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Elizabeth Hanes BSN, RN

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Elizabeth Hanes has 11 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Freelance Writer, 'the nurse who knows content'.

I'm an RN but make my living as a freelance writer. I produce patient information, web pages, white papers, video scripts - and so much more - on behalf of clients like hospitals, health systems, insurers and digital magazines. I work from home, set my own hours and find plenty of time to care for my elderly mother, go to the gym, take vacation....

TL;dr: Life is sweet!

RN2 Writer

Now, at RN2Writer, I'm teaching other nurses how to become successful freelance healthcare writers, too. Why become a nurse writer?

  • Help more people with your nursing knowledge and skills than you ever dreamed possible
  • Spend more time with family and finally achieve work-life balance
  • Make more money than you ever earned as a nurse
  • Find a renewed sense of purpose and satisfaction in your career
  • Did I mention make a ton of money?

Follow my posts to find out how I built a six-figure writing business while only working part-time hours - and how you can do it, too!

And, oh yeah, feel free to ask me questions. I love helping nurses succeed as freelance writers!

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  1. Throughout your nursing career, you’ve dealt with a plethora of abbreviations, acronyms and initialisms. A few you may be familiar with: RN APRN FAAN CRNA ACLS STAT PRN NPO The list could go on nearly infinitely, but I’m sure you get the gist. The marketing world has its own abbreviations and acronyms that you should get familiar with to enhance your chances for success as a nurse entrepreneur. One of the most important of these is SWOT. What is a SWOT Analysis? SWOT is an acronym that stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats. A SWOT analysis is an exercise every nurse entrepreneur should complete not just once, when starting up a business, but regularly through the years as business conditions change. A SWOT analysis requires you to frankly analyze your business and the climate in which you’re operating. Performing a SWOT analysis delivers key business intelligence that can help you hone your business decisions and marketing initiatives for a greater return-on-investment (ROI). Elements of a SWOT Analysis You can find plenty of templates for SWOT Analyses on the web. Generally, these look like a four-box grid. The two boxes in the upper half of the grid contain factors you can control regarding your business. The two boxes in the lower half contain external factors you cannot control within the overall business climate. Completing a SWOT Analysis To complete a SWOT analysis, simply create the grid, and fill it out. Like this: 1. Label the upper-left quadrant “Strengths.” Here, you should list your company’s unique differentiators: what things set your business apart from all the others in the same niche? Let’s say you’re setting up a new business as a private care manager. Perhaps you list three to five strengths like: Services provided by an APRN (you) Focused only on a narrow population group (let’s say people over age 65 with diabetes) Only provider in your geographic area 2. In the upper-right quadrant, write “Weaknesses.” In this box, you should list both your internal business weaknesses and also ways in which your competitors are stronger than you are. Your list might say: Services not provided by an MD Limited service hours as a one-provider business Small marketing budget 3. In the lower-left quadrant you should list “Opportunities.” This refers to external factors that give your business the chance to succeed and expand. For example: Diabetes rates increasing in target population within our community More seniors moving into the area New grant available to nurse entrepreneurs 4. In the lower-right quadrant, list external “Threats” against your business success. The list should only include factors you can’t control, such as: Proposed business tax increase Recent acquisition of competitor by globally known brand Regulatory changes making it easier for non-local companies to do business How to Use Your SWOT Analysis This exercise should take some time to accomplish. You may need to spend days contemplating your top strengths and weaknesses. You may have to perform research to identify the top opportunities and threats. Once you’ve completed the SWOT analysis, make it part of your business and/or marketing plans. Use this business intelligence to make strategic business and marketing decisions that will provide great ROI. Using the example above, maybe this means using your small marketing budget for only a few high-value initiatives and aggressively pursuing media coverage to take advantage of the free publicity. You should revisit your SWOT analysis whenever your business (or the business climate) changes in some significant way. For instance, if a new competitor moves into the area, or if you become so successful you take on a partner. I hope every nurse entrepreneur now understands the value of performing SWOT analysis and understands how to do it. But if you have questions, please put them in the comments!
