The Savvy Scribe

Janine Kelbach

The Savvy Scribe, a podcast for savvy nurse writers and creatives who want to grow a profitable freelance writing business. Hear some stories about life and entrepreneurship from your host, Janine Kelbach RNC-OB, and her guests. Each episode is jam-packed with actionable tips in growing your business, goal planning, freelancing, productivity, life tools, and many more! read less
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EP264: 3 Strategies for Streamlining Your Business to Skyrocket Your Freelance Writing Success
2d ago
EP264: 3 Strategies for Streamlining Your Business to Skyrocket Your Freelance Writing Success
Send us a Text Message.Welcome to the Savvy Scribe podcast! Today, we’ll explore how streamlining your business can help you manage operations and systems more effectively. By implementing efficient systems and processes, you can save time, reduce your workload, and prevent burnout. This is essential for maintaining productivity and profitability in your freelance writing business.About Amanda LudwigAmanda "Panda" Ludwig is an award-winning entrepreneur and multi-company founder. With a diverse skillset spanning corporate finance to non-profit management, she continues to help companies make and manage millions through her business consulting firm. But the most profound part of her journey unfolds in a hospital room not a board room.3 Strategies for Streamlining Your Business to Skyrocket Your Freelance Writing SuccessKey points in this episode:The importance of managing operations and systems to help you become more efficient in your freelance writing businessThree tips for skyrocketing or streamlining your freelance writing businessUsing tools that are appropriate for your businessHow to utilize tools to their fullest and not waste moneyTesting and learning some toolsSetting up boundaries while setting up systems is really important for the system to function.Mentioned Resources:Grab her free download of Small Business Efficiency Tools, a compilation of her favorite efficiency tools for streamlining your business.Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP263: Freelancing Freedom: Conquering Finances with Google Workspace
May 21 2024
EP263: Freelancing Freedom: Conquering Finances with Google Workspace
Send us a Text Message.Hey there, freelance friends! Feeling stressed about spreadsheets and struggling to stay on top of your finances? In this episode, we’ll unveil the hidden power of Google Workspace –– specifically Drive, Docs, and Sheets –– to manage your freelance finances like a pro.Why Google Workspace?You might already use Google for personal emails and documents, but it also offers a treasure trove of tools to streamline your freelance finances. Here’s why Google Workspace is a game-changer:Cloud Champion: Store all your financial documents – invoices, receipts, contracts – securely in Google Drive. Access them from anywhere, anytime, for ultimate convenience.Collaboration Corner: Need your accountant to review a spreadsheet? Google Sheets allows real-time collaboration, eliminating the need for emailing back and forth.Automation Ace: Tired of manual calculations? Google Sheets formulas can automate tasks like calculating taxes and generating reports, saving you precious time.Free and Accessible: The core features of Google Workspace are completely free, making it a budget-friendly option for freelancers of all levels.Mastering Google Workspace for Finance Let’s delve deeper into how to leverage Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets to create a rock-solid financial system:Organizing Google DriveCreating Powerful InvoicesSpreadsheet SuperpowerWe’ll also share some bonus tips for integrating Google Workspace with other financial tools you might use, like payment processors or online accounting software. Ditch the financial stress and embrace a more organized and profitable future with Google Workspace!Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP262: Freelancing Freedom: Mastering Project Management with ClickUp
May 14 2024
EP262: Freelancing Freedom: Mastering Project Management with ClickUp
