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Welcome to Inspire Your Success podcast, hosted by Michael Leonard. Michael is a professional freelance writer who built an online writing business from nothing after leaving his $120,000 9-5 career in 2017. When you listen to each episode, he will share with you his secrets of success.
If you’re like most people, you want to make more money to pay off debt, have more freedom, travel, and enjoy your life. While there are a lot of online business models to help you make money online, he knows from experience that freelance writing is the fastest way to make money online.
Whether you want to earn $500 per month as a side hustle or scale it to 5-figures per month and quit your 9-5, making money as a writer has never been easier.
In this podcast, he will inspire YOUR success and show you how he 10X’d his income in one year, built a thriving writing business and made $20,000 in one month as a freelance writer. Plus, he'll share his secret hacks to scaling his business and growing his brand. This show is meant for writers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and people who want to take their life and business to the next level.

Inspire Your Success Michael Leonard: Copywriter & Freelance Writing Coach

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    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Welcome to Inspire Your Success podcast, hosted by Michael Leonard. Michael is a professional freelance writer who built an online writing business from nothing after leaving his $120,000 9-5 career in 2017. When you listen to each episode, he will share with you his secrets of success.
If you’re like most people, you want to make more money to pay off debt, have more freedom, travel, and enjoy your life. While there are a lot of online business models to help you make money online, he knows from experience that freelance writing is the fastest way to make money online.
Whether you want to earn $500 per month as a side hustle or scale it to 5-figures per month and quit your 9-5, making money as a writer has never been easier.
In this podcast, he will inspire YOUR success and show you how he 10X’d his income in one year, built a thriving writing business and made $20,000 in one month as a freelance writer. Plus, he'll share his secret hacks to scaling his business and growing his brand. This show is meant for writers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and people who want to take their life and business to the next level.

    REPLAY: How to Beat Overwhelm As a Freelancer

    REPLAY: How to Beat Overwhelm As a Freelancer

    Use these freelancing tips to beat overwhelm and get more done so you can have more free time! 
    >> Scale Your Freelance Writing Business 
    Learn my exact system to make $1,000-$5,000+ per month as a freelance writer inside Freelance to 5K. Perfect if you want to create a profitable side hustle and/or scale into a full-time online business. 
    Learn more NOW: https://inspire-your-success1.teachable.com/p/freelance-to-5k1 
     
    >>Get 1:1 Help From a 6-Figure Writer 
    Sick of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused on how to launch or scale your business? Apply for 1:1 coaching with me to get access to Freelance to 5K + 30 or 60 days mentorship from a 6-figure writer inside Freelance to 5K Accelerator. Or, hourly coaching and consulting calls too. 
    Apply NOW: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YYFulNVS7tl60ic3kURiZtqPvLnBpVN3OZwdlWeruGA/edit 
     
    >> Launch Your Writing Website 
    To become a successful, wealthy writer you need a writing website. It will allow you to control your brand online, showcase your writing samples, and send to clients. Plus, it can help you attract clients on autopilot. 
    Sign up now: https://www.siteground.com/go/iys-podcast 
     
    >>Land Your First Client in 30 Days or Less 
    Want to get started landing clients now? Then make sure to join “Your First Writing Client” - this mini-course will help you land your first client in 30 days or less (100% FREE). 
    Join NOW: https://inspire-your-success1.teachable.com/p/your-first-writing-client 
     

    • 20 min
    127: How to Get Paid as a Freelance Writer

    127: How to Get Paid as a Freelance Writer

    Multiple income streams and making up your own rates is one of the reasons why so many people get into freelance writing.
    But how do you get paid? How do you invoice clients? What are the best practices to getting paid promptly?
    I answer all those questions and more to help you simplify the process of getting paid as a freelancer. 
    >> Scale Your Freelance Writing Business 
    Learn my exact system to make $1,000-$5,000+ per month as a freelance writer inside Freelance to 5K. Perfect if you want to create a profitable side hustle and/or scale into a full-time online business. 
    Learn more NOW: https://inspire-your-success1.teachable.com/p/freelance-to-5k1 
     
