Kristen Hicks

Copywriter, Writer

Creating content that connects businesses to audiences

I'm an Austin-based copywriter and content marketer specializing in helping businesses connect with customers through content online.

Regular content that helps your target audience solve problems or learn about something interesting to them strengthens your site's rankings in the search engines and builds your reputation with the people most likely to become your customers.

If you need blog posts, longform content pieces, or articles, I can help.
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Content Types
Blog Post, Article, Buyers Guide, Ebook, Interview, Whitepaper
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Sarah Lawrence College, Bachelor's of Liberal Arts
Austin, TX|English
Publications

Published Content

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How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Blog
blogs.constantcontact.comBlog Post
How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Blog

Anyone starting a new website is likely to hit up against the inconvenient truth: most domains are already taken. This post shares some tips for coming up with one you can use.

July, 31 2017
5 Ways to Make STEM More Exciting For Students
edudemic.comBlog Post
5 Ways to Make STEM More Exciting For Students

A post with tips for how to teach STEM subjects in a way that gets kids for engaged and interested.

April, 6 2015
Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever
edudemic.comBlog Post
Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

A post that makes the case for including creativity in the classroom and provides tips for doing so.

March, 17 2015
Online Student’s Guide to Transferring College Credits
onlinecolleges.netGuide
Online Student’s Guide to Transferring College Credits

A comprehensive guide for students trying to figure out how to transfer credits from one institution to another.

December, 18 2015
Why Do Women Live Longer?
senioradvisor.comBlog Post
Why Do Women Live Longer?

A post that looks into the main reasons researchers think women tend to live longer than men.

February, 27 2017
Why Loneliness Is Bad for Men’s Health
senioradvisor.comBlog Post
Why Loneliness Is Bad for Men’s Health

A post on how mental health matters for senior men and what they can do about it.

November, 28 2017
9 Spot-On Native Advertising Examples
kunocreative.comBlog Post
9 Spot-On Native Advertising Examples

A post on how to do native advertising well, with examples of times businesses and publications have gotten it right.

December, 21 2017
Xeriscaping: How to Make a Drought-Tolerant Landscape
expertise.comGuide
Xeriscaping: How to Make a Drought-Tolerant Landscape

A comprehensive guide on what homeowners should know before they invest in xeriscaping.

November, 15 2017
Alexa vs. Susie House Sitter: Who’s More Likely to Keep Your Home Safe When You’re Away for the Holidays?
thezebra.comArticle
Alexa vs. Susie House Sitter: Who’s More Likely to Keep Your Home Safe When You’re Away for the Holidays?

A seasonal piece of content published during the winter holiday season that looks at the pros and cons of using smart tech or a house sitter to keep your home protected while you travel.

December, 19 2017
7 Spooky Halloween Road Trips to Creep You Out
thezebra.comArticle
7 Spooky Halloween Road Trips to Creep You Out

A seasonal blog post for Halloween about the best spooky donations around the U.S.

September, 29 2017
4 Real Estate Scams that Stump Even the Savviest Homebuyers
thezebra.comArticle
4 Real Estate Scams that Stump Even the Savviest Homebuyers

This post pulls from anecdotes from homebuyers and real estate agencies to warn people looking to buy a new home which scams to be on the lookout for.

January, 24 2018
White Paper Writing Sample - Bloomfire Customer Success.pdf
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Whitepaper
White Paper Writing Sample - Bloomfire Customer Success.pdf

A whitepaper that provides details on how to use a knowledge base for customer service. For this piece, I performed interviews with expert sources and did in depth research to back up all claims.

The Ultimate Guide to Corkscrews & Wine Openers
learn.winecoolerdirect.comBuyers Guide
The Ultimate Guide to Corkscrews & Wine Openers

A comprehensive guide to all the things you should know before choosing the right wine opener.

August, 2 2016
How to Buy An Espresso Machine
learn.compactappliance.comBuyers Guide
How to Buy An Espresso Machine

A comprehensive guide on all the things you should know when choosing what espresso machine to buy.

August, 26 2015
Free Ebook: Introduction to Social Analytics
hostgator.comEbook
Free Ebook: Introduction to Social Analytics

Using social media for business effectively is a challenge and one of the most important things that helps is paying attention to social analytics. This ebook provides basic information on the analytics available in the top 5 social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

June, 13 2018
Online Marketing 101: Basic Introduction for Business Owners
hostgator.comBlog Post
Online Marketing 101: Basic Introduction for Business Owners

A comprehensive 101 guide on all the basics any business owner needs to know about online marketing - what it is, how to do it, and the most common tactics to consider

August, 9 2017
How To Set Pricing for Your Online Store
hostgator.comBlog Post
How To Set Pricing for Your Online Store

One of the hardest parts of starting a business is figuring out the right pricing. This post provides a step-by-step guide to help new business owners set their prices.

February, 3 2017
How Your Product Use Data Can Become Valuable Content
business2community.comArticle
How Your Product Use Data Can Become Valuable Content

For an audience of SaaS companies, this article provides examples of how to use data on how customers use your product to create useful marketing content.

July, 16 2016
The Beginner’s Guide to Dropshipping
hostgator.comGuide
The Beginner’s Guide to Dropshipping

For anyone considering starting a business using dropshipping, this guide provides all the main information you need to know to determine if it's right for you and how to get started.

July, 10 2017
Link Building Ideas for Bloggers
hostgator.comBlog Post
Link Building Ideas for Bloggers

Link building is one of the hardest parts of SEO. This post provides white hat, actionable ideas bloggers can use, with some good examples of how other bloggers have used the tactics.

May, 7 2018
How to Incorporate Interactive Content Into Your Inbound Strategy
business2community.comArticle
How to Incorporate Interactive Content Into Your Inbound Strategy

Interactive content leads both to more engagement and more data for you about your audience. This article includes a list of different types of interactive content businesses can try, with examples of each.

May, 23 2017
Valentine’s Day Content Ideas for Blogs and Websites
hostgator.comBlog Post
Valentine’s Day Content Ideas for Blogs and Websites

A good example of seasonal content, this post provides a list of types of content businesses can create for Valentine's Day with good examples for each.

January, 31 2018
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