Yes! You can have a writing career!

Yes! You can have a writing career!

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When a client doesn't like your work

What Happens When a Client Doesn’t Like Your Work

By ashleygainer | January 27, 2020

Huge freelancer fear: what happens when a client doesn’t like your work? Huge freelancer reality: this is a risk we all take. So the terrible moment arrives, you submit something you’ve written and your freelance client hates it. What do you do? This recently came up in a live Q&A in my Facebook group, the […]

Handling requests for discounted rates

Should You Discount Your Rates as a Freelance Writer?

By ashleygainer | January 20, 2020

How do you handle it when a prospective or even a current client wants you to discount your rates as a freelance writer? I know how it is to deal with clients who don’t take you seriously: “Hey, there’s this other person who can do this cheaper. Can you do it cheaper?” Sometimes cheaper means […]

How to ask for work without being a weirdo

How to Ask for Work Without Being a Weirdo

By ashleygainer | January 13, 2020

Have you ever stared at your calendar with dread, knowing you had some gaps to fill and no work to fill it? One of the best ways I’ve found is to ASK for work–and I don’t mean pitching. I’ll share what I do and what I’ve seen tons of other successful writers do when it’s […]

Prospective client red flags

8 Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore with Prospective Clients

By ashleygainer | January 6, 2020

You’re excited–you’ve got a prospective client. But you’re also a little worried. Are there any red flags you should be looking for? Here are eight common red flags I’ve come across. I’ll save you some trouble! Editing by Committee This first red flag was discussed recently in my free Facebook group, the Ink Well Guild. […]

Basic goal-setting for freelance writiers

Goal Setting and Quarterly Planning for Freelance Writers

By ashleygainer | December 30, 2019

I mentioned the other day that I was doing my quarterly planning, and a ton of people wrote in asking for more… so here it is! Quarterly planning for freelance writers. Freelance writers need goals, too–they’re not just for big companies. (We need to eat, y’all!) But don’t let the terms bore you. Goal setting […]

How I work with a VA

How Writers Can Work with a VA

By ashleygainer | December 23, 2019

Freelance writing is often a solitary business, but once you’re beyond the rocky beginning, it can make sense to hire a right-hand helper to add rocket fuel to your income. How? Add a VA! A VA is a virtual assistant, which simply means someone who works for you, assisting you in any kind of administrative […]

Sarah Greeley

Thank you, Ashley! By following your advice I just got my first paying gig.

Without a website or any social media presence! I used the clips I created in Clips Camp and I just decided to go for it. I would not have taken these steps to launch my freelance business without your guidance. You are so real and honest about your journey; you made freelance writing seem possible. And now it is possible for me. I have never felt more confident in myself and my abilities!

Erin Cryder

Your classes, Facebook group, Instagram, and just general approachability have really driven me to want to succeed at this.

It feels like someone is in my corner all the time. Thanks for your mentoring- keep up the great work!!

Amanda Linsky

I finally found a freelance writer/course creator I could personally relate to

I've been looking into freelance writing for over a year now. There's a lot of information out there and a lot of people who claim to be able to teach the "best" way to go about being a writer…. I prefer your down-to-earth style of teaching.

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