When Lauren Ward started freelancing as a side hustle to keep her skills up while caring for her small kids, she didn’t imagine it would one day become her full-time business.
Or that freelance would ultimately enable her hubby to quit his job as a teacher and join her in the freelance world!
Today, they are doing life THEIR way and have even figured out how to homeschool their three children while running their successful businesses.
Listen in to learn all about how Lauren made it happen!
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What’s it like to scale your side hustle, recruit your hubby to freelance, and homeschool three kids?
Join us as we take a deep dive into the world of freelance writing with the talented and inspiring Lauren Ward. Her journey from dabbling in freelance work to running a full-fledged business while managing a busy home life offers a wealth of insights for both seasoned freelancers and those just starting out.
In this episode, Lauren shares how she began her freelance writing journey about the pivotal moment when she made the brave leap from side hustle to full-time freelancing. Lauren also discusses how her husband joined her as a freelancer and how they work together to juggle their freelance businesses while homeschooling their three children.
Whether you’re a freelancer looking to scale up, a mom or dad trying to balance parenting with work, or just someone interested in the world of freelance writing, this episode promises to be an enlightening and empowering listen!
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How you can scale your freelance career from a side hustle to a full freelance business
- Ideas for balancing your freelance business with the demands of parenthood
- Tactics for networking on LinkedIn
- Practical tips for balancing freelance workload and varying cashflow
00:01:56 How Lauren began her journey into freelance writing
00:06:31 The moment when Lauren decided to scale freelance from a side hustle to a full business
00:08:40 How Lauren and her husband manage their freelance businesses and homeschool three children
00:11:17 How networking with fellow writers changed the freelance game for Lauren
00:14:53 Lauren’s tips for growing your network on LinkedIn
00:18:16 Lauren’s tips for managing freelance income and workload
00:24:01 Lauren’s biggest lessons from her freelance journey
About Lauren Ward
Lauren is a personal finance freelance writer who went from a part-time side hustle 10 years ago to a six-figure business today. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications, including USA Today’s Blueprint, Fox Business, This Old House, and more.
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Noteworthy Quote From This Episode
“Connecting with a couple of other writers really changed my game. Maybe five or six years ago, I was just chugging along and thought I was doing well. I went to a conference and met a freelance writer, and we’re talking rates, and I realized she was charging three times more than I was in the same industry. I went to a couple of presentations where I learned really great prospecting skills from those freelancers. I found a course that was just a couple hundred dollars. I made that back within like a week of learning the tactics that she had put out in the course. It’s so important for me to share because I had that and it changed everything for me.”
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