74 Best Copywriting Books, Podcasts, and Resources to Hone Your Skills

74 Best Copywriting Books, Podcasts, and Resources to Improve Your Copywriting Skills

Headline Analyzer

The blog post headline analyzer will score your overall headline quality and rate its ability to result in social shares, increased traffic, and SEO value.

Test every headline before you publish. Try the Headline Analyzer »

74 Best Copywriting Books, Podcasts, and Resources to Improve Your Copywriting Skills

Copywriting is the single most important skill any marketer or business owner can develop, and we’re not the only ones who think so.

Folks on LinkedIn agree.

Copywriting in marketing on LinkedIn

LinkedIn copywriting comments

Marketers on Twitter agree, too.

Copywriting on Twitter

The question here is not whether you need to learn or improve your copywriting skills — instead, it’s a question about how to improve your skills.

What copywriting courses or books should you consider if you want to become better?

You’ll find the answers, and more, in this list of copywriting resources we’ve put together for you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to copywriting or you’ve been at it for a while, you will find a resource here that will improve your copy skills and, ultimately, your business.

Let’s begin.

Become a Better Copywriter with this Copywriting Templates Bundle

Ready to apply what you learn here to your work? This collection of copywriting templates is just what you need to boost your writing and ensure you’re always producing the best copy.

Download Graphic

Get Your Copywriting Templates Bundle

Plus, join our email list to stay up to date.

 
 
 
 

Success! Your download should start shortly. Or you can download it manually here.

Copywriting Books to Read in 2021

The best copywriters are the ones who read, so if you want to become a better copywriter, you need to read. There are no shortcuts.

Here are 21 of the best copywriting books you should lay your hands on in 2021:

The Adweek Copywriting Handbook by Joseph Sugarman

The AdWeek Copywriting Handbook

In his heydays, Sugarman used the power of copywriting to introduce electronics, like the digital watch and pocket calculator, that later became mainstream.

In his book, The Adweek Copywriting Handbook, Joe Sugarman writes real-life examples of ads and the thought-process behind ads that helped him generate millions for himself and his students.

From the book, you’ll learn how to use copywriting processes, like “the first sentence”, “copy as emotion”, and “the slippery slide” to improve your copy and business sales.

Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy

Ogilvy on advertising

Copywriting legend. Father of advertising. Original “Mad Man”. These are some of the words used in describing David Ogilvy — and rightly so.

Ogilvy & Mather’s founder, David, created some of the best ads in advertising history that helped many brands become household names and make millions while doing so.

He wrote the famous “At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in the new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock” Rolls Royce ad and “The man in the Hathaway shirt” ad.

In his book, Ogilvy goes behind the scenes to show, with practical examples, what it takes to create copy and ads that sell. He also writes about conducting market research and how to treat readers with respect.

The Copywriter’s Handbook by Robert Bly

The Copywriter's Handbook

 

Robert Bly is a prolific copywriter and poet. For years, he has consistently created copy that sells. With this book, Robert distills copywriting and sales techniques to help you become better at writing copy.

Although the original version of The Copywriter’s Handbook is pretty dated, the latest edition contains copywriting wisdom to help you write emails, print adverts, landing pages, and other marketing materials.

Robert Bly has also written other copywriting books like Secret of a Freelance Writer, How to Promote Your Own Business, and Business-to-Business Direct Marketing. We told you he was prolific, didn’t we?

Persuasive Copywriting by Andy Maslen

 

Persuasive Copywriting

If you want to learn about how the mind works, then Persuasive Copywriting from Andy Maslen is a must-read for you.

How can you make your messaging stand out from the ones already out in the world? You’ll find the answers in this book, as well as detailed techniques you can use to persuade your reader to buy from you without coming off as an annoying salesperson.

There’s more.

Unlike the books that talk about writing direct mails and print ads, Persuasive Copywriting contains sections dedicated to writing for the web and social media.

