A couple summers ago, I started to write copy for small businesses. What’s crazy now is what I DIDN’T know: the basic structure of a piece of copywriting. I took an online course by Kelsey Foremost, and learned so much (and am still learning!) about what makes good copy. So, if you are like me, […]

Your website is like a book on a bookshelf. How do you make it into something that wants to be picked up off the shelf (out of allll the others out there) and looked at and then bought from the store, or noted to come back to later? Several weeks ago, I did a quick […]

Do you enjoy click-bait? You know—those tantalizing headlines that use lots of emotional, sensational words that really make you curious but also turn you off? The art of marketing is often taught as that thing itself, aka click-bait—if those words get clicked, it’s a win for the business. If the sale gets made, the story […]

One of the things I learned the fastest when I started my own business doing copywriting? That I needed to write a lot of words about copywriting in addition to the actual words for websites and captions and ads that I routinely write for my clients. If you’re a service-based business owner, you get this […]

One of the things I dislike most in the world is pressure. It’s most likely because I am a people pleaser; almost every day I think through what feels like a million things that I wish I could do, I wish I could help people, I wish I could say yes to another new obligation. […]

It happened again the other evening—one of Marshall’s new professors asked me what I do. When I told him that I’m a copywriter, he said “Ohhh… so like you work with books?” Nope. He’s not the odd one out, though—it’s rare for me to tell someone what I do and have them understand it right […]

Are headlines truly important? As creatives who are consistently crafting informational blog posts, helpful Instagram captions, and new sections on our websites, we are constantly trying to come up with the first words our clients put their eyes on: the headline. Aka what they read to decide if they want to read the rest of […]

Does copy seem to you like a lowkey, lame part of your business? Maybe you’ve said or thought something like this: “I need to write my about page soon, but I don’t really care how it sounds—I’ll just throw some words up on my website ‘cause writing isn’t really my thing.” “I’m not a huge […]

I was Face Timing my friend Lauren a couple weeks ago, and we were talking about our businesses—she watercolors, I write. We talked about how hard it is to want to tell people that we have something to sell. We sit down to write an Instagram post, or an Etsy bio, and start to feel […]

I remember seeing a post a couple years ago that mentioned the word “avatar”. I didn’t know what it meant. Now, a lot of months and a new business later, it’s one of the most important things I use in my work as a copywriter.  If you’re a creative, a small business owner, or a […]