When you hire me you are really purchasing years of my experience and boundless enthusiasm for new projects.
This blog lives here so you can check me out; my writing, what I stand for, and what drives me. (That way you don’t need to stalk me on Facebook).
Therefore, be prepared to read a bit about good business communication practice, marketing tips, advice on starting a blog, information on how best to use a copywriter, but also how to connect with teenagers, the importance of great lipstick on a bad day, how to rock what you’ve got, and other musings on this messy, glorious ride we are on.
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This photo isn’t artfully blurry. It’s actually a real time shot taken on my iPhone by my son when he was 2 1/2. Guess what I’m doing. Yep, starting a blog.
This article was originally published in The TIREDGIRL Society Magazine, an online publication specifically for women with chronic illness, September 2018. Reprinted with kind permission from Abby James. I’m a nervous flyer. Like; 3 Valium, an order of...read more
Do you know what? I suck at PR. I suck so hard at it I don’t even do it for myself. This press release below? It's a hurriedly updated version of a great one I got back from a dear friend (and past copy student) Anna, from CreativeIQ, when I became an AusMumpreneur...read more
This article was originally published in The TIREDGIRL Society Magazine, an online publication specifically for women with chronic illness, August 2018. Reprinted with kind permission from Abby James. What Business ‘Success’ Really Looks Like For A Sick Chick “But...read more
You know how all the marketing people tell you that Facebook lives will change your life? I believed them, but I just never really had anything to 'live' about. Until a day, last year, when I forgot my Kindergartener's library books. And when I got home I was...read more
This blog was inspired by a presentation I was invited to give to the Motivating Mum's community on International Women's Day, 2017. I wanted to talk to you about balance ...because I think it’s balderdash And while maybe, yes, saying it’s a conspiracy to keep...read more
This story was originally told as part of a live storytelling event entitled Stories From The Heart, by Lisa Evans. Click here to view the video. What if Jay forgets her entire story? No, that's not happening. So, I don't know if you noticed as I walked up here, and...read more
Not a mompreneur either. Not a blondepreneur, or femmepreneur, or even a bedpreneur. In fact, I’m not even an entrepreneur, in the pure sense of the term. But I am a business owner. A creative in business. And a mother. (And a wife, a Musical Theatre nut, a...read more
In my spare time (ha!) I stalk the Duggars and read blogs of polygamist Mormon women. ... I know. (If you've never binge-watched Big Love while considering which of your girlfriends you could bear to live with, you're missing out!) OK, it's partly because they...read more
So, I think at this point of the day we should play a drinking game. Stick with me here. Let’s all go to a random website. Ohhhh now, how about we try our own? And every time we read something like this: Hi, I’m Lucy/Willow/Betsy I’m a passionate yoga teacher/dog...read more
Let me say this up front: I’m calling BS on a lot of those “I quit my job and within 6 months I’m making 7 figures a fortnight” stories. Who ARE those women? Some kind of entrepreneurial bandits? And what kind of message are they perpetuating? That if we only...read more
In this day and age, there’s probably a million ways to talk to your clients, so you’re probably wondering: “Jay, what’s so special about an email list? Why can’t I just use social media? Word of mouth is working for me AOK, I don’t need to bend over backwards...read more
I am roaring through my inbox (still haven’t taken the time to set up the email filters like my business coach has taught me to), trying to maximise my writing time while handling incoming emails, upgrading my proposal document, and carefully scheduling every...read more
When I originally launched Crisp Copy, I couldn’t imagine public speaking would become part of my business journey. The idea of speaking publicly, either in front of real, live humans or on the air, made my heart palpitate and mind race. And here’s the odd thing: with...read more
Last month I was invited to be a featured speaker at an upcoming Perth event. With 15 highly successful, professional women in business as my co-speakers, the event aims to encourage and empower women to re-enter the workforce. My topic is the only one geared towards...read more
It’s 47 degrees in the shade and I’ve been awake since 5am fishing with my unexpectedly angling obsessed daughter. I’ve also taken my three-year-old swimming twice, all the while allaying his fears that Santa won’t find us in the ‘holiday caravan’, and had an in-depth...read more
I was surprised when I started my business how many people just LOVED me at networking events. I mean, I’d go to these things, meet someone for less than ten minutes, swap cards and voila! They wanted to be my friend on Facebook. I must be likeable, right? It took me...read more
