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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 • 35 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.

    How to become a ghostwriter

    How to become a ghostwriter

    Want to become a ghostwriter? Awesome! There's some stuff you need to know... let's talk about it. 
    Ready to go all-in on ghostwriting? Head over to ashleygainer.com/ghostwriterschool and get on the waitlist. You won't regret it! (psst that's an affiliate link)
    ONE LAST THING. Go to ashleygainer.com/rates and pick up my new guide to setting and raising your freelance writing rates! It's called Rates Redux and I think you'll love it. More soon! 
     
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    Check out the blog for more writing tips: https://ashleygainer.com/blog/
    FREE RESOURCES:
    Get a FREE copy of Freelance Writing Starter Pack: https://ashleygainer.com/starter-pack
    Join the FREE 5-Day Email Niche Challenge: https://writingnichechallenge.com/
    FOLLOW ASHLEY
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ageditorial
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    • 22 min
    Do your business YOUR way

    Do your business YOUR way

    I’ve been learning a lot lately about the importance of running your business your own way instead of just following everyone else’s advice. Their advice might work for them, but it might not work for you. This is your reminder to make your own rules. 

    • 14 min
    Why I love offering copywriting audits

    Why I love offering copywriting audits

    Ever heard of an audit? Some of you are going to love this. Audits are a type of copywriting service that are less about the writing and more about you leveraging your knowledge and expertise. This is not for beginners, but it's definitely something to have on your radar. In this episode, I'm talking about 11 reasons why I LOVE audits and why I think they can be a great addition to your services, when you're ready. 
     
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    If you haven't joined the Facebook group yet, click here: https://theinkwellguild.com/
     
    Check out the blog for more writing tips: https://ashleygainer.com/blog/
     
    FREE RESOURCES:
    Get a FREE copy of Freelance Writing Starter Pack: https://ashleygainer.com/starter-pack
    Join the FREE 5-Day Email Niche Challenge: https://writingnichechallenge.com/
     
    FOLLOW ASHLEY
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ageditorial
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashley.gainer/

    • 22 min
    Copywriter Rate Sheet

    Copywriter Rate Sheet

    The dreaded question... What do you charge for that? I have lots of workarounds for NOT answering that question when I'm on the spot and not totally sure what to say, but I also know it's important to give a real number in some contexts. 
     
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you haven't joined the Facebook group yet, click here: https://theinkwellguild.com/
    Check out the blog for more writing tips: https://ashleygainer.com/blog/
    FREE RESOURCES:
    Get a FREE copy of Freelance Writing Starter Pack: https://ashleygainer.com/starter-pack
    Join the FREE 5-Day Email Niche Challenge: https://writingnichechallenge.com/
    FOLLOW ASHLEY
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ageditorial
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashley.gainer/

    • 17 min
    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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    If you haven't joined the Facebook group yet, click here: https://theinkwellguild.com/
    Check out the blog for more writing tips: https://ashleygainer.com/blog/
    FREE RESOURCES:
    Get a FREE copy of Freelance Writing Starter Pack: https://ashleygainer.com/starter-pack
    Join the FREE 5-Day Email Niche Challenge: https://writingnichechallenge.com/
    FOLLOW ASHLEY
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ageditorial
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashley.gainer/

    • 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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    If you haven't joined the Facebook group yet, click here: https://theinkwellguild.com/
    Check out the blog for more writing tips: https://ashleygainer.com/blog/
    FREE RESOURCES:
    Get a FREE copy of Freelance Writing Starter Pack: https://ashleygainer.com/starter-pack
    Join the FREE 5-Day Email Niche Challenge: https://writingnichechallenge.com/
    FOLLOW ASHLEY
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ageditorial
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashley.gainer/

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

M.J. James ,

Great information for writers!

Stumbled upon this podcast and clicked into a bunch of episodes. There is a lot of great information here. Newbie writers can find helpful information about starting their business, and the intricacies associated with being a freelance writer… writers can always find helpful reminders for taking down time, reading, etc… Great content here!

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!

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