    >>Get 1:1 Help From a 6-Figure Writer 
    Sick of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused on how to launch or scale your business? Apply for 1:1 coaching with me to get access to Freelance to 5K + 30 or 60 days mentorship from a 6-figure writer inside Freelance to 5K Accelerator. Or, hourly coaching and consulting calls too. 
    Apply NOW: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YYFulNVS7tl60ic3kURiZtqPvLnBpVN3OZwdlWeruGA/edit 
     
    >> Launch Your Writing Website 
    To become a successful, wealthy writer you need a writing website. It will allow you to control your brand online, showcase your writing samples, and send to clients. Plus, it can help you attract clients on autopilot. 
    Sign up now: https://www.siteground.com/go/iys-podcast 
     
    >>Land Your First Client in 30 Days or Less 
    Want to get started landing clients now? Then make sure to join “Your First Writing Client” - this mini-course will help you land your first client in 30 days or less (100% FREE). 
    Join NOW: https://inspire-your-success1.teachable.com/p/your-first-writing-client 
     

    • 13 min
    126: Finding the Perfect Client Mix for Consistent Income

    126: Finding the Perfect Client Mix for Consistent Income

    What's great about freelance writing is you can have a ton of different income streams... unlike a 9-5. Most months I have between 4-6 (sometimes up to 9) clients at a time.
    But dedicating the time and energy isn't easy at times. In this episode I'll teach you how to find the right client mix so you can make consistent income and have more security as a writer.
    >> Scale Your Freelance Writing Business 
    Learn my exact system to make $1,000-$5,000+ per month as a freelance writer inside Freelance to 5K. Perfect if you want to create a profitable side hustle and/or scale into a full-time online business. 
    Learn more NOW: https://inspire-your-success1.teachable.com/p/freelance-to-5k1 
     
    >>Get 1:1 Help From a 6-Figure Writer 
    Sick of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused on how to launch or scale your business? Apply for 1:1 coaching with me to get access to Freelance to 5K + 30 or 60 days mentorship from a 6-figure writer inside Freelance to 5K Accelerator. Or, hourly coaching and consulting calls too. 
    Apply NOW: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YYFulNVS7tl60ic3kURiZtqPvLnBpVN3OZwdlWeruGA/edit 
     
    >> Launch Your Writing Website 
    To become a successful, wealthy writer you need a writing website. It will allow you to control your brand online, showcase your writing samples, and send to clients. Plus, it can help you attract clients on autopilot. 
    Sign up now: https://www.siteground.com/go/iys-podcast 
     
    >>Land Your First Client in 30 Days or Less 
    Want to get started landing clients now? Then make sure to join “Your First Writing Client” - this mini-course will help you land your first client in 30 days or less (100% FREE). 
    Join NOW: https://inspire-your-success1.teachable.com/p/your-first-writing-client 
     

    • 14 min
    125: How to Nail Test Pieces so Clients Say YES

    125: How to Nail Test Pieces so Clients Say YES

    Most clients will want to "test" your services out before hiring your for a long term gig. Sometimes they won't but it depends... needless to say this is your audition to getting the gig.
    This short episode will help you learn how to nail your test pieces and land clients for the long run. One client that gave me a test piece in 2018 is still a recurring client with over $100,000 of content! 
    >> Scale Your Freelance Writing Business 
    Learn my exact system to make $1,000-$5,000+ per month as a freelance writer inside Freelance to 5K. Perfect if you want to create a profitable side hustle and/or scale into a full-time online business. 
    Learn more NOW: https://inspire-your-success1.teachable.com/p/freelance-to-5k1 
    >>Get 1:1 Help From a 6-Figure Writer 
    Sick of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused on how to launch or scale your business? Apply for 1:1 coaching with me to get access to Freelance to 5K + 30 or 60 days mentorship from a 6-figure writer inside Freelance to 5K Accelerator. Or, hourly coaching and consulting calls too. 
    Apply NOW: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YYFulNVS7tl60ic3kURiZtqPvLnBpVN3OZwdlWeruGA/edit 
    >> Launch Your Writing Website 
    To become a successful, wealthy writer you need a writing website. It will allow you to control your brand online, showcase your writing samples, and send to clients. Plus, it can help you attract clients on autopilot. 
    Sign up now: https://www.siteground.com/go/iys-podcast 
    >>Land Your First Client in 30 Days or Less 
    Want to get started landing clients now? Then make sure to join “Your First Writing Client” - this mini-course will help you land your first client in 30 days or less (100% FREE). 
    Join NOW: https://inspire-your-success1.teachable.com/p/your-first-writing-client 

