Want to Make Money With Your Writing?

Ad giant Phil Dusenberry put it best: “I have always believed that writing advertisements is the second most profitable form of writing. The first, of course, is ransom notes.”

From The Age of Persuasion; How Marketing Ate Our Culture. By Terry O’Reilly & Mike Tennant

Not so coincidentally, I bought a copy of The Age of Persuasion and I am quite enjoying it, even though I rarely have more than five minutes of consecutive reading time.


  1. I used to write advertising copy. I made crazy money. But I was going crazy as a parent receiving another impossible deadline for Monday morning or taking all the Bay flyer jobs: 3-pack men’s underwear $7.99/Stretch waist in multiple sizes, 2 leg holes, 1-button fly/Grey, Blue, or White.

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