Profitable Writers Demonstrate How to Prosper from Your Words

If you aspire to make a comfortable income from your writing, you’ll find inspiration in the stories of the three people we’re featuring in today’s Certified Stories article.
This group comes direct from our Certified Content Marketer page here on Copyblogger.
You know what I liked best about their answers? That they were pleasantly surprised that writers can indeed make a healthy living doing what they do best.
I love hearing stories like that — they make our efforts here at Copyblogger worthwhile.
By the way, don’t miss the WORD ebook we developed specifically for writers — you’ll get instant access when you register at the bottom of this article.
Here’s who’s joined us today:

Aaron Wrixon specializes in white-label writing and content marketing services for web designers and their clients. Contact Aaron
Trudi Roth creates site copy, blog posts, video, and social media strategy that converts passive bystanders into active, engaged fans. Contact Trudi
Carin Kilby Clark writes conversational copy and content that demonstrates authentic thought leadership and builds authority. Contact Carin

Read on as Aaron, Trudi, and Carin share their hard-earned wisdom.
What do you wish you knew about writing when you first started out?
There’s perception and then there’s reality. Sometimes we perceive our dream careers through rose-colored glasses. Once we’re in them, though, the day-to-day reality doesn’t live up to the image.
But for our three writers, reality was better than perception.
Trudi had to first lose the notion that she couldn’t make a good living as a writer:
“I believed that writing was

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Freelance Writers Share the Surprising Keys to Their Successful Careers

We talk about the lives of professional writers and content marketers a lot on these pages.
And we’ve done our fair share of interviews with well-known writers and top-notch content marketers.
But what about those writers whose names you may not know, but who have discovered the secrets to running profitable freelance writing businesses?
We thought it was time to shine the light on these folks so you could learn from their journeys. And to find them, we didn’t have to go far: our Certified Content Marketer page is full of them.
Welcome to our Certified Stories series, where we’ll share insights and tips from successful freelance writers.
Here’s who’s joined us today:

Terri Cruce is a copywriter and content marketer for small business owners and solopreneurs who understand the need for well-written, engaging content, but lack the desire, skill set, or time to create it themselves. Contact Terri
Mark Crosling offers content creation, plus content, social, and search strategy. Contact Mark
Sharlyn Lauby is a Master Level Certified Content Marketer who offers human resources content marketing that focuses on strategic campaigns to increase engagement and lead generation. Contact Sharlyn

Read on as Terri, Mark, and Sharlyn spill their professional secrets.
Who’s your favorite type of client to work with?
We all have clients who are secretly our favorites.
It’s probably in our best interests to hide the fact that we enjoy working with them so much, we’d almost do their work for free.
(Don’t work for free. Read our Pricing for Service

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