The Boron Letters by Gary Halbert

 

The Boron Letters

Many expert copywriters swear by The Boron Letters as the number one book that helped them start writing copy.

It’s a collection of letters Gary Halbert wrote while serving in Boron prison to his son, Bond. In these letters, Gary talks about everything from healthy living to writing copy that influences a customer’s mind and translates to sales.

You should especially read these letters if you’re a newbie copywriter. You can find other resources from Gary Halbert here.

Everybody Writes by Ann Handley

 

Everybody Writes

Ann Handley is one of the most brilliant marketers today. In this fantastic book, she shows how you can create excellent sales copy for your business — no matter where you want to write.

As a beginner or expert marketer, you can always find a writing tip or technique that’ll help you create simple, yet effective, copy.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

 

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

This book is filled to the brim with gems that will teach you how to get more of your customers to say ‘Yes’ to your offers. For example, it shows that customers often relate price with quality, and social proof helps build credibility and trust.

You need to read the book if you want to uncover the remaining buried treasures.

Tested Advertising Methods by John Caples

 

Tested Advertising Methods

Even though the book was written way before the introduction of social media, these principles still apply today. Throughout the book, John recommends that copywriters test elements of their ads, like the ad’s headlines and position — what you now know today as A/B testing.

You should pick up this book if you want to become a better direct-response marketer.

Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins

 

 

Like Tested Advertising, Scientific Advertising is another copywriting classic you need to read.

In this book, copywriting legend, Claude Hopkins, shares findings on how customers behave and interact with ads. Even though advertising channels and mediums had changed since 1920, customer behaviors haven’t changed a lot since he wrote the book.

If you’re looking for what goes on in a customer’s mind, then this book is for you.

This Book Will Teach You How to Write Better by Neville Medhora

 

This Book Will Teach You How to Write Better

Neville Medhora has a way of making complex topics so simple and easy to understand.

In this short book, Neville shows how you can write blog posts, emails, and more using the AIDA formula. The book also contains examples of how simple wording tweaks can improve conversions.

Total beginners can use this book as a fresher course, while expert copywriters could use it as a good refresher.

Ca$hvertising by Drew Eric Whitman

 

Ca$hvertising

Ca$hvertising contains hundreds of tested and proven methods to help you understand your customers and write copy that makes them convert.

Every copywriter — whether you’re a beginner or a veteran — should add this book to their collection.

Hey Whipple, Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan

 

Hey Whipple, Squeeze This

From this book, you’ll learn the power of storytelling, authenticity, and how you can use them to create emotional connections with your audience. You’ll also learn what mistakes to avoid to make your campaigns successful.

This book is an excellent read if you’re just starting and looking for work in the advertising industry. Although many things have changed since Luke wrote Hey Whipple, Squeeze This, the principles still work tremendously today.

The latest edition of the book contains additions from digital expert, Edward Boche, who writes about using the knowledge found in this book in today’s digital media.

How to Write Seductive Web Copy by Henneke Duistermaat

 

How to Write Seductive Web Copy

Your website has only a few seconds to grab a visitor’s attention before they decide whether or not they want to stay. Because of this, you need to learn how to write seductive web copy.

In this book, Henneke introduces a 6-step process that helps you write copy that nails your sales message every time. The book’s content includes tips on writing headlines, what to avoid, and editing checklists.

If you ever want to write copy that turns your website visitors into leads and customers, then you need this book.

Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath

Made to Stick 

 

It’s often hard to make good ideas and stories stick — at least when compared to bad ones that spread like wildfire.

In Made to Stick, the Heath brothers explore what it takes to make good ideas stick and spread and share stories and principles that help refine how you communicate.

Even though it’s not a copywriting book per se, you can still learn a lot about human or customer psychology that will help you create winning sales letters and ads.

Do you want to tell stories that stick in the mind of your readers? Read this book.

