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I don’t talk about it often, but in addition to being a freelancer on Upwork, I’m also a client. Over the past couple of years I’ve hired lots of freelancers to help me with various projects -- from … [Read more...] about Would you turn down this freelance job?
If you were alive during the Salem witch hunt of 1692, choosing the right words could easily mean the difference between life and death. Let’s say you were accused of being a witch -- how would you … [Read more...] about Are you using any of these “Dishonestly Degrading” phrases?
Gurus love to make long lists of “must read” copywriting books: “Top X books to learn copywriting” (AKA "Here are the Amazon search results for copywriting books with 4+ stars") “X books … [Read more...] about The 15 best copywriting books in 2021 (and who should read them)