Where are you from: I grew up in a rural-meets-suburb part of North Georgia, and I now live closer to Atlanta.
What inspired you to become a website writer and do what you do?
At first, it was reading. I have had my head stuck in a book since before I could read, and I have tapes of myself at 3 reciting Disney's Sleeping Beauty, the book, because my mom had read it to me so much. From there, I learned to write, and it grew into a passion. My high school teachers praised my natural abilities, pushed my to hone my talent, and simultaneously stamped out any hope of writing for a living. It wasn't until I had my daughter and had gone back to college that an English teacher seriously praised my work and gave me hope for a career in it. Still, it wasn't until recently that I decided I didn't want to be an English teacher who wrote on the side. I wanted to be a writer. A little bit down the road, and I'm completing a B.S. in Marketing Management and writing for a living! It was definitely a process for me.
How many hours a day do you work when you have a contract?
Endlessly! Seriously, I set myself a deadline for each project, and they often overlap... a lot! I work anywhere from 1-2 hours to 12 hours in any given day while also working a part-time nanny job 6 days a week, running a household, raising our 3 year old daughter, and planning a wedding! Whew!
Do you ever lack inspiration for writing?
Sometimes, but writing is very fulfilling for me, and I've learned how to get past my writer's block. When I just can't the right words out, I literally delete everything, take a 5 minute breather to go play, and come back refreshed to a new page. Works every time!
What do you do when you are not working?
I work a lot right now to get my business up and running, so I don't have as much time as I'd like, but I understand the importance of not burning myself out. I read a lot, play tickle monster and tea party with my daughter, educate her to prepare for preschool, and wait impatiently for my two new Sphynx kittens to grow old enough for me to bring them home!
Tell us why we should hire you when we are building a new website in order to make better sales?
In sales, no matter what you're selling, words are powerful. Building a new website or improving your existing one is more than great photography and enticing graphic design. You still have to convince your customer that he or she wants to spend his or her money on whatever it is you're selling, be it product or service. This is my specialty! I have a knack for a clever turn of phrase, and my style of writing has often been described as "professional and airy," meaning I am gifted at having a natural flow of words. Add that to my marketing skills, and I can write to grab a customer's attention, get him or her emotionally involved in the purchase, persuade him or her with integrated product specifications, and before you know it, he or she has already decided this is the best purchase before he or she even hits the checkout button!
Where can we find you on the net?
My website and portfolio are at tiffanywillwrite4food.weebly.com. You can purchase straight from this site, and my fellow Etsy sellers can go to my Etsy shop at willwrite4food.etsy.com. I also have a blog that I am completely addicted to at tiffanywillwrite4food.blogspot.com.
Any advice on anyone who wants to be a website writer?
Put together your portfolio first! The one advantage you have as a new seller with no feedback is samples of your completed work. My second piece of advice would be to put yourself out there as a human being, not a huge company! Don't hide behind stuffy words and pre-made email responses. Be nice :) People tend to like that more.
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