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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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Y’all, a website is not a junk drawer: aim to have specific, profitable goals for your website, and coincidentally, each page of your website (we’ll get there).

How do I stay on track to do this as a copywriter for creatives? By not typing directly into Squarespace or WordPress text boxes, that’s how!

I use a GoogleDoc template to quickly draft up website copy, and today, I want to share the process.

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Mega Post: How to Write Your Website Copy in Google Docs (+ Free Website Copy Template!)

How to turn your creative passion into a paycheck as a creative entrepreneur interview with Ashlyn Carter

Reading Time: 2 Minutes So excited to share with you the latest podcast from my (brand new!) friend Amanda at She Did It Her Way, a podcast I first read about in Entrepreneur magazine. Getting to talk to Amanda about how to sloowwww your roll and find the payoff in settling down the hustle, so you can step back […]

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She Did It Her Way Podcast Featuring Ashlyn Carter

Conference for creatives tips and what I learned speaking from Ashlyn Writes

Reading Time: 5 Minutes Investing in a conference for creatives as an attendee was the first business investment we* ever made. *Me and Wes—the person I had to convince it was a sound idea for me to quit my $60k+ a year job, to hopefully make money on my own. Eek! At Illume Retreat in April of 2016 (read my […]

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For Calligraphers

What I Learned Speaking at the Creative at Heart Conference

How to use one website to run two businesses by Ashlyn Carter of Ashlyn Writes

Reading Time: 2 Minutes Nerding out over content from Abagail and Emylee of Think Creative Collective has been a business mainstay of mine since right about the time I left corporate communications—so getting to chat about copywriting for creatives, calligraphy for brides, and entrepreneurship on their Strategy Hour podcast was a dreamboat moment. Today, I’m pumped to pass along […]

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Strategy Hour Podcast featuring Ashlyn Carter

What to do before a creative conference—tips from Ashlyn Carter of Ashlyn Writes

Reading Time: 5 Minutes Ah, creative conference jet-set life: I love it! Conferences started for me back in my Alpha Delta Pi collegiate days, which moved to me helping plan conferences for 500+ as a Leadership Consultant … which moved to planning large-scale events at a full-service communications agency for Delta Air Lines. Nowawdays, I’m loving the creative conference […]

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What to Do Before a Creative Conference: 8 Tips I Do Before Each Event

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Long before wedding calligraphy conversation began, I first met Caroline over coffee at the Starbucks here in Decatur … … but #stalkermoment: When I worked at Alpha Delta Pi national headquarters as a Leadership Consultant, I remember when Caroline’s name came soaring in the applicant pool. We wanted her SO badly—but she ended up deciding […]

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For Calligraphers

Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C. | Wedding Calligraphy | Caroline & Harrison

Reading Time: 3 Minutes There are just some brides that make wedding calligraphy a cinch for invitations: Mary Michael is one of those! I’m just pleased as punch with how Mary Michael and Tanner’s wedding calligraphy turned out … I mean, I know just as well as she does how Samford University can be a good place to drum up […]

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For Calligraphers

The Club in Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photos | Wedding Calligraphy | Mary Michael & Tanner

Ashlyn Writes Wedding Calligraphy Atlanta Calligrapher

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Wedding calligraphy and invitation design is so much more fun to piece together for a bride when you know one of your best friends will be shooting it! My bestie from high school in Montgomery Brooke Glassford nailed this Moore’s Mill Country Club wedding … and I’m sure it doesn’t help at all that Auburn […]

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Moore’s Mill Country Club Wedding Photos | Wedding Calligraphy | Katelin & Sean

How to market your creative entrepreneurial business without using Etsy

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There are a bazillion blogs you could read up on to leverage Etsy to market your business. I’m sure they’re great, I’m sure they could help. 

BUT …

You’re not on those blogs: you’re here–and I’m SO glad you asked.  Jeeves! Bring out the soapbox, I got somethin’ somethin’ to say.

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Why I’m Not on Etsy: How to Market Your Creative or Stationery Biz 6 Other Ways

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It’s a question I get in my inbox often: How do I market my calligraphy business and get wedding clients? So I did a little audit, pulled together the ways I’ve found success marketing my services as a calligrapher, and wanted to ship ’em your way today.

Keep reading to learn how!

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How to Market Your Calligraphy Business

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