Raymond Duke

Copywriter. Marketer. Longshoreman. http://raymondduke.com

Be an Early Bird if you want to Eat More Worms

Wake up! If you are not up before sunrise, you are doing it wrong.

My day begins with reaching for my phone. I know this is unhealthy, but I do it anyway. I can’t help but want to see what messages I’ve accumulated during my downtime.

If anything excites me on my phone, I’ll get out of bed right away. If not, I’ll likely lay there for 15–20 minutes and think about what I’m going to work on first.

The Creative Lie

Creativity is a lousy word that does not accurately define what people in the “Creative” industry do.

Stop Signing Up for Email Newsletters That Don’t Help You

Here’s the problem with email newsletters today. Most email newsletters don’t have a purpose. They are targeted at people who…

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The Creative Lie

Honest thoughts from a freelancer who persuades people for a living.

How NOT to Position Yourself When Freelancing Online

I created a fake copywriting job. All I wanted was a salesletter. I got so much more.

It’s Time

When I was a teenager I had a friend whose Dad was a little odd. Let’s call him Frank. Frank was not odd in a negative way, he was just kind of out there…

Your About Page is About You

All of the information I see online about writing an about page is either dated or is too pompous. Your about page is ABOUT you. Shocker, right? If you are…

The Greatest Unsolved Mystery of all Time! 

Is love.

What is love? Love is one of the most confusing concepts in history. We know more about the depths of the ocean or what’s in the sky billions of miles away than we do about what is in our own hearts. Love is difficult to understand because it is a feeling, not science. Love is a mystery…just like life. The way we…

Someone Flipped me Off Today

People sometimes cross the street even when there’s no crosswalk. That’s what the older gentleman did last Monday. This guy wasn't crossing the street in a…

On Being a Good Listener

It’s swell when you listen well.

What does it mean to be a good listener? That is the question that I am asking myself as I am writing this…

Be an Early Bird if you want to Eat More Worms

Wake up! If you are not up before sunrise, you are doing it wrong.