Anna Ray

Content Strategist, Copywriter

Business, Leadership, Healthcare Writer

Anna is a freelance writer in the Houston area. She specializes in business, leadership and healthcare. With a background creating content for award-winning agencies and national blogs, she brings her clients fresh ideas for engaging content. She is available for copywriting, article writing, script writing and even ghostwriting.
Content Types
Website Copy, Press Release, Script, Blog Post
More Information
University of Houston, MA, Communication Sciences and Disorders (in progress)
University of Utah, BA, Middle Eastern Studies: Arabic

Leadership and Small Business

How to Keep Your Best Employees—On a Shoestring Budget

Getting employees to think like business owners is a challenge many entrepreneurs don’t even know how to put into words. Instead, they say things like: Why can’t my employees take their work seriously? Why don’t they care as much as me? What am I doing wrong? The reason your team isn’t feeling motivated could be because they don’t feel like owners. And when people don’t feel invested in things, they usually leave. Sure, employee equity, bonuses, and unlimited vacation are the fixes you might expect. But there’s a little-known employee retention secret that the best business owners don’t always talk about: The importance of putting employees in your business-owner shoes. We talked to small business owners to find out how they make their employees think and act like owners. Then, we asked those same people to tell us how they encourage their talented employees to stick around.

September 18, 2018
How to Get Your Employees to Stop Saying ‘That’s Above My Pay Grade’

We asked small business owners to describe how they encourage an ownership mindset in their companies—and pulled out three things you can do to help you unbox that same feeling in your own office.

June 11, 2018
Buyers Guide
The Top 23 Amazon Prime Day Deals for Small Businesses

We’ve rounded up 23 of the best Prime Day picks for small business owners. Shop them now or add them to your watchlist for more savings.

July 16, 2018

Digital Marketing

Blog Post
What You Can Learn from a ’90s Website that Became a Content Legend

What started as a hobby in 1997 sold just over a decade later for more than $20 million. At the heart of his business was this 160 word message. Shape your own legendary business by following these strategies when you craft content.

May 7, 2018
Blog Post
How to Consistently Generate Winning Content, Strategies, and Ideas

Ideas are a dime a dozen. Winning ideas, on the other hand, are a marketing agency’s cash flow. How do you keep that flow constant? Four proven strategies for generating great ideas over and over again, no shower required.

February 12, 2018
Blog Post
7 Ways to Elevate Your Instagram Game

So you have an Instagram but following, but you’re not sure how to grow it. Do more Instagram Live sessions? Comment on other people’s posts? Buy followers? Yes, yes, heck no. We’ve put together 7 actionable tips to help you boost your Instagram game to baller status so you can grow your following without resorting to cheap tactics and bots. This advice is for people, solopreneurs and huge, established brands. And it’s all based on some insight from the Marketing king himself Mr. Seth Godin who literally wrote the book on online communities.

June 1, 2018
How a Savvy Marketing Strategy Brought in Over $450 Million
December 18, 2017
Blog Post
Design Smackdown: Building a Website that Sells in 25 Words or Less

To build a website that is beautiful and functional requires skilled design. And with websites, a skillfully designed website cannot be accomplished without excellent copywriting.

April 3, 2018

Health and Wellness

Blog Post
What Can Gisele Bundchen Teach Us About Intractable Migraine Relief? A lot. – Migraine Relief

It’s known that Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen follow a very strict diet: 20% protein, 80% vegetables, and rarely a tomato in sight. What Tom and Giselle avoid may be contributing to your intractable migraine.

September 14, 2017
Blog Post
Is Your Office Job Hazardous to Your Health?

Most Americans suffer from back pain. It affects our day-to-day life, our sleep and of course our happiness. But what if our pain, and degenerative effects of aging on our spine, could be virtually eliminated—or completely prevented?

September 5, 2017
Blog Post
The Correct Way to Sit at Your Computer

200 million Americans experience lower back pain. One-third of American adults say it’s affected their ability to perform daily tasks, and over half spend their work day sitting. One common cause of lower back pain—especially in those of us who work at a computer—is the way we sit. Contrary to what you may have been taught, good posture is a little more involved than sitting up straight with your chest puffed out. If you’re doing it right, just sitting down requires the active engagement of the muscles in your core.

August 24, 2017
Blog Post
How to Beat Mommy Migraine Guilt

Dealing with headaches is hard. Dealing with migraines as a mom is even harder. You want to be there for your kid and when you’re knocked on your back with a migraine, the guilt nearly eats you alive. How do you bear these two unbearable conditions? Follow our prescription for mommy migraine guilt. It is simple, though likely difficult, and 100% necessary to your family’s happiness.

September 1, 2017
Blog Post
Your Pain Demands To Be Felt

We’re not going to pretend there is any virtue in suffering or value to sugarcoating it. Migraine is pain, and lots of it. And yet. Consider for a moment that you and the refractory migraine actually have something in common. No matter how excruciating the migraine is, how long it lasts, or how often it returns, no matter how exhausted you are physically and emotionally, you endure. It’s awful to withstand, and somehow you do it. Every time.

August 23, 2017

Web Copy

Website Copy
Benjamin for Congress

Campaign website for US Congressional Candidate in Texas' 9th District.
Landing Page
Good Neighbor Rx

Landing page for app download
Press Release
Regular Guy With No Chance in Hell Runs for Congress

The press release that became this article, published in the Houston Chronicle:

April 24, 2018
Website Copy
Better Together: Faith, Family, Community

Foreign Language and Travel

Study Abroad Programs in the Middle East

You don't have to learn a language to enjoy all the Middle East has to offer. It's safer, more beautiful and far more incredible than news would you have you believe.
Blog Post
No Excuses! The Best Way to Learn Spanish When Your Schedule’s Crazy

How do you learn Spanish when you have no plan, strategy or time?

January 18, 2016
Learn Arabic Abroad

Want to learn Arabic? Go to the best places and programs in the Middle East.

Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

Blog Post
Steve Jobs, Beyonce and You: This is How You Take Your Content Seriously
October 17, 2017
Blog Post
Your Idea Sucks—But Can It Still Be Successful?

Cereal started as a health food. There was a belief that indigestion was caused by eating too much meat and spices, and that heavy, indulgent foods taken at breakfast led to indigestion and sin. Cereal would keep people healthier and more pure. Kellogg did not start the cereal company—in fact it was his brother—but he had a patient by the name of CW Post who who did.

September 12, 2017
Ira Glass Created a Radio Show That is (Still) More Popular Than The Bachelor
March 26, 2018
When The Dumb Business Decision Is Actually the Smart Business Decision
January 26, 2018
What Esther Perel Teaches Us About Human Behavior Will Change The Way You Design
March 19, 2018
How David Gilboa Lost His Eyeglasses, Made $1 Billion, and Changed the World (With the Help of Some Friends)
February 12, 2018
Humans of New York: A Case Study in Social Media Viral Content
January 1, 2018
How to Create a Great Marketing Strategy Going into 2018
December 25, 2017
4 simple strategies to start using today
January 8, 2018
The good, the bad and the ugly of entrepreneur life. Are you up for it?
January 5, 2018
How a Newlywed With a Performing Arts Degree Beat Out Bank of America and Transformed the Blogosphere
February 19, 2018
How a College Student Transformed a $4,000 Bill Into $40,000 Profit a Month
February 26, 2018
We’d Like (You) to Know Amber Venz Box, Entrepreneur, Disruptor and Innovator
March 12, 2018
The Right Social Media Platform for Your Business
January 12, 2018
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