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Q&A: Ask Us Anything The Writers’ Co-op

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Welcome to the new year! We’re back from our holiday break and getting ready to dive into all that 2022 has to offer. Today we are focusing on answering audience questions! We do a Q&A episode each season, and the questions get better each time.

This episode, we’re digging into:


Why agencies can be helpful for jumpstarting your career as a new freelancer, and some red flags you might encounter related to agency work
How to incorporate your values and standards into your website and social media presence, so the clients who reach out to you are more likely to be aligned with your boundaries
How to talk about freelancing with people who might not take it seriously, or who think freelancing is scary/ unstable
Dealing with sexism and other barriers in freelancing due to your race, sexual orientation or identity
The amount of time to wait after pitching an idea to an editor
Advice we used to give but no longer buy into

If you haven’t yet checked out our Patreon program, consider giving it a look this January. We’re offering small-group coaching (Pod Squads) and drop-in office hours with Wudan. Plus, our All-Access membership includes event and resource discounts, access to the TWC Slack channel, and more.

We’re also excited to launch a bunch of events in 2022, and welcome your feedback on topics we haven’t yet addressed! Our first event of the year will focus on finding new clients; we promise you’ll walk away with dozens of ideas from seasoned pros Jen A. Miller and Matt Villano. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-year-new-clients-tickets-220341556527

If you’re feeling those back-to-school vibes, check out our resource store and grab webinars and worksheets on business planning, retirement planning, passive revenue, working in content marketing, and so much more.

Today's episode is sponsored by Meteor, a podcast for science journalists who want to impact the world in a positive way. Listen wherever you podcast!

Welcome to the new year! We’re back from our holiday break and getting ready to dive into all that 2022 has to offer. Today we are focusing on answering audience questions! We do a Q&A episode each season, and the questions get better each time.

This episode, we’re digging into:


Why agencies can be helpful for jumpstarting your career as a new freelancer, and some red flags you might encounter related to agency work
How to incorporate your values and standards into your website and social media presence, so the clients who reach out to you are more likely to be aligned with your boundaries
How to talk about freelancing with people who might not take it seriously, or who think freelancing is scary/ unstable
Dealing with sexism and other barriers in freelancing due to your race, sexual orientation or identity
The amount of time to wait after pitching an idea to an editor
Advice we used to give but no longer buy into

If you haven’t yet checked out our Patreon program, consider giving it a look this January. We’re offering small-group coaching (Pod Squads) and drop-in office hours with Wudan. Plus, our All-Access membership includes event and resource discounts, access to the TWC Slack channel, and more.

We’re also excited to launch a bunch of events in 2022, and welcome your feedback on topics we haven’t yet addressed! Our first event of the year will focus on finding new clients; we promise you’ll walk away with dozens of ideas from seasoned pros Jen A. Miller and Matt Villano. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-year-new-clients-tickets-220341556527

If you’re feeling those back-to-school vibes, check out our resource store and grab webinars and worksheets on business planning, retirement planning, passive revenue, working in content marketing, and so much more.

Today's episode is sponsored by Meteor, a podcast for science journalists who want to impact the world in a positive way. Listen wherever you podcast!

30 min