After seeing how a few other entrepreneurs kept track of stats, and remembering how I'd tracked projects for clients back in agency days, I created my own template to corral things for myself.
The Copy Bar™ by Ashlyn Writes
Business Stats Tracker Template & Guide
Start seeing what's worth spending time on in your business ... and what's not.
Voila—here's how we keep track of basic KPIs, scorecard style.
Your ability to tackle pockets of focused work, get straight on what out of #allthethings actually needs to be done, relish whitespace time to be creative and actually think, tee up a helper or two to take the stuff off your plate, and even start taking breaks & vacays from your creative job like NORMALLY would be allowed if you worked for anyone else …
… that’s all a result of your day-to-day efficiency.
Because what gets tracked gets measured.
That's what you'll start to measure with this guide.
- Instant access to the 15-page, beautiful PDF digital download & printable file format (compatible with PDF reader programs, like Preview, Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.) in case you're more into analog/pen-and-paper style (hey, I get it!) and less into spreadsheets!
- Additional access to the 3-tab template in Google Sheets & Excel file format (easy to copy/paste and edit text in a program like Sheets, XLS, Numbers, and other office suite programs)—this milestone tracker spreadsheet suite is the VERY same tracker my team and I use to measure stats in my business over time.
- Future template updates
A 5-min. video how-to so you can see how to use this digital tool to look at all of your biz-building efforts
I’d like to talk to a real human for some help. How do I do that?
Great! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org, text 678.902.4624, or hit the Veuve Cliquot-yellow “contact us” button at the bottom of the screen. Someone from the team will be in touch to serve you within 2 business days. We cannot guarantee a German Shepherd won't make a cameo in any voice or video response. #officedogs
I have my own unique brand voice and style. Can I still use your copywriting templates?
Absolutely. These copywriting templates in fact work best if you add in your own style. Our philosophy is that know/like/trust factor you're working to build with your audience is going to break down the minute they sniff out an imposter, so expect templates to be more "themeplate" style: you'll see voice-y examples, but you'll understand the psychological goal and reasoning behind the copywriting formulas. That's going to enable you to add in your own flair. The Online Brand Voice Vibe Quiz will walk you through how to highlight your own voice and adjust templates for your business use.
Exactly what happens after I purchase this?
Check your inbox—internet fairies will make sure your receipt and order hits your inbox. Your order arrives digital download-style, so get ready to download files to your device and pop them open for use.
Inside your zipped file, you'll find plenty of instructions to peruse, plus the Over-the-Shoulder Copy Crafting™ tutorial where you'll learn how to make the most of your new template.
What makes you qualified to help me DIY my sales copy?
Most copywriting templates haven't been tested and proven quite as much as mine have. Since 2016, the agency side of Ashlyn Writes has operated as my "lab"—a team of copywriters and I write email funnels, sales copy, and websites for creative entrepreneurs. I don't pull templates out of my bootie. Instead, I take what I'm testing and finding works for clients, then "templatize" that to sell in the shop.
I worked in corporate marketing drafting website and email copy for Fortune 100 companies for years prior to starting my own business.
The Copy Bar shop has had more than 2,000 individual purchases of copywriting templates—that's a lot of feedback to take and apply. ;)
What if I need extra eyes and support on this—is it possible to book Ashlyn to review my work?
Sure thing! That’s what Strategy Calls are for. Book one here and I’ll go to town on your work, so you can install and launch stat.
What if this template ends up not being a good fit for my business?
We get it, sometimes things don't work out. That's why we offer a 7-day no-hassle refund for any reason. You don't have to show us anything. You don't have to prove anything. We'll ask you some simple admin questions to get your refund processed and the funds will be back in your account within 6 business days.
Listen, we sometimes sweat buying JEANS online: it's totally understandable to feel 🤷🏻♀️ when it comes to purchasing a digital download. Plus, with two feet firmly planted in the online business world, we get our panties in a wad about miserable customer service, too.
So, we set out to make a refund policy that is YOU focused.
To read the full terms and conditions of your purchase, please click here.
For all products sold in The Copy Bar®:
Our no-hassle, 7-day AW test drive policy means that if you are not satisfied, for any reason, we’ll work with you to make sure you’re happy, even if that means a full refund.
For any Services, such as participation in a group program like Copywriting for Creatives™, consulting, or agency services:
The Ashlyn Writes™ team stands (proud dance mom style) behind what we've built. If you feel that Ashlyn S. Carter LLC dba Ashlyn Writes™ and/or The Copy Bar® has not performed its work in a professional and ethical manner, you may request a refund of any payments made in the outlined days prior to your submission of evidence. Please read full terms and conditions here.
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Hit "order", and they're off—the internet fairies we hired, that is. Expect an emailed receipt + your digital download to arrive in your inbox in minutes. Files come in a zipped format ready for you to ~zhush~ in your brand voice and install at your convenience.
Weird internet-y payment gremlins beware: we know you don't want no scrubs on your bank statement that leave you scratching your head or creeping into your hard-earned cash stacks. Enjoy multiple payment plan options, Paypal, and other forms of secure payment at checkout.
Listen, we sometimes sweat buying JEANS online: it's totally understandable to feel 🤷🏻♀️ when it comes to purchasing a digital download. Our no-hassle, 7-day AW test drive policy means that if you are not satisfied, for any reason, we’ll work with you to make sure you’re happy, even if that means a full refund.