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12 Things to Do in December to Jumpstart Your Writing Career in 2022 2022 freelance writing for nurses marketing planning

December can be a slow period. Or it can be intensely busy. I’ve experienced both scenarios in my 20+ year career as a freelance writer.

This year has been insanely busy for me. Not only have I written a record amount of client work, but I launched RN2writer as an educational hub for nurses...

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The Essential Skills Nurses Need to Launch a Freelance Writing Business essential skills freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses nurse writer

Many nurses email me to ask if they have what it takes to become a freelance writer. And many of them seem shocked when I explain exactly how low the barrier to entry is in this profession.

In my opinion, you need to have a rudimentary understanding of these three things to launch a writing...

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Why Health Journalism Makes a Great Entry Point for Nurse Writers freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips getting published health journalism journalism

When I decided to go into courses and coaching (in support of my mission for nurses to own the healthcare communications space), the very first course I developed was called “Health Journalism Basics for Nurses.” Why? Because I think health reporting makes the most natural entry point...

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Do You Need an Active License to Become a Nurse Writer? And Other Questions freelance writing for nurses healthcare license niche nurse-writer rn

Today, I’m answering all your most burning questions about what it means to become a nurse writer. Here we go!

1. Do you need an active license to become a freelancer?

No, you absolutely do not. Keep in mind that the vast majority of health writers have no clinical background whatsoever....

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Welcome to the Revolution freelance writing for nurses health reporters healthcare journalism nurse-writer

When you first stumbled across RN2writer, did you think it was just a website with courses and coaching? Did you think the raison d’etre of the site was to sell information?

I wouldn’t blame you if you did. In fact, I think most people probably do.

To be honest, I blame myself for...

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How to Vet a Publishing Opportunity business tips finding clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips scams self-employment vetting opportunities vetting process

Recently, one of my students wrote to me about an opportunity she had received by email from a prospective publishing outlet. Her question was simple: “Is this real?”

I felt the response I sent her could be useful to a wider audience, so I’m republishing parts of our...

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How Glamorous is Freelance Writing, Anyway? business tips freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips self-employment working for yourself

Sometimes I receive emails from nurses who sincerely want to buy in to the idea that freelance writing is an insanely glamorous career. For instance, one nurse who wrote to me recently said, “I am very interested in exploring this career, but I need to make sure it doesn’t mean...

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How to Write a 5-Sentence Letter of Introduction that Gets Results anchor clients business tips clients finding clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses letter of introduction loi

I’ve talked about sending Letters of Introduction (LOIs) many times in my coaching sessions, but then I realized I didn’t actually have a blog post that discusses exactly what these prospecting tools are or how to write them. Derp.

So I thought I should go over that.

Cold LOI vs Warm...

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Prospecting Tip: Look for the Head of the Octopus clients content marketing finding clients freelance writing basics freelance writing for nurses freelance writing tips marketing nurse-writer prospecting

Last week, a student in the Complete Guide to Content Marketing Writing for Nurses course sent me an excellent question that I felt deserved a wider audience, so I wanted to share her question and my answer with you.

This student was struggling with one of the most fundamental aspects of...

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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

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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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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