Wired For Story by Lisa Cron

 

Wired for Story

Good stories grab our attention. In today’s world — where attention is in short supply — it’s vital, as a copywriter, to learn how to tell good stories.

Sure, many people have natural storytelling skills, but you can develop the skill, just like them.

Wired for Story teaches its readers how to grab and hold a reader’s attention by revealing secrets on sparking curiosity.

You should have this book on your list if you want to learn how to be a better storyteller.

Meaningful: The Story of Ideas That Fly by Bernadette Jiwa

 

Meaningful: The Story of Ideas That Fly

This book is more than a business book; it contains powerful insights on how to create customer-centric products and messaging that boosts business growth.

After all, part of your job as a copywriter is to create messages that resonate with your audience. Meaningful shows you how you can create a message so distinct that you have dedicated fans and advocates instead of just customers.

It’s a must-read, if you want your ideas to fly.

The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy

 

The Ultimate Sales Letter

Anybody can write a sales letter, but what about writing sales letters that work? That’s an entirely different ballgame.

Of course, you could try spending time and money running different trials, or you could read The Ultimate Sales Letter from Dan Kennedy to get a proven system for writing effective sales letters. You can also use what you learn to write landing pages and ads.

Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz

 

Breakthrough Advertising 

Breakthrough Advertising is the most in-depth copywriting book on our list. It covers everything you need to know about writing ads and persuading people to buy.

You’ve probably heard of the stages of awareness. Well, Eugene was the first person to write about it. You can bet that there are more copywriting gems and techniques to be discovered in the pages of this classic masterpiece.

It’s truly worth every penny.

On Writing by Stephen King

 

On Writing

What does the author of horror novels have to teach you about copywriting? Well, not a lot, as this book is not about copywriting, ads, or customer behavior. Instead, in On Writing, Stephen King shows how simple it is to write. He also writes about how writers can handle rejection — being his book was rejected over 30 times.

This book is best for beginner copywriters or marketers who often overcomplicate writing.

Elements of Style by William Strunk and White

 

Elements of Style

Grammar and style are essential elements to consider when writing a copy. Without them, your sentences would become hard for your readers to understand.

If you haven’t done so already, you should read Elements of Style to polish your sentence structures, style, and grammar. It’s a small book, so you can keep it handy for easy references.

Nicely Said by Nicole Fenton and Kate Lee

 

Nicely Said

Pretty websites don’t sell things, words do. In this book, Nicole and Kate focus on teaching you how to write conversational and engaging copy.

It also contains a guide that helps you learn how to use content to build communities, find your brand voice and tone, write micro-copy, among many other things.

Best Free and Paid Copywriting Courses in 2021

Books are great, but sometimes you need a course that pushes you to learn copywriting faster.

Here are 10 of our favorite free and paid copywriting courses to choose from in 2021.

The Landing Page Conversion Course by Unbounce

Unbounce Landing Page Course

If your landing pages don’t convert visitors into customers or email subscribers, then there’s a problem. In this course, Unbounce takes you through lessons that help you remedy your ailing landing pages.

Oli Gardner, Unbounce’s Co-founder, and other copywriting and marketing experts, like Peep Laja; Joanne Wieber; Brian Clark; and Roberta Rosenburg, share their knowledge in this landing page course.

The course contains nine videos and 11 episodes that teach you everything from landing pages and CTA designs, lead capture forms, landing page optimization, and testing.

The best part is that all this knowledge is available for free. This course is best for beginners who know nothing about landing pages, and pros who need a quick refresher.

Copywriting Course by Neville Medhora

Copywriting course

Neville’s Copywriting Course is for any business owner, marketer, or copywriter who wants to test the copywriting waters. Neville promises his students unlimited copy critiques and unlimited help with projects, among many other benefits on the course’s landing page’s header.

Just like in the text we mentioned earlier, This Book Will Teach You How to Write Better, Neville keeps the training videos in this course short, sweet, and straight to the point.

That’s not all.

