Laura Harris: It’s All About Relationships
Today we’ll be chatting with a very successful freelance writer, Laura Harris.
Laura is a professional writer, wife and mother of three. Her background in personal finance and her passion for parenting led her to launch a freelance writing career in 2015. With the education and support she found in Horkey HandBook’s course 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success, Laura went from earning pennies per word as a ghostwriter to eventually earning top-dollar with clients of her choosing.
She’s been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Huffington Post, LifeHack, Scary Mommy, Her View From Home and The Penny Hoarder.
Laura gave birth to her third child in 2019 and became a ministry leader working with mothers in her church. She’s since scaled back her freelance business to part-time while she soaks up precious moments with her growing family.
Fun fact: Laura used to own/ride a motorcycle… you know, before kids of course!
Why should YOU tune-in?
Laura literally went from pennies per word to earning top-dollar with clients she loves working with. Eventually, she decided to align business around her family, working just a few hours a week.
The road to success and satisfaction hasn’t always been easy though! Battling self-doubt and almost calling it quits at one point, Laura’s story is an inspiration to anyone trying to figure out how to create success online.
2:18 – Explaining what you do to friends and family
4:45 – Landing that first client
8:50 – How many blog posts Laura writes for clients and what that looks like
13:54 – Pitching ideas to write about versus a client assigning topics
16:15 – The “I made it” moment
21:47 – Writer content mills and working for dollars
25:08 – The hours your work and the money you make
31:37 – Writing a new book
33:39 – The time Laura almost quit
36:54 – What kind of experience did you have before you started freelance writing?
41:44 – Laura’s one piece of advice
30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success (Course)
30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success (Course)
Score Clients on Contently (Blog post)
How I Got Published on Scary Mommy (Blog post)
Her View From Home
Facebook group: “Christian Moms Who Write”
Subscription Freebie: “Life-Balance Checklist for Moms”