Alexis Grant: Skills Trump Education
Today we’ll be chatting with a very successful online entrepreneur, Alexis Grant.
Alexis (Lexi) is a media innovator with a passion for building online businesses and growing audiences. She started her career as a reporter at the Houston Chronicle and U.S. News & World Report, then grew a content marketing agency. After five years, that business was acquired in 2015 by a media company called The Penny Hoarder.
Alexis joined as the third employee and worked alongside the founder as EVP of Content to grow the company to 100+ employees. She left that role in 2019 for a less stressful lifestyle and moved her family to a mountain town in West Virginia. Alexis now helps startups scale their writing team in a consulting capacity while running several online businesses, including a website for writers, The Write Life. Her next venture has an in-person angle (COVID permitting): she’s organizing deep think getaways or “workcations” for professional women.
Fun fact: Lexi backpacked solo through French-speaking Africa in 2008. This is when she first got into blogging!
Why should YOU tune-in?
Alexis knows exactly what makes a freelance writer marketable, she’s the one doing the hiring for startups! So what is it that separates a writer from the rest of the crowd? Listen in as she lets us know!
3:24 – Journalism degree?
4:58 – Do you need a degree? What Alexis looks for when hiring a freelance writer
9:27 – Alexis is passionate about her current work
13:16 – She also just finished a passion project with her dad
15:36 – Thoughts on the work-life balance
19:14 – Retreat & Create: a brand new concept
23:04 – Alexis built an app (easily)!
30:39 – What else is Alexis passionate about?
34:37 – Alexis’ one piece of advice
Alexis’ Websites: Alexis Grant, Retreat & Create, & The Write Life
The Money Guide for Freelance Writers Book
Alexis’ Social Media: LinkedIn & Instagram