100 episodes

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

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 45 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.

    119: How Delaney Quit Her Job With Freelance Writing

    119: How Delaney Quit Her Job With Freelance Writing

    Learn how one of my students used freelance writing to quit her 9-5 in less than 6 months (while working full-time).
    Delaney went from:
    Not having a niche --> a niche to writing about topics she loves. Being scared to pitch clients --> feeling confident reaching out to total strangers (thanks to creating her portfolio). Having a blog with few readers --> a writing website that attracted clients easily (one client even said it’s one of the best-looking portfolios she’s ever seen). Not having any clients --> having a handful in a matter of months (including a few “dream” clients in her ideal niche that pay great $$$).

    • 17 min
    118: 5 Ways to Land Writing Clients in 2022

    118: 5 Ways to Land Writing Clients in 2022

    ​All you need is one person to say yes and give you a chance as a freelance writer.
    Today, I want to share you with the five most common ways to land your first freelance writing client so that you can find success as well. 
    Click the link to learn more about 1:1 coaching: http://www.inspireyoursuccess.com/coaching 

    • 21 min
    117: The #1 Tip to Start Writing in 2022

    117: The #1 Tip to Start Writing in 2022

    Quit dabbling and start taking action. This is your time to start landing clients and making money as a freelance writer. 
    To learn more about working with Michael, check out: inspireyoursuccess.com/coaching
     

    • 20 min
    116: How to Write For Top Medium Publications (Marta Brozosko Interview)

    116: How to Write For Top Medium Publications (Marta Brozosko Interview)

    On this Feature Friday episode I got to interview Marta Brozosko, a top writer on Medium.com.
    In this episode, you will learn:
    How she got started writing The difference of blogging vs. writing  How to make consistent money on Medium Marta Brzosko is a thought leadership writer committed to promoting mindfulness and sustainable living. She started Self-Awareness Blog to help spiritual seekers tap into their inner knowledge. Connect with her on Twitter, LinkedIn or on martabrzosko.com
     
    >>FREE TRAINING - 3 Ways to Land Freelance Writing Clients: inspireyoursuccess.com/training
    >>Apply for 1:1 Coaching with Michael: inspireyoursuccess.com/coach

    • 46 min
    115: How I Got My First Freelance Writing Client

    115: How I Got My First Freelance Writing Client

    On this Writer's Wednesday podcast, I take a trip down memory lane to tell you how I landed my first freelance writing client. Landing that client was a game-changer as it gave me the confidence to go pitch more clients that eventually led me to find success as a full-time freelance writer. 
    A question I get asked all the time is if Upwork is a scam. I have debunked that rumor many times: on my blog, on YouTube and even a recent podcast. I know that Upwork does work because it is how I found my first paying writing client!
    If you are a new freelance writer, landing a client on Upwork is a great place to gain confidence and further your writing skill set. While they do take a percentage of the earnings, it is wise to keep in mind, that they too are running a business. Upwork can be a great place to create your free profile and start searching for writing jobs in your niche today.
    FREE TRAINING - 3 Ways to Land Freelance Writing Clients: inspireyoursuccess.com/training
    Apply for 1:1 Coaching with Michael: inspireyoursuccess.com/coach

    • 14 min
    114: 9 Lessons from Leaving My $100K 9-5

    114: 9 Lessons from Leaving My $100K 9-5

    Do you want to quit your job and learn how to make money online?
    Before you give your notice at work, make sure you listen to this episode a few times. Because in 2017, I did just that.
    I left my corporate job and 6-figure salary for the unknowns of entrepreneurship. And I had made $200 from my blog...EVER! 
    In this episode, I'll talk more about what it's really been like leaving a $100,000+ 9-5 to build an online business and pursue professional golf. It's been a wild ride the past few years and hope this episode can give you more insight and a behind the scenes look! 
    If you found it inspiring &/or actionable, please share on Instagram by taking a screenshot and tagging @iammichaelleonard. 
    FREE Training - 3 Ways to Land Freelance Writing Clients: https://bit.ly/2NZ6BKk
    Apply for 1:1 Coaching with Michael: https://bit.ly/38tcpWf

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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!

mojo0905 ,

Inspiring!

Too often, podcasters want us to believe that success is attained overnight. What I enjoy about this podcast is that you hear from Michael Leonard and his guests that success requires effort and consistent action. It’s inspiring to hear what worked for others as well as what absolutely didn’t work!

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