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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

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9, 19 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 biggest time-wasting mistakes freelance writers make

    The biggest time-wasting mistakes freelance writers make

    Are you wasting your time on any of these major mistakes? If you identify with any of these, you'll be better off stopping and changing focus.
     
    - spending months on a website- social media profiles and content marketing- trying to start their blog at the same time- researching all day and all night without taking action or implementing anything; getting ready to get ready- making drafts but getting stuck in editing mode and never publishing them- spending months applying to job boards and nothing else- ghostwriting without being clear whether or not they can use those pieces in their portfolio (and not charging enough) - doing anything and everything to avoid looking for clients

    • 22 min
    Working in the midst of chaos

    Working in the midst of chaos

    How do you get anything done when life is chaotic? Whether it's a dropped nap or a global pandemic, instability and situational "noise" can put a damper on your productivity. In this episode, I share a few tips for keeping yourself in motion.

    • 22 min
    Update on the show!

    Update on the show!

    After a string of illnesses and then The Pollening, my vocal cords have been decimated. I'm hoping to be healed up and back behind the microphone in May -- and in the meantime, here's a quick message for you. 

    • 1 min
    How to know if a new course is worth it

    How to know if a new course is worth it

    When you're thinking about getting a new course or joining a new program, how do you know if it's the right move? In this episode, I lay out 4 situations when it makes sense. Otherwise, you might be looking at some expensive procrastination tactics. I'm also giving you three things to ask yourself before giving it the green light. Keeping yourself in check is an important part of success, and this is one of the key areas that will make or break your career!

    • 19 min
    Get more traction by dropping the employee mindset

    Get more traction by dropping the employee mindset

    I've seen it pop up a lot recently... questions about things like "work history" and "qualifications" and freelance writing resumes. These are all symptoms of employee mindset, and they will keep you STUCK. So let's talk about why freelancing isn't the same as being an employee, and how to shift into freelancer mode. I'll also give you a list of things your freelance clients are legally NOT allowed to ask of you (even though I see it all the time).

    • 18 min
    How to follow up with cold emails

    How to follow up with cold emails

    If the fortune is in the follow-up... then how do you follow up? If you're using any kind of email strategy to find writing clients, there are a few different follow-up approaches you can take. I'll go over the spectrum of recommendations in this episode and offer you a few quick templates you can adapt, too. The most important thing is to DO SOMETHING! Keep testing and seeing what gets you the best results.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

TXGUYDALLAS ,

Great show for beginners!

I have started listening to this podcast and I have learned so much from her! I started listening in February 2020, so I’m a little behind but she talks about the important issues for beginners. Thank you so much for doing this podcast.

dawnpdavis ,

Shares real world experience in a relatable way

I stumbled across Ashley Gainer and her Freelance Writing classes a few years ago through a work at home program. Ashley is super-relatable, down to earth and offers real world, actionable information and guidance to becoming a freelance writer. If you're thinking about taking her classes, this podcast is a great way to 'get to know her' to see if she is the right instructor and coach for you.

Jersey Girl 🍁 ,

Great topics, too many giggles

Great info and very helpful for writers, but she’s got to edit out the umms and giggles, which make it harder to listen to said good info.

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