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Being a full-time writer versus freelance writing - a comparison

Being a full-time writer versus freelance writing - a comparison

October 6, 2021

Are you looking for weekly insights on writing, content creation and creativity right in your inbox?  I’ve got that for you! My freelance writer checklist gives you 7 steps to earn your first client! Sign up for my newsletter HERE---> geenonterah.com/free 

Want to check out my course on freelance writing?  Check it out here: Write and Profit Course

Creating 8 streams of income outside of my 9-5 job

Creating 8 streams of income outside of my 9-5 job

September 8, 2021

Hello there writer friend!

Today's episode is a mini episode from a video I've received a lot of positive feedback on YouTube. As a writer, there are so many options for income earning! As a result, today I am talking about how I created 8 streams of income outside of my regular job! I want to inspire you to create those income streams as well! 

Some of these are tiny streams and some of these are big rivers of income, but either way, they lead into the ocean... ok?! Ok!

I talk about these topics in today’s podcast:

  • Published book royalties- ALWAYS making me feel so excited and proud!
  • Online courses - a more passive stream of income!
  • Coaching - coming along side someone and helping them to get the results you have.
  • Other business investments - adverts on your website is a simple way to increase income and affiliate marketing.
  • Investments accounts - the earlier you open these, the better off you are!  Trust me!
  • Speaking engagements - a stream of income that is in high demand and a lot of flexibility (especially in the time of the virus...)

Not all of these streams of income are long term streams of income, but it is so nice to have all of these options AND MORE to pull out when and if I need them.

For more information about writing and entrepreneurship, you can find all of my videos on YouTube at YouTube.com/GertrudeNonterahTV  Subscribe, like, and comment!  I love hearing your feedback and questions from the videos!

Are you looking for weekly insights on writing, content creation and creativity right in your inbox?  I’ve got that for you! My freelance writer checklist gives you 7 steps to earn your first client! Sign up for my newsletter HERE---> geenonterah.com/free 

Want to check out my course on freelance writing?  Check it out here: Write and Profit Course

Until next time...

How to go from FLAT BROKE to four figure months

How to go from FLAT BROKE to four figure months

August 25, 2021

Today's episode is a direct audio rip from a video I've received a lot of positive feedback on this week.

Here's how I went from flat broke to consistent four figure months.

You can find my YouTube channel at YouTube.com/GertrudeNonterahTV

 

 

How to add public speaking to your creative career

How to add public speaking to your creative career

August 18, 2021

So you want to start public speaking, huh? Well, it all starts with setting up your speaker page for success.

In today’s episode we are talking about setting up a speaker page.  This is for all you writers who want to add speaking to your creative resume. Speaking is a great opportunity to increase revenue and expand your influence and audience.

I answer these questions in today’s podcast:

  • What items should be included on your speaker page
  • What is a media kit?
  • What is a speaker reel?
  • What if I don’t have any formal speaking engagements on my resume?
  • How to gather testimonials and reviews for your speaker page
  • Using social media to highlight or promote your speaking

Tools/links mentioned in this episode:

Write and Profit course is 30% off in the month of August! Use Promo code 30OFF and check out!  Check it out here!

Until next week…

How to REALLY make money with your books

How to REALLY make money with your books

August 11, 2021

Hello there writer friend!

In today’s episode I am answering the question-- How do you make money with your books? This question came from an Instagram comment and I thought it would be a great topic for the show today.  Some of the topics I cover today include:

  • Book sales- just the tip of the iceberg
  • Your book as an authority builder
  • Multiple streams of income
  • Turning your book into a talk
  • Why you need a website as a writer-entrepreneur
  • Turning your book into a teaching course or coaching program

Tools/links mentioned in this episode:

Write and Profit course is 30% off in the month of August! Use Promo code 30OFF and check out!  Check it out here!

Until next week...

Q&A: How much can you earn as a freelance writer?

Q&A: How much can you earn as a freelance writer?

August 4, 2021

Hello there writer friends!

This month, you can get my Write and Profit course for 30% off. Use coupon code 30OFF.

In today’s episode I am answering some questions I received either on my YouTube channel or by email from some of you! I will be answering the following questions in today's episode:

  • Do you need experience to start a freelance writing business?
  • How long do I need to practice before I start pitching for paid opportunities?
  • How much can I earn from freelance writing?
  • How does freelance writing work?

Tools/links mentioned in this episode:

Write and Profit course is 30% off in the month of August!  Check it out here!

How to start selling online courses from SCRATCH with Melody Johnson

How to start selling online courses from SCRATCH with Melody Johnson

July 28, 2021

Hello, there writer friends!

In today’s episode, I am talking with Melody Johnson.  Melody and I met from the Women of Color Podcasting group (the group has now been archived) in 2019. Melody runs The Course Consultant where she helps creatives create and sell courses online. In this interview we talk about:

  • How do you get started building an audience?
  • Benefits of an email list versus social media following.
  • How to leverage your email list.
  • The importance of testimonials for your business.
  • The tools to grow an audience and sell online products.

Tools/links mentioned in this episode:

I hope you find the information in today’s episode helpful!  Until next time…

Is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) still important for writers?

Is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) still important for writers?

July 20, 2021

Hello, there writer friends!

This episode is inspired by a question I received on LinkedIn.  The question is how important is SEO to writers? The answer is very important, so I wanted to dedicate an entire episode to this topic. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is still alive and it is more important than ever that writers - whether you are freelance or work in corporate - gain a handle on it. I promise it is not as complicated as it sounds. In this episode, I break down the search engine optimization tips I used to help one of my former clients go from zero to 3000 organic visits from Google per month.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why SEO is important?
  • How to get started SEO if you’re a new writer.
  • How do you keep up with the changing algorithms?
  • How important is keyword research?
  • Tips for SEO with Wordpress

Tools/links mentioned in this episode:

 

If you enjoyed this episode, connect with me on Twitter or Instagram. My handle is @geenonterah.

From Law School in Nigeria To Writing for NBC and the Guardian with Tolu Ajiboye

From Law School in Nigeria To Writing for NBC and the Guardian with Tolu Ajiboye

July 14, 2021

Hello there writer friends.

In this episode, I interview Tolu Ajiboye - a law school graduate from Lagos Nigeria who decided she wanted to be a health and science writer after school. We talk about:

  • Transitioning from law to writing in the health/biopharma world
  • How to find if a prospect client can pay you BEFORE you pitch
  • How to make sure you are reaching the decision-makers who can hire you as a writer
  • Mindset challenges
  • Why writer communities could be the thing that catapult you to success 

Tools/links mentioned in this episode:

Tolu's website: https://thehealthandbeautywriter.com/

Tolu Ajiboye on LinkedIn

3 habits of successful writers

3 habits of successful writers

April 19, 2021

Content That Sizzles and Sells is live!

You can now get it as an eBook or paperback on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3d81kO8

Chances are that if you have seen someone successfully doing ANYTHING, that they have built a habit around that thing.

For instance, one of the reasons I have not been able to podcast consistently (vulnerable moment here!) is because I had not built a habit around it. I am getting better but it still stands that if I had built a habit around it, I would be further along.

However, what I have been successful at building a habit of is writing. I am so proud of that! In today's episode, I am sharing 3 habits of successful writers and it may not be what you think so stay tuned!

Content marketing is one of the top ways I sell books. Most authors never sell more than 100 books and I want to save you from that. In my newest book, Content That Sizzles and Sells, learn how to use content to build an audience that loves you and is happy to buy from you. 

Click here to snag your copy.

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