5 things they didn’t teach you in school about writing

Ramit Sethi
By Ramit Sethi

CEO and New York Times Best Selling Author

If you HATED writing in school but want to start a blog and turn it into a business, I have great news for you.

Writing for the web is a completely different game than handing in a standard 5-paragraph essay for a grade. None of the typical rules apply. Even non-writers can attract millions of avid readers and become more popular than “former editor of the school paper” types.

I’ve seen it happen for others, and I know it can for you, too.

I’m Ramit Sethi, New York Times bestselling author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich and the CEO of GrowthLab and IWT. I’ve helped millions of readers live a Rich Life using psychology, tough love, and tested, step-by-step systems that work in the real world.

When I started, I had no idea what I was doing — and nobody read what I wrote. But I slowly figured out the rules of writing online through trial and error, and picking the brain of anyone who knew more than I did.

And let me tell you…these aren’t lessons you can learn in school — even if you were an English major!

But they work. My blog grew to over one million monthly readers and amazing opportunities opened up. Things like speaking in front of thousands of people and being on national TV.

Knowing how to write online can open doors like that for you, too.

I want to share some of the lessons I learned that they don’t teach you in school. Things like:

  • How to beat writer’s block. I’ve used 4 simple strategies to create compelling blog posts for nearly a decade. These can singlehandedly prevent your site from becoming another “side project” that “never took off.”
  • The “creative on demand strategy” that pros use. Brian Koppelman, the screenwriter for Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, and The Illusionist, will share his strategy for producing great work when he’s just not feeling it.
  • Why your teachers cared…but your readers won’t. Writing to please your teacher versus random readers on the web is a different ballgame. Teachers are paid to read your work. Readers aren’t. Luckily you can use a simple test before you hit publish to guarantee people will enjoy your work and come back for more.
  • How to get people to read your emails. Emails are something everyone has to write, whether they like it or not. Might as well learn how to craft great ones. I’ll walk you through my most opened email of all time and show you WHY it worked — and how you can replicate its success.
  • 5 things the highest paid writers in the world put in everything they write. The highest paid writers in the world aren’t authors or journalists — they’re copywriters. Use these 5 things to boost your sales overnight.

I’ve compiled everything in a free report, 5 Things They Didn’t Teach You in School About Writing. These are things that took me nearly a decade to learn, but you can breeze through the lessons and start applying them in one afternoon.

5 Things They Didn’t Teach You in School About Writing

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