Author: Regine Baptiste

Trained under American Writers & Artists Incorporated as a Copy Writer. Owner of Word Grip Action Copywriting Service. Contact wordgripaction@gmail.com

Word Grip Action Copywriting Service, LLC

There it is!  Last week, I registered my business name with New York State as Word Grip Action Copywriting Service, LLC. I also received my EIN number so that I can pay taxes on the money I earn in my business.

Today, I am going to visit a Wix office to see about hosting and creating a domain name for my website as well as creating the website. I am choosing to visit an office as opposed to doing everything behind a computer. Human to human contact, the trend back to normal.

Next will be my logo, business cards and my business bank account.

April has been a busy month. I am winding down from a temporary assignment unrelated to copywriting, decluttering to create space for my business and in this last week reeling from the worst allergies of my life.

Reminder, this blog is about my month to month practical transformation at becoming a Copywriter and creating a small business. I want to share my journey with others. No matter how fast and easy things may be advertised in our day, growth takes time and incremental steps are best to anything that will last.

Next month I will write a book review on a book about the life of a freelancer.

In the meantime, I am going to repost an article on how we are inundated with content. My sentiments exactly. Realistically we can’t keep up with everything. In the old days, when all there was was newspapers & magazines, who read every article? We need to be selective on the content we read. I do appreciate the time others have taken to read my humble blog.

Be well until next month.

Regine Baptiste

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Repost of “How Can Direct Mail Help Your New Product Launch?” December 15, 2015 from Melinda Emerson’s website

“Direct mail has been the chosen marketing technique for millions of companies across the globe for several decades. With businesses over using email, direct mail offers a means of clear communication with a target audience that can help….”

Click on link below to find out more.

How Can Direct Mail Help Your New Product Launch?“The author of this article is Jeremy Benson.

from succeedasyourownboss.com”Direct mail is a great tool to spread the word about your product launch.”

Hopefully after reading  this article from Melinda Emerson’s website, you will be encouraged to use direct mail as one of your marketing strategies for your business this year. Please contact me at wordgripaction@gmail.com and I can assist you with the sales letter writing of your direct mail piece.

Effortless

  • effortless – (adjective) requiring no effort; display no signs of effort; easy.
  • effort – (noun) 1. exertion of physical or mental power. 2. an earnest or strenuous attempt.

definitions taken from dictionary.reference.com 12/9/15

I am taking the time to define my title as in our world, words change meaning. I would like learn how to write-effortlessly. I know that I have put forth a lot of time and study for my writing to come more easily.

Here’s an exciting update on my copywriting business. I’ve approached three people about writing sales copy and all three have been willing to give my services a try. The catch was, I would provide free services. Sounds counterintuitive but I want to concentrate on creating a workflow and system of handling clients. To do this effectively, I would need real clients. I would gain the advantage of a ready made portfolio showcasing actual experience. Not just generic pieces from made up companies. Just like a chef in training doesn’t cook make-believe food.

Becoming effortless reminds me of the time when I was a kid. Once, I tried to mimic the moves of a ballerina. The awkward and twisted hand features did not match the graceful moves I was trying to copy. I then learned that it took much practice and years to become a ballerina. Not to mention my awareness that my body was too small and stiff. The same can be said about writing effortlessly. One day my writing will be read in such a way that the words will move just as effortlessly as a ballerina.

My friend be safe, peaceful, and grateful till next month.