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Learn the ins and outs of being a freelance writer so you can work from home and bring in some extra $$$, on YOUR schedule.

Copy Chatter for Freelance Writers with Ashley Gainer Ashley Gainer

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

Learn the ins and outs of being a freelance writer so you can work from home and bring in some extra $$$, on YOUR schedule.

    The importance of downtime

    The importance of downtime

    Knitting, baking, walking around my woodsy neighborhood. What do these three things have in common? They keep me from burning out. 


    When you're running a freelance writing business, especially if it's a significant source of your family's income, it can be easy to slip into "I should be working" mode around the clock. But let me tell you from personal experience... this doesn't work long-term. 


    You will burn yourself out until you're basically fried crispy. 


    This episode of Copy Chatter delves into why it's so important to give yourself downtime, as well as some of my favorite things to think about when it comes to taking downtime and what to do. This is one of those heart-to-heart episodes that's more about advice than about business tips, and I hope you benefit from the mistakes I share. 


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    • 28 min
    3 things you can do to make your business official

    3 things you can do to make your business official

    Whether you're just getting started or you've been at it for a little while and you want to feel more legit... these are 3 things I recommend you do ASAP to set your business up and make it feel official and happy. 


    The IRS form mentioned in the episode can be found at https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online (or search the web for "apply for EIN"). 


    As always, let me know what you think of this episode! 


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    • 12 min
    The importance of making time to read

    The importance of making time to read

    As a writer, one of the most important things you can do to sharpen and refine your writing skills... is read. Read good books. Read good samples. Prioritize it. Make time for it. Reading is fuel for your writing engine. Don't limp along, running on fumes. BONUS RANT included. 


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    • 21 min
    Freelancer terminology and what to call stuff

    Freelancer terminology and what to call stuff

    So what exactly are you? What am I? Who are they? What are we even doing here? This short episode clarifies some of the most frequently used (and commonly misunderstood) terms referring to what our roles are. 


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    • 16 min
    What to do when you miss a deadline

    What to do when you miss a deadline

    Nobody wants to miss deadlines, but what do you do if you're facing that particular reality? I don't have a ton of experience, but I did miss a deadline or two over the past 12 years... and I've had a lot of deadlines missed on me, as well. With all those experiences in mind, I'm giving you 7 things to do when you realize that you, too, will not make that deadline. Make sure you stay for #7, because it's the most important one! 


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    • 14 min
    5 things to do when a crisis hits

    5 things to do when a crisis hits

    Nobody wants to be in crisis mode, but sooner or later we all find ourselves there anyway. Today's episode goes into my best 5 tips for weathering a crisis, no matter where you are in the timeline. 


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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

A Fan - Kristie ,

The Real Deal

Ashley is the real deal. She has been in the trenches and knows the ins and outs of freelance writing. She is authentic and not like so many just wanting to sell something. She cares about her listeners and her students that take her courses. Follow Copy Chatter - Ashley doesn’t disappoint. I have learned so much through her podcast and even more in her courses.

aliciaaaa.taylor ,

Love this podcast!

As a relatively new freelance writer, there’s a ton of valuable information in this podcast. On top of that, Ashley is super enjoyable & relatable to listen to :) highly recommend!

Sam Ferguson 1 ,

I love this podcast

Ashley is super relatable and offers great advice. I’m just starting out and I’m very happy this podcast exists.

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