Copy Chatter for Freelance Writers with Ashley Gainer
Do you need group coaching or a mastermind?

Do you need group coaching or a mastermind?

May 17, 2021

Once you enter the world of freelance service providers, it's easy to get swept away in all the different types of offers out there. Group coaching programs and masterminds are two of the biggies that are supposed to help you grow your business... but do you really need to join one? And if so, which one? How do you know when it's time?

I've been around the block a few times, and I have stories to tell. This episode goes into what a mastermind is, what a group coaching program is, what the benefits are, and how to know if it's time to join one. 

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Do you need an email list?

Do you need an email list?

May 10, 2021

Once you get up and running, looking for marketing strategies for your freelance writing business, it's easy to fall down the rabbit hole of email lists. Do you need one? How frequently should you write? What do you even say? I remember getting caught in the vortex a few different times as I considered and reconsidered my email list situation. 

Today's episode is all about the email list, the "lead magnet funnel," and how the whole shebang works, so you can make an informed decision about this particular strategy. 

The email service provider I recommend to people just starting with an email list is MailerLite. I've used them for years and have always been happy with them. 

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Freelance writing websites and their alternatives

Freelance writing websites and their alternatives

May 4, 2021

Do you need a website to be a freelance writer? Short answer, no. Longer answer: no, but you need something. You can't just have nothing. This episode goes into some alternatives to the website, most of which are ideal for the non-techies and struggling perfectionists among us. 

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Is it time to offer a course?

Is it time to offer a course?

April 26, 2021

Lots of people talk about the benefits of offering your own course. This is something I get a lot of super-secret questions about... it seems like many of us are afraid to say it out loud. Today I'm giving my one woman's hot take on whether or not you're ready to put out your own course. I'm mentioning a lot of the things I wasn't thinking about when I put my own course out, as well as some of the things that have surprised my fellow course creators along the way. This one's a little bit different, and it's not for everyone, but it's definitely something a lot of us are thinking about anyway. 

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How to take a vacation as a freelance writer

How to take a vacation as a freelance writer

April 19, 2021

Whether you're trotting the globe or plotting a staycation, a break from work is on the docket for you (I hope!). But how does the whole vacation thing work when you're a service provider and not a salaried employee with paid time off and all that? I've had travel on the brain (but sadly, not on the calendar) for a while now, so I thought I'd share some of my tried-and-true pointers for working out a vacation for yourself when you're a freelance service provider. 

Here are some links I mentioned in this episode: 
- blog post on the same subject: https://ashleygainer.com/how-to-take-a-vacation-when-youre-a-freelancer/
- Julie Stoian's pin drop protocol: https://juliestoian.com/the-1-thing-that-prevents-overwhelm-at-work-after-being-away-on-vacation-or-leave/

Taking a vacation any time soon? Pop into the Facebook group and let me know! I've got cabin fever... 

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Mindset issues keeping you STUCK

Mindset issues keeping you STUCK

April 13, 2021

The biggest obstacle to your freelance writing success is that wrinkly grey blob between your ears. Today I'm busting 4 myths we writers tell ourselves, so next time you hear one of these ricochet around your head you'll know how to deflect it. Plus, that link I promised somewhere in the middle: ashleygainer.com/stop

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Tips for writing with SEO keywords

Tips for writing with SEO keywords

April 6, 2021

Everyone's favorite mystery: SEO! Sometimes it can be awkward to work with SEO keywords. This episode goes over 3 of my best tips for making it work. 

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Internal and external links… plus a rant

Internal and external links… plus a rant

March 29, 2021

Internal, external, no-follow, do-follow... we're talking all about links today. What you need to know, what you need to avoid, and what you need to consider when it comes to the where, when, and why of links in your copy.

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When and how to branch out your services

When and how to branch out your services

March 22, 2021

How do you know when it's time to start offering that new writing service you've been thinking about? Or what do you do when a client or prospect asks you if you can do this other thing you've never done before? This episode lays out a step-by-step process for figuring out if now is the right time. Join us for more writing tips in the Ink Well Guild! Just head to theinkwellguild.com. 

Interview Tips

Interview Tips

March 22, 2021

If the idea of interviewing sources makes you quake in your boots, today's show is for you. I'm giving you my best journalist tips for interviewing so you can get great quotes and information from your sources. A good interview can add a lot of shine to your piece, so you want it to be good! Don't forget to join the Ink Well Guild Facebook group at theinkwellguild.com. 

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