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I do this thing where each Friday, I send out tips, tricks, and more—plus, you'll be the first to know about new products and events!

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December 12, 2018

Reading Time: 10 Minutes I’m going there—today, I want to talk about small business investment tips that have worked for me. My friend Stacey (a side-hustling stationer buddy with a sweet day-job as a campaign manager at a major non-profit fundraising agency) and I crunched over leaves after work yesterday in sneaks on a walk around our neighborhood. “I […]

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December 10, 2018

Reading Time: 9 Minutes Today, I’m gonna get personal. I don’t want to share only the polished, filtered version of being a creative business owner, because it’s anything but. My team, my husband, my mom … heck, I will be the first to tell you I constantly mess up! Here, I want to share with you what my business […]

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December 5, 2018

Reading Time: 5 Minutes This time last year, it was SNOWING outside my window in Atlanta, Georgia—we’re not getting that treatment now, but brrrr … it’s time to talk about how to write holiday marketing copy. If you’re like me, this time of year, you want to wear ALL the cozy socks, curl up with a good cup of […]

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December 3, 2018

Reading Time: 10 Minutes Sabbatical? Check. Paid sabbatical? Check. But paid maternity leave? As an entrepreneur? With a team? Ay yi yi. Y’all have been asking how I’m prepping for Baby Carter, so in this post, I want to tell you what I’ve done each trimester along the way! Whether it’s extended leave, maternity leave, or just sabbatical, I hope […]

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November 20, 2018

Reading Time: 9 Minutes Whoop! It’s holiday season—which, if you’re like me, means clocking a few hours with your laptop in front of the cozy fireplace with a seasonal candle … in lieu of your desk. I did this last year, and thought it’d be fun again to do a gift guide for bosses and entrepreneurs. Sure, some of […]

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November 13, 2018

Reading Time: 4 Minutes This post first ran on my client Think Creative Collective’s website. Click here to listen to my podcast episode with them on the Strategy Hour Podcast! When it comes to drafting up your copy for a Facebook ad, you can’t just one-and-done apply the copywriting techniques you’d use for Google ads, or the copywriting techniques you’d […]

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October 24, 2018

Reading Time: 6 Minutes

Becoming a copywriter for SEO is one of the healthiest things you can DIY as a creative entrepreneur. But what SEO tips and tricks actually work?

I got you. Here are the 6 copywriter-approved tips to write with SEO in mind today!

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October 22, 2018

Reading Time: 8 Minutes

You’ll learn:

  • Why headlines are step 1 in getting clients toward your checkout line
  • 3 call-to-action copy formulas to use on your website so you can get more click-throughs
  • What a client journey is, and how to write targeted copy to address it
  • How to use scarcity to ramp up your sales

My goal is for you to prepped to go-get-‘em-tiger and make money-generating messaging tweaks to your website copy after you read this.

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October 17, 2018

Reading Time: 10 Minutes

Figuring out how to choose the best name for your business is a mind-game, amiright? And oh, the pressure: this is your cornerstone that lines everything up, or has it feeling shifty 4lyfe. Here are the 9 copywriting tips I have to getting it done.

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October 15, 2018

Reading Time: 6 Minutes “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts,” Anne Lamont declares in Bird by Bird. When composing your website copy feels more akin to hacking away at keys than blissful copywriting, that sure is a helpful line to remember. That, and the real secret to better website copy. The secret? Non-visual storytelling matters. Today, […]