  2. As a nurse entrepreneur, do you ever survey the marketing landscape and wonder where you should even begin to put your energies? Should you… Focus on your business blog? Try to become a LinkedIn thought leader? Set up a Facebook business page? Create a robust Twitter presence? Develop an Instagram channel? Start a podcast? Attend trade shows and conferences? Become the first in your industry to dominate TikTok? Unless you purchased a franchise business (which usually includes a highly detailed marketing plan) or bought an established company with an existing marketing plan in place, you may feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of marketing opportunities available to your new business. Where should you begin? Start with Your Business Objective As an experienced marketer myself, I would say you should first start by creating a comprehensive marketing plan for your business. You can find an excellent template at Hubspot. But writing a marketing plan can, itself, feel overwhelming, and I promised you a way to overcome that overwhelm. So let me get even more granular and suggest you begin your marketing journey with a single step: writing a business objective. Simply put, your business objective states the primary goal for your business over a defined period of time (usually one year). It’s not enough to say your business goal is “to be successful.” In order to actually be successful in your business, you need to spend a little time thinking about what you want to accomplish, in very specific terms. By writing down a business objective, you create a guideline by which to measure every potential marketing opportunity or initiative. If a potential marketing initiative won’t serve your business objective, then you can confidently pass it by in favor of an effort that makes more sense for your specific goals. How to Write a Great Business Objective I’m a huge fan of SMART goals. You’ve probably heard of them. These goals are: Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-Constrained I recommend you structure your business objective in this format because then it’s very easy to use the goal as a yardstick for measuring potential marketing initiatives. Let me give you some examples. A nurse setting up a new, non-franchise senior care business might write a business objective like: “Our goal is to obtain 100 new clients in Q1 2020 while grossing $100,000 in revenue over the same period.” A nurse operating as an established geriatric care manager who wants to take her business to the next level might write a business objective like: “My goal is to double my client base by year-end 2020.” A nurse freelance writer like me might have a non-revenue based business goal for 2020, such as: “I will finish my book proposal by the end of Q1, acquire an agent by summer, and sign a publishing contract by year-end.” Your business objective must be unique to your business, because only you know what you want to achieve. Just make sure your objective encompasses all of the SMART characteristics. How to Use the Business Objective to Evaluate Marketing Opportunities Once you’ve written down your objective for the year (or whatever time frame you chose), then it becomes easy to evaluate whether or not a particular marketing opportunity might help you achieve that goal. For instance, if your goal is to acquire 100 new senior care clients, does it make sense to start a podcast? How will that help you reach your target audience with your marketing message? Perhaps it makes more sense, in this case, to have a booth at local health fairs. Or to invest in direct mailing postcards to your target audience. If your goal as a geriatric care manager is to double your client base, then perhaps you will want to pursue opportunities that allow you to reach referral partners and achieve better name recognition with them. If your business goal is to publish a book, then perhaps cultivating a robust Twitter presence would be valuable, since author agents tend to look for writers with a large ‘platform’ (fan base). Figuring out where to get started with your marketing efforts as a nurse entrepreneur can be overwhelming, but if you take the one simple step to write down a SMART business objective, you’ll be able to overcome that overwhelm in no time.
  3. Elizabeth Hanes

