What is the Best Way for a Nurse to Make Extra Money?

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What is the best, easiest and most creative way for a nurse to make extra dollars? Pick up extra shifts? Join an MLM company? Open an Etsy shop to sell handicrafts? Nope, nope, and nope. 

The best side gig for nurses is this: freelance writing. This little-known nursing career taps your creative side, uses your nursing knowledge to help people, and can be done on your own schedule – from the comfort of your own home, or from any location in the world where you can get reliable internet access (if you'd prefer to be on the beach freelancing somewhere like I would). 

And yes, you can make good money doing this. How does $2,000 to $4,000 a month, part-time sound? Today, I'm going to tell you exactly how this career works and how you can get started for just $6.00 

Who can’t use a little extra cashola? 

Lots of nurses love working with patients or working in health care administration. And that's fantastic. We need more of you. But still, who can't use some extra money on the side. Freelance writing offers a wonderful creative way to use your nursing knowledge. And it's a perfect side gig for any nurse because you can set your own hours and work from home or wherever you would like to. Personally, my goal is to freelance from a balcony in Barcelona. 

As a freelance health writer, you can make hundreds of dollars an hour, work with clients who truly respect and value nurses, and can help literally millions of people by using a keyboard instead of a stethoscope. 

How hard is it to become a freelance nurse writer, though? 

It's easy to set up a freelance business. You can do it with almost $0 invested, aside from any business licenses or things like that. You don't have to invest a lot of time either. I spent just four hours a week when I started my business. And even when I was making over $100,000 a year, I didn't work more than about 24 hours a week. 

You can volunteer for a nonprofit to get your first writing samples so that you can start making money within weeks of launching your business. And you can make an extra $500 to $1,000 a week just by writing one or two assignments.  

Exactly how you can get started as a nurse writer 

I encourage you to explore all the great resources we offer here at RN2writer to help you decide if freelancing is right for you. 

You can start with our $5.90  ebook, Design Your Dream Career as a Nurse Writer. Then you can participate in our private community, the Success Society, which comes complimentary with your ebook purchase. 

Next, you can move on to our entry-level Nurse-to-Writer Bridge program, for step-by-step instructions on how to get those all-important first writing samples. And you’ll receive expert live coaching, too. 

We offer nurses tons of free resources to help you get started, too. Subscribe to The RN2writer Show on YouTube, Spotify and Apple podcasts, keep reading this blog, and follow us on all social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn. 

Mainly, I just want to open your eyes to the possibility of you becoming a freelance writer because we need more of them in the world. The mission of RN2writer is for nurse-created health content to become the standard for excellence in this industry. We want nurses to own the health writing space. And you can do this with us.  

Let’s come together to create something new and special for nurses: the nurse-writer! 

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About RN2writer

We offer training in the best remote, work-from-home nursing job - freelance health writing. If you’re looking for the perfect side hustle for nurses or a full-time nurse business, you can rely on RN2writer to deliver educational courses, coaching, and community for nurses of all degrees, licensures, and backgrounds across the U.S., Canada, and beyond. We welcome all nurses: RN, LPN, NP, APRN, CRNA, FNP, CNM, etc. We also serve other healthcare clinicians and professionals: CNA, MD, PA, LCSW, PharmD, radiology tech, CEO, CNO, CMO, and anyone else with a background in healthcare. Welcome!
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