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My name is Bryan Collins. I'll help you develop the skills and confidence you need to write online, find clients and get paid. 25,000+ writers read this newsletter. Will you?

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Should you quit your job to write full-time?

Hi Reader, I quit two different jobs to write full-time. In my mid-twenties, I worked as a badly paid local newsletter journalist. I hated my power-hungry boss and dreary afternoons covering local council meetings. So, one Tuesday morning, I marched into my boss’s office and said, “I quit!” I was going to become a freelance writer and write fiction. Saying “I quit!” to write full-time? My dream turned into a stressful nightmare. I didn’t consider if I could actually write fiction, much less...

about 18 hours ago • 2 min read

Hi Reader, I started writing online over ten years ago. I’ve earned multiple six figures from writing online. I’ve also worked harder and longer than I’d like to admit. And I’ve the hairline to prove it. Here are a few things I’ve tried: Writing on Tumblr Reviewing products and gadgets for tech websites Freelancing for big-name publications like Forbes Copywriting and content writing for clients Self-publishing books on Amazon Tweeting and writing threads on X Writing personal development...

2 days ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, I wasted half an hour reading a fun subreddit over coffee the other morning. /LinkedInLunatics is full of posts from keyboard-warrior Redditors sharing cringe-worthy LinkedIn posts. One Redditor surfaced a LinkedIn post from a laid-off Tesla product supervisor. Nico posted on LinkedIn saying, “Tesla eliminated my position, I’m going to eliminate my housing costs lol.” Nico plans to invest his savings in the S&P500 and document living in his car online. “I already lived in my car...

3 days ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, You've only got 6 hours to join Get 1k Email Subscribers in 30 Days workshop. I’ll host it tomorrow, but I’ll include the recording if you can’t make it live @ Thursday, May 23, at 3 pm GMT+1. Your invite is here. I will take it down tonight. Here’s the details: Get 1k Email Subscribers in 30 Days. I’m hosting a workshop for Pro Writers Only. I’ll give you a clear road map for getting your first 1k email subscribers in 30 days. I’ll give you an over-the-shoulder demo of how I grow...

4 days ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, Today is the last day you can buy the Get 1000 Email Subscribers in 30 Days Workshop. I’ll host it tomorrow, but I’ll include the recording if you can’t make it live @Thursday May 23 at 3 pm GMT+1. Here’s the link. I take it down tonight. Get 1k Email Subscribers in 30 Days. I’m hosting a workshop for Pro Writers Only. I’ll give you a clear road map for getting your first 1k email subscribers in 30 days. I’ll give you an over-the-shoulder demo of how I grow and manage my...

4 days ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, Many people dismiss my newsletter for writers because I’m just a random writer from Ireland. After all… I don’t call myself an expert in any one field or niche I don’t have hundreds of thousands of followers on X I don’t dish out tactics or templates for going viral You won’t find any pictures of me giving a TED talk and handing out free copies of my books I’m not interested in winning writing awards I avoid prolificating personal development advice I’m not trying to build a fancy...

5 days ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, I’m running a workshop for Pro Writers Only that I think you’ll love. The name? Get Your First 1k Email Subscribers in 30 Days. Forget about follower counts. Going viral. Or your socials (for now). Why? Years ago, a former mentor told me: “Get 1000 email subscribers, and you have a business.” He was right. Over the years, I’ve attracted over 100k email subscribers. And today… My email list is the primary revenue driver for my writing business. I use it to work with clients and get...

7 days ago • 1 min read
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Hi Reader, The other day, a writer I admire on X tweeted, “I’m sad the newsletter era is ending.” I was more than sad. I was worried. I’ve put dozens of hours and $$$ into growing my newsletter. Was it all for nothing? Are newsletters dying a slow and painful death? You see: For years, I got paid to write via ads on my blog posts and affiliate promotions. I earned well from both. But today, these revenue models for writers have a big problem. Your writing business can tank when Google changes...

8 days ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, Can I get your advice on something? I’m hosting a paid workshop for a select group of writers in a few days. I’m teaching attendees how to get their first 1000 email subscribers. You see… An email newsletter is the easiest and fastest way to start and grow a writing business. And I want to help a few Pro Writers do just that. Here’s my problem: I’ve spent years growing and running my email list. So, I’m guilty of the curse of knowledge. I want to ensure I cover the basics and...

9 days ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, I’m working more with more clients these days. I’ve got a few ideal clients. People who want to start writing online. Writers who want to go pro and get paid. And small businesses who need help with copywriting and content strategy. I noticed a few key trends among these groups. One that stands out? They’re all overlooking the power of email. I was a copywriter and content strategist for years, so it’s fun working in that field again. I spent the past few weeks reviewing the...

10 days ago • 2 min read
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