I often indulge in a little internal chuckle when I get a message or phone call that begins with “I stumbled across your business page in my Facebook feed...” Nope, you didn’t stumble. This was no accident. I put myself there. Right in your path. I often hear...read more
There’s a couple of women doing business in Perth. And man, are they doing business. I follow them on social media and I’ve met them a couple of times at various events. They’re super smart, funny, exciting women with great business concepts and just being near them...read more
I am a content writer, editor, social media savvy communicator, super mother and Hills enthusiast, but, when I was small, I wanted to be a lawyer, a musical theatre star and an internationally based roller skating waitress. Preferably all at once. As young people, we...read more
When my 12-year-old daughter informed me of her life plan, all the ugly parts of my parenting came to the surface. Her (current) ideal includes buying a farm, rescuing donkeys, baking scones every day and bearing a whole tribe of babies whom she plans to...read more
Before I began Crisp Crow Communications, I wrote an anonymous blog for a year. I didn't tell anyone I was publishing, I just wanted to gauge if people would even read what I wrote, and if they'd like it. This blog piece had an outstanding response. I guess it...read more
Goodbye Safety Net, Hello Bugs. Why Motivation Doesn’t Work For Me, Especially When The Family Gets Gastro
It’s been a big week for Crisp Crow Communications. It’s been a big week for me too, as a business owner. This is the first week that my hours at my regular job are down to just a few. As of this week, I'm pretty much just relying on myself and my business....read more
I was checking my Facebook Business page insights this week and noticed that first little dip signifying someone had 'unliked' my page. In the past, being unliked may have just sent me into hysterics (internal hysterics mind): Why don’t they like me? What was...read more
I love storytelling. My business is built on stories and my capacity to weave a likeable tale around a concept. The spiralling, uplifting dance of adventure draws me in and takes me travelling. I’m such a willing co-pilot in the shotgun seat. Beginning a...read more
When I was first contacted about presenting at a local organisation’s annual luncheon my first thought was “But! I’m not ready!” Ironically, I was considering attending a speaking intensive that was set to begin that day. Although I’d sung in front of 8 thousand...read more
Feeling stuck? Here's a free #teamcrispycrow tip we all use: To Get Unstuck! Act unlike yourself. Behave in a way completely outside of regular. Do everything backwards for a day. Leave for work an hour early... Drop in to visit someone, take a walk, buy someone a...read more
Picture this: I receive my first email from my new website less than four hours after it's live. It’s an offer. It’s a guest blog spot. It’s everything I could have hoped for and I am literally dancing with excitement. Immediately, I know what I’ll write about....read more
I read a really thought-provoking article on Anxiety in Business last week and how it’s hardly acknowledged. The article lead me on a merry trip down the rabbit hole of Google to read a few more. There seems to be a distinct lack of conversation about emotional...read more
Who cringes at writing a testimonial? In my regular job I wrote references for employees around ten times a year. Some of them were relief staff, some were long termers and all are looking forward to a new adventure with a healthy mix of trepidation and...read more
Here’s a list (extensive but not exclusive) of things I am totally rocking at that will help your business: Using the resources I have to create something outstanding Time and energy management Ability to quickly tune into someone's needs and effectively...read more
Starting a blog?
Professional Copywriting skills, combined with natural empathy, means I step into your voice delivering powerful content that sounds like you.
Blogging is a powerful sales tool that is essential for all successful websites. However, it sometimes lives right at the bottom of our To Do lists. Why? Because once we were told we weren’t a good enough writer, or because we’d rather scrub the shower with a toothbrush. Why not stop beating yourself up about it and outsource to someone who adores it?
(Ahh, that’s me.)
I take the responsibility of regular blogging away so you can breathe out.
I guest or ghost (write as you) blog for your business using my expertise and your voice on any subject you like.
I write wellness, business, marketing, real estate, solar energy, meditation, salon, store, beauty, parenting and medical.
You can purchase my blogs as a one off, or buy in blocks of ten, have them delivered once a month and upload all at once, and get a mani/pedi.
Jay Crisp Crow
Yep, really my name