Practical Success Advice for Creative Professionals

There’s a bizarre myth in our culture that we have to choose between making a living and being creative. That creativity is somehow the enemy of a good livelihood.

That, of course, is crazy talk, particularly in the world of content creators. This week, we offered thoughts on nurturing your creativity and boosting your career.

On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman explored Why Writers Need Editors to produce great content. Not simply proofreaders (although it’s lovely to read work that demonstrates mastery of the comma … or maybe even the semicolon), but editors who shape superior content experiences.

Most of us aren’t lucky enough to be able to hire this out, but have no fear: Stefanie will show you how to engage your inner editor to produce more compelling work.

On Tuesday, Copyblogger’s Data Analyst Loryn Cole sported a brand-new last name and a dandy post on the importance of occasionally breaking those all-important creative routines. Why disrupt something we worked so hard to create? To get in better touch with what really matters.

On Wednesday, I wrote about the last enrollment day for our Copyblogger Certified Content Marketer program. If you missed it, alas, you’ll need to wait until next year. But we do have some other interesting courses coming together for you later this fall, so stay tuned for those. 🙂

On the Copyblogger FM podcast, I talked about my all-time favorite mental “hack” that improves creativity, talent, and even happiness: The Mindset “Hack” that Frees Your Creativity and Makes You Happier.

And on The Writer Files podcast, Kelton Reid interviewed two of our Certified Content Marketers on how to make a (good) living as a professional content writer. Check out the first installment: How to Make a Living as a Pro Content Writer: Part One.

That’s this week’s content — have a fabulously creative weekend, and we’ll see you next week!

— Sonia Simone
Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital

Catch up on this week’s content

Preparing, rather than planning, allows for more flexibility when unforeseen circumstances arise. Stefanie FlaxmanWhy Content Marketers Need Editors

by Stefanie Flaxman

These breaks destroy my productivity for the day, and that’s the point. Loryn ColeWant to Reconnect to What Really Matters? Try Breaking Your Routine

by Loryn Cole

Apply to join Copyblogger’s list of recommended writers. Sonia Simone, Chief Content OfficerDoors to Copyblogger’s Content Marketer Certification Close Today

by Sonia Simone

The Mindset ‘Hack’ that Frees Your Creativity and Makes You HappierThe Mindset ‘Hack’ that Frees Your Creativity and Makes You Happier

by Sonia Simone

How to Make a Living as a Pro Content Writer: Part OneHow to Make a Living as a Pro Content Writer: Part One

by Kelton Reid


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