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Episode 27: Take That Next Best Step

The Freelance Writing Roadmap podcast focuses on freelance life, tips for pitching editors, and the roadmap for moving from zero bylines to confidence as a freelance writer.

This week's episode focuses on the importance of taking that NEXT step to get you where you want to go.

I give three examples — landing a new workspace, hitting "send" on a pitch or LOI (letter of introduction), and creating new content. Then I pose 3 questions to help you get started next week, this week and today.

Excited to try this new intro music by https://soundcloud.com/tubebackr. Let me know what you think!

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Episode 26: 7 Truths of Freelance Writing download + Latest independent contractor legislation updates

The Freelance Writing Roadmap podcast focuses on freelance life, tips for pitching editors, and the roadmap for moving from zero bylines to confidence as a freelance writer.

This week's episode focuses on the new free resource I'm offering here on the FreelanceWritingRoadmap.com site: The "7 Truths" of Freelance Writing in 2020.

I also talk about the latest with independent contractor legislation — and what my fellow freelancers are doing about it. Here's the story that I wrote for the AHCJ website about the national group.

Again, if you want to download the new "7 Truths" resource, please do so here!

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Episode 25: On Playing the Long Game (I'm Back + My $80K Year + AB 5 legislation)

The Freelance Writing Roadmap podcast focuses on freelance life, tips for pitching editors, and the roadmap for moving from zero bylines to confidence as a freelance writer.

This week's episode is all about 2020 and a recommitment to you and the future of freelance! 2019 was a tough year for many of us, and I haven't produced this podcast in five months. But three of you emailed me and inspired me — you're still listening. And you want more!

So I'm here for you. Let's talk. I share details about my $80,000 year in 2019, as well as the latest in AB 5 legislation for independent contractors. 

What else do you want to hear in 2020? Shoot me an email ([email protected]) or send me a DM on IG @cristcarolyn.

Play the episode here or find it on your favorite player (iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher) and hit that "subscribe" button so you don't miss another episode, and find additional resources at www.freelancewritingroadmap.com.

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Episode 24: Beating Burnout (by Completing the Stress Cycle)

The Freelance Writing Roadmap podcast focuses on freelance life, tips for pitching editors, and the roadmap for moving from zero bylines to confidence as a freelance writer.

This week's episode is all about burnout, baby. We want to avoid it, for sure. I read a great book about that this week, so I bring you the 7 tips they suggest for completing that stress cycle and moving on.

Here's the book: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

Hit that "subscribe" button so you don't miss another episode, and find additional resources at www.freelancewritingroadmap.com.

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Episode 23: Why You Need a Mentor (And How to Get One)

The Freelance Writing Roadmap podcast focuses on freelance life, tips for pitching editors, and the roadmap for moving from zero bylines to confidence as a freelance writer.

This week's episode is all about MENTORS. Why do you need 'em? What types are there? How do you find 'em? We'll talk it out this week.

Hit that "subscribe" button so you don't miss another episode, and find additional resources at www.freelancewritingroadmap.com.

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Episode 22: Let's Talk About Money

 

The Freelance Writing Roadmap podcast focuses on freelance life, tips for pitching editors, and the roadmap for moving from zero bylines to confidence as a freelance writer.

This week's episode is all about MONEY. That ever-important money. We'll talk money mindset, tradeoffs, content mills, and "exposure." I also detail the differences between charging "project rate," "per word," and "per hour" — and the times to use them, both separately and together. I hope it helps! Now get that $$$.

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Episode 21: Sending those LOIs (yup, Letters of Introduction)

This week's episode of the Freelance Writing Roadmap podcast outlines the LOI — or Letter of Introduction — and when you should send them, what they should include, and how they should be written. Plus, a few examples to get you started.

Hit that "subscribe" button so you don't miss another episode, and find additional resources at www.freelancewritingroadmap.com.

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Episode 20: The Full 7-Step Freelance Writing Roadmap (audio of the Aug. 1 masterclass)

This week's episode of the Freelance Writing Roadmap podcast features the August 1 masterclass, where I uncover the 7 steps in the Freelance Writing Roadmap. It's a longer one than usual, so it's a special episode! Dig in for details about knowing your "why," brainstorming ideas, and pitching editors with the 4-paragraph template. Then learn about the FWR online course and sign up with me!

Of course, if you prefer to watch the video instead (so you can see the slides and follow along), click here to watch the replay video!

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Episode 19: Addressing Your One Big Goal

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The Freelance Writing Roadmap podcast focuses on freelance life, tips for pitching editors, and the roadmap for moving from zero bylines to confidence as a freelance writer.

This week's episode digs into your "big goal" and taking the steps forward to figure out what you should do next. What do you need to do to get there? Are the steps you're taking not enough or not quite the right thing? Let's talk it out. 

Hit that "subscribe" button so you don't miss another episode, and find additional resources at www.freelancewritingroadmap.com.

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Episode 18: Solving the Summer Slump

This week's episode of the Freelance Writing Roadmap podcast takes a look at this time of year and the "lull" that can often happen when we're feeling stressed out financially, mentally, physically or emotionally. Let's call it the "Summer Slump."

So what can you do? I've seen this post in several of the online journalism communities I'm a member of, and I offer up three suggestions this week that may help you move through the rest of July and start preparing for August and the fall. 

1. Embrace it.

2. Market time!

3. Consider your next project.

Hit that "subscribe" button so you don't miss another episode, and find additional resources at www.freelancewritingroadmap.com.

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