Posts Tagged ‘project management’

How to make your first hire

A question I get every time I present systems, is “Where do I find a project manager or assistant to do this for me?” My project manager happens to also be my husband. Unfortunately for you, to my knowledge there aren’t any other project managers hiding under the covers of my bed. So, since I’m…

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How to Copy Chief (plus Rubric Template)

Transitioning from writer to chief can be a tough one. While we write, we often rely on instincts — chiefing requires us to break those instincts into repeatable processes. It’s not unlike why great players often make bad coaches. From the article: “As you get better and better at what you do, your ability to…

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Planning Big Projects

Many times as copywriters we’re also asked to be project managers. At the very least, we have to manage our own time and calendars. And during big projects like launches, this can seem like a monumentous task. In the video below, I discuss how to handle large product launches with considerations like how to: Communicateacross…

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[TOOL TOUR] 17hats

17hats is the “Command Center” of my freelance business. We can create custom, automatic workflows for each client. Load up our templates and send them automatically. For example, once our contract is signed, the invoice goes out instantly (without having to touch anything). It also emails reminders when things are past due or when I…

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How to End Scope Creep

There’s 2 ways to end scope creep. Make sure it never happens by spelling out expectations up front in your proposal and planning documents (There are trainings on both in the Business of Copy). When it does happen, tactfully and calmly address it (before it gets out of hand). It’s important to remember that if…

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All the software that runs my business

Software Programs We Use Easy landing pages Leadpages Graphic Design Canva  Automatic Password Management Lastpass Time tracking, invoicing Harvest Project management/workflow/bookkeeping 17hats  Autoscheduling Acuity Scheduling Planning Effic ProductivAction Planner Electronic Signatures Hellosign Auto-followup Followup Then Payment Processor Stripe Transcription Rev.com Meetings Zoom Voice Tools Tone Analyzer Cadence Tool Voice Book  

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Simple Status Reports That Make Everyone Happy

Things that consistently happened during projects: The client emailed asking me what I was working on (Response in my brain: “WHAT AM I WORKING ON!? About 20 different aspects of your project!” Even though we weren’t close to the deadline yet, the client seemed anxious to get the work. People on the team asked for…

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