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I'M ASHLYN

I've been called the OG of copywriters for creatives, wink—I hook up women with words as a launch copywriter & brand strategist. Even while raking in more than 7-figures since I've been at it, I believe working from a place of rest (not hustle) IS possible—and I want the same for you.
 
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I also am the first to say year one owning a small business was great … but it took me 10 years to get there, working in corporate communications. ????

Anyway, I want to tell you the 3 things that I bird-dog after in my life and business — besides the obvious Fs, faith/fam/friends — that helped, and show you behind-the-scenes of the Trello board that keeps me all organized!

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Productivity

3 Productivity Mindset Shifts That Grew My Business Quickly

Reading Time: 10 Minutes As a launch copywriter, my team and I pretty much tell potential clients NOT to spend any money on our copywriting, email copywriting, and launch strategy services until they do THIS in pre-launch marketing.👇👇 You’re about to learn exactly how I validated my ideas & hunches to build offerings over the years. I’ve explained this […]

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Marketing Tips

My WINNING Idea Validation Workflow for Pre-Launch Marketing

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I believe that taking managerial courage over your time — entrepreneur or not! — leads to a more full life-portfolio.

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Here are 8 things that have helped me cut the nonessential.

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8 Productivity Apps So You Can Make the Most of Your Time

Reading Time: 7 Minutes Do you love being online but don’t like it ruling your life as you create Instagram content?? Sameee, sister, same. Today I’m sharing my Instagram content strategy for the remainder of 2020—how I moved from planning a week of content in a day 👉 to a month of content in a day. I’ve officially been […]

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Copywriting Tips

How to Batch Plan 30 Days of Instagram Content in 1 Day

Reading Time: 6 Minutes Copywriting swipe filing—you’ve heard of it, right?! Know the rules like a pro, so you can break ‘em like an artist. 😉 Well, there are two things *most* copywriters leave out when they’re talking through swipe files. I’ve learned these things are VERY important as I’ve built my business and agency, andddd that’s what I’m […]

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3 Hacks to Build Your Copywriting Swipe File

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Y’all, between my ENFJ Myers-Briggs personality, open struggle with anxiety, and chosen career field, I’m wired to constantly consume media and information, which leads to rapid-fire stream of ideas in my head.

I can only imagine my fellow ladybosses — whether you own a business or just get after at work — feel the same way, too. We’re dreamers, innovators, and pioneers. Idea or Entrepreneur ADD is a thing.

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The 6 Simple Ways to Organize Your Small Business in One Day

Reading Time: 9 Minutes Nearly 90% of small businesses here in the US have under 20 employees, which is me and happened wayyy sooner than I would have ever dreamed. If you’re like me, then, you’re probably ready before you THINK you are—let’s talk about how to build a team. This is a first for me, I’ve never ~really~ […]

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How to Build a Team: Behind-the-Scenes of Team AW

Reading Time: 7 Minutes If you’ve been around here for a bit, you’ve heard me say this time and time again: I want to work from a place of REST—not hustle. Not that hustle’s bad. It’s GOOD, actually … it’s really good. But the thing is, you see, I dunno how to turn it off. 😳 (just me???)   […]

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Energy & Time Management Tips Every Creative Entrepreneur Needs to Know

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I’ve always been into routines and wanted to share my morning routine here. It’s been a BIG game-changer when it comes to waking up with abundance and gratitude in mind … which helps squelch my grumbling later in the day.

Hopefully, this post explains the PRESENT thing I talk about on Instagram from time to time … and I’d love to know if you do this, too!

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My Productive Morning Routine: 7 Things I Do Every Day

Reading Time: 8 Minutes “What is your HoneyBook workflow—and which tools are the best ones to manage clients?” “Ashlyn, how do you manage clients … especially the difficult ones?” “What disciplines do you have to help you start managing clients better?” Friend, if I were sitting with you on the patio at Taproom, an East Atlanta Kirkwood coffee-by-day-winebar-by-night (rriiiiggght!?!) […]

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Business Tips

How to Manage Clients: My Trello & HoneyBook Workflows

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