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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 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: 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

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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How to Manage Clients: My Trello & HoneyBook Workflows

Reading Time: 8 Minutes “I would love to see a post about your blog post writing process. It is such speed bump for me!” Anyone else? Bueller? Your wish, my command—today, I’m talking alll about my blog writing process, so you can cultivate a blog writing workflow too. I’m a blog grandmother. A young grandmother, but definitely in grandmother […]

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How to Cultivate a Go-to Blog Writing Workflow

Reading Time: 7 Minutes This past week I posted on my Instagram to see what y’all ACTUALLY want to hear, I LOVE making specific posts based on what you ask for(plus, I lol’d on the couch reading some of your responses). Something that came up constantly? “I am amazed at how much you can get done! I love hearing […]

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How to Batch Work & Organize with Themed Days

Reading Time: 7 Minutes You asked ➡️I’m delivering. Today I’m walking you through my inquiry & sales call workflow so you can keep up those bookings and close deals. Just me orrrr have you ever freaked out about getting on a sales call to communicate your pricing with a potential client? You’ve gotten sweaty palms… maybeeeeee even some sweaty […]

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The Sales Call Workflow I Absolutely Swear By

Reading Time: 6 Minutes Today, I’d like to share some of the automation workflows for your creative business that have helped ME run things on auto, even when I can’t—the things that allow my business to be productive and keep moving forward. Why? Because let’s be real—life is a *little bit*crazy right now. On days when my son is […]

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The Best Automation Workflows for Your Creative Business

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