JESS COLLINS

THE Creativity Chronicles

A journal of creative thoughts, content commissions I'm working on and where I'm at right now. 
The life of a creative copywriter.

"Creativity takes courage" - Henri Matisse

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Once upon a time I worked in retail and so I have been on the receiving end of mystery shopping but the way that I do it is a little differently from the retail world.  In the shop I used to work there were clear points we would get from performing well when we were […]

October 19, 2020

The Magic Art of Mystery Shopping

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I’ve put together 5 things to do this quarter to tie up 2020 and plan for 2021. Declutter I hate to go all Marie Kondo on you but start by throwing out the old.  Now is a great time to declutter your workspace, tidy up folders and files, clear that desktop and cross the Ts […]

October 12, 2020

5 Things to Do for the Final Quarter of 2020 and Ways to Prepare for 2021

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That is the question of the day.  Some of the reasons you might not be able to create content? You’re sick Your child is sick You’re on holiday Someone dies You’re too busy actually working to focus on content creation. I’ve experienced all of these examples and that’s why I have a system in place […]

October 5, 2020

How Do You Create Content When You Just Can’t?

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I have been journaling for well over a decade and during that time I have learned a lot of things – about journaling but mainly, about myself.  I am a massive advocate for journaling – to the point where, creating my journaling course felt more like something I should be doing to share these benefits […]

September 30, 2020

Nine Reasons to Journal

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I’m popping in to day with a blog post about blogging.  People often tell me that blogs don’t work for them or they don’t receive enough traffic etc so I created this post to clear up one major misconception when it comes to blogging: blog posts are not just for generation – your blog can […]

September 21, 2020

Blogging is a Catalyst For Conversion (and other stories)

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When it comes to social media, I find there are often two different types of people – planners and posters.  Planners plan their grid, thinking about how the visuals looks together and then pre-writing their content in advance and Posters write on the spot as/when they have inspiration, writing “live” as it were. Here are […]

September 16, 2020

Social Media Content: Are You a Planner or a Poster?

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As I put the finishing touches to my new course I think it’s easy to get overwhelmed and think “which course do I need in my life?” and so I’ve put together a little bit of info about each of the courses and who they are for.  Read on and see which one might be […]

August 31, 2020

Which Course Should I Do?

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One of the best ways to get new enquiries is through social media advertising.  It’s extremely targeted and gives a great return on investment so the copy for these adverts is so important as it makes all the different between your customer signing up or scrolling past. I’ve put together my top ten tips to […]

August 24, 2020

Ten Tips for Creating Advertising Copy

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Anyone who knows me will know that I’m passionate about minimalism.  It all started a few years ago when I watched the Netflix documentary Minimalism and after that I devoured every book on the topic, reduced my possessions and began to reassess my relationship in life with my things. A couple of years later I […]

August 19, 2020

Minimalist Marketing

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Your headline is one of the most important things you’ll ever write.  Whether it’s for your email newsletter or your blog post, the important bit is always to get that click from your potential customer.  If you’re writing an email newsletter this headline will determine whether or not your email even gets seen by your […]

August 17, 2020

10 Ways You Can Create An Attention Grabbing Headline

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