    Exploring the World of Freelance Writing for Nurses

    Thank you, @tnbutterfly - Mary! When you love your job, it's always easy to share the enthusiasm with others!
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    Exploring the World of Freelance Writing for Nurses

    Thank you for asking, @Susie2310 ! I always love sharing samples of my work. You can view some here: https://haneshealthcontent.com/our-work/ Over the course of 20+ years as a freelance writer I've amassed thousands of "clips" (work samples), but these are the most recent ones and provide an idea of the types of writing I provide. Let me know if you have other questions! Beth
  5. Recently I penned a post about why nurses should join the gig economy. I don’t deny I’m high on gig work for one simple reason: I’m a gig worker, myself. Specifically, I’m a freelance writer. And I love showing other nurses the possibilities of a writing career to: Earn great money Free up valuable time to spend with family Use their nursing knowledge and skills to positively impact massive audiences of people Fall in love with their career again If you’ve ever wondered how you could earn a living (or make extra cash) as a writer, here are two possibilities that can be considered tailor-made for nurses. 1. Healthcare Content Marketing This is the type of writing I do, and it’s an excellent choice for nurses to pursue. Content marketing writing might be aimed at patients (such as a health system newsletter for patients with diabetes) or at executives (such as a technology blog for CNOs). Nurses can excel at this type of writing because they bring to it an insider knowledge of healthcare that other writers just don’t have. Clients prize this added insight because it helps them achieve their business objectives: acquiring new patients, selling more products or expanding their influence in a community (among other things). The umbrella term ‘healthcare content marketing’ covers many types of writing, including: Web pages Ghostwritten blog posts for clinicians and thought leaders Ebooks White papers Case studies Brand journalism (reporting on health for a healthcare company instead of a news organization) Digital newsletters Infographics Scripts Brochures and pamphlets Slideshows …and lots, lots more. Some of the clients you might serve as a freelance healthcare content marketing writer include: Hospitals and health systems Healthcare technology companies Insurance companies Medical device manufacturers Medical supply companies Private medical practices Marketing agencies Healthcare associations I’ve been involved in this industry for nearly 10 years, and I can tell you the demand for healthcare content writers continues to build, year after year. Yet the vast majority of healthcare writers aren’t nurses or clinicians of any kind. That means now is a great time to finally explore that idea you’ve had of becoming a writer – and making an excellent living at it! 2. Medical Communication Do you geek out over reading research studies? Love digging into the MOA of drugs? Then you might love a career in medical communication. Professional medical communicators work with research scientists, institutions, pharmaceutical manufacturers, the government and others to produce hard-core scientific assets like: Manuscripts for publication in research journals Policy and regulatory documents for institutions and the government Continuing medical education modules Drug applications Marketing materials related to new drugs Grant proposals …and, again, much more. Nurses make excellent medical communicators because of their educational background in the biological sciences, among other attributes. This type of writing typically pays very well, due to the level of scientific expertise required for accuracy. Can a Nurse Really Make Money at This? Nurses pursue freelance writing for many reasons. For me, the main reason I became a writer was because I loved personally educating patients and felt frustrated that I could only work with maybe five or six people a day. Listening to me kvetch about this one evening after a shift, my late husband commented, “You know, with a single article on a website like WebMD you could reach literally a million people all at once.” Lightbulb moment. And a career was born. But, yes, as it turns out you can make excellent money as a writer. Personally, I routinely gross over six figures per year. It didn’t take me long to reach that level, either: five years. I had a previous background in freelancing, though, so I understood the ropes a bit better. That said, I’ve also mentored nurses who had zero background in freelancing and achieved six figures in less than two years. So, yeah. You can make money at this. What Kind of Investment is Required to Become a Freelance Nurse Writer? Unlike other types of business opportunities, becoming a freelance writer requires zero investment. It’s a zero-risk endeavor, because you can work from home, on your own computer, on your own hours, in your spare time to develop a client base. Later, you can decide if you want to leave the bedside for good and make your living as a nurse writer. Many nurses prefer to freelance on the side instead of making their business a full-time job. That’s the beauty of gig work like this: You can mold it to suit your own preferences and needs. Where can I Learn More? If you’re intrigued and want to find out more about freelance writing as a career, check out these resources: American Medical Writers Association Association of Health Care Journalists American Society of Journalists & Authors Content Marketing Institute RN2Writer I’m happy to answer any questions, too!
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    Why Nurses Should Join the Gig Economy Right Now

    I'm so sorry for your loss. These events do tend to refocus our priorities. Wishing you peace.
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    Why Nurses Should Join the Gig Economy Right Now

    How wonderful you've found gigs you find engaging and that seem to provide you with a real sense of satisfaction! That's wonderful. And, honestly, isn't that something we all can aspire to, whether in traditional employment or in gig work? Your comment also makes the point that people should not be so quick to hastily paint a workforce or a profession with broad strokes. Not every gig worker is a starving millennial. Not every type of gig work requires sacrificing time or quality of life. Thanks for weighing in!
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    Why Nurses Should Join the Gig Economy Right Now

