This month marks one full year since I started writing this blog.
I can’t claim I’ve been incredibly consistent, or that everything I’ve written has been perfect, but I’ve kept it up to the best of my ability, as I’m growing my own freelance copywriter business.
It’s been a little over a month since I wrote a status report on what I’m doing. My last one reported that I’d made my goal, without realizing it, months ago. Yay me! Thank you again, all of you, for your congratulations, whether they came in the comments on that blog post, on my Facebook page or Twitter feed, or in a private email. They mean the world to me.
Suffice it to say, things are picking up around here. One of my new clients, a company called FunnelDash, brought me out to the Traffic and Conversion Summit earlier this month. It was fantastic. I met lots of folks, learned more about FunnelDash’s product and had a wonderful time.
Meanwhile, I continue working on projects for other clients and am currently booked through mid-April, if not further out (which is great for me, but hard if you need something done quickly.)
I’m closer and closer to making my goal a regular occurrence, instead of a spike in activity, which makes me even happier. For those of you who are wondering if you can “make it” yourselves, the answer is yes. You can. It takes time and determination, but if I did it, you can do it!
For the record, I’m going to save personal blog posts until the end of the month from now on. They used to come out around the 13th of each month, which is when I started this blog, March 13th, 2016. I don’t want to do that anymore, so, from now on, you’ll have to wait until the end of the month to find out what’s going on in my world.
Ultimately, this blog is not about me. I enjoy reporting in on my progress, and I’ve gotten good feedback from many of you, telling me that I’m an inspiration to those of you who are starting your own businesses, or who have your own businesses and are struggling to make them work.
Really, this blog is about you. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t write a blog post every week. I’ve got a lot going on and sometimes, I feel like I don’t know what to write about. Or I feel like I’m shouting into an echo chamber, writing about the same things everyone else writes about, just from a different voice.
I write this blog for you. All of you. Whether you’re my friends and family who humor me as I walk down this crazy path, or you’re on your own, similarly crazy path and are trudging along with me. I do this for your benefit, not mine.
So, tell me what you want to know. Tell me where you’re having problems and how I can help. Tell me what experiences of mine you want to hear about. I am here to serve you, my fellow small business owners and folks who are kind enough to follow what I’m doing.
Stop behaving like a typical Minnesota audience, who give the polite golf clap and come up to you to tell you that they love what you’re doing, then walk away with a bemused look on their faces. (I grew up in Minnesota, I live here now, and I’ve been a touring musician and performer. I am licensed to say these things.)
Tell me what you like about my blog posts. Tell me what you hate. Tell me what you want to see more of, so I can give it to you. Really. I want your feedback. Either leave it in the comments below or fill out this survey.
I want to help you get to where I am now, and continue on to where I’m going. I want all of us to be successful in our own spheres. (I’m weird like that. I think everyone deserves to make it. Success isn’t a pie that diminishes the more others take. There’s plenty to go around.)
Yes, I’m always interested in helping you be successful by writing your advertising copy. And I’m aware that I can’t handle all of you as clients. I need to sleep occasionally. But I can help you with writing techniques, ideas and marketing advice.
Help me help you. What do you need? What will get you to that next step on your path to success?
I look forward to hearing from you in the comments, or on the survey.
Thanks, as always for following along on my crazy journey as I grow my freelance copywriter business.