– Internet Marketing Services – A Global Marketing Group Company

Getting your first paid writing gig is really exciting.

It’s an accomplishment and a turning point. You might actually be “allowed” to call yourself a writer now.

And there’s no doubt it can be the start of feeling like a real writer.

But building a real writing business, rather than just getting an occasional job that involves writing, is a long journey.

This week, we mapped out the positioning and tactics that grow your writing services into a resource that drives real business results — so that you can thrive as a creative professional.

On Monday, Brian Clark asked: Who’s the Hero in Your Business?

The correct answer may surprise you.

On Tuesday, Sonia Simone offered 7 Ways to Find Readers and Subscribers When No One Knows You Yet.

Her techniques will get momentum going for your business, but they aren’t quick fixes. Be prepared to put in the work.

And on Wednesday, I outlined 3 Steps to Hone the Skill that Can Advance Your Career as a Writer.

When companies and publishers hire writers, they look for the skill that I help you strengthen.

Are you a professional writer who wants better clients and more recognition?

If you’re ready to learn how your writing skills can make you a valuable content marketing strategist for businesses, our Certified Content Marketer training program was created for you.

It teaches writers with strong voices and solid techniques how to use their words to sell, both for themselves and their clients.

The four-week content marketing strategy course, taught by Brian Clark and Sonia Simone, honors where you’re at as a writer while helping you grow into the content marketer you want to be.

You’ll then have the chance to submit your own work for Certification. There are plenty of programs out there that will give you a badge for completing a few multiple-choice quizzes.

This isn’t one.

Each application is carefully reviewed by a member of the Copyblogger editorial team — and not everyone who applies receives Certification.

New students can only join the training course about once a year, and your chance is coming up soon in early 2020!

Enter your email address below to learn more when the program reopens, and I’ll talk with you next week as we wrap up our content before the end-of-the-year holidays.

— Stefanie Flaxman
Editor-in-Chief, Copyblogger Media

Catch up on this week’s content

The key concept is demonstrate, as opposed to claim. Anyone can claim authority, and we routinely ignore them, online and off. – Brian ClarkWho’s the Hero in Your Business?

by Brian Clark

You don’t have to just wait for your audience to stumble across you. – Sonia Simone7 Ways to Find Readers and Subscribers When No One Knows You Yet

by Sonia Simone

Self-sufficient writers form better relationships with companies and publishers. – Stefanie Flaxman3 Steps to Hone the Skill that Can Advance Your Career as a Writer

by Stefanie Flaxman

How Oscar Nominated Screenwriter Kim Krizan Writes: Part TwoHow Oscar Nominated Screenwriter Kim Krizan Writes: Part Two

by Kelton Reid

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