I know that there are times when you’re faced with writing your own copy, perhaps because you don’t feel you can afford to outsource it (although you’d be amazed by how affordable it can be) or because it’s particularly close to your heart and something you want to write. I also know – because lots of you tell me via […]

Interview with a freelance copywriter

Last week, I was delighted to be one of several freelance copywriters to be interviewed for an article on the IdeasTap website. IdeasTap is an arts charity that helps young, creative people break into their chosen careers; the article was about corporate copywriting. As the writer, John Nugent, was only able to use a few of the quotes, he suggested […]

When you’re busy running a business, it can be hard to find time to blog, despite your best intentions. Even though we’re repeatedly told that content is king, and fresh content is the most majestic of kings, I bet there are a thousand and one other things that can zap your time every day and push writing powerful blog articles […]

If you’re looking for ways to make your website copy more engaging, I’ve put together some simple hints and tips about writing for the web. Website copy has three main functions: It needs to grab attention Entice people to stay on your site Make readers want to buy from you Writing for the web certainly presents some challenges. Figures suggest […]

On my Facebook page last week, I asked what small business owners struggle with when it comes to copywriting, and ‘how to write a guest blog’ was one of the topics that came up. Why write a guest blog? Guest blogs have a number of benefits for you as the guest blog writer, as well as the host of the […]

Your website is one of your most powerful marketing tools. It gives you the opportunity to communicate your brand, products and services in a clear tone of voice to your ideal customers. You can use it to raise your profile, build your reputation and engage with customers. However, get it wrong and your website could be losing you business. Here […]

Creating a brand isn’t just about getting the visuals right. The words you use and the tone of voice in your copy should also reflect and complement your brand identity, so that your customers are better able to pick your voice out from the crowd. Below, I’ve put together my top tips for creating a copywriting tone of voice: 1. […]

Do you worry that you don’t know how to brief a copywriter, designer or other creative? Perhaps the thought leaves you cold with panic? What do you say? What do you want to do? Aarrgghh, does it all feel a little daunting? You may have a vague idea about what you want to achieve – e.g. more of your ideal […]

In last week’s blog, I talked about the value of e-newsletters for building relationships with your customers, creating warm leads and driving repeat traffic to your website. This week, I want you to consider how a free ebook, report or white paper on your website could be a great lead magnet for your business. A lot of people I’ve spoken […]

Do you send out a regular e-newsletter to your customers, even if it’s just once a month? If not, what’s holding you back? Is it lack of time, lack of content or lack of confidence? E-newsletters can be in incredibly powerful tool – more so even than your blog or social media – for creating warm leads and getting in […]