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A Little Bird Told Me Freelance Writing Podcast
Two freelance writers chart the highs, lows and no-nos of successful self-employment
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Two freelance writers chart the highs, lows and no-nos of successful self-employment


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August 19, 2014 05:00 AM PDT

People who self-publish books have a lot to prove if they want to dispel the industry's bad reputation. In this podcast episode, Philippa and Lorrie take listeners through a series of self-publishing no-nos offer recommendations and tips to make sure self-published work is the best it can be.

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To find Lorrie and Philippa on the web, follow these links:

Websites

Philippa Willitts's freelance writing website

Lorrie Hartshorn's freelance writing website

Philippa Willitts's Social Media Writer website

Twitter

Philippa: @PhilippaWrites

Lorrie: @ThatWordyBird

Facebook:

Lorrie on Facebook

Philippa's main freelance writing Facebook page

Philippa's Social Media Writer Facebook page

LinkedIn:

Lorrie Hartshorn

Philippa Willitts

Google+

Philippa Willitts

Lorrie Hartshorn

Pinterest

Philippa Willitts

Birdsong  

Courtesy of http://www.freesound.org and freesfx.co.uk, thanks to: Justkiddink, Dobroide, Acclivity, Percy-duke, Ingsey101, 3bagbrew, Inchadney, Sean Townsend, Soundbytez, Urupin, reinsamba, 28-yuen-po, Tomlija, cakeje, gr8sfx, Bansemer, hutsvoid and Corsica_S, Jaturo.

For artwork snippets, thanks goes to James Nash and Amir Rowaichi, for also Creative Commons Licensing their bird illustrations. Pippa’s good at putting things together, but can’t draw.

 

August 06, 2014 03:00 AM PDT

There are times when freelance writing clients cross a line. Sending text messages to check you got their email, calling you at 7pm on a Saturday night, or emailing 12 times a day to check on progress. In this solo episode, Lorrie goes through some tricks and tips to return professional distance to a working relationship.

Show Notes

There are several ways to make sure that you don't miss out on A Little Bird Told Me.

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And finally, 'like' us on Facebook to be the first to hear our news and to talk with us about what you hear on the podcast!

To find Lorrie online, follow these links:

Websites

Lorrie's website: http://www.lorriehartshorn.com

Twitter

Lorrie: @ThatWordyBird

Facebook:

Lorrie: http://www.facebook.com/ThatWordyBird

LinkedIn:

Lorrie Hartshorn

Birdsong  

Courtesy of http://www.freesound.org and freesfx.co.uk, thanks to: Justkiddink, Dobroide, Acclivity, Percy-duke, Ingsey101, 3bagbrew, Inchadney, Sean Townsend, Soundbytez, Urupin, reinsamba, 28-yuen-po, Tomlija, cakeje, gr8sfx, Bansemer, hutsvoid and Corsica_S, Jaturo.

For artwork snippets, thanks goes to James Nash and Amir Rowaichi, for also Creative Commons Licensing their bird illustrations. Logo design by Philippa Willitts.

July 23, 2014 10:36 AM PDT

Writing for agencies can be a great way to boost the stability and income of your freelance writing business - but it’s definitely an acquired taste!

In this podcast episode, Lorrie and Philippa discuss how to decide if writing for agencies is for you, and to how to find the best agencies to suit your needs and working style.

Show Notes

There are several ways to make sure that you don't miss out on A Little Bird Told Me.

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And finally, do 'like' us on Facebook to be the first to hear our news and to talk with us about what you hear on the podcast!


To find Lorrie and Philippa on the web, follow these links:

Websites

Philippa Willitts's freelance writing website

Lorrie Hartshorn's freelance writing website

Philippa Willitts's Social Media Writer website

Twitter

Philippa: @PhilippaWrites

Lorrie: @ThatWordyBird

Facebook:

Lorrie on Facebook

Philippa's main freelance writing Facebook page

Philippa's Social Media Writer Facebook page

LinkedIn:

Lorrie Hartshorn

Philippa Willitts

Google+

Philippa Willitts

Lorrie Hartshorn

Pinterest

Philippa Willitts

Birdsong  

Courtesy of http://www.freesound.org and freesfx.co.uk, thanks to: Justkiddink, Dobroide, Acclivity, Percy-duke, Ingsey101, 3bagbrew, Inchadney, Sean Townsend, Soundbytez, Urupin, reinsamba, 28-yuen-po, Tomlija, cakeje, gr8sfx, Bansemer, hutsvoid and Corsica_S, Jaturo.