Send us a Text Message.Hey there, fellow freelancers! Feeling overwhelmed by juggling tasks and deadlines? In this episode, we’ll dive deep into ClickUp, a powerful project management tool designed to transform how you manage your workload and free up your time.Why ClickUp?ClickUp goes beyond simple to-do lists. It offers a comprehensive workspace to organize your projects, tasks, and communication, all in one place. Here’s what makes ClickUp a game-changer:ClickUp allows you to create lists for different clients, projects, or phases within a project.Assign tasks with due dates, priorities, and even subtasks, ensuring nothing gets lost in the shuffle.Collaborate with clients or team members in real-time. Use comments, mentions, and file attachments to keep everyone on the same page.Track the progress of tasks and projects visually with features like Kanban boards, Gantt charts, and workload views.Mastering ClickUp FeaturesSetting Up Your WorkspaceCreating Powerful Tasks:Prioritization ProwessCollaboration Made EasyReporting and AnalyticsBy the end of this episode, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently manage your projects and tasks within ClickUp. We’ll provide actionable steps to get you started, including a downloadable ClickUp setup guide and a list of resources for further exploration.Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP261: Steps and Tools Necessary to Scale Your Freelance PAY With Catherine Collins
May 7 2024
EP261: Steps and Tools Necessary to Scale Your Freelance PAY With Catherine Collins
Send us a Text Message.In today’s episode, we’re diving deep into the world of freelance writing and uncovering the essential steps and powerful tools you need to scale your freelance pay. Our guest, Catherine Collins, shares her remarkable journey — from $8 articles to top-tier bylines — and provides invaluable insights for nurse moms and anyone looking to boost their income through writing.Key points in this episode:From $8 Articles to Bylines: Catherine shares her journey as she started with humble beginnings, realizing that being paid for words was a significant milestone. Pricing Strategies and Negotiation Tips: She explains her approach to pricing freelance work, including negotiating rates and ensuring fair compensation.  The Mental Hurdle:  How does mindset impact success in the writing business? Nurse Moms and Side Hustles: Many nurses are also moms, juggling full-time nursing jobs and family responsibilities. How can they seamlessly integrate a writing side hustle?About the Guest:Catherine Collins is a nationally recognized entrepreneur and author of the book, Mom’s Got Money: A Millennial Mom’s Guide to Managing Money Like a Boss.She recently co-founded a personal development company called Five Year You and launched a podcast by the same name.Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP260: 3 Reasons You are Not Converting Cold Leads and How to Fix It With Jasmine Haitalani
Apr 30 2024
EP260: 3 Reasons You are Not Converting Cold Leads and How to Fix It With Jasmine Haitalani
Send us a Text Message.Join us on today’s episode of The Savvy Scribe podcast, where we dive into the art of mastering sales calls and the crucial strategies for converting cold leads. Whether you’re new to discovery calls or have been navigating them for years, this discussion promises invaluable insights that could be your secret sauce to success. We’ll explore what you might be missing and how mastering these elements can transform your approach. So tune in, engage with us, and discover the keys to not just meeting but exceeding your sales goals. You won’t want to miss this enriching session!About Jasmine HaitalaniJasmine is the founder of her brand and design agency, Highflier Powerhouse which specializes in creative direction and brand and web design that makes her clients industry leaders and helps them make an additional $100k! Jasmine immigrated to the US from Aleppo, Syria in 2014, where she rebranded herself to fit in in America. She worked hard here in the US as she waited for her family to safely arrive. She obtained a biology degree but found herself working as the brand director at Kendra Scott. Her skills and design eye were tuned in here. She opened her business and today has scaled to help so many industry leaders develop their brand reputation.Why You are Not Converting Cold LeadsKey points in this episode:Master cold leads conversionPosition yourself as an expertEffective communication strategiesOptimize your digital presenceInsights from our guestWelcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP259: Value-Based Pricing vs. Time-Based Billing
Apr 23 2024
EP259: Value-Based Pricing vs. Time-Based Billing
Send us a Text Message.This episode dives into a crucial aspect of any freelance business: pricing. I know many freelancers are struggling to determine their rates so today, I am exploring the concept of value-based pricing, a model that could revolutionize how you charge for your work. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to refine your pricing strategy, this discussion aims to provide valuable insights.Today on the Savvy Scribe Podcast:The importance of strategic pricing for freelancers: Understand why the right pricing strategy is essential for business success.Understanding value-based pricing: A deep dive into what value-based pricing is and how it differs from traditional methods.(For the members of our Plan, Produce, Profit): Deep dive into pricing strategies inside the courseExplore common pricing struggles freelancers face and how to overcome them.Tips on how to adjust pricing based on client types and project demands Tune in to gain practical advice and insights that could help steer your pricing decisions towards more profitable outcomes.Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP258: 4 Essential Systems All Freelancers Should Have in Place With Patti Meyer
