85 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 • 10 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.

    Work-for-Hire Freelance Writing, with Tracie Heskett

    Work-for-Hire Freelance Writing, with Tracie Heskett

    Hoping to do freelance writing? Want to know what the freelancing life is really like?
    In episode 85 of The Professional Writer, Tracie Heskett and I – both long-time freelance writers – reveal our best tips for breaking into freelancing.
    The post 85 – Work-for-Hire Freelance Writing, with Tracie Heskett first appeared on Blogging Bistro.

    • 31 min
    Blogging for Fun and Money, with Gregory Halpen

    Blogging for Fun and Money, with Gregory Halpen

    Episode 84 of The Professional Writer podcast is the first in an ongoing series where I chat with people who do interesting things with their writing – other than writing books.
    Gregory Halpen certainly fits the bill! He's a passionate home baker, dessert blogger, photographer, and life coach.
    The post 84 – Blogging for Fun and Money, with Gregory Halpen first appeared on Blogging Bistro.

    • 19 min
    Get Visibility Through Other People’s Platforms, with Lisa Simone Richards

    Get Visibility Through Other People’s Platforms, with Lisa Simone Richards

    Want a slew of simple-yet-effective tips to move from "invisible" to "in-demand" by getting featured on blogs, podcasts, magazines, and TV shows?
    In episode 83, Lisa Simone Richards, a PR & Visibility Strategist, shares insider secrets for reaching more people without spinning your wheels on social media or wasting money on Facebook ads. Includes extensive show notes so you can follow along while listening.
    The post 83 – Get Visibility Through Other People’s Platforms, with Lisa Simone Richards first appeared on Blogging Bistro.

    • 44 min
    3 Must-Dos When Setting Up Your Email List

    3 Must-Dos When Setting Up Your Email List

    I answer 3 burning questions people repeatedly ask about email list building:

    Can I bulk email my contacts through my regular email account?
    Since I’m required to display a valid postal address on every email, and I don’t want to display my home address, what are my options?
    Can I use my gmail address to send newsletters?

    The post 82 – 3 Must-Dos When Setting Up Your Email List first appeared on Blogging Bistro.

    • 18 min
    Becoming a Writerpreneur

    Becoming a Writerpreneur

    You work up your courage and pitch the “book baby” you’ve been laboring over for years to an agent or editor.
    They respond with, “Tell me about your author platform.”
    Your heart hits the floor as you realize that you’ve spent years writing your book, but only a few minutes thinking about who might buy it.
    I'd like you to consider a different approach – one that enables you to simultaneously write, publish, and build that all-important author platform. I call it “becoming a writerpreneur.” (Includes transcript and loads of links.)
    The post 81 – Becoming a Writerpreneur first appeared on Blogging Bistro.

    • 13 min
    Jump-Start Your Email List (Group Coaching Program)

    Jump-Start Your Email List (Group Coaching Program)

    I’m doing something different on the podcast today, introducing you to Jump-Start Your Email List, my group coaching program that starts March 15.
    I’ll walk you through the four items you’ll create during the program and introduce you to five bonus trainings and tutorials (valued at over $700) that you’ll receive as a student in the program.
    Plus, you'll get a special discount when you register by 2-22-22!
    The post 80 – Jump-Start Your Email List (Group Coaching Program) first appeared on Blogging Bistro.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

@kimstewinspired ,

Awesome tips for managing & marketing writing

I love all the practical solo episodes Laura shares for writers to help us understand how to manage and market our writing businesses. I highly recommend you listen to her episode with author Amy Connell breaking down her book launch costs and the creative ideas she put into place, and with Barb Roose on landing a literary agent!

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.

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