I have failed at many things in my life. I failed to be better than a B student in high school, although I’m quite sure now I could have done better. I failed to graduate college because I was a spoiled little girl who lacked discipline and focus. I have failed at several websites and blogs.
The one thing all failures have in common is that they are opportunities in disguise.
One thing that has been holding me back from completing my LinkedIn profile is the fact that I have a full-time day job. I wasn’t sure how to go about marketing myself as a writer without talking about the fact that I write on the side of a day job. I don’t want to list my day job because that is not the industry that I want to stay in.
Web writing courses can help new writers learn the skills needed to produce successful web content. Like any trade, writing is a skill that constantly improves with practice. The less experience you have, the more courses and other forms of practice will improve your writing. But even if you are an experienced web writer, web writing courses may help sharpen skills that are shaky.
Here are a few sites that offer free web writing courses:
By John Forde
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It’s embarrassing the number of I’ve times had to explain: “copywriting” and “copyrights” have next to nothing to do with each other.
There are probably an unlimited number of quotes on writing and writers. Reading quotations on writing often inspires me to write when I’m feeling like writing is an extremely difficult thing to do with my time. While writing can be a solitary, lonely activity, reading quotes on writing reminds me that there are plenty of other people who have felt what I’m feeling, both during creative times and times when words are elusive.
Here are a few of my favorites writing quotes:
What is your unique writing voice?
New writers may answer that question by saying that they don’t have one. But you do, you know.
By Robert W. Bly
“SEO (Search Engine Optimization) copywriting” requires that the copywriter concern himself with strategic placement of key words, tags, and the like within his Web copy to optimize search engine rankings of the pages he writes.
The problem is that to create really powerful copy, you have to have a single core audience in mind … and concentrate all your effort on writing to that one audience.