Apr 16 2024
EP258: 4 Essential Systems All Freelancers Should Have in Place With Patti Meyer
Send us a Text Message.Welcome to The Savvy Scribe podcast! Today, we’re diving into essential systems for your business with our guest, Patti Meyer, CEO and Founder of BizMagic Virtual Business Management Solutions. Patti is here to demystify the process of integrating systems and technology, offering practical advice to alleviate the stress of tech setup. Our discussion will empower you to select and embrace the right systems that will not only support but also enhance your business growth. This is a crucial conversation for creative freelancers who may not feel tech-savvy or are hesitant about the technological aspects of their operations. Get ready to turn that tech trepidation into excitement!4 Essential Systems All Freelancers Should Have in PlaceKey points in this episode:Patti shared the 4 essential systems freelancers can use to support and grow their businessShe also discussed the importance of cold pitching on LinkedInUsing free vs paid tools; is it worth paying for your tools?Why automating your workflow can help save your timeAbout the Guest:Patti Meyer is the CEO and Founder of BizMagic Virtual Business Management Solutions, where she and her team support female and gender-expansive entrepreneurs doing good in the world who feel overwhelmed by the back-end tech of their business and need help making it all hum specifically for THEIR needs. BizMagic creates, implements, and teaches the tweaks that help its clients make a bigger impact with less stress.Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP257: The Psychology of Pricing for Freelance Writers
Apr 9 2024
EP257: The Psychology of Pricing for Freelance Writers
Send us a Text Message.Today, we’re diving into the psychology of pricing for freelance writers. We’ll explore the intricacies of valuing your services appropriately and the importance of premium pricing. Understanding the psychology behind pricing and learning to position yourself according to your worth are crucial. We’ll also discuss practical strategies for implementing effective service pricing, helping you to elevate your freelance career.Diving into the Psychology of PricingKey points in this episode:Understand how our minds tick when it comes to pricing.We will unpack some key concepts that influence how clients make decisions.Understand the power of perceptionPositioning yourself as a freelance writer to set a higher price pointHow to leverage the core concepts of anchoring and perceived value in your freelance pricing strategyThe art of anchoringHow to communicate the value proposition behind your pricingMentioned Resources:EP253: Strategies for Successful Pricing NegotiationEP163: Pricing Strategies and Tips with Francielle SilvaEP232: How to Avoid Project Creep and Price Your Services Like a Boss With Lindy AlexanderEP214: How to Set Your Freelance Writing Rates with ConfidenceEP241: Should You Charge Per Word or Offer Package Rates?Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP256: How to Harness Consistency With Guest Michal Stawicki
Apr 2 2024
EP256: How to Harness Consistency With Guest Michal Stawicki
Send us a Text Message.Today, we have a special guest, Michal Stawicki, also known as Mr. Consistency. We’re diving into the world of productivity and time management, exploring how to master the art of consistency. Stay tuned for an insightful conversation!Michal Stawicki, a devoted husband and father to three incredible children, hails from Poland, a country he watched evolve from communist constraints to newfound possibilities. Driven by a deep-seated desire to assist others, Michal began authoring books, sharing his blueprint for a fulfilling life. His remarkable transition is showcased in Jeff Olson’s updated edition of “The Slight Edge.” Committed to empowering busy, working individuals, Michal’s mission is to guide them in recapturing their time, reigniting their spirit, and rediscovering their passions.Key points in this episode:Michal’s transformation from dissatisfaction in the corporate world to mastering productivity and consistency.The impact of “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson on Michal’s life and his adoption of daily habits.The concept of success through simple, repeated disciplines.The importance of selling as the core of business and the need for a vision to guide business pursuits.The balance between passion, skills, and market demand in business success.Differentiating a fixed mindset, where failure is internalized, from a growth mindset, which sees failure as a learning opportunity.Practical tips on time management and productivity, including starting small and tracking time to increase awareness.The “Getting Things Done” methodology by David Allen for organizing tasks and managing time effectively.Check out his books on Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP255: How I Launched a Business While Eight Months Pregnant With Leslie Danford
