Don’t worry about what other people think when you are trying to achieve something. They might not even be thinking about you anyway. Today's featured author is former schoolteacher, freelance writing magician, and 3X TEDx speaker, Laura Pennington-Briggs. Laura "Fierce" and I talk about getting started as a freelance writer, different types of writing and tons more!!! Key Takeaways: We live in an amazing time where you have access to the tools that can help you learn any skill you want at a faster rate. Give yourself at least 5-10 hours a week for at least 1-2 months to learn copywriting. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of the easiest things that you can teach yourself to do. 90 % of Laura’s writing is for SEO. It’s in high demand. Search engines (especially Google) reward high-quality content, not keyword spam. Laura's Site: http://www.betterbizacademy.com/ Laura's 1st TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGY8vO3KRTk Laura's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Start-Your-Freelance-Writing-Business/dp/1599186454/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1560777608&sr=8-1 The opening track is titled "Pilot Wings Remix" by Rukunetsu (aka Project R). Click on the following link to listen and cop the full tune. https://soundcloud.com/rukunetsu/pilotwings-4-results Related Episodes: 4 - "My Cape Is At the Cleaners" with Wendy Elover (@wendyeloveracademymortgage): http://goingnorth.libsyn.com/going-north-podcast-episode-4-my-cape-is-at-the-cleaners-with-wendy-elover-wendyeloveracademymortgage 7 - "Teacher to Pro Speaker" with Robert Kennedy III (@robertkennedy3): http://goingnorth.libsyn.com/going-north-podcast-episode-7-teacher-to-pro-speaker-with-robert-kennedy-iii-robertkennedy3 83 - From Teacher to 6-Figure Freelance Writer (@nathansegal): http://goingnorth.libsyn.com/83-from-teacher-to-6-figure-freelance-writer-nathansegal 98 - "It Takes 10 Years to Be an Overnight Success" with Pamela Hilliard Owens (@YB2C_System): http://goingnorth.libsyn.com/98-it-takes-10-years-to-be-an-overnight-success-with-pamela-hilliard-owens-yb2c_system 110 - "Self-Intelligence" with Jane Ransom (@TheJaneRansom): http://goingnorth.libsyn.com/110-self-intelligence-with-jane-ransom-thejaneransom
Welcome back to Heartrepreneur® Radio with Terry Levine chief heartpreneur. I’m really glad you are tuning in and hopefully you are listening on a regular basis and you have subscribed so you never miss an episode. So today my guest is Laura Pennington and Laura left her career as an inner city geography teacher after […]
Laura Pennington is an inner city teacher turned freelance writer. She has been working for herself full-time since 2013 and now teaches others how to do the same.Laura had the pleasure to teach in the inner city. To put things in perspective the school district where she taught is where "The Wire" is based at. The position placed extra stress on Laura due to things like not every student having a desk to sit at or a book to learn from. Combine this with starting her day at 5 am and often working on lesson plans until midnight, ultimately took its toll on Laura. When she finally took a break from teaching for 1 week it made her realize she couldn't go back to the environment, thusly she resigned from her position. Thankfully when she left her position, a company that she worked for in the past wanted her back. She spent the next year working for them performing freelance writing. During this time she started focusing on teaching others how to do freelance writing. Within 3 months of beginning this endeavor, she was earning more teaching others how to write than actually writing. In the freelance writing industry, there is more than enough work to go around. The key to success is how you differentiate yourself from the masses. Another way to stand out in a crowded market is to pick a niche and own it. When people know who you are within a particular niche, it is easier to attract clients as they can see the work you have done for others in their industry. One of the things that helped accelerate her business was getting featured in business insider. To achieve this she simply pitched the editor after doing her research. Anyone can accomplish the task, it's simply a matter of stepping up and asking for it. The One Thing that anyone can do in their business is to put their best foot forward. Showcase your best work to attract the clients you desire.To learn more about Laura visit:http://www.sixfigurewritingsecrets.com
In this week’s episode of the Sailing to Success Podcast Show, Lyndsay Phillips interviews Laura Pennington. Laura is a former seventh grade teacher that left her career to pursue her dream of becoming a online freelance writer. She now helps other people launch their online careers.
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