Ashley Gainer: Stubbornness Equals Success
Today we’ll be chatting with a very successful freelance writer and online business owner, Ashley Gainer.
Ashley is the founder of Gainer Ink and has been a freelance writer and editor for more than ten years. She’s worked with clients across a variety of industries including career advancement, internet marketing, B2B, ecommerce, entrepreneurship, web design and more. After writing more blog posts than she can count, Ashley now ghostwrites game-changing books for entrepreneurs with big ideas and her agency provides funnel copy for great offers.
In 2015 Ashley opened the Ink Well Guild, a learning platform for new freelance writers. Nearly 1,000 students have benefited from her no-fluff, no-hype approach and countless others are listening in on her podcast, Copy Chatter.
Why should YOU tune-in?
Ever want to make money working from home but don’t think you have what it takes to make it?
Then you should definitely tune-in. Ashley is a mom who was never super ambitious about making a ton of money online and yet her most profitable month was $20,000! She just wanted to be able to make “enough” money and be able to be home with her kiddos.
1:31 – Explaining to friends and family what it is you do for a living
3:09 – Where do you spend your time on Facebook?
4:14 – Tips and tools to contain the amount of time spent on Facebook
4:28 – What takes up the majority of your time right now?
5:59 – Ashley’s home life
8:22 – Does working online allow people to have more children?
9:26 – Why would a small business owner or entrepreneur want to self-publish a book?
15:23 – COVID’s impact on Ashley’s business
17:17 – Ashley’s income
19:53 – Normal life, being a mom, business and just showing up
22:52 – The beginning stages – how Ashley got started
28:59 – So what did you write? What was your first paid project and how much did you make?
30:21 – What was the most you’ve ever made writing blogs or articles and where did you find that client?
32:17 – The biggest contribution to Ashley’s success
33:08 – What’s next
34:15 – Ashley’s one piece of advice