
Content Marketing – How to Keep the Good Times Rolling
content marketing Content marketing is probably the most crucial element in your marketing strategy. You start out guns blazing. Your team is overflowing with ideas. The first few months see your team writing article after article. Then something happens. Before you realise it, the ideas have stopped coming. Your teams have exhausted every avenue […]Read more
I’m 90% of the Way in Achieving a Paperless Office
[Please note this is not a sponsored post.] Running a paperless office has always seemed impossible to me. As a copywriter, I do all my work in Word, but my notes are taken the old-fashioned way – with paper and pen. It took me years to finally move over to a digital calendar, […]Read more
Why Copywriters Must Understand to Whom They Are Writing
Are you talking to me? There are still many people out there who believe that copywriting simply involves writing stuff. I wish it were that simple. The problem is, if I don’t know who will be reading my ‘stuff,’ I have no idea how to write it. That might sound a tad dramatic, but […]Read more
Why 49% of Companies Outsource Their Content Production
Content creation is often seen as a burden, which is why the Content Marketing Institute’s 2020 report showed that 49% companies outsource their content production because they don’t have the time, expertise or resources to do it themselves. When you consider it can take anywhere between three to six hours to write a high-quality, […]Read more
Content Calendars – Pain in The Neck or Valuable Tool?
Your business needs content. A constant stream of relevant, original and topical content on your website will give your company the online visibility you want. Of course, that doesn’t happen by magic. It can either be done in-house or by hiring in a specialist – I’m not going to go into the pros and […]Read more
White Papers – Not Dust, No Starch, No Snoring
Even the words ‘white paper’ trigger a yawn, and yet it should be one of the most exciting and entertaining pieces of marketing your company produces. Traditionally, they are viewed as being dense, technical documents that bore the pants off the reader. That’s why once sent out, the generally gather dust in the recipient’s […]Read more
Why Copywriters Are the Ventriloquists of the Marketing World
Ventriloquism wasn’t even on my radar when I started as a freelance copywriter, but it soon became apparent that it would be an essential skill if I were going to make it in this industry. Most people make the mistake of thinking that writing is, well, just writing. It isn’t, especially not in the context […]Read more