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How to Ace Any Job Interview

Interviewers will tell you, they hire based on qualifications… experience… results… and so on and so forth, blah blah,...

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What’s the Secret to Selling Bad Products?

Copywriters are hired guns. We usually don't create the products we sell, just get hired to sell them. So how, pray tell, are you supposed...

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Advice to a Young Writer

“If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.” –...

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Ego-Butter: How to Give a Copy Critique

I’ve gotten a few copy critiques in my day. I crave them, no matter how harsh, because that’s what makes the writing better....

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How To Get Started

I got a note from a reader who aspires to a copywriting career and wanted to know how best to get started. You can imagine, I get that...

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10 “Speed-Copy” Secrets

The better you get at writing good copy, the more clients will want access to your time. In the beginning, you'll want to give it to them....

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How Much Money Do You (Deserve To) Make?

“Money,” Woody Allen once said, “is nice to have — if only for financial reasons.” Or as one of my...

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How To Make a Sale Without Even Trying

A great piece of sales copy can show up where you'd least expect it. With an impact you might not expect either. At levels you never...

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The Curse of the Modern Age

“For a list of the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life,” says Alice Kahn, “please press...

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Inspiration or Flat-Out Imitation?

Every great direct response copywriter can tell you what a valuable thing it is to have a "swipe file," that burgeoning bin or desktop...

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