How to Go from Nurse to Writer in 12 Weeks Jan 20, 2021

Launching a writing business doesn’t have to be a long, arduous process.

Many nurses become freelance writers precisely because it’s so easy to get started. You can pursue freelance writing as a side gig while you keep nursing, which all but eliminates the financial risk (because...

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5 Ways to Focus on Your Freelance Writing Work When You’re Distracted, Tired or What-Have-You Jan 20, 2021

Aren’t we all feeling more than a little distracted at all times right now?

We’re all trying to find a new way of being in the world, from schooling our kids at home to moving our elders out of assisted living and into the spare bedroom to sharing space with a spouse who now works...

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This is the ONE THING You Need for Success as a Nurse-Writer Jan 20, 2021

Seriously. This is the ’42’ of freelancing.

Today I’m sharing the one secret that will lead you to success as a freelance writer. Yep, this one thing is the key to building a sustainable business – and I’m not exaggerating. If you can master this,...

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Video: How to Find Great Sources for Your Healthcare Stories Jan 20, 2021

Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well so far. Did you set any writing goals for the week? Working on any deadlines?

Hey, speaking of deadlines… Sometimes you may need to find human sources for some of your healthcare content writing work. For example, one time I wrote a story on...

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The Secret to Making $100,000 per Year as a Nurse Writer in Two Steps Jan 20, 2021

Last week I published a post called “How to Figure Out How Much to Pay Yourself as a Freelance Nurse Writer,” and, honestly, I sort of agonized over posting it. On the one hand, I felt the question (from a student in my Ultimate Health Journalism Basics for Nurses workshop)...

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RN2W: Know Your SOW: What It Is, How to Craft It, and How to Enforce It Jan 20, 2021

Recently I’ve been embroiled in a situation with a soon-to-be-ex client that does not want to adhere to the SOW requirements we mutually agreed on in the contract, and I thought this would make an excellent topic for the newsletter.

What is a SOW, you ask? Great question.

SOW stands for...

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My Bizarre Freelance Budgeting Method – and Why It Gives Me Peace-of-Mind Jan 20, 2021

Many of the questions I field from aspiring (and even established) nurse-writers revolve around the question of money: how to figure out what to pay yourself, how to manage your business budget, and so on. 

And, truthfully, I sometimes feel I’m not the best qualified person to...

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How Any Nurse Can Get Started as a Freelance Writer: Your 3-Step Plan Jan 20, 2021

The most common question I get from nurses on social media and by email is: How can I get started as a freelance writer?

Here’s a three-step plan to get you moving down the freelance path.

Step One: Learn All You Can About the Freelance Writing Industry

That’s right: Freelance...

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Quick Cheat Sheet for Evaluating Prospective Clients Jan 20, 2021

Just a quick hit based on an experience I’m currently going through, wherein I am re-re-learning how to avoid PITA clients. Previously, I briefly touched on what makes a great client, and today I’m sharing a brief cheat sheet of red flags that should make you pause and seriously...

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What is Your Value Proposition as a Nurse-Writer? Jan 20, 2021

Today I want to cover a concept that’s essential to your success as a freelance writer, but it’s a concept you may not be familiar with. It’s called the ‘value proposition,’ and if you can nail this, then you can build a very successful business, indeed.

What is a...

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Indemnification Clauses 101 Jan 20, 2021

Quick, name the one business-related thing that can render you bankrupt in an instant without any wrongdoing on your part.

If you said “indemnification,” ding-ding-ding. You get a cookie.

What is Indemnification?

To indemnify someone or something else means to provide legal and...

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How to Create Buyer Personas to Target Your Marketing Jan 20, 2021

Just today I briefly chatted by email with a new nurse entrepreneur who is building a business website and needs content, especially for the home page. In the course of chatting, she alluded to her target audience, which she characterized in terms of a broad group of people. Not to disparage this...

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