What to Charge Your Health Writing Clients anchor clients business tips clients finding clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips pricing setting prices May 11, 2021

The most common question I field is: What should I charge this client? 

The second-most common is: Here’s the rate a client offered me. Is this a good rate?

In fact, because pricing questions are so common, I’ve written about them numerous times in the past. I’ve offered ...

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I got Published!! Now What? business tips clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips getting published organization pitching tracking pitches writing May 04, 2021

It might take some time, but eventually you will sell an article pitch to an editor, or a prospective client will sign you to a content writing contract. Next, you’ll get your first PAID publication – and what a sweet, sweet feeling that will be!

By all means, celebrate this...

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Scam or Legit? How to Vet Writing Courses and Programs avoiding scams continuing education copywriting courses freelance writing basics freelance writing tips scams writing Apr 27, 2021

As soon as people sign up for the RN2writer newsletter or take one of my courses, they begin to note that their online experience suddenly contains lots of ads for writing programs like “Barefoot Writer” and “AWAI.” 

Then, the questions roll into my mailbox…

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Reader Q&A: Can I Get Work Samples by Writing for My Own Hospital? Apr 20, 2021

In last week’s Office Hours (group coaching) session for nurses taking the Complete Guide to Content Marketing course, a participant asked a question that I thought might be of interest to a wider audience.

She said, “Can I get my first work samples by writing for my own...

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What is B2B Content Marketing? b2b b2c clients content marketing finding clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips marketing Apr 13, 2021

Over in the “office hours” (group coaching) component of the Complete Guide to Content Marketing Writing course, we were discussing how to target clients based on our clinical niches. It was an awesome conversation, by the way, and I think everyone gained a lot from it!

When most...

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Pros and Cons of Working with Marketing Agencies business tips clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips marketing agencies Apr 06, 2021

Kara-Marie sent me a request for a newsletter that talks about the pros and cons of working with content and marketing agencies. I’m very happy to oblige!

If you haven’t considered pitching healthcare content or marketing agencies, you are missing out on way to establish a consistent...

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Nurse-Writers: Avoid this Unethical Scheme or Lose Your Credibility ethics freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips journalism linkedin pay to play sources writing tips Mar 30, 2021

The LinkedIn message exchange started innocently enough. 

A man named Evan Smith reached out to say:

“My company is currently looking to partner with some brand coaches. Would you be open to a brief discussion? (I’m not trying to sell you anything)”

Umm…OK.

Companies...

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Interview with Continuing Education Writer Brooke Lounsbury RN consulting course creation freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips interview Mar 23, 2021

We have a special treat this week: an interview with accomplished CNE writer Brooke Lounsbury RN. We recently had the opportunity to interview Brooke to find out how nurses can break into continuing education writing. Please take a moment to visit her website, writenursern.com, to learn more...

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2 Key Ways Being a Nurse Benefits Your Freelance Career content marketing writers freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips health reporters nurse-writer side hustle writers Mar 16, 2021

Recently, J emailed me to ask a question I get frequently from nurses who are curious about becoming a freelance writer. They said…

“I’m currently in nursing school and am wanting to do nurse writing on the side as I work as a bedside nurse. I’ve been a great writer in...

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Why You Need to Start Tracking Your Time Immediately clients effective hourly rate ehr freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses nurse-writer time tracking writing Mar 02, 2021

Recently I enjoyed chatting with a coaching client – a mid-career nurse-writer who’s looking to level-up her business and reach the six-figure realm.

Since this was our first meeting, I ran through a series of questions I like to ask every client to get a baseline reading of where...

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What Tech Skills Does a Nurse Need to Become a Writer? freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips nurse-writer technology technology skills Mar 02, 2021

Many of you have joined the RN2writer family because you saw an ad I run on Facebook. That ad directs people to buy a little ebook I wrote to unveil the world of freelance writing to other nurses – because my mission is to help nurses “own” the healthcare communications space....

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Student Q&A: The Art of Slanting an Article Pitch clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips healthcare loi nurse-writer pitching publications writing writing samples Feb 23, 2021

Recently, this message floated into my inbox:

Hi! My name is Alicia, I've been a Women's Health Nurse (among many other departments!) for 13ish years. I have the Ultimate [Health Journalism Basics for Nurses] course and the 50 Markets download (great info btw) but I noticed there wasn't a lot of...

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