Copywriting Course has an active community where students share wins and challenges. Neville also offers live hours (normally $850/hour) and a certificate after completing the course.

The course has two pricing plans — $267 for every three months or $999 for a year.

Conversion Copywriting 101 by Copyhackers

Copywriting for conversions 101

Joanna Wiebe, the original conversion copywriter, is one of the best in the copywriting game. In this course, she helps you lay a solid foundation for learning conversion copywriting.

This video-based course is a compilation of discussions Joanne is having with other copywriting experts, like Joel Klettle, Sam Woods, Kira Hug, and Amy Posner. In these discussions, they talk about writing landing pages, format web copy for readability, and why you should use calls-to-value instead of calls-to-action.

The Conversion Copywriting 101 course is free, and like every other 101 course, it is perfect for beginners.

Copy School by Copyhackers

Copyhacker's Copy School

Run by Ry Schwartz and Joanna Wiebe, the Copy School is a full-blown copywriting program that helps business owners and freelance copywriters learn how to master the art of selling with words.

The Copy School contains over 150 video lessons as well as workbooks, templates, and checklists.

Copy School includes the following copywriting courses or programs that have a combined value of over $8,000:

  • 10x Sales Pages
  • 10x Web Copy
  • 10x Funnels
  • 10x Emails
  • 10x Launches
  • 10x Landing Pages
  • 10x Facebook & Instagram Ads

Copy School is currently closed, but you can still join the waitlist.

The school costs $297/month or $2997/year (saving over $500). There’s a 7-day trial for $7 for each of their plans.

Pixar in a Box: The Art of Storytelling by Khan Academy

The Art of Storytelling

What do animations like Soul, Coco, and Toy Story have in common? I’ll tell you.

First, they were all created by Pixar. Second, they all have exciting and memorable storylines that made them instant hits at the theatres. Certainly, you can be sure to learn a ton of storytelling wisdom from a course created by storytelling masters, like Pixar.

You should give it a look, if you need to improve your storytelling skills.

The Internet’s Best Copywriting Course by Jacob McMillen

Freelance Copywriting Course

Jacob McMillen created this course to help freelance copywriters learn how to write copy that sells and find high-paying clients.

Jacob is qualified to teach this course because he’s not just another “guru” without experience. He has written for companies, like KlientBoost; HubSpot; and CoSchedule, while charging upwards of $1,000 for an article and ranking for the “copywriter” keyword.

This copywriting course contains five modules with 24 detailed lessons where students have to complete assignments as part of the course.

Jacob offers three pricing tiers for the course. The course edition, the Forever edition, and the Coaching edition cost $599, $698, and $997, respectively.

Laws of Copywriting by Dave Gerhardt

10 Laws of Copywriting

Dave is Privy’s current CMO. In this course, he teaches marketers how to write better copy and communicate better — whether you want to sell something or send that uncomfortable email to your landlord or your kid’s teacher.

The course contains 182 slides along with video walkthroughs. As a bonus, Dave throws in seven of his email secrets, and you can get all of it for $100.

Conversion Class micro-course by VeryGoodCopy

Conversion class

Eddie Shleyner launched VeryGoodCopy on Product Hunt and got 21% of the visitors from that launch to join his email list.

If you’re new to marketing, you should know that a 21% conversion rate is not regular. In this mini-course, Eddie shows marketers how he did it, so they can replicate his success.

Lessons from the course include knowing when to launch a product and the effective use of CTA buttons — all for free.

Sales Copywriting & Product Messaging by CXL

Sales Copywriting & Product Messaging

CXL is a household name when it comes to conversion rate optimization and A/B testing. Aside from offering CRO services to clients, they also have a rich resource of marketing courses.

One of such courses is the Sales Copywriting & Product Messaging course.

You’ll learn how to craft compelling, unique value propositions and optimize your sales pages for conversion in this course. At the end of the course, CXL offers certification to boost your online profiles.

This course is for any marketer who wants to create better landing pages.

