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Taking your copy to the countryside   Have you ever felt cooped up in a corporate office, staring outside at the trees, wishing you could leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind? Waking up mid-morning, taking a coffee onto the veranda,
And the joy of nailing your brand   Figuring out what makes you unique is a tough but essential part of marketing your copywriting services. What if you’ve written for every type of business? What if you’ve seen it all and written the copy? Can
And the joy of nailing your brand   Figuring out what makes you unique is a tough but essential part of marketing your copywriting services. What if you’ve written for every type of business? What if you’ve seen it all and written the copy? Can
Turning technical content into benefit-driven, highly converting copy   SaaS copy, is it a super sexy sassy form of copywriting? No! It’s Software as a Service copy. Huh? Well, you know big brands like Stripe, ConvertKit, Slack – yes, they need
How to boost your authority by being a podcast guest Being a guest on a podcast is a fantastic way to increase your reach and boost your visibility and skyrocket that authority. Right? You’re a really important person who knows what they’re tal
How to pitch for magazine editors the right way and see your story in glossy print   Do you want to know a secret? Kate never actually wanted to be a copywriter. Her dream was to be a magazine writer. In fact, she was voted “Girl Most Likely To
Stop getting in your own way. Start branding. As copywriters, we get to hide behind our keyboards – writing the words that put our clients in the spotlight. And for many of us, it’s just where we want to be. But are we doing ourselves a disserv
Ex-lawyers are humans too! Human-centered design is an approach to interactive systems development that aims to make systems usable and useful by focusing on the users, their needs and requirements, and by applying human factors and usability k
We are surrounded by art every day. And artists struggle with many of the challenges that us copywriters do… How to create a sense of perceived value around their work. How to market their work to audiences who will not only appreciate it but p
A peek behind the screens of two busy business owners   Did you notice we missed an episode? You’ve probably got bigger things to worry about right now. Like the C-word. We’re talking about COVID19, of course. The truth is, we’ve been a bit scr
Turning a submission for work into a marketing powerhouse   Some industries have a very straight-forward process to buy. I have a problem. I research alternatives. I choose one. I give them some money and I get something in return. All very sim
Turn clinical into clear!   How many times have you Googled a symptom? Hands up. We all have. The need to make complex medical information accessible and readable has flourished with the advent of Google and the prevalence of internet access. W
The highs, the lows and the letting go’s.   The truth is most copywriters write solo, alone, with no one around but perhaps a farting dog, or keyboard obsessed cat. We need silence and solitude to rouse the creative muse. But can working with a
Discover the secrets of sending effective cold pitch emails to drum up more copywriting work.   Does cold emailing get you in a cold sweat? Is it something you’ve put off because you don’t want to be accused of being a spammer… Or face rejectio
Setting realistic expectations and ensure you know all the things SEO is a topic we’ve often see discussed in copywriting Facebook groups and across the web. And most copywriters either seem scared of it, confused by it or just overwhelmed by h
The infomercial episode Christmas is a great time of the year to take a break from your business as your clients are on holidays. It’s also a great time to knuckle down and get some strategic work done… because your clients are all on holidays!
Strategies and principles to make it easier.   Today, Kate is talking to Glenn Fisher, from All Good Copy. He’s an Author, Copywriter, Podcast and Speaker. His book ‘The Art of The Click’ was shortlisted as the business book of the year in 2019
How to write someone else’s story. Ghostwriting is pretty much what we do as copywriters. We write the words that others get to claim as their own.  But have you ever been asked to write something more substantial than a blog, web copy or broch
What years of freelancing and oodles of podcast interviews have taught Steve about freelance life   Steve Follard is the host of the ‘Being Freelance’ Podcast and the ‘Doing it for the Kids’ Podcast. He’s also a video and audio freelancer. He’s
Updates, lessons and exciting plans for 2020   Have you missed us? If you’re a regular listener to the Hot Copy podcast, you may have noticed that we’ve been AWOL for a few weeks. In this episode, we explain what we’ve been up to, how it derail
Writing the book and bank big cheques Lead magnets have been part of our marketing vernacular for years now. You offer a thing of value and people give you their email address (and permission to email them). But is there any money to be made fr
The surprising platform that delivers copywriting leads How do you get copywriting clients? It’s a question we get asked all the time. We even did an episode on it covering some of the most common lead gen tactics. But there are some platforms
Is the grass really greener up the hill of success? When we start out as copywriters, obviously the aim is to be successful. But what does that even mean? In this episode, Belinda and Kate are honest about the upsides and downsides of being suc
Approaching, winning and keeping agency clients As copywriters and business owners, we seek the warmth and security of financial consistency. Many of us believe if you can wriggle in with agency clients, we’ll have just that. But what are agenc
Can you have a thriving business without sacrificing your family life?   Are you struggling to run your copywriting business around your family? Do you worry about too much screen time… or (gasp) future therapy bills because you’re meeting dead
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