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Copywriter vs. Content Writer: Skills, Writing Fees and Expectations

  Need content? You could enlist the services of a content writer. It probably won’t hurt a bit. But it probably won’t help either. Given the immense demand for content, millions of freelancers, small agencies and writer brokerages have crawled out of the woodwork to offer cheap, quick-turn content writing services. The writing they deliver…

The Best Copywriters Offer Great Copywriting Secrets

I was reviewing an essay by my daughter, a high school junior, when we got to talking about what makes for great writing. It was an interesting discussion. At least I felt that way. She probably just wanted to get the thing done and turned in. I call writing my profession. She calls it a…

A Great Copywriter Has at Least 21 Personalities

Let me introduce myself. I’m, um, I’m, uh … Hmm. I had this a minute ago. But suddenly I’m a different person. I’m wearing a different hat. I have different strengths and skills. It’s like I switched gears. The chains fall into a different combination of sprockets and I’m cruising along with an entirely different…

Stabbing Mediocrity to Death with Pencils and Pens

Stabbing Mediocrity to Death from Barry Feldman It’s easy to make a pledge to cut through the clutter. To be bold. Provocative. Memorable. It’s another thing to actually do it. Many writers have the chops. Many clients claim to need these writers and go looking for those with war paint on their faces. With fire…

Beginner Copywriting Tips for Effective Online Marketing

  “I can’t write.” It’s the resignation declaration of the self-defeated. It’s also a fat slice of baloney. You won’t write? You don’t want to write? I’m willing to buy these statements. But “can’t?” Sorry friend, you can. You’ve been writing your whole life. You write now. You write emails, greeting cards, shopping lists, meeting…

Effective Online Marketing: Free eBooks from Feldman Creative

  Help yourself to these eBooks to understand how to become a more effective online marketer.     Have you taken advantage of these helpful resources?  Download any or all these online marketing eBooks to learn how to be more effective with your online marketing and achieve your business goals. > The Plan to Grow…

Fire Your SEO Writer

I reject the term “SEO copywriter.” I couldn’t even get myself to use it in this post’s headline (even though it’s what I want to talk to you about). The reason for my disdain of the term is it puts SEO before copywriting. If you believe this is a smart approach to creating effective content,…

Podcast: Your Content Don’t Rock and Roll

“The Point – In Your Ear” is back sneering at crappy content like the king of rock and roll. In this wild tale, you’ll hear about a street corner advertising rock star, the ho-hum state of online content, the point of view of advertising legend Tom McElligot, how content is too much like merlot, and…

SEO Guilty Culprit in Silicon Valley Murder Plot

[Nothing’s ever as funny as a true story.] Early Thursday morning, an up-and-coming slogan was shot down in the Silicon Valley office building of a software startup. An intern, recently hired to handle social media marketing by the software company (whose brand must be kept secret), claims to have witnessed the entire sequence of events…

7 Content Marketing Solutions for the Writing Impaired

You know that a steady stream of new and valuable content is the key to get new prospects to click around and existing customer to stick around. Nonetheless, you‘re staring into the abyss consumed with the question, “Who’s going to write content for the company.”