You can get this course and 50 other courses when you join CXL as a member. The membership costs around $150/year, but you can start a 7-day trial for just $1.

Persuasive Copywriting 101: The Evolution of Copywriting by Copyblogger

Persuasive Copywriting 101

This is a course for anyone who wants to sell without sounding like a used-car salesman.

The course is run by Sonia Simone and Chris Garrett, both OGs in the copywriting game. In the course, you’ll learn how to create offers, price your services, and troubleshoot campaigns that aren’t working.

You can pay a one-time $397 fee for the course or spread the payment across three months at $147/month.

Best Copywriting Websites and Blogs in 2021

What if you’re looking for a copywriting resource that gets updated regularly? Here are ten of the best, active copywriting blogs and websites you should check in 2021:

Copyblogger

Copyblogger was founded in 2006 by Brian Clark. On the blog, Brian, alongside other copywriting experts, teaches marketers and business owners how to write persuasive copy.

As you might have noticed, Copyblogger also offers copywriting courses for marketers.

Top articles for Copyblogger:

  1. Do You Make These 7 Mistakes When You Write?
  2. Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well
  3. 13 Timeless Lessons from the Father of Advertising

Enchanting Marketing

Run by Henneke Duistermaat, Enchanting Marketing is a fantastic writing blog that teaches business owners how to write words that hook readers and turn them into customers.

Henneke’s writing style is compelling because she uses analogies to drive her points home. Spend enough time on her blog, and her style would rub off on you.

Top articles from Enchanting Marketing:

  1. 31+ Best Books on Writing for Copywriters, Storytellers, and Business Bloggers
  2. A 61-Point Website Checklist to Avoid Pesky Content Failures
  3. 9 Simple Tips for Writing Persuasive Web Content

Copyhackers

Copywriting training

You would have a difficult time finding any other blog that teaches conversion copywriting the way Copyhackers does.

Whether you are a freelance copywriter, a small business owner, or a marketer for the world’s biggest brands, there are many copywriting gems waiting to be uncovered on the Copyhackers blog.

Top articles from Copyhackers:

  1. SaaS Websites: Is shorter copy really better?
  2. How to write a landing page for problem-aware visitors
  3. The Ultimate Guide to No-Pain Copywriting (or, Every Copywriting Formula Ever)

VeryGoodCopy

What if you don’t fancy 1000+ word blog posts? Then you would find Eddie’s VeryGoodCopy a treasure.

VeryGoodCopy contains micro-articles that sharpen any marketer’s copywriting skill without saying too much. The copywriting lessons are brief and focus on one technique at a time.

Along with the micro-articles, the blog also contains micro-interviews and micro-courses.

Top posts from VeryGoodCopy:

  1. 26 words you can almost always simplify
  2. Get anyone’s attention with this proven headline formula
  3. Copywriting: pain & pleasure

Copywriting Course

Neville Medhora makes another appearance on our list, this time with his copywriting blog.

Medhora shares wisdom that helps beginners become expert copywriters using stick figures and an informal writing style on this blog.

Read Neville’s top posts:

  1. What Is Copywriting and What Is Its Purpose?
  2. Make Your First $100 As A Freelancer (with instructions and scripts to follow)
  3. The AIDA Model in Marketing (Why It’s Important, And What It’s Used For)

Honey Copy

Poetic copywriting Oglivy

If you’re looking for words that read like poetry and sell like Ogilvy, then this is the blog for you.

Cole Schafer, the blog owner, is a poet and copywriter. He shares copywriting and persuasion techniques learned from greats, like Hemingway, John Lennon, and Bukowski.

Top posts from Honey Copy:

  1. Kurt Vonnegut’s “8 rules of writing a short story” are good rules for writing anything
  2. 17 Examples of Killer Copywriting
  3. This Rolls Royce Ad sports David Ogilvy’s greatest headline

The Content Strategist by Contently

This is a great blog to bookmark if you’re a freelance writer. The Content Strategist contains resources that’ll help you become a better marketer and find high-paying clients that will value your work.

