Successful freelancing with Lindy Alexander

Successful freelancing with Lindy Alexander

About this episode:

Freelance writer Lindy Alexander didn’t start out as a writer, but she has carved out a $100K+ freelance writing business that’s made her the envy of freelancers everywhere. We chat to her about how she started, some of her systems and processes, and her tips for success. Listen in to find out:

  • How Lindy moved from being a social worker and AUSLAN interpreter to becoming a hugely successful freelancer
  • What prompted Lindy to share her earnings, successes and strategies (and what made people start taking notice)
  • Her tips on finding high-paying clients
  • How being a generalist can save you in tough times (like a pandemic)
  • Her tips to taking on a lot of work each month and getting it done
  • The momentum happening in the ‘edupreneur’ space and how Lindy’s coaching evolved into courses
  • The mistakes you can make when putting a course together
  • Mixing writing work with running courses
  • How to pitch and make more money
  • Her tips for journalists moving into freelancing
  • Mistakes she sees freelancers make over and over
  • And much more!

Resources + where to find Lindy

The Freelancer’s Year Lindy’s blog and free training on how to double your income through freelance writing (go to the courses tab) https://thefreelancersyear.com/ 

Hello Audio To create a private podcast stream for course participants https://www.helloaudio.fm/ 

Source Tracker Keep all your experts and sources in one place with this Rachel’s List tool (one of Lindy’s favourites) https://www.rachelslist.com.au/toolkit/product/expert-tracker/ 

VIDEO Masterclass: Pitching! Secrets from editors in print, digital and custom media, plus a special presentation from Lindy Alexander on how to pitch your services to corporate clients https://www.rachelslist.com.au/toolkit/product/video-masterclass-pitching-secrets-from-editors-in-print-digital-and-custom-media-plus-how-to-pitch-your-services-to-corporate-clients/ 

Freelancer Q&A: Meet Lindy Alexander https://www.rachelslist.com.au/blog/freelancer-qa-meet-lindy-alexander/ 

Meet your hosts:

Rachel Smith

Host

Lynne Testoni

Host

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