    • 11 min
    124: Why You Need a Pricing Guide to Land Clients

    124: Why You Need a Pricing Guide to Land Clients

    Learn why you need a simple pricing guide to start landing clients. This simple (and cheap) tool will help you change clients perspective from... "Should I work with this writer" to "Which package should I hire them for?" 
    Don't forget it's the simple things that make the biggest difference sometimes. Hire someone on Fiverr or use Canva to build your own pricing sheet now.
    Make sure to check mine out by visiting my writing website: https://michaelleonard.net/golf/ 
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    >> Scale Your Freelance Writing Business 
    Learn my exact system to make $1,000-$5,000+ per month as a freelance writer inside Freelance to 5K. Perfect if you want to create a profitable side hustle and/or scale into a full-time online business. 
     
    Learn more NOW: https://inspire-your-success1.teachable.com/p/freelance-to-5k1 
     
    >>Get 1:1 Help From a 6-Figure Writer 
    Sick of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused on how to launch or scale your business? Apply for 1:1 coaching with me to get access to Freelance to 5K + 30 or 60 days mentorship from a 6-figure writer inside Freelance to 5K Accelerator. Or, hourly coaching and consulting calls too. 
    Apply NOW: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YYFulNVS7tl60ic3kURiZtqPvLnBpVN3OZwdlWeruGA/edit 
    >> Launch Your Writing Website 
    To become a successful, wealthy writer you need a writing website. It will allow you to control your brand online, showcase your writing samples, and send to clients. Plus, it can help you attract clients on autopilot.
    Sign up now: https://www.siteground.com/go/iys-podcast 
    >>Land Your First Client in 30 Days or Less 
    Want to get started landing clients now? Then make sure to join “Your First Writing Client” - this mini-course will help you land your first client in 30 days or less (100% FREE). 
    Join NOW: https://inspire-your-success1.teachable.com/p/your-first-writing-client 

    • 8 min
    123: You Only Need ONE Client to Change Your Life

    123: You Only Need ONE Client to Change Your Life

    After a two-year hiatus of this podcast I'm back and want to help you start and scale your writing business in 2023. In this episode we'll cover:
    The new content schedule Discuss the ups/downs of freelancing How freelance writing can help you quit your job How freelancing helped me start a new golf business >> Scale Your Freelance Writing Business 
    Learn my exact system to make $1,000-$5,000+ per month as a freelance writer inside Freelance to 5K. Perfect if you want to create a profitable side hustle and/or scale into a full-time online business. 
    >>Get 1:1 Help From a 6-Figure Writer 
    Sick of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused on how to launch or scale your business? Apply for 1:1 coaching with me to get access to Freelance to 5K + 30 or 60 days mentorship from a 6-figure writer inside Freelance to 5K Accelerator. Or, hourly coaching and consulting calls too. 
    >> Launch Your Writing Website 
    To become a successful, wealthy writer you need a writing website. It will allow you to control your brand online, showcase your writing samples, and send to clients. Plus, it can help you attract clients on autopilot. Sign up for Siteground website hosting now. 
    >>Land Your First Client in 30 Days or Less 
    Want to get started landing clients now? Then make sure to join “Your First Writing Client” - this mini-course will help you land your first client in 30 days or less (100% FREE).
    Email michael AT inspireyoursuccess.com with any questions about working together. 

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

SarahF97 ,

Comprehensible content for freelance writers

As a freelance writer newer to the business side of things, Michael’s podcast “Inspire Your Success” has given me so much motivation. He presents need-to-know information in such an easy-to-understand way. I love the occasional humor thrown in, along with the motivational aspect. Keep it up, I’ll be a continued listener! :)

Ali-e-kat ,

“Inspiring” doesn’t even do justice!

I knew Michael when we worked together at Yelp and even then I was always impressed with him. But after watching him build this business online and have the guts that I haven’t had yet- I am more than inspired. It is obvious his passion & perseverance are paying off. The nuggets in this podcast are extremely illuminating and it has been so fun to watch you grow Michael! Keep it going!!!!!

cynbalog ,

My favorite writing podcast

Michael is so inspirational and helpful. His podcast was one of the first I found on my way to being a six-figure writer and still my favorite!

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