How to become a freelance writer with Lauren Gariepy

Laura Gariepy is the founder of Every Day By The Lake, a written content creation company that serves busy business owners. Through her done-for-you program, she collaborates with her clients to create high-quality blog posts, newsletters, and website copy. Laura is a regular contributor to LendingTree and Student Loan Hero. She’s also been featured in CNBC, Acorns, and Fox Business.

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In this episode, Laura Gariepy shares how she saved a year’s worth of expenses, why she decided to pivot away from the FIRE movement, and how she started a new career as a freelance writer. This episode is perfect for anyone who is thinking about lifestyle redesign. Learn how Laura is working around her life instead of living around her work.

In this episode we cover:

  1. How Laura financially prepared to become a freelance writer.
  2. How to come up with the freelance services you offer.
  3. A la carte freelance work vs. creating custom packages.
  4. Ways to build your freelance business without pitching potential clients.
  5. How blogging, vlogging, or podcasting on a regular basis can help to grow your freelance business.

Resources Mentioned

Earn More Writing Course

Build Your Freelance Business Without Cold Pitching

What’s Your Freelancing IQ Quiz

Connect With Laura Gariepy:


Twitter: @everydaylake

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Episode 20 – Crafting A Freelance Writing Career with Terri Huggins Hart

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Freelance Writing with Terri Huggins

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Terri Huggins Hart is a freelance writer by day, a Zumba instructor, and enthused pole dancer. Her work can be found in Redbook, The Frisky, Dance Magazine, Huffington Post, Bridal Guide and more. When she’s not writing, dancing or helping people find joy, Terri can be found volunteering for a cause dear to her heart and finding new ways to aggressively beat down debt.

In this episode, Terri teaches us how to get started in freelance writing. She shows us that not only can freelance writing be a fulfilling career but it can also be a lucrative side gig too!SaveSave

In this episode we cover:

  • What is a freelance writer?
  • The day in the life of a freelance writer (and new mom)
  • The difference between a freelance journalist and freelance writer/blogger
  • Tips for getting started as a freelance writer
    • Start a blog
    • Start pitching editors
    • Never give up – consistency and patience is key
  • What to include in a pitch to an editor
  • Does having a degree in journalism really matter?

Resources Mentioned:

Connect with Terri Huggins Hart


Instagram: @terrificwords

Twitter: @terrificwords

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