For artwork snippets, thanks goes to James Nash and Amir Rowaichi, for also Creative Commons Licensing their bird illustrations. Pippa’s good at putting things together, but can’t draw.


June 30, 2014 02:00 AM PDT

Social media is an unavoidable part of marketing a business nowadays, but thankfully there are tools available that can help freelancers to avoid spending unnecessary time and energy on social channels when it's not absolutely necessary. In this podcast episode, Philippa goes through a series of tools to streamline Twitter marketing and make it a far more efficient process.

Show Notes

There are several ways to make sure that you don't miss out on A Little Bird Told Me.

Subscribe via RSS

Subscribe via iTunes

Find us on Stitcher Smart Radio

And finally, please 'like' us on Facebook to be the first to hear our news and to talk with us about what you hear on the podcast!

To find Philippa online, check out these links:

Websites

Philippa Willitts: freelance writing

Philippa: Proofread My Stuff

Philippa Willitts: social media, SEO and tech writing

Twitter

Philippa: @PhilippaWrites

Facebook:

Philippa's main Freelance Writing on Facebook

Philippa's Social Media Writer pn Facebook

LinkedIn:

Philippa Willitts on LinkedIn

Google+

Philippa Willitts pn Google+

Pinterest

Philippa Willitts on Pinterest

Quora

Philippa Willitts on Quora

Birdsong

Courtesy of http://www.freesound.org and freesfx.co.uk, thanks to: Justkiddink, Dobroide, Acclivity, Percy-duke, Ingsey101, 3bagbrew, Inchadney, Sean Townsend, Soundbytez, Urupin, reinsamba, 28-yuen-po, Tomlija, cakeje, gr8sfx, Bansemer, hutsvoid and Corsica_S, Jaturo.

For artwork snippets, thanks goes to James Nash and Amir Rowaichi, for also Creative Commons Licensing their bird illustrations. Pippa’s good at putting things together, but can’t draw.

June 11, 2014 10:46 AM PDT

Most people wish they were paid more but, when you're freelancing, you will often be called upon to demonstrate why you deserve the pay rise you want! In this podcast episode, Lorrie and Philippa look at ways to make sure you justify the fees you want to charge.

Show Notes

Other:

There are several ways to make sure that you don't miss out on A Little Bird Told Me.

Subscribe via RSS

Subscribe via iTunes

Find us on Stitcher Smart Radio

And finally, do 'like' us on Facebook to be the first to hear our news and to talk with us about what you hear on the podcast!

To find Lorrie and Philippa on the web, follow these links:

Websites

Philippa Willitts's freelance writing website

Lorrie Hartshorn's freelance writing website

Philippa Willitts's Social Media Writer website

Twitter

Philippa: @PhilippaWrites

Lorrie: @ThatWordyBird

Facebook:

Lorrie on Facebook

Philippa's main freelance writing Facebook page

Philippa's Social Media Writer Facebook page

LinkedIn:

Lorrie Hartshorn

Philippa Willitts

Google+

Philippa Willitts

Lorrie Hartshorn

Pinterest

Philippa Willitts

Birdsong  

Courtesy of http://www.freesound.org and freesfx.co.uk, thanks to: Justkiddink, Dobroide, Acclivity, Percy-duke, Ingsey101, 3bagbrew, Inchadney, Sean Townsend, Soundbytez, Urupin, reinsamba, 28-yuen-po, Tomlija, cakeje, gr8sfx, Bansemer, hutsvoid and Corsica_S, Jaturo.

For artwork snippets, thanks goes to James Nash and Amir Rowaichi, for also Creative Commons Licensing their bird illustrations. Pippa’s good at putting things together, but can’t draw.

NB Some of the above links are affiliate links, which means if you buy after clicking on them it will help to fund the podcast. 

