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Oct 5, 2020

Today we’re chatting with a very successful freelance writer, Janine Kelbach.


Janine is a wife, mom of two boys (and two Great Danes!), and author of the book, Entreprenurse: 30+ Nurses Turn Into Business Owners and Share Their Secrets to Success.


She has been a freelance health content writer since 2013 and is the CEO of Write RN. Janine also hosts The Savvy Scribe Podcast – a podcast for healthcare professionals who want to build a profitable writing business. Lastly, her team of RN (registered nurse) writers help healthcare companies with their content and social media needs.


Fun fact: Janine’s an identical twin!


Why should YOU tune-in?

Janine’s first paid online gig was just $5(!), but that’s all it took for her to realize the massive opportunity that the online world has to offer. This entrepreNURSE has impacted the lives of so many people – in so many different ways! Find out how she’s built massive success and why she continues to serve as a nurse.


What we’re talking about:

  • COVID, mental health and business
  • Why owning your own online business is less risky than employment
  • Success during a pandemic
  • Making your first buck online
  • Setting goals and rates
  • Getting paid more to write about your career than the career itself
  • Doing work you actually enjoy
  • Chasing down a payment
  • Overwhelm and how to handle it
  • Building flexibility into work-life balance
  • Why we do what we do


Links mentioned in this episode:

  1. Janine's website
  2. LinkedIn
  3. Facebook
  4. Instagram
  5. Twitter
  6. YouTube
  7. Pinterest
  8. 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success (Course)
  9. Growth lab courses + mini-courses
  10. Janine's podcast


Minute-by-minute breakdown:

1:13 – How would you describe what you do to friends and family?

2:20 – Janine is in all of the things most of the time.

11:46 – Starting a business, babies, puppies and the night shift.

14:23 – 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success and making real money online.

15:30 – Finding the gap

16:17 – Rates and making more than $5 a pop

18:40 – Why are you hanging onto your part-time job?

23:49 – The darker side of entrepreneurship… Thoughts of giving up

24:12 – Chasing down a payment

28:09 – Usually all you need is a little bit of time

31:42 – Proud moments in business

34:08 – What are you most excited about for the future of your business?

35:55 – How Janine lands clients

41:14 – Janine's one piece of advice