I don't blame you for thinking my site's headline smells like bullshit. Build a six-figure writing business in your spare time? Seriously?
To be honest, I'm a skeptic about a lot of things, too. Most of us nurses are. We've learned to question things that sound too good to be true.
But I'd appreciate your giving me a moment to tell you my story - to prove to you that what I'm offering here really doesn't reek of bovine excrement.
Who the heck is Elizabeth Hanes RN, and what makes her an expert on freelance writing?
Fair questions. Allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Elizabeth Hanes, and I'm an RN who built a six-figure freelance writing business in my spare time.
I am a working writer. I'm not one of those coaches who hasn't really published any articles or written any white papers or actually earned their living as a freelance writer - but believe they are still qualified to teach others how to do it.
No, for the past decade I have built my career and reputation by contributing to the success of major brands like WebMD, Anthem, Aetna, Modern Healthcare, Healthgrades, PBS NextAvenue, The History Channel, Dignity Health, Verywell Health and many, many others. I not only talk the talk of being a highly successful freelancer, I walk the walk.
That said, I don't actually call myself an "expert," though some other folks very generously do. Maybe the reason they honor me that way is because:
- I transitioned from nurse to writer about a decade ago and have been making my living as a writer ever since
- I'm very good at what I do, which is why big brands keep my number on speed dial
- I've spoken about healthcare content writing at prestigious industry events, like Content Marketing World
- Several industry folks who are far smarter than I am have invited me as an "expert" guest to discuss freelancing and related topics on their podcasts, including The Savvy Scribe, Divine Downloads, and Medical Writers Speak.
- I am honored to have a "standing invitation" from well-known freelance guru Jennifer Goforth Gregory to contribute guest posts to her famous blog any time.
Is that enough to convince you it's worth signing up for a free subscription to see if ths writing thing might be a good move for you?