May 15, 2014 12:21 AM PDT

Do you ever find yourself faced with a blank Word document? Clueless about how to get 500 words onto the page, incorporating SEO keywords, heading tags and a call to action? In Lorrie's solo episode, she goes through some non-linear ways to approach copywriting, where you don't necessarily start at the top and finish at the bottom.

Show Notes

There are several ways to make sure that you don't miss out on A Little Bird Told Me.

Subscribe via RSS

Subscribe via iTunes

Find us on Stitcher Smart Radio

And finally, 'like' us on Facebook to be the first to hear our news and to talk with us about what you hear on the podcast!

To find Lorrie online, follow these links:

Websites

Lorrie's website: http://www.lorriehartshorn.com

Twitter

Lorrie: @ThatWordyBird

Facebook:

Lorrie: http://www.facebook.com/ThatWordyBird

LinkedIn:

Lorrie Hartshorn

Birdsong  

Courtesy of http://www.freesound.org and freesfx.co.uk, thanks to: Justkiddink, Dobroide, Acclivity, Percy-duke, Ingsey101, 3bagbrew, Inchadney, Sean Townsend, Soundbytez, Urupin, reinsamba, 28-yuen-po, Tomlija, cakeje, gr8sfx, Bansemer, hutsvoid and Corsica_S, Jaturo.

For artwork snippets, thanks goes to James Nash and Amir Rowaichi, for also Creative Commons Licensing their bird illustrations. Logo design by Philippa Willitts.

April 29, 2014 02:00 AM PDT

In this podcast, Philippa and Lorrie discuss several options for additional income streams for freelance writers. Income from freelancing can go up and down and taking time off sick or for a holiday can be a scary time, financially. Because of this, it can be a good idea to have an extra income stream or two, but many writers have no idea what they could do to gain any kind of passive or residual income. Tune in to get some great ideas!

Show Notes

There are several ways to make sure that you don't miss out on A Little Bird Told Me.

Subscribe via RSS

Subscribe via iTunes

Find us on Stitcher Smart Radio

And finally, do 'like' us on Facebook to be the first to hear our news and to talk with us about what you hear on the podcast!

To find Lorrie and Philippa on the web, follow these links:

Websites

Philippa Willitts's freelance writing website

Lorrie Hartshorn's freelance writing website

Philippa Willitts's Social Media Writer website

Twitter

Philippa: @PhilippaWrites

Lorrie: @ThatWordyBird

Facebook:

Lorrie on Facebook

Philippa's main freelance writing Facebook page

Philippa's Social Media Writer Facebook page

LinkedIn:

Lorrie Hartshorn

Philippa Willitts

Google+

Philippa Willitts

Lorrie Hartshorn

Pinterest

Philippa Willitts

Birdsong  

Courtesy of http://www.freesound.org and freesfx.co.uk, thanks to: Justkiddink, Dobroide, Acclivity, Percy-duke, Ingsey101, 3bagbrew, Inchadney, Sean Townsend, Soundbytez, Urupin, reinsamba, 28-yuen-po, Tomlija, cakeje, gr8sfx, Bansemer, hutsvoid and Corsica_S, Jaturo.

For artwork snippets, thanks goes to James Nash and Amir Rowaichi, for also Creative Commons Licensing their bird illustrations. Pippa’s good at putting things together, but can’t draw.

NB Some of the above links are affiliate links, which means if you buy after clicking on them it will help to fund the podcast. 

April 15, 2014 12:06 PM PDT

Some days you will be bursting with ideas, but everybody has those moments when the Word document is empty - and so is their bank of inspiration. This solo podcast episode by Philippa is full of ways to get content inspiration. 

Show Notes

There are several ways to make sure that you don't miss out on A Little Bird Told Me.

Subscribe via RSS

Subscribe via iTunes

Find us on Stitcher Smart Radio

And finally, please 'like' us on Facebook to be the first to hear our news and to talk with us about what you hear on the podcast!

