I’m Clair and I’m the owner of Up Write.
I write business blogs for busy entrepreneurs who want their websites to show up over and above the competition.
I save my clients time and I generate leads by writing blogs that are interesting, packed with valuable content and position the business owner as the leading industry authority.
My service is for busy people who want regular, useful content on their websites but just don’t have time to create that content themselves.
In December 2018 I quit my job as a Policy and Research Officer for a National Charity in Wales, to go freelance.
I loved the job, all the writing, the persuasive copy, working closely with Welsh Government informing and influencing national policies. What I couldn’t cope with was the commuting.
Anyone who’s driven on the A470 or the M4 on a school day before 10am knows it’s like Thunder Road. You’re taking your life into your own hands. People don’t give a shit, too busy getting to their 9-5 grind to worry about trivial things like mirrors, indicators or right of way.
After spending over 864 hours sitting in traffic over 6 years, not being productive, not spending time with my family, 3 near misses and one truck forcing his way past me taking my driver’s side body work with him, I thought balls to this. I’m going to work for myself from the comfort of my own home. As a mum of three kids I consider myself a logistical expert but after a while all that commuting wears you down and when Jo Whiley joined the drivetime show, well that was it for me.
I love writing and I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I love researching so it made perfect sense to be a blogger for business. My 9-5 job was writing powerful copy that convinced and as I was able to secure over £50k in Welsh Government funding just before I left I know I’m good at it.
So that’s how I ended up here, writing, for a living. Living the dream.
No Retreat, No Surrender
The UK has a new small business failure rate of over 50%. Coming from a deprived area I know that the outside world expects us to fail. I don’t accept this. I refuse to believe that failure is inevitable. You can’t fail if you don’t quit. With the right support, commitment and drive anyone and anything can succeed. I dived into learning, finding out how I could use my copywriting talents to help small businesses and organisations defy the odds.
Growing your business
My natural ability to carve words into compelling, emotive messages is the value I want to bring to others. Combined with my passion for supporting people to thrive, develop and grow. Up Write is a business blogging, copywriting and social media service that refuses to accept failure or stagnation. I want to help you constantly move forward and use my copy skills to save you time, build your brand and increase your sales.