In the twelve years I’ve had my business (five years unofficially, seven years officially), I’ve made plenty of stupid mistakes - but I've also learned valuable lessons. Here's a non-exhaustive list of the stupid stuff I've done and business lessons learned - so you don't...

Over the course of my copywriting career, I’ve worked for many companies, both as a freelancer and full-time employee—and I’ve seen some seriously dumb marketing shit happen. It doesn’t matter if the budget for a campaign was $10,000 or $10—I’ve seen marketers put their companies at...

When new “work” friends ask me about my business, I am invariably asked how I get clients. I always feel super lucky to respond, “Referrals. I have an awesome network.” Even better: I don’t attend networking events anymore. Better than that: People tell me they’ve heard my...

Eons ago, I took time out from the corporate world to be a personal chef. Yup, it was a pretty cool job. Yup, I am a really good cook. Yup, I had some weird-ass clients – and some weird-ass potential clients. I remember this one guy...

One of the best things about my job as a copywriter is writing for very different clients on a regular basis. As you can imagine, I learn a lot on the job – like these seven awesome things: 1. Fat Tails Are Not a Drink Before I...