To find Philippa online, check out these links:

Websites

Philippa Willitts: freelance writing

Philippa Willitts: social media writing

Twitter

Philippa: @PhilippaWrites

Facebook:

Philippa's main Freelance Writing on Facebook

Philippa's Social Media Writer pn Facebook

LinkedIn:

Philippa Willitts on LinkedIn

Google+

Philippa Willitts pn Google+

Pinterest

Philippa Willitts on Pinterest

Quora

Philippa Willitts on Quora

Birdsong

Courtesy of http://www.freesound.org and freesfx.co.uk, thanks to: Justkiddink, Dobroide, Acclivity, Percy-duke, Ingsey101, 3bagbrew, Inchadney, Sean Townsend, Soundbytez, Urupin, reinsamba, 28-yuen-po, Tomlija, cakeje, gr8sfx, Bansemer, hutsvoid and Corsica_S, Jaturo.

For artwork snippets, thanks goes to James Nash and Amir Rowaichi, for also Creative Commons Licensing their bird illustrations. Pippa’s good at putting things together, but can’t draw.

March 25, 2014 03:00 AM PDT

Despite being thought of as a bit of an outsider, Google+ actually has a lot to offer a freelancer. It has powerful features, smart personalisation options and an ideal B2B marketplace. In this episode of the freelance writing podcast, Philippa and Lorrie go through Google+'s functionality, dos and don'ts, best practice and hacks. 

Show Notes

There are several ways to make sure that you don't miss out on A Little Bird Told Me.

Subscribe via RSS

Subscribe via iTunes

Find us on Stitcher Smart Radio

And finally, do 'like' us on Facebook to be the first to hear our news and to talk with us about what you hear on the podcast!

To find Lorrie and Philippa on the web, follow these links:

Websites

Philippa Willitts's freelance writing website

Lorrie Hartshorn's freelance writing website

Philippa Willitts's Social Media Writer website

Twitter

Philippa: @PhilippaWrites

Lorrie: @ThatWordyBird

Facebook:

Lorrie on Facebook

Philippa's main freelance writing Facebook page

Philippa's Social Media Writer Facebook page

LinkedIn:

Lorrie Hartshorn

Philippa Willitts

Google+

Philippa Willitts

Lorrie Hartshorn

Pinterest

Philippa Willitts

Birdsong  

Courtesy of http://www.freesound.org and freesfx.co.uk, thanks to: Justkiddink, Dobroide, Acclivity, Percy-duke, Ingsey101, 3bagbrew, Inchadney, Sean Townsend, Soundbytez, Urupin, reinsamba, 28-yuen-po, Tomlija, cakeje, gr8sfx, Bansemer, hutsvoid and Corsica_S, Jaturo.

For artwork snippets, thanks goes to James Nash and Amir Rowaichi, for also Creative Commons Licensing their bird illustrations. Pippa’s good at putting things together, but can’t draw.

March 11, 2014 11:46 AM PDT

Lorrie outsources some of her work to other freelance writers, and writers all over the world hire proofreaders and editors to help them perfect their masterpieces. But how on earth do you go about finding the right person for the job? It can be a big decision, and a big responsibility, so Lorrie gives you the dos and don'ts for hiring a freelancer in this episode!

Show Notes

 

 

 

There are several ways to make sure that you don't miss out on A Little Bird Told Me.

Subscribe via RSS

Subscribe via iTunes

Find us on Stitcher Smart Radio

And finally, 'like' us on Facebook to be the first to hear our news and to talk with us about what you hear on the podcast!

To find Lorrie online, follow these links:

Websites

Lorrie's website: http://www.lorriehartshorn.com

Twitter

Lorrie: @ThatWordyBird

Facebook:

Lorrie: http://www.facebook.com/ThatWordyBird

LinkedIn:

Lorrie Hartshorn

Birdsong  

Courtesy of http://www.freesound.org and freesfx.co.uk, thanks to: Justkiddink, Dobroide, Acclivity, Percy-duke, Ingsey101, 3bagbrew, Inchadney, Sean Townsend, Soundbytez, Urupin, reinsamba, 28-yuen-po, Tomlija, cakeje, gr8sfx, Bansemer, hutsvoid and Corsica_S, Jaturo.

For artwork snippets, thanks goes to James Nash and Amir Rowaichi, for also Creative Commons Licensing their bird illustrations. Pippa’s good at putting things together, but can’t draw.

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