Mar 19 2024
EP255: How I Launched a Business While Eight Months Pregnant With Leslie Danford
Send us a Text Message.In today’s episode, we delve into the remarkable journey of entrepreneurship against all odds with our special guest, Leslie Danford. Leslie embarked on creating her own business during a time most would find daunting—eight months pregnant and amidst the chaos of 2020. Her story is inspiring and packed with practical advice for anyone contemplating starting a business while navigating life’s unpredictability. Whether you’re a parent, juggling multiple roles, or simply looking for motivation to take the leap into entrepreneurship, this episode promises a wealth of insights and actionable tips to empower your journey. Join us as Leslie unfolds the realities of starting a business during challenging times and how to triumph over adversity with resilience and strategic planning.Today on the Savvy Scribe Podcast:Leslie shares her journey of starting a business in 2020 amidst the pandemic, while being pregnant and facing the challenges of homeschooling and managing her role in a hospital.She emphasizes breaking down overwhelming tasks into manageable steps and starting with small experiments to validate business ideas.Leslie highlights the importance of mental and physical health during stressful times.We had a discussion on the transition from being laid off to deciding to start her own business.Leslie outlines her product development and market research approach through interviews and formula testing.The conversation touches on the value of community support and networking through groups like Startup CPG.Leslie suggests setting aside explicit time for business tasks, even in a hectic personal life, and the importance of discipline in making gradual progress.She shares her strategy of approaching local store managers directly, demonstrating perseverance in business development.Visit Leslie’s website: Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP254: The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Crafting Compelling Email Content
Mar 5 2024
EP254: The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Crafting Compelling Email Content
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, we delve into the world of email marketing, a powerful tool for nurturing and growing your audience. We go beyond just sending newsletters and explore the art of crafting compelling email content that drives action.Crafting Compelling Email Content (Key Points)Understanding Your Audience: It’s not just about demographics; it’s about knowing their behaviors, interests, and feedback. Tailor your content to resonate with different segments of your audience.Crafting Your Message: Learn how to structure your email for maximum readability and engagement, with captivating subject lines and concise, informative content.Personalization Techniques: We’ll explore how to go beyond a simple “Hi [Name]” and use personalization to make each subscriber feel valued.Including Calls-to-Action (CTAs): Learn how to craft CTAs that are clear, compelling, and encourage clicks.Visuals and Design: Discover the importance of incorporating brand elements and designing for mobile to create a positive visual experience for your audience.Testing and Optimization: A/B testing is key to understanding your audience’s preferences. We’ll discuss how to set up effective tests and use data to refine your strategy.Mentioned Resources:EmailTooltester (https://www.emailtooltester.com/en/) – This is the place to get started with email marketing with its reviews of email marketing services like MailerLite, GetResponse, Mailchimp and many more.Grab your FREE ebook, The Email Marketing Crash Course: https://www.emailtooltester.com/en/free-email-marketing-ebook/Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP253: Strategies for Successful Pricing Negotiation
Feb 20 2024
EP253: Strategies for Successful Pricing Negotiation
