Kaleigh Moore and Emma Siemasko have long shared a dream: to build the world’s most fulfilling freelance writing businesses. Over the past 6 years, the two friends have become successful freelance writers, finding new clients (hello Salesforce + Vogue Business); refining their service offerings; building six-figure businesses; and ultimately, creating their dream careers.
Now, they’re sharing everything they know and discussing what they’ve yet to find out. Why? Because they know you can build a great freelance writing business, too. But first, you gotta get real.
On Freelance Writing Coach, Kaleigh and Emma discuss all things related to building a successful freelance writing business. Topics include things like client boundaries, digital products, rates, proposals, loneliness, and much more.
Their promise? To tell it like it is.
How do you GROW a freelance writing business?
Your freelance writing business is coasting along. How do you take things to the next level? What does it mean to grow? Two not-so-big-picture thinkers discuss how we think about growth and offer suggestions on where to go (grow?) next.
Why companies hate most freelance writers (and how to be likeable)
Flaky. Unprofessional. Frustrating. These are some of the words we’ve heard to describe freelance writers. But it doesn’t have to be this way! In this episode, we discuss why companies hate most freelance writers and how you can rise above the rest.
Our writing process: How we get words on a blank page
The blank page. Ugh. It’s a source of intimidation and frustration. In this episode, we talk about our processes for getting a piece of writing out the door. We also concluded we don’t want each other’s jobs. Listen in to find out how many words Kaleigh writes in a day.
Dispelling the myths about freelance writing
People say to pick a niche, make a course, and build a website. But we don’t think there’s a right way to run a business. Everyone’s path is unique and different. In this episode, we explore a number of myths about freelance writing businesses and offer alternative perspectives.
The freelance writer’s website: Stories about our own + how to think about yours
Does your freelance website really matter? Kaleigh doesn’t give the website too much credit, while Emma sees hers as a mark of her whole identity. Emma put her head into her hands while recording this episode. If you’re creating a website for the first time, revamping the one you have, or find yourself unsure what a website even means, this is a must-listen.
Rates: How to set them, raise them, and fearlessly ask for what you need
Guess what? You should probably charge more. But how do you figure out what to charge when there’s not a go-to source for setting freelance writing rates? In this episode, we cover strategies for setting rates, as well as some ways to justify those rates to the clients you serve.