    Well, I'm not a millennial, but all I can say is that I maintain all my own benefits and do just fine. I have good health insurance, disability insurance, professional liability insurance and a retirement plan. That said, I totally agree that gig work is not for everybody. Many people do not have the desire or aptitude to be self-employed or to manage the nature of gig work. I don't think traditional employment will ever go away, so those who choose that route will continue to have options. Thanks for commenting!
  9. The gig economy is coming to nursing. Well, to be honest, the gig economy has existed for nurses for a long time – since before we called agency nursing “gig work.” But these days, more and more nurses see the gig economy as a way to escape the bedside. They dream of the freedom that comes from working when they want to, instead of when their employer demands it. They visualize a lifestyle in which they can make great money while easily juggling family needs with work demands. Some of them secretly yearn to launch a side gig that they can grow into a full-time business. If you see yourself in any of those pictures, you’re in good company. Each year, untold numbers of nurses leverage the gig economy, either to transition away from the bedside for good or to provide extra cash to pay down debt or fund luxuries like a family cruise vacation. You can get in on this financial gravy train, too. What is the Gig Economy, Anyway? ‘Gig work’ is a new term for project- or assignment-based work, often of short duration. For example, taking a 13-week travel nursing assignment can be considered a ‘gig job.’ So can giving piano lessons on the side. Within an industry (or even a country), a gig economy relies on independent contractors and freelance workers more than full- or part-time employees to perform all types of work. Benefits of the Gig Economy for Nurses Many nurses love the gig economy for the freedom and independence it provides. Unlike the situation with a traditional nursing job – where you might be stuck for weeks or months in an unpleasant working environment before you can secure other employment, give notice, and leave – if a gig doesn’t work out, no problem. It’s easy to move from one gig to the next. But working in the gig economy confers other benefits, too. For instance, you can use gig work to: Test your business idea before making a large investment in it, reducing your financial risk. Make money from a hobby or passion without relying on it for your entire income. Free up more time to spend with your family. Relieve feelings of burnout by using your nursing talents in a new way. Achieve a renewed sense of accomplishment and satisfaction with your career. How to Get Started in the Gig Economy Nurses can easily enter the gig economy by taking on side gigs that can be done in their spare time. This strategy works especially well for nurses who work a traditional “three 12s” schedule, but any nurse can do it. Pick a gig you can do on your off days or on weekends. Maybe you dream about being a writer. That’s an excellent side hustle. Maybe you want to continue helping patients, but as an independent consultant, such as a geriatric care manager. Another excellent side gig for a nurse. Or maybe you’re passionate about products and want to become an independent sales rep for…cosmetics or cookware or supplements. Get gigging! Your nursing license and educational background give you the ideal credentials to enter the gig economy in some sort of health-related role, but, honestly, the sky’s the limit. Some nurses look to their non-nursing passions to provide them with a side hustle. For example, one nurse in Springfield, Missouri, officiates amateur boxing matches as her side gig. So how can you figure out what type of side gig is right for you? And once you settle on an idea for gig work, how can you get started? Join the Entrepreneurs/Innovators Hub Discussions You can find answers to your questions about the gig economy, entrepreneurship and more on the allnurses.com Entrepreneurs/Innovators Hub. Over the coming year, we’ll be chattering a lot about: How to find the perfect side gig for you Steps for refining your business idea Steps to transition from nurse to businessperson Marketing fundamentals for any nurse-owned business …and much, much more. Already, Innovator Hub members are discussing challenges related to nurse entrepreneurship, how to set up an independent nursing practice and other topics to help you launch and sustain your own successful business…or side gig. Join us today and chime in with your own questions and thoughts. Click here to find out more about the allnurses Innovators Program. You could be earning great money right now, pursuing that business idea that’s been brewing in your head, or monetizing your non-nursing passion. We’re here to help. Let’s get started!
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    Becoming a Healthcare Writer - My pursuit of a role beyond the bedside

    I'm blushing to discover I helped inspire you to pursue a writing career, Ashley. I have no doubt you'll be successful at it! It sounds like you're already making great progress! ~Beth
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    How Freelance Writing Works

    That's fantastic, TheSocialMediaCoach! It's true the beginning of the freelance journey holds a lot "more proposals sent than actual clients." That's the nature of the business. But from proposals come clients, and of course you're gaining valuable experience in how to craft good proposals. Way to go!! Beth
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    How Freelance Writing Works

