“I’m A Fan. You’re A Voice Of Originality In A World With Too Little Of It.”
“You’re The Best Writer On The Internet.”
I just wanted to say thank you for sending the only emails worth reading word-for-word. I read your most recent one about being “too expensive” and lo and behold had to use your script no less than 12 HOURS LATER. Thank you so much!
Just popping in your inbox to tell you how much I love you and never tire of your content. Everything that comes out of your mouth is filthy gold and oh so useful.
Ash's voice and vision are an essential model of how to be a bad-ass, ethical mentor, role model, and Jiminy Cricket while holding to your own values and dreams.
I AM GIVING YOU ALL MY MONEY!!!!!!! Ordered Unf*ckwithable Freelancer, which is life-changing: everything I ever needed and everything I didn't know I needed to get my new business off the ground. I you (in the most uncreepy non-stalker way). So I had to slide in and order the Creative Writing for the Internet workshop as well because, like I said, I am giving you ALL my money! Seriously though Ash, I am so impressed by the level of detail and the quality of instruction. You have thought of all the things. Thank you.
I have gained so much between Unf*ckwithable Contracts and Unf*ckwithable Freelancer—I cannot thank you enough. I only hope when your book is done, you do a retreat so I can experience it all live!
Just reading your blog and emails helps me day by day chip away at my problems. I can't thank you enough and look forward to your next funny ass writings. Take care sista.
If it weren't for you I think sometimes I'd just curl into the corner of the room and weep, coz business is bloody hard. But reading your emails helps me make sense of things … or at least reminds why the hell I'm in it!
You are my chocolate-covered espresso bean on the daily. A “kick” with a soul = you.
God, you're awesome. Every blog from you is like a visit to a shrink. Thank you!
Wow—this literally worked! That one email made me over $300 in the past two days!
Thank you Ash so much for your words of wisdom when it comes to dealing with clients and prospective clients. I'm so glad I invested in your Unf*ckwithable Freelancer, Unf*ckwithable Words, and your creative writing course. Even your free emails include incredible templates that are pure gold. They've taken a whole heckuva lot of stress off of me so I can focus on my zone of genius—health writing—so much more now that I don't have to worry so much about how to say what I want to say in a way that will be well-received. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Oh my God. I just needed to tell you that this email is *everything* right now.
I've been sitting here with a headache, staring at my computer, after just completing a mammoth client project—on a Saturday no less—and debating with myself whether I should go to the gym for the first time in a fortnight or just forge ahead onto the next client project that's overdue.
Thanks to you, the answer is neither.
The answer is: go to a cafe, read a book, then go for a walk outside… without a business podcast. Revo-fucking-lutionary.
Thank you, as always, for your bang-on blog posts!
Wow! You have just inspired someone in Botswana. Keep rolling Ash!
I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU. I've been getting your mailing list emails for a while now, and they're one of the best things that happened to my inbox. But when I was reading this particular one, I just had to say: last month, I quit the job I spent so long hating, and launched my own business on the spot. There's not a day I don't wonder whether I massively screwed up, but I also feel incredibly lucky. And knowing that someone you look up to went through something similar and is now a world-recognised BAMF… It means so much, and it does wonder for hope levels. So again, thank you.
Aaaaaah you are a hero! I fucking love you and so admire your lifestyle choices.
I wanted to let you know that this was one of the most compelling emails I've ever received/ actually read. Well done—fucking brilliant and bravo! I wanna go home and rewrite my fucking dull ass bio.
Thank you and keep up the inspiring!
I'm writing now to tell you that today, following the guidance of your courses, I landed the biggest contract I've had to date! And it was EASY!! It worked like a dream. The contract I landed is for $2000 (which I'm sure is small change for you, but is the biggest contract I've had so far) and has the opportunity for ongoing and expanded work after.
So this is a quick THANK YOU for making the sales process easy and actually fun. Yes—selling is fun when people are excited to give you their moolah!
Feel free to use this as a testimonial anywhere you like. And thanks again.
You, my friend, remind me to smile more spunkily as we go.
You are such a boss, Ashley. I'm not in charge of anyone officially, but when I am responsible for others' livelihoods, yours is a style of leadership that I will refer to. I love your emails, and I plant your seeds of wisdom in others constantly in the hope that your down to earth, logical, hilarious wisdom disseminates. Your blog has been valuable in fortifying my communication style.
I just wanted to respond and say thank you so much for sending this out.
When I first got the idea to start a blog in July I just wanted to share my own experiences as I try to build a butterfly out of goo and the most I really wanted from it (for now) was to find others who were in the same boat and maybe make some friends.
I can't take a picture for shit, so what started out as “where to find free stock photos that aren't garbage” research quickly led me to “how to get rich blogging” articles and being the newb I am, I took these articles to mean “this is the only way to blog, period”. So I started writing like they told me to, and I very quickly lost inspiration and motivation.
I was just starting to think maybe it was just a fluke idea and I'm not really enjoying this when I received your email. So thank you! You reminded me of why I started and that what's going to set me apart is that I'm not trying to be apart of what looks like a “get rich quick” scam.