Top articles:

  1. Why Tension Is the Most Important Element of Any Story
  2. Why Social Impact Storytelling Will Be 2021’s Hottest Content Trend
  3. Why Jargon May Be Damaging Your Content

Marketing Examples

Marketing copywriting resource

Harry Dry is the brilliant marketer behind Marketing Examples. He shares case studies and examples of real-life marketing efforts that yield results. The blog also contains landing page teardowns and copywriting tips.

Great articles from Marketing Examples:

  1. Rewriting landing pages with a pro copywriter
  2. 17 tips for great copywriting
  3. How to write a landing page title

American Writers and Artists Association (AWAI)

AWAI writer school

AWAI is one of the oldest websites dedicated to helping freelance writers. The site is full of unique resources that teach writers how to use their writing skills to start and scale an online business.

Top resources from AWAI:

  1. State of the Industry Report on Copywriter Rates and Top Performing Marketing Methods
  2. 5 Ways to Hold Your Reader’s Attention Through to the End
  3. 3 Ways to Make Blogging Work for You as a Copywriter

Marketing Bullets by Gary Bencivenga

Bencivenga’s marketing bullets are 28 free lessons that can help any marketer improve their conversion rates.

Copywriting Podcasts to Give a Listen in 2021

Reading books and blogs might not alway work because of time constraints. If that’s the case for you, then you should consider listening to copywriting podcasts.

You can easily slide in one or two podcast shows into your playlist to listen to — even while you’re busy.

Here are eight fantastic copywriting podcasts to help you become a better copywriter:

Hot Copy

Secrets of Successful copywriting resource

Kate Toon and Belinda Weaver host the Hot Copy podcast. In each episode, they share tips and resources that can help you build a successful copywriting career. They don’t do all the talking, as they also invite and interview other copywriters, too.

Although the last podcast episode was in August 2020, there are still many resources that you can find on the Hot Copy podcast show.

The Ray Edwards Show

Copywriting podcast

Ray Edwards is an expert copywriter with a long list of clients with big names, like Tony Robbins and Jeff Goins.

His podcast’s focus is on the business side of copywriting, and new episodes drop every Wednesday morning.

The Copywriting Club Podcast

Kira Hug and Rob Marsh host the Copywriter Club Podcast. They ask successful copywriters to spill the beans about their processes, habits, highs, lows, and inspiration.

They also discuss topics, like using social media as a copywriter and how much you should be charging for your work.

High-Income Business Writing Podcast

Author and copywriter, Ed Gandia, hosts the High-Income Business Writing Podcast.

Ed shares insight into how you can build a thriving copywriting business from the ground up on his podcast episodes. The topics often discussed include — but are not limited to — finding your niche, pricing your work, and finding high-paying clients.

Copyblogger FM

Copyblogger FM is an excellent copywriting podcast for anyone who wants to write better copy.

The last aired episode was in March 2020, but given that the podcast started in 2016, you can still find valuable information on marketing and copywriting.

Good Copy Bad Copy

Good Copywriting podcast

Do you want to write B2B copy that doesn’t sound like you’re talking to robots? Then the Good Copy Bad Copy podcast from Radix communication is for you.

On this podcast, Lizzie Cresswell analyzes current events in the B2B space and helps you create creative B2B content.

Copywriters Podcast

David Garfinkel runs the Copywriters Podcast show, where he shares copywriting tips and interviews with other expert copywriters.

Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad

The news team at Adweek runs this podcast. The team running the podcast analyzes ads, technology, and current happening in the media.

This is the podcast for you, if you’re looking for a general overview of the advertisement industry.

Best Copywriting Tools and Software to Use in 2021

Carpenters have their hammers and nails. As a copywriter, you need the right tools and software for the trade, too.

