This morning I was reading Ann Handley’s newsletter and I saw that there’s a chance to win a scholarship to MarketingProfs Marketing Writing Bootcamp. To enter, I need to explain how attending bootcamp would change my life. Here we go folks…
Marketing Writing BootCamp would be a huge benefit to me because of who I am and where I am in my life. So…here’s my life in three summarizing bullet points:
- I’m a military spouse who moves a lot
- I’m a writer who lost her mojo and is trying to get it back
- I have an hourly gig as a marketing writer and I want to be a better writer so that I can build on my success there
1. I’m a military spouse who moves a lot
My husband is in the Army and we move around a lot. Like most military spouses I’m on a never-ending quest to find stable work that will move with us. About two years ago I had the realization that perhaps the only way I’ll find career stability is by being my own boss. I don’t do crafts, so I can’t Etsy. I don’t do antiques or refurbish electronics, so I can’t eBay. But I can write. And I enjoy writing. So I’ve been taking the steps to make marketing writing and content creation my career.
I feel like my marketing writing isn’t quite there yet, and I have a good feeling that Marketing Writing Bootcamp can help me polish it so it really shines.
2. I’m a writer who lost her mojo and is trying to get it back.
I can’t exactly pinpoint when it happened, but at some point I lost my marketing writing mojo. About six or eight years ago I was writing some really solid marketing pieces. And then I lost my confidence…perspective…thesaurus? Something. I’ve been trying to piece together my own process for improving my marketing writing (reading blogs and books by Ann Handley, MarketingProfs and others, signing up for free marketing writing courses, seeking out and reading quality content writing) but I’m not sure it’s giving me the boost I need.
3. I have an hourly gig as a marketing writer and I want to be a better writer so that I can build on my success there.
I currently have a part-time, hourly marketing writing gig for a university. I help them with blogging, social media, and content writing. If I could do better at this job, I feel I could build on my success and create a more solid career for myself. I’ve been given a tremendous opportunity for marketing writing that I can really build on if I work hard and write well – but I need the help of MarketingProfs to do it. It feels to me that my marketing writing isn’t connecting well with our readers. I’m not developing content with strategy in mind and I’m really not even sure how to write in a more strategic way that would connect with our readers. I’m certain Marketing Writing BootCamp could help me with this. (Dear Boss, in case you read this, I’m really trying…)
Thanks for this scholarship opportunity MarketingProfs!