Send us a Text Message.Freelancers, take control! Pricing negotiation isn’t just about haggling; it’s the key to securing fair compensation, fostering strong client relationships, and setting industry standards. This new episode breaks down the essential skills you need to negotiate effectively and build a thriving freelance career.Today on the Savvy Scribe Podcast: Strategies for Successful Pricing NegotiationLearn why negotiation is your best tool for ensuring you’re compensated fairly, and how it helps set industry standards.We’ll discuss the importance of win-win scenarios in pricing negotiations and how they pave the way for trust and mutual respect.Get a glimpse into the psychological principles that influence pricing negotiation tactics, including a specific effect that could change how you approach initial offers.Learn why building trust is a cornerstone of effective negotiation and how it influences the perception of your work’s quality.Be inspired to embrace negotiation in your next client interaction, with a hint at strategies to make everything negotiable for your benefit.Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP252: How Mastering One's Energy Signature (Human Design) Prevents Burnout During Career Transition While Attracting Ideal Clients
Feb 6 2024
EP252: How Mastering One's Energy Signature (Human Design) Prevents Burnout During Career Transition While Attracting Ideal Clients
Send us a Text Message.Ever wondered about your unique energy imprint and how to unlock its potential? Dive into the Savvy Scribe Podcast for an enlightening journey into Human Design, and learn the tools and insights for navigating your unique path to alignment and fulfillment, with our guest for today, Allison Baker. Get ready to be intrigued and inspired!Exploring Key Insights on Human DesignWhat is Human Design?Learn about the intriguing blend of quantum physics, ancient wisdom, and modern science behind Human Design.Hear how a quantum physicist’s discovery in 1987 revolutionized understanding of our energetic bodies.How our profound lives and career transformations are guided by Human DesignDiscover the precision and uniqueness of Human Design readings and how they differ from traditional astrology.Future of work and society – explore predictions on the monumental shifts in work culture and societal structures.Gain insights on applying Human Design principles to parenting and educational strategies.Discussions on the current state of healthcare and the potential for a more compassionate future.The importance of entrepreneurship in leading societal changes and personal fulfillment.Get advice on aligning your career and personal life with your true nature through Human Design.Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP251: Byline Pitfalls: The Work Speaks for Itself, But Does It?
Jan 30 2024
EP251: Byline Pitfalls: The Work Speaks for Itself, But Does It?
Send us a Text Message.Feeling invisible after writing a stellar article and seeing only a company byline? Ghostwriting woes got you down? Don’t fret, dear nurse writers! We’re diving into clever ways to showcase uncredited work in your portfolio today. Let’s rewrite your brilliance and turn silent masterpieces into portfolio powerhouses. Forget byline blues, it’s time to shine!Today on the Savvy Scribe Podcast:Research and present the benefits of bylines for your client’s SEO and credibility.The importance of bylines for your client’s online presence.Always ask clients first if you can share your work in your portfolio.How to highlight a ghostwritten workHow to showcase your portfolio if the article is confidentialThe proper way to utilize an NDADiscussing bylines during discovery calls and alternative ways to share your work if a byline isn’t available."Lack of a byline doesn't mean you can't showcase your work. Be creative and transparent in your portfolio!"~ Janine KelbachWelcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP250: Avoiding Marketing and Content Creation Burnout With Amy Hager
Jan 23 2024
EP250: Avoiding Marketing and Content Creation Burnout With Amy Hager
Send us a Text Message.To help you beat marketing and content creation burnout and keep your creative spark alive, we’re excited to welcome Amy Hager to the show today. Not only will she share her expert tips on avoiding content creation fatigue, but Amy will also be offering a fantastic free resource you can put to immediate use in your content marketing process. Don’t miss out on this valuable episode!About the GuestAmy Hager is an Organic Marketing Mentor and Co-Founder of The Content Personality® Club. She uses her years of experience and expertise to help service-based business owners around the world grow businesses they love at Joyful Business Revolution™. Amy’s yoga instructor says she has lived 12 lives already because she has so many experiences. She has raced cars, been a radio DJ, built sales and marketing teams (one was for a standardized construction contracts coalition), worked at a group home to support adults with mental illness, led a B&B association, started a youth group, been