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The Freelancers' Fear buster: Tips from 17 Writers, Freelancers, and Entrepreneurs on slaying your fear demons and moving forward. SEND ME THE TIPS! (You'll get the 1-hour podcast/transcript with fear-busting tips from 17 pro writers - including Carol Tice.

Is fear holding you back from achieving your freelance dreams?

When I talk to freelance writers, fear is the number-one obstacle I hear keeps you from moving forward.

So I asked some of the best writers, bloggers, and entrepreneurs I know to send me a short audio about how they overcame fear to build their freelance careers. More than a dozen writers responded with their personal insights on moving forward to achieve what you want as a freelancer.

The result is below — the Freelancers’ Fear-Buster podcast! It’s my gift to my blog subscribers. I’ve even thrown in a tip of my own.

Podcast Preview

A little preview of what you’ll hear in the podcast (or read in the transcript):

  • How to move forward despite your fears
  • The key thing to realize about fear that will remove it as an obstacle in your life
  • How to overcome fear of taking on new types of freelance projects
  • Practical steps to mitigate fears and make your freelance writing dreams happen
  • How one top freelancer made it — even though he started not knowing a word of English
  • The secret to killing your perfectionism so you can press “send”

Enjoy! Speakers are listed below in the order they appear on the recording, if you’d like a look at who’s on the podcast.


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About the Fear-Buster speakers:

linda formicelli

Linda Formicelli

Linda Formichelli runs the Renegade Writer blog and is the author of Write Your Way Out of the Rat Race… and Step Into a Career You Love, which will help you quit your job to write.

peter bowerman

Peter Bowerman

Peter Bowerman is the author of the award-winning how-to guides The Well-Fed Writer and The Well-Fed Self-Publisher. He is also a popular speaker and a coach for commercial writing startup and self-publishing ventures.

alexis grant

Alexis Grant

Alexis Grant blogs about careers and the new world of work at AlexisGrant.com.She is also managing editor of the new site for writers of all types, The Write Life.

ed gandia

Ed Gandia

Ed Gandia is a successful freelance copywriter, author, speaker and coach.

He’s the co-author of the bestselling and award-winning book The Wealthy Freelancer, as well as the founder of International Freelancers Academy and host of The High-Income Business Writing podcast.

Steve Slaunwhite

Steve Slaunwhite

Steve Slaunwhite is an award-winning sales writing expert and founder of CopywritingTrainingCenter.com

Bamidele Onibalusi

Bamidele Onibalusi

Bamidele Onibalusi is a Nigerian freelance writer who has been writing for a living since 2010.

Check him out at Writers in Charge and get his free ebook, The Writer’s Handbook: How to Blog for Traffic and Money.

Sean D'Souza

Sean D’Souza

To read articles by Sean D’Souza and get a very useful free report on “Why Headlines Fail,” go to PsychoTactics.com.

Sean is from India and now lives in New Zealand.

Victoria LeVane Case

Victoria LeVane Case

Victoria LeVane Case has broken out of her own fears and began fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a writer six months ago.

Follow her journey at Caycewriting.com.

Danny Iny

Danny Iny

Danny Iny is the founder of Firepole Marketing, and the author of The Naked Marketing Manifesto, among other books.Catch more of his tips at his Connect, Engage, Inspire podcast.

John Soares

John Soares

John Soares writes the Productive Writers blog.Check him out to learn how to work less, earn more, and live more.

Joanna Penn

Joanna Penn

Joanna Penn is an award-winning and bestselling author, professional speaker and creative entrepreneur.Learn more at TheCreativePenn.com.

Jon Morrow

Jon Morrow

Jon Morrow literally wrote the book on how to write headlines for the Internet. Get the Headline Hacks Report he originally wrote as associate editor of Copyblogger, over at his blog Boost Blog Traffic.

Henri Juntilla

Henri Juntilla

Henri Juntilla helps you turn your passion into a thriving lifestyle business at Wake Up Cloud. Grab his free report 7 Steps to Building a Lifestyle Business Around Your Passion.

Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston has contributed to publications including The Boston Globe, Entrepreneur.com, MediaBistro, and Parade Magazine.She’s also a regular contributor to US News & World Report online. Learn more at UrbanMuseWriter.com or on Twitter at @UrbanMuseWriter.

Joe Warnimont

Joe Warnimont

Joe Warnimont is a blogger, author and freelance writer — typically for technology companies.Learn how to find adventure and excitement in your writing career at Write With Warnimont. Also check out Joe’s new book Rise of the Writer.

Uttoran Senuttoransen

Uttoran Sen

Uttoran Sen is the CEO and founder of GuestCrew — a guest blogging community. Looking for more blogs to do guest blogging? Join Guest Crew, start your guest blogging campaign and get published.Follow Uttoran on Twitter @GuestCrew.

carol tice

Carol Tice

Carol Tice writes the Make a Living Writing blog and created the freelance writer’s support and learning community Freelance Writers Den.She is the author of two print business books and co-author of the ebook 13 Ways to Get the Writing Done Faster, with Linda Formichelli.

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