71 episodes

Whether you’re preparing to launch a writing-related business or you’re retooling the writing you’re currently doing, The Professional Writer podcast will help you do the right things in the right order so you can confidently plan, launch, and grow your business.

The Professional Writer Laura Christianson

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Whether you’re preparing to launch a writing-related business or you’re retooling the writing you’re currently doing, The Professional Writer podcast will help you do the right things in the right order so you can confidently plan, launch, and grow your business.

    Things I Spend Money on to Run My Writing Business

    Things I Spend Money on to Run My Writing Business

    Running a writing-related business costs several thousand dollars per year, even when you’re a frugal DIYer like me. In episode 71, I’ll walk you through:

    exactly what I spend to run my business
    how much to budget for essentials
    3 things to do before investing in a service or tool

    Transcript and loads of links included.
    The post 71 – Things I Spend Money on to Run My Writing Business first appeared on Blogging Bistro.

    5 Quick, Easy, Free Ways to Gain Visibility as a Writer

    5 Quick, Easy, Free Ways to Gain Visibility as a Writer

    How can frugal, penny-pinching entrepreneurs creatively build a business without forking out a ton of money?
    In episode 70, I’ll show you five basic, FREE things you can do right now to:
    • find great deals on tools for your business
    • gain visibility
    • interact with prospective readers and book buyers
    • earn bonus income
    Shareable infographic included!
    The post 70 – 5 Quick, Easy, and Free Ways to Gain Visibility as a Writer first appeared on Blogging Bistro.

    • 15 min
    Bookkeeping Tips for Your Biz, with Vanessa Butler

    Bookkeeping Tips for Your Biz, with Vanessa Butler

    When I hear the phrase, “business finances,” I shudder.
    I’m not a numbers person; I'm a word person. That’s why I invited bookkeeping expert, Vanessa Butler, to guest on The Professional Writer podcast. Vanessa will help us word nerds take a serious look at:

    The financial health of our business
    The most efficient ways to do accounting
    Why "business" and "pleasure" bank accounts shouldn't get married
    Why it's important to create a realistic monthly budget, and to look at it daily

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    • 30 min
    Why You Need Contracts

    Why You Need Contracts

    A contract that clearly and specifically spells out expectations is a must-have for every entrepreneur, whether you’re hiring someone to work for you, or someone is hiring you to work for them.
    In Episode 68, I’ll share contract horror stories, suggest items to include in a legal agreement, and recommend easily customizable contract templates.
    The post 68 – Why You Need Contracts first appeared on Blogging Bistro.

    • 25 min
    The Problem with Vanity Numbers, Half-Truths, and Swollen Egos

    The Problem with Vanity Numbers, Half-Truths, and Swollen Egos

    We’re exploring five problematic platform-building practices:

    The “swollen ego” bio
    Inflated follower counts
    Platform plugins
    Bestseller lists
    “Award-winning author” taglines

    I believe these vanity metrics give authors permission to bend the truth as a means of proving their worth. And that concerns me. Let’s talk about it!
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    • 22 min
    Debunking 7 Email Marketing Myths

    Debunking 7 Email Marketing Myths

    Misinformation and horrible advice about email marketing abounds. In episode 66, I’m going to give you some tough love. I’ll bust 7 myths about email marketing.
    The post 66 – Debunking 7 Email Marketing Myths first appeared on Blogging Bistro.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

AECHouston ,

Quality information!

Laura provides well developed ways to add value to the communicator’s life. She’s enriched what I know and do as a writer. A must-listen for any writer, no matter what phase he/she is in!

Lisa Qualls | One Thankful Mom ,

A Trustworthy and Wise Expert

I discovered this podcast while traveling and binge-listened to every episode while on airplanes. Laura shares her expertise in a confident and trustworthy manner. I look forward to many more episodes.

SusannaJaneJane ,

A professional who is kind and authoritative

Laura Christianson is a poised and articulate writing industry professional with a powerful teaching gift. She can break down complicated topics and make me feel like I can do things I've never tried before. In her new podcast, Laura both challenges and encourages me.

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