a military spouse – just to name a few.Key takeaways from this episodeMission-driven marketing:Finding a mission or purpose that resonates with you and your audience is key to successful marketing.This can be something bigger than yourself, such as contributing to a positive impact on the world.When you connect with your audience on a deeper level, you can build trust and loyalty.Content creation burnout:Trying to do it all can lead to burnout.Instead, focus on your strengths and the type of content you enjoy creating.Use the content personality quiz to identify your strengths and choose platforms and formats that work best for you.She has a FREE resourceWelcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP249: Portfolio Development: A How-to Guide for Health Writers
Jan 16 2024
EP249: Portfolio Development: A How-to Guide for Health Writers
Send us a Text Message.Is it typical to write some pieces for free when building a portfolio? We’re going to answer this question in this episode and talk more about the strategies of portfolio development.Understanding the Importance of Portfolio DevelopmentKey takeaways in this episode:Why do we need a portfolio?Understanding portfolio development and the strategies on how to do itA portfolio should tell a story a little bit about you as a nurse and should align with your niche.Things to highlight in your portfolio and how to present themHow to organize your portfolioWelcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP248: From Leads to Bookings: Unleashing the Power of Simple Ready-Made Funnel to Propel Your Service-based Business
Jan 9 2024
EP248: From Leads to Bookings: Unleashing the Power of Simple Ready-Made Funnel to Propel Your Service-based Business
Send us a Text Message.Tiffany Ngu joins us today to give her tips on how to create a ready-made funnel. If you are looking to start your business this year or maintain it, then this episode will help you a lot. Join Tiffany and get ready to take your business to new heights!About the Guest:Tiffany Ngu is the founder of The Marketing Shortcuts. She helps to simplify the online process for coaches and consultants, providing them with ready-made funnel templates that boost revenue and reduce the headache of building one from scratch. With Tiffany’s decade of experience, you’ll quickly learn that funnels aren’t just about numbers, they’re about building trust and long-lasting relationships with clients. Her passion for helping coaches and consultants grow their businesses sustainably will leave you feeling empowered and inspired. When she’s not busy conquering the digital world, Tiffany loves to travel, explore new cuisines, and stay fit with a good workout.Tips to Create a Ready-Made FunnelKey takeaways in this episode:Ready-made templates are great because they give you something to start with.Tiffany is answering the questions: How do you know when to start? Do you start right when you’re brand new at this in the marketing world or as a consultant or as a business owner? Or is this something you do later on in your business once you have it more established?If you know exactly what you want to do, you already have a few clients in hand. Get started with the sales funnel as soon as possible to save yourself time from doing manual tasks.Use the sales funnel to start building your list.Once you have a list, you’ll be building your list actively with the right target audience.If you have a sales funnel in place, this system canWelcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP247: Dos and Don’ts in Freelancing
Jan 2 2024
EP247: Dos and Don’ts in Freelancing
Send us a Text Message.Today I’m going to dive into a real-life scenario that was shared by a fellow freelancer over on LinkedIn. It’s a situation that I thought was really important because many of us can relate to it, and it’s all about setting boundaries and protecting yourself as a freelancer. If you’re in a situation where you faced clients with unreasonable demands, then this episode is for you. I'll provide important lessons for freelancers, particularly writers, on how to handle such situations. Discover the dos and don’ts in freelancing to help you avoid these pitfalls and succeed in this path.Dos and Don’ts in FreelancingKey takeaways in this episode:Set clear expectations and boundariesI am sharing some things you need to discuss with the client before you start the project to avoid any surprises along the way and make sure both parties are on the same page.Handling client disputesStay organized. Keeping records is vital.We have lives outside of work so it’s crucial to communicate boundariesMeet clients once a month but make sure you’re getting paid for it.Always have a contract in place.Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP246: Reflecting on 2023 – A Special Year-End Episode
