I talk about chronic pain and copywriting — updated April/21

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Hello and welcome to my Medium profile! I’m Carly Barrett — copywriter, dog mum, tea drinker, and chronic evolver based in Ontario, Canada.

I Write About Chronic Pain

In my early twenties, I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. …


To become a better writer day by day

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A few weeks ago, I shared how I made $8,917 from writing in one month — and how most of that money came from clients. That post was not meant to brag. Maybe that seems like a lot of money to you; maybe it doesn’t. But what I didn’t get…


Most of it came from clients — here’s how I did it

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I don’t have a website. I rarely post on social media. I’m not too fond of Zoom calls and try to avoid them when possible. And I’m terrible at marketing myself. So how do I make money writing?

By establishing consistent, long-term relationships with clients, that’s how.

I don’t work…


I thought a business game plan was enough to be successful

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My 66-year-old father is an entrepreneur. I’ve watched him build businesses from the ground up my entire life. I’ve listened to him pitch too many business ideas to count and then successfully execute many of them, with a few failures along the way. …


Your body and brain are constantly looking for the “hit” that comes from uninformed optimism.

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A rush of adrenaline flowed through my veins as I clicked “Purchase” on a new online course. So many emotions were hitting me, but one thought was loudest of all:

“This course is going to change my life! I’m just going to follow along and do it, no matter what…


You have to niche down until it physically hurts, or you aren’t doing it right.

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It was a Wednesday afternoon, and I was sitting in a cafe with a client for a briefing meeting. You know, back in 2019, when we could do things like that. Ah, the simple things in life.

My client was re-designing her website and had commissioned me to write the…


Grow your audience with these organic lead generation strategies

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Do you break your friends into different groups based on what you talk about with them? …


From e-books to email courses, there are more ways to make money from your writing than working with clients

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“I love my writing business, but I hate marketing myself and looking for clients.”

I told my friend for the umpteenth time as we relaxed in her hot tub. …


If you feel burnt out, your business is probably out of alignment with your personality type

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A few years ago (okay, more than a few), I was walking home from elementary school with my report card in hand. I was one of those kids that got good grades, so I wasn’t afraid to hand my report card over to my parents. …


You can take on a bunch of small freelancing clients or establish a long-term relationship with one or two retainer clients

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The other day, a fellow blogger and writer reached out to me asking for advice on finding writing clients. He had the writing skills and time to dedicate to completing client work — but where were the clients?

Since I currently own and operate a client-based writing business, I felt…

Carly Barrett

Copywriter. Dog Mum. Goal Digger. Introvert. Chronically Evolving.

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