Here are 13 of the best copywriting softwares to improve your work:

Grammarly

Grammarly copywriting

You often make grammatical errors when writing, but with AI-powered Grammarly, you can correct these spelling mistakes and grammar errors.

The free version works great, but with the pro version, you’ll be able to detect more errors and even check your work for plagiarism. The pro version costs $29.95/month — or $11.66/month when billed annually.

Copy.ai

Copy.ai copywriting

Copy.ai is a fantastic new tool — created by Paul Yacoubian — to help business owners make better marketing copy. The tool is powered by the GPT-3, and it can help you generate a lot of copy ideas for your product or services.

Pricing for Copy.ai starts at $35/month or $420/year.

CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer

CoSchedule Headline Analyzer Studio

The best ad or article will go unread if the headline is weak, and that’s why, at CoSchedule, we’ve created this headline analyzer to help you write better headlines.

Headline Analyzer is CoSchedule’s original, free headline-analyzing tool that provides you with a basic headline score for your blog headlines.

Hemingway App

You can use the Hemingway App to check the readability score of your article. The app also highlights hard-to-read sentences, passive voice, and excessive use of adverbs.

The app’s goal is to help you reduce your readability score to a level where a 5th grader would easily read and understand your copy.

Merriam-Webster

Are you looking for new words to use in your copy? The Merriam-Webster dictionary helps you understand the meaning of words and find other words that fit perfectly in your sentences.

750 Words

Writing every day is one of the fastest ways to become a better copywriter. 750 Words is a friendly tool that helps you practice writing with limited distractions.

Evernote

Evernote copywriting

As a copywriter or marketer, you often have ideas pop up in your head at random times. With Evernote, you can quickly write down these ideas, so you can reference them later.

The web version of Evernote allows you to take screenshots and save web pages and articles.

Pocket

Read an interesting article online? Pocket allows you to save the article in one place, so you can find it when you need it again.

Pomodoro Timer

Proper time management is a vital skill for copywriters, but it’s not always easy to keep track of time and be productive.

Using the Pomodoro technique, you would be able to quickly focus and accomplish the tasks you have at hand — while also taking needed breaks.

Copyscape

You can use this writing tool to check your work for any signs of plagiarism.

Google Docs

Google Docs is a copywriter’s go-to tool for writing copy. If you’re not already using Google Docs, you should. It allows you to collaborate with others in real-time, work from anywhere, and stay organized.

Copy Ipsum

Copy Ipsum is an HTML landing page template that shows you how to structure a website from the heading to the footer.

Another tool, like Copy Ipsum, is uselander.xyz.

Pew Research

Pew Research Center copywriting

A considerable part of your job as a copywriter is the ability to carry out research or collect data. A site, like Pew Research, makes your job a little bit easier because it contains results from surveys, demographic analysis, and more.

Other data/research sites like Pew Research include CDC.gov, RefDesk, and Data.gov.

Copywriting Experts to Follow/Newsletters

Following the work of expert copywriters would quickly boost the quality of your skills.

Here are 12 people we recommend you follow on platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, or by joining their newsletter.

Kaleigh Moore

Kaleigh is an expert SaaS and eCommerce writer with her client list containing big names, like Convertkit and Shopify.

She’s mostly active on Twitter, and twice every month, she shares hot writing and freelancing tips to her “Cup of Copy” newsletter subscribers.

Andy Mukolo

Andy is an excellent storyteller and direct-response copywriter. His newsletters pique a reader’s curiosity right from the subject line. The email copy is mostly one-liners, but he’ll have you hanging on to every word as he shares copywriting and business gems.

You can find him actively on Twitter.

Dave Harland

If you want a good laugh or chuckle every Friday, then you should sign up for Dave’s newsletter. In his emails, Dave shares funny stories that uncover different copywriting lessons that can help you grab people’s attention.

Dave also shares similar content on his Twitter and LinkedIn page.