Dec 26 2023
EP246: Reflecting on 2023 – A Special Year-End Episode
Send us a Text Message.Welcome to The Savvy Scribe podcast! In this special year-end episode, I’m sharing a quick recap of the highlights and challenges of my business in 2023.Challenges Faced in 2023Economic uncertainty in 2023 raised concerns about client budgets, impacting my agency’s goals. Despite the challenges, I set ambitious goals for my businesses, emphasizing the importance of aiming high.Progress and SuccessesWrite RN (Content Agency)I hired a coach, Clodaugh, to enhance the agency’s structure, core values, value propositions, website copy, and branding.Shifted focus to target highly profitable and larger enterprise clients.Emphasized the importance of honing in on systems and processes, leading to increased efficiency.Expanded the team with the addition of a virtual assistant, Shayne, and an internal editor, Nicole.Implemented a writer vetting process involving a sample submission and a four to five-star rating system.Savvy Nurse Writer (Course and Membership)Planned podcasts for the year in advance, ensuring valuable content for listeners.Overhauled the entire course, updating it to 2023 standards for a more gamified experience.Simplified the membership structure by offering a single monthly payment for access to all resources.Successfully authored and published a book, achieving number-one status on Amazon.Looking Forward to 2024I acknowledge the challenging yet rewarding aspects of the past year.I’m expressing my gratitude to my team (Shayne, Cheryl, and Nicole) and nurse writers for their contributions.Outlines the focus for 2024: Growth. My goal is to help more individuals and companies through expansion.Welcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!
EP245: SEO Growth Strategies With Tracey Munn
Dec 19 2023
EP245: SEO Growth Strategies With Tracey Munn
Send us a Text Message.Welcome back to another insightful episode of The Savvy Scribe podcast. We’ve invited marketing expert Tracey Munn to share new SEO growth strategies and how to implement them to help your business succeed in marketing.Joining us today is Tracey Munn, an Australian marketing psychologist, award-winning Google Partner and digital marketing all-rounder specializing in brand growth strategy. She is based in Australia, but working with clients in the US.Implementing SEO Growth Strategies and More Key Takeaways:Cookie-cutter solutions often don’t work in business, and understanding the business owner’s personality, goals, and customer interactions is crucial for effective strategies.This conversation focuses on SEO growth strategies for podcasts, but many principles apply to other businesses as well.Keyword research is essential to understand what people are searching for related to your podcast. Use tools like Wordtracker for this purpose.Long-tail keywords can be valuable, but don’t shy away from targeting high-volume keywords if they are relevant to your content.Transcripts of podcast episodes are essential for SEO and accessibility, helping Google index your content and catering to a broader audience.Having a website for your podcast is crucial for centralizing information, embedding episodes, and hosting transcripts.Episode titles and descriptions should include relevant keywords to improve search visibility on platforms like Spotify and iTunes.Social media plays a role in SEO as well, as it provides another platform for using keywords and increasing visibility.SEO is a long-term strategy, and measuring its effectiveness can be challenging due to the lack of centralized podcast analytics tools.While AI-generated content like Chat GPT can help generate ideas, it’s essential to use it as a starting point and customize the cWelcome to the Savvy Scribe Podcast, I'm so glad you're here! Before we start the show, if you're interested, we have a free Facebook group called "Savvy Nurse Writer Community"I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNESAnd if you love it, can I ask for a If%20you’re%20ready%20in%20exploring%20if%20freelance%20writing%20is%20your%20next%20PRN%20job%20or%20even%20full-time,%20I%20invite%20you%20to%20check%20out%20the%20Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and visit savvynursewriter.com to help you get started today!Support the Show.FOLLOW & REVIEW THE SAVVY SCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS I appreciate you following me and listening today. I would LOVE for you to subscribe: ITUNES And if you love it, can I ask for a review? Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review.” If you’re ready to start exploring if freelance writing is your next PRN job or even full-time, I invite you to check out the Savvy Nurse Writer Community on Facebook and the Plan Produce Profit Course + Membership to help you get started today!