Getting Started as a Work at Home Freelance Nurse Writer

Getting Started as a Work at Home Freelance Nurse Writer

Getting Started as a Work at Home Freelance Nurse Writer

Getting Started as a Work at Home Freelance Nurse Writer

Becoming a nurse is one of the best career decisions I’ve ever made. I love the flexibility of the career, my patients, and the knowledge I have gained every day over the last decade and more. But, with that comes the ability to have to balance work, family, and personal lives.

 

After my second child was born, I struggled with the fact that I was going to be away from my babies for 14 hours a day.

Let’s be honest or 12-hour shifts are never just 12 hours.

I was on night shift and I struggled to balance time with my children. sleep, and my job. I constantly Googled “work at home jobs for nurses”, and couldn’t find the right fit for me.

The job I was looking for had to:

  • Keep my busy - I like to be busy at my job so I wasn’t looking to be lazy by any means.

  • Help patients - I wanted to still help people.
     

Both these traits led me to the career of freelance writing.

At that time, I was working a job that sent me on home visits to care for pregnant women in their homes. I educated them about signs and symptoms of preterm labor and gave them weekly progesterone injections. I loved that job but my husband did not. I understood the reasons why.

I was in the worst parts of Cleveland, Ohio that you could imagine and my patients encouraged me to obtain my certification to carry a weapon. That is when I really knew I needed something different.

I had to be alive for my kids.

I started writing.

 

I started writing for a very little amount of money $5 for 300 words. I posted a gig over on websites like Upwork just so people knew that I could write ( I don’t recommend it).

But, could I really write?

I mean I went to college, but I never was an English major. Then I realized, that’s not what the companies want from me.

They wanted my nursing knowledge to be able to help their patients and their readers with medical terminology turned into lay terms. I could do that. I do that every day.

 

How can you start?

Look at where you EXCEL

First, I encourage you to look at the area in which you excel in. Some of us excel in nursing leadership and management and some excel and Oncology nursing, Neonatal nursing, Maternal Health nursing, or simply Medical-surgical nursing. See what you would enjoy writing about.

Join the Community

Then, I want you to head on over to our Facebook group the Healthcare Writers Network. There you’ll receive a guide on how to start your first pitches and how to figure out who you’re writing for. And no time, you will make money and this will become your #nextprnjob!

 

Need more help? I offer one-on-one coaching services. There are packages to choose from or just pick my brain.

 

Check out my next post (Friday) for tools you’ll need to get started as a nurse writer.

Also, hop on my email list to get my new course in 2018 for FREE on how to get started as a freelance writer!

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