RN2W: Know Your SOW: What It Is, How to Craft It, and How to Enforce It

By Elizabeth Hanes / September 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

Recently I’ve been embroiled in a situation with a soon-to-be-ex client that does not want to adhere to the SOW requirements we mutually agreed on in the contract, and I thought this would make an excellent topic for the newsletter. What is a SOW, you ask? Great question. SOW stands for Scope of Work. A […]

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The Secret to Making $100,000 per Year as a Nurse Writer in Two Steps

By Elizabeth Hanes / September 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last week I published a post called “How to Figure Out How Much to Pay Yourself as a Freelance Nurse Writer,” and, honestly, I sort of agonized over posting it. On the one hand, I felt the question (from a student in my Ultimate Health Journalism Basics for Nurses workshop) was a good one. On […]

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Video: How to Find Great Sources for Your Healthcare Stories

By Elizabeth Hanes / September 17, 2020 / 2 Comments

Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well so far. Did you set any writing goals for the week? Working on any deadlines? Hey, speaking of deadlines… Sometimes you may need to find human sources for some of your healthcare content writing work. For example, one time I wrote a story on revised breast […]

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How Do You Figure Out How Much to Pay Yourself as a Freelance Writer?

By Elizabeth Hanes / September 15, 2020 / 2 Comments

Recently, a student in the Ultimate Health Journalism Basics for Nurses workshop asked me how she could figure out “how much” to pay herself as a freelance writer.  I think this question contains a lot of sub-questions and issues, so I’m going to delve into them in this post. The Real Question is “How Much […]

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This is the ONE THING You Need for Success as a Nurse-Writer

By Elizabeth Hanes / September 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Seriously. This is the ’42’ of freelancing. Today I’m sharing the one secret that will lead you to success as a freelance writer. Yep, this one thing is the key to building a sustainable business – and I’m not exaggerating. If you can master this, you’ll be as busy as you want to be. The secret? Anchor […]

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5 Ways to Focus on Your Freelance Writing Work When You’re Distracted, Tired or What-Have-You

By Elizabeth Hanes / September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Aren’t we all feeling more than a little distracted at all times right now? We’re all trying to find a new way of being in the world, from schooling our kids at home to moving our elders out of assisted living and into the spare bedroom to sharing space with a spouse who now works […]

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How to Go from Nurse to Writer in 12 Weeks

By Elizabeth Hanes / September 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Launching a writing business doesn’t have to be a long, arduous process. Many nurses become freelance writers precisely because it’s so easy to get started. You can pursue freelance writing as a side gig while you keep nursing, which all but eliminates the financial risk (because you’re not giving up a steady paycheck). You don’t […]

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3 Ways to Find Your Writing Niche

By Elizabeth Hanes / August 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

As I’m developing the fabulous RN2writer STAT group coaching program, I also continue to work on the content marketing workshop I hope to launch before year-end. (We’ll see.) I love content marketing writing because I love helping healthcare companies achieve their goals. I started my career in marketing and PR, and I’ve never lost my […]

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My Journey to Becoming a Nurse Writer: 3 Lessons Lived

By Kara-Marie Hall / August 18, 2020 / 2 Comments

Editor’s note: Kara-Marie Hall RN is a student in the Ultimate Health Journalism Basics for Nurses workshop who is already freelancing for Verywell Health. Today, she shares part of her remarkable story with us! I hope you enjoy it. ~Beth Ralph Waldo Emerson famously said, “Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived […]

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12 Ways to Stay Motivated to Achieve Your Writing Goals

By Elizabeth Hanes / August 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Let’s be honest: Life is very challenging right now. We’re all living under the cloud of this pandemic. Some of you have lost your jobs. Some of you can’t work as a nurse right now because of your own medical frailty – or that of someone who lives with you. People are facing evictions, utility […]

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