    I wrote for many years under my own name, without an LLC. I formed mine in 2009 when I transitioned to full-time health writing because I felt the liability involved was greater than when I was writing about art, antiques and history. I don't think too many people will sue you for erroneous information about collecting Molesworth furniture. haha You're smart not to quit your day job. That's what I always advise nurses who want to write. It's not because you can't make a full-time living as a writer. It's because, as you pointed out, it takes awhile to ramp up. In fact, I strongly recommend having at least 6 months' worth of living expense money in the bank when you make the leap to full-time freelancing. Cash flow in this profession can be unpredictable, and you'll need a slush fund for those months when you have $8,000 in receivables billed, but no one's paying timely. But I digress. It's hard to say how many queries/LOIs to send. Personally, I believe in "slow and steady." If you send a set number of queries/LOI per day, every day, eventually you will find success. What is the magic number? Who knows. I would say at least 5 per day, but I'm just pulling that number out of thin air. That's a really good strategy: reaching out to local organizations as a starting point. And sometimes, yes, it's more efficient to just pick up the phone and call. This also affords you the opportunity to find out quickly if the entity even uses freelancers. When I run into the problem of a generic email like "marketing team" or "editor," my first step is to go on LinkedIn and search for people with a likely job title. Then I see if I can find their email online. Actually, I just went through this process with success. A lot of it is trial-and-error. Try putting various possible email iterations into Google. For example, if you've found an "editor" at XYZ Magazine on LinkedIn, try Googling: - first initial last name@XYZmagazine.com - first initial DOT last name@ XYZmagazine.com - last name@XYZmagazine.com And so on -- all the usual variations you can find. Conversely, reverse engineer it by Googling the name and company: "Mary Smith" "XYZ Magazine" and see what comes up. Here's another fun strategy, for finding places to pitch: Google "write for us." You'll be amazed at how many places today put their writer guidelines on their websites. Of course, you still have to winnow this down to your preferred subject matter publications, but... It sounds like you're doing great at pursuing freelancing! Keep up the good work. ~Beth
  13. Elizabeth Hanes

    How Freelance Writing Works

    When I talk about freelance writing, I'm talking about making a living as a writer. I'm not talking about writing fiction or poetry. It's tough to make a living at those. I like to break down the field of freelance writing this way... There are two major categories: journalism and everything else. Let's take a peek at how journalism works, to give you an idea of how it is possible to make a living as a freelance writer. I find that a lot of people who read consumer magazines think the stories contained inside were written by staff writers (people employed by the magazine). This is not true at all. At a magazine, most of the staff people are editors of some sort. They may write a few of the stories, but mainly their job is to assign articles, oversee the writing, make edits for grammar and style, and work with designers to create a visually appealing presentation of the work. The bulk of stories in any magazine are actually written by freelancers like me. The way we get assigned to write these articles is by pitching stories directly to editors. For example, let's say I have a great lead on some new research into breast cancer. I may contact an editor (figuring out exactly which editor is a whole other story) and basically say, "Your readership consists of women between the ages of 18 and 35. Here's some new research that may change the way they approach breast cancer screening. Can I write this for you?" (That's a very condensed version of a pitch.) Then the editor comes back to me with a yes or no. If she gives me the assignment, then I get a contract that specifies the deadline, number of sources, word count and rate. I do all the work, turn in the story, and BOOM! Next thing you know my name is on the article in a glossy magazine at your friendly local supermarket. That's how freelance writing works on the journalism side. But what about the marketing side (which is what I do)? Freelance writing is basically a service industry. The client needs content. This could range from blog posts to marketing brochures to white papers...the list goes on. The client doesn't employ its own writers because it's cost-prohibitive to do so. Instead, the client looks for a contractor like me to handle these writing tasks for them. If you're wondering how much potential work is available in this sphere, just look around your own hospital, clinic or facility. How many items around you have printed words on them? Someone (like me) had to write all that stuff. Seriously. Nothing writes itself. Still skeptical? I urge you to spend one week collecting everything you encounter in your daily life that has words on it: brochures, magazines, junk mail, you-name-it. Clip web pages, blog articles, celebrity news, whatever. At the end of the week, remind yourself that someone got paid to write all that stuff. It could have been you. But I digress... To obtain this type of work, I have to market myself by locating potential clients and sending them a "letter of introduction" (LOI). In this email, I tell the client how I can help them or their clients (if it's an agency, for example) achieve their content marketing goals. Most of the time, these prospects yawn and delete my LOI. But sometimes they write me back and say, "Excellent timing! We need someone to write a case study, and you'd be perfect for the job. Let's talk." My personal strategy for earning a living as a freelance writer is to form ongoing relationships with as many clients as I can handle. I currently write regularly for about 5 clients, plus I take on one-off gigs as time permits. So that's basically how freelance writing works, at least for journalism and marketing typewriting. It's a little different for hard-science writing like regulatory writing for pharma. Questions? ~Beth
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    How To Get Started As A Nurse Writer

