How Freelance Writing Works Jan 20, 2021

In reviewing my correspondence over the past year, I’ve calculated I receive about 16 emails per month from nurses interested in learning more about becoming freelance writers. I’m always happy to respond, though you probably can understand now why I brought back RN2Writer. It’s...

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3 Things Nurse Writers Should Do This Week to Launch Their Business in 2020 Jan 20, 2021

Happy holidays to you! No matter which holiday(s) you celebrate – or even if you celebrate none at all – I hope you’re able to spend quality time with the people who mean the most to you.

As nurses, we often didn’t get the opportunity to spend holidays with our loved ones...

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How to Write a 5-Sentence Letter of Introduction that Gets Results Jan 20, 2021

I’ve talked about sending Letters of Introduction (LOIs) many times on the blog, but I only touched on how to write them once – way back in the third issue of this newsletter.

So I thought I should go over this process again.

Cold LOI vs Warm LOI

When I talk about sending LOIs,...

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Source Interview Etiquette for Freelance Nurse-Writers Jan 20, 2021

Last month, I invited everyone to “Ask Me Anything” in a since-deleted comment thread at the newsletter site. (You can still ask me questions directly, by email!) I promised to answer those questions in future newsletters, and I’m tackling one today.

Elizabeth asked:...

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One, Two, No-Three: How to Launch Your Writing Career in Two Easy Steps Jan 20, 2021

Recently, I invited everyone to “Ask Me Anything” in a since-deleted comment thread at the old newsletter site. (Although the thread is defunct, you can still send me questions anytime.) I promised to answer those questions in future newsletters, and I’m tackling one...

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The Essential Skills Nurses Need to Launch a Freelance Writing Business Jan 20, 2021

Aspiring nurse-writers frequently ask me what skills and knowledge they need before they can launch a freelance writing business. Many nurses already possess all the qualifications they need to become a professional writer, though they may not know it. So today I thought I’d tell you what I...

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On Fitting Life into Work, Instead of Vice-Versa Jan 20, 2021

I often talk about the money aspect of freelancing. Sure, I make good money. Great money, compared to many writers.

But money isn’t life.

One of the main reasons I love the freelance lifestyle is because it allows me to fit my work into my life instead of having to fit my life into my work....

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My Actual Work Schedule for the Week of April 13 Jan 20, 2021

Many, many people don’t believe me when I say I only work part-time, yet earn six figures in revenue each year. But it’s true.

As I said, I believe life is all about time and how we spend it. Being somewhat hedonistic, I prefer to spend my time pursuing things I love to do, not...

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12 Things You Can Do This Weekend to Launch or Build Your Freelance Writing Business Jan 20, 2021

It’s May Day! This May 1 is unlike any other we’ve ever witnessed in our lifetimes – and hopefully will never experience again.

I’ve always held a special place in my heart for May Day. It unofficially ushers in springtime. When May Day arrives, my head dances with...

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Freelance Writer Resumes? Um, no. Jan 20, 2021

My friend (and RN2writer subscriber) Lizz asked me the other day if prospective clients ever ask me for a resume – because this had just happened to her.

My short answer is: No. I do not do resumes as a freelancer.

Well, to clarify, yes, prospective clients do ask me for a resume...

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3 Goal Setting Approaches for Nurse-Writers that Can Maximize Productivity Jan 20, 2021

Once you’ve hung your shingle as a freelance nurse-writer (woot!), you need to constantly nurture your business so it flourishes. Without goal-setting, that’s just not gonna happen.

How do you juggle client work with prospecting with invoicing with negotiating with updating your...

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Payment Terms Every Nurse-Writer Should Know Jan 20, 2021

What is “net 30”? “Net-45”? “On acceptance”? What does “on publication” mean? How about “kill fee”?

These are all types of payment terms offered in the publishing and content industries. In order to manage your business’ cash flow,...

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