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I’m just a mom like you.

Ok, we aren’t just moms. Not by a long shot.

But here’s where I am:

My kids and husband are the most important things in my life.

I want to be at home to raise my kids and nurture my family.

But I also want to improve our lives by contributing to the finances.

And I’d like to model hard work and dedication to my children.

Are you with me?

Good. Because we’re in this together… and together, we can do this.

Let me guess: You want to be a writer.

And I love you for that!

Are you a paid writer, or aspiring to be one? Your number-one tool is your ability to write. You don’t have to be able to put together works of literary genius with every blog post, but you do need to be able to communicate well in words.

This goes beyond grammar and vocabulary. Great writers have mastered the arts of transition, brevity, clarity, nuance, and structure. Some of them never figured out how to diagram a sentence.

Writing for blogs has its own elements and techniques to conquer, too — things like headlines and subheads, hooks, and calls to action.

And that’s not even touching highly specialized writing, like sales pages, about pages and bios, curriculum, document-based reporting, video scripts, and all that.

There’s a lot of writing to be done, but not enough good writers pulling it off.

We need you.

But here’s the catch:

To be a writer, you need to be a businesswoman.

If you’d asked me in my journalism school days whether I thought I’d like to work for myself, I would have given you a definitive “no way.”

Entrepreneur? Not me.

Small businesswoman? No, thank you.

Marketing? *shudder*

And then I learned just how fantastic the possibilities are for working from home as a freelance writer. In 2010 I jumped in “on the side,” in 2011 my life imploded and freelancing saved it, and since then I never looked back. (Not really, anyway. Everyone has their hard days!)

The good news for you is that you can be a freelance writer, making $40-50 per hour from the start. You just need to know how to treat freelancing like a business. 

Even if you aren’t “an entrepreneur.” Even if you “hate marketing.” Even if you don’t live in the U.S.

Where do you stand?

I’ve been a blogger since 2001 and a writer even longer. I’ve been a writer and copywriter for entrepreneurs and small businesses since 2010, and I’ve been a staff editor or editor-in-chief for several blogs and editor-on-call for busy bloggers (not to mention my other freelancing work).

I’ve seen it all, and I’ve spotted its deficiencies, too.

No matter where you think you fall on the spectrum of “freelance writing abilities,” I know what it’ll take for you to shift to a better place.

If you’re ready to build your business as a freelance writer, you’re in the right place.

Becoming a good, well-paid freelance writer is part head-game, part strategy, and part feedback.

It takes some work, but it’s not nearly as complicated (or frustrating) as it seems.

That’s where I come in. Whether you want training material to hammer hard on a particular writing skill, business advice get off the ground and avoid the common pitfalls for new writers, or some one-on-one writing coaching with feedback, you’re in the right place.

Here’s what we’ve got going on: