I've posted along this topic before, but nothing so specific. I know there are numerous entrepreneurial ideas out there for nurses....I'm just wondering if anyone has made either a part time or full time income as a nurse/health/wellness BLOGGER or article WRITER? If so, what type of platform do you use....a regular blog or writing articles for various sites like Hubpages or even publications?
I'm curious b/c I'm exploring all my options. I'm a second career nurse (LVN), with a previous degree in the arts and a background in the publishing world. I have worked as a nurse for a few years, (home health), but am currently a stay at home mom. I love to write, share my knowledge, and help people. I'm great at working one on one with people (hence home health), and am trying to find something I can do down the road that is flexible, nursing-related, and will bring some form of income....part time or other-wise.
Please feel free to share your own experiences in the writing/blogging world. I'd love to have a blog that provides self care info for mothers, general/educational info/advice for child health. I have actually started somewhat of a layout for a blog of the sorts. My mother (a former pediatric advice nurse/RN) was going to also contribute some articles and we were working on a disclaimer.
Anyways, just trying to get a 5 year plan going. I was thinking of offering an e-course, e-book, or online workshop on the blog down the line on a subjet/s that relate to the content. Maybe having a sponsorship program for extra $ and listing related books thru the Amazon Affiliate program. Also, maybe having a small "store" on the blog offering cold/flu season kits (put together by us), or linking up with a site I'd be a rep for (like doterra essential oils).
Overall, I'd want it to have the idea of being a a combo "one stop shop" for self care advice for mothers/women and educational info for child health. I don't want it to be "all over the place."
Ok, sorry this is so long....all my posts end up this way...ha. The ideas are just brewing!
Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Feb 14, '14
I am in the process of writing an e-book and developing a health-related blog/membership site/store. Its all about learning the fundamentals of internet marketing AND copywriting. I'm a newbie and still learning. It can be a lot, but I'm learning as I go. I'm working on a business plan on my niche. You can also look into starting a nurse-relate newsletter, magazine, ebook, membership site, etc. Skies the limit.
Last edit by beautifulstar on Feb 14, '14
May 28, '14
by Elizabeth Hanes, BSN
I haven't visited allnurses for awhile, but I ran across this thread when doing some other research.
I am an RN but make my living as a full-time freelance writer.
I'm happy to help any nurses who want to become writers. I've mentored a couple of nurses into the profession already. It's a great way to earn a good living, find fulfillment and help a lot of people.
Best wishes to all the great nurse bloggers and writers out there!
Last edit by sirI on May 29, '14
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I just recently jumped in the game. After getting my bachelors and then my masters, I realized how specialized my job is at this point. If, god forbid, anything happened to my career, I'd like to have other income streams. Many financially savvy bloggers recommend having multiple "buckets" to drink from! Trust me, it is possible but hard as heck to get noticed. I believe we are all very well educated and have a lot to share so why not? The market is getting tight for nursing publishers and bloggers, but differentiating yourself and marketing yourself can really help! I'm not really making $$ yet, but I hope things pick up as I keep writing and learning! ----
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