    I agree there are a number of freelancer websites out there that simply look to capitalize on the naive. However, not every membership site is a scam. I'm referring to websites that help people learn how to become freelancers, like Jennifer Goforth Gregory's (free) blog and Carol Tice's (free and paid) site. My own site (which I'm no longer updating) contains a wealth of information for nurses looking to transition to freelance writing. It's all free. In terms of "the odds are against you" in becoming a successful writer, well, I have to say I think you're mistaken. Maybe when I say the word "writer" you think of "novelist." In that case, you may well be right. It's difficult to break in to fiction, and it can take years to become successful at it. But I truly believe the time has never been better to make a living as a working (non-fiction) writer. Personally, I do a little reporting on health topics, write about health conditions for healthcare organizations, craft service line micro websites for systems-- and much, much more. I have all the work I can handle, and then some. I am well paid. In fact, I make more money as a writer than I ever did as a nurse in clinical practice. So, on the whole, I have to disagree that it's difficult to break in or make a living as a writer today. It's true a person needs a solid foundation of grammar, punctuation and usage. Obviously. But those things can be learned. I'm enjoying these comments. Let's keep them rolling! ~Beth
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    How To Get Started As A Nurse Writer

    I field a lot of questions from nurses about how to break into freelance writing. I always enjoy interacting with my fellow nurses and helping them get started in a new career as a writer. I thought I'd share my best tips and advice here. Here is a post for anyone who is in the "thinking about it" stage of the decision-making process. 1. Clarify why you want to become a writer Is it because you want to share your personal journey with others? Is it to report on breaking health news? Is it to help pharmaceutical companies navigate the regulatory path? Is it to write patient engagement materials? These are important questions to ask because the path to success looks somewhat different for each of these different types of writing. For instance, I do healthcare content marketing which has a relatively low barrier to entry and a prescribed path for finding work. Regulatory writing can be very lucrative but also requires a high degree of technical skill and is less easy to break into. If your goal is to share your personal journey, then maybe essay writing is your path. It's not necessarily lucrative, but surely it's rewarding. 2. Start reading about how to write Unless you're that person who got straight-As in English composition class, it's worth your while to brush up on your writing skills: grammar, punctuation -- all that stuff you might have hated studying in school. And by the way, if you hated studying that stuff in school then you might not be a good fit as a writer. You absolutely, positively must have a good grasp of composition before you plunge into writing as a career, just as you had to have a good grasp of anatomy before you ever performed a venipuncture. 3. Read blogs on how to freelance There are a lot of excellent resources on the web for how to get started as a freelance writer. I won't mention any by name in case it's against the rules. One caveat: Maintain a healthy sense of skepticism when perusing these sites. If you run into one of those "get-rich-quick" as a writer sites, avoid it at all cost. No matter what anyone says, success as a writer takes time to achieve. Yes, it is possible to make excellent money in this business (I'm living proof of that), but you cannot develop your skills, marketing and contacts overnight. 4. Understand freelance writing is a business This tip is for the people who really want to earn their living as a writer, as opposed to those who just want a creative outlet. I see many nurses wash out of freelancing because they wanted to be 99% artist and 1% businessperson. It doesn't work like that. I estimate I spend 60-75% of my time on administration/marketing/accounting activities and 25-30% actually writing something. That's the game, folks. If you can't see yourself as a businessperson, then maybe freelancing isn't for you. 5. Enjoy the process and savor the success I can't even begin to express how you will feel when you make that first sale. And then that same joy will wash over you again when that first check arrives in the mail. To put something "out there" that you wrote and have it valued in a tangible sense, well, it's difficult to describe. Savor every moment because freelancing can be a bumpy process. You need to celebrate all those little victories. I'll be back again with other posts that delve into more of the practical "how do I get started" stuff. Meanwhile, feel free to ask questions.
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    Nurse Innovators Hub - Our Latest Addition

    "What are your favorite podcasts?" Emma Hitt Nichols' podcast for medical writers!