I Turn Words Into Money
I grew up wanting to be a wizard. When I was a kid, I spent as much time inside reading about wizards, dragons, and spaceships as I did outside playing baseball and soccer.
Reality intervened, and before I was paying attention, I was working in a cube farm at one of those jobs nobody ever dreams about. It wasn’t bad. I was good at what I did, and I made decent money, but I never felt excited to go to work.
Then, one of my frustrations turned into an epiphany. I was constantly annoyed at how poorly most people wrote. It wasn’t that they had terrible grammar or spelled everything wrong, it was much more fundamental. They didn’t seem to know how words worked or what paragraphs are for. That’s when I realized I had a skill I’d taken for granted.
It didn’t take long for my coworkers—management even—to start coming to me when they needed a memo or e-mail to sound professional. It wasn’t in the job description, but whatever the boss wants, the boss gets, right?
It wasn’t a great job. It wasn’t a bad job. It was just a way to pay the bills.
Until it wasn’t.
I got laid off. By the time I’d run out of four-letter words, I knew that I never wanted to be in that position again.
I Needed More than Just a Paycheck
I wanted to be in control of what I did for a living, how much I made, when I worked, and where.
I tried some things that didn’t work out. Eventually, I realized I was ignoring something important that should have been obvious.
If you’re going to build yourself a business, you can’t just pick something and have a go. You have to do something you’re good at and that you like doing.
It seems obvious, right? If you want people to pay professional rates, you need to have professional skills, but if you want to live a life you love, you can’t do a job you hate.
It took me years to make that realization. Once I had, everything else became clear. I was better at putting words together than most people, but that wasn’t enough. I had to develop the skills necessary to put words together in ways that made a difference for businesses.
I’ve done that. I’ve studied with the best names in online copywriting, and I’ve developed the skills and built a business.
I can put those skills to work building yours, no matter how big—or small—it is.
If you’d like to learn how, please contact me using the form below.