Camille Trent

Camille’s LinkedIn posts are a must-read because she shares marketing and copywriting insights that help marketers create better content and build better personal brands.

Eden Bidani

Eden is a conversion copywriter for SaaS, tech, and eCommerce businesses. On LinkedIn, she shares “1-minute copywriting tips” that show brands and marketers how to write empathetic and conversion-driven copy.

Daniel Doan

Daniel is another experienced copywriter you can learn from on LinkedIn. He weaves his copywriting lessons into stories that make them easier to understand and apply.

Unfair Copy

Want to learn the stories behind the world’s most popular ads? The Unfair Copy is a newsletter that tears down ads from copywriting legends, like Ogilvy Sugarman, to show you why the ads worked and how you can use the same methods to create your ad.

Justin Goff

Justin’s newsletter is not like most newsletters because you’ll need to apply before you can be accepted to join the list. Many might consider Justin’s method to be counter-productive, but it’s a way to ensure that only serious marketers join his list.

Ross Simmonds

Ross is the founder of Foundation Inc., a content marketing agency that serves B2B businesses. As such, he knows a thing or two about writing copy in an industry full of C-suite executives.

You can follow Ross on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Dave Gerhardt

As Privy’s current CMO, Dave has a ton of marketing and copywriting experience under his belt, and he doesn’t hesitate to share this experience with his audience on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Peep Laja

Peep is an optimization champion and founder of CXL, Speero, and Wynter. All of these companies offer some form of optimization service.

You should follow Peep on LinkedIn or Twitter, if you want to gain insights on optimizing your messaging or customer experience.

John Bonini

If you’re in charge of marketing for your company and looking for strategies that would help you create good content and generate more leads, then you should follow John.

John’s experience as a copywriter and his current role as Databox’s Director of Marketing gives him enough authority and credibility.

John is most active on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Become a Better Copywriter

You now have over 70 copywriting resources — ranging from copywriting tools to copywriting podcasts — to help you write better sales pages, emails, and web copy.

There are still a ton of helpful resources we might have missed, but this list is more than enough to give you what you need to become a better copywriter.

The question is, are you ready to up your copywriting game and improve conversions for your business?

About the Author

Nathan is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about sales and marketing for SaaS and small businesses. His content helps generate leads for these businesses. You can reach him on Twitter or on his website .

Download Graphic

Get Your Copywriting Templates Bundle

Headline Studio by CoSchedule Headline Studio by CoSchedule

Score your headlines. Get helpful, headline-boosting suggestions. Drive more traffic.

Write headlines that hook your readers.

Try CoSchedule’s Headline Studio & get real-time feedback on your headlines. Find attention-grabbing words, drive more traffic, & eliminate writers’ block for good.

Upgrade Your Headlines

Take 30 seconds to sign up for CoSchedule’s Headline Studio.

CoSchedule Academy CoSchedule Academy

Improve your marketing with on-demand courses designed to give you actionable, results-driven content.

Learn on your schedule

You’ll get hours of training and practical how-tos to improve your marketing. All at your own pace.

Before you go...

Do you want access to 100s of marketing videos, resources, & best practices? Join CoSchedule Academy for on-demand, premium content.

CoSchedule Calendar CoSchedule Calendar

Organize all of your marketing in one place with Marketing Calendar software from CoSchedule.

Ditch the spreadsheets for good.

Finally see all of your marketing in one place with Marketing Calendar software from CoSchedule.

There’s still time to organize your marketing.

Bring together your emails, blog posts, events, and the rest of your marketing with Marketing Calendar software from CoSchedule.

Marketing Suite by CoSchedule Marketing Suite by CoSchedule

Organize all of your marketing in one place with Marketing Calendar software from CoSchedule.

Ditch the spreadsheets for good.

Finally see all of your marketing in one place with Marketing Calendar software from CoSchedule.

There’s still time to organize your marketing.

Bring together your emails, blog posts, events, and the rest of your marketing with Marketing Calendar software from CoSchedule.