Entries by Janine Kelbach

A Writers Guide to Surviving a Freelance Famine

The feast and famine cycle is fairly common in the freelance world. Meaning you’re either up to your elbows in deadlines, staring at a screen through blurred vision stemmed from exhaustion or you’re trying to figure out what to do with yourself until the next gig comes along. Since I’m sure you can figure out a thousand ways to fill your time during the feast, today we’re tackling the famine side of the spectrum.

Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB is a nurse entrepreneur with experience as a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and business coach. She helps solopreneurs/entrepreneurs with her proactive, diverse virtual assistant skills and keeps executives and business owners organized, prioritized, and less stressed.

January #CarnivalOfHealth Blog Carnival: Hosted by the Healthcare Marketing Network

We have another exciting opportunity for the members of the Healthcare Marketing Network Facebook Group! Just like last month, we are hosting another Blog Carnival: The #CarnivalofHealth. 

January Topic: Fitness – How to use this topic within your Writing or Blogging Niche
When we hit January, we know that everyone wants to create a #NewYou for the New Year.

Therefore, we wanted to create an opportunity for members to showcase their expertise and experiences by giving the general public information to help them in their journey to get fit and healthy.  Health – related content created by healthcare subject matter experts themselves!  Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Care Managers, Patients and Advocates.

Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB is a nurse entrepreneur with experience as a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and business coach. She helps solopreneurs/entrepreneurs with her proactive, diverse virtual assistant skills and keeps executives and business owners organized, prioritized, and less stressed.

#CarnivalOfHealth: 8 Freelance Healthcare Writers Offer Their Best Advice For Turning Mistakes Into Learning Opportunities

The truth is that all roads to achievement lead through the land of failure.

Every person you admire has walked this road: the Wright brothers, Arnold Palmer, Truett Cathy, Amelia Earhart, Hank Aaron, George Bernard Shaw and Mother Teresa have all experienced failure and learned how to turn it into a stepping stone for success.

Leadership expert Peter Drucker says, “The better a man is, the more mistakes he will make, for the more new things he will try.” Mistakes really do pave the road to achievement.

Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB is a nurse entrepreneur with experience as a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and business coach. She helps solopreneurs/entrepreneurs with her proactive, diverse virtual assistant skills and keeps executives and business owners organized, prioritized, and less stressed.

6 Reasons To Ghostwrite

Sean asked: OK, Group. What are your thoughts, experiences, and knowledge about ghostwriting? I’m still learning. Looking for a good explanation of why a writer would take on a ghostwriting project? Don’t you want credit where credit is due? Anxious to hear your answers.

Join us as we dive in to this great question by Sean!

I think the best way to tell explain why writers take on ghost projects is to cover the reasons ghostwriting rocks!

Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB is a nurse entrepreneur with experience as a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and business coach. She helps solopreneurs/entrepreneurs with her proactive, diverse virtual assistant skills and keeps executives and business owners organized, prioritized, and less stressed.

6 Tips To Success When Working For Past Employers

Lisa commented: I’m hoping I can pick someone’s brain. I work in home health and recently me former employer contacted me about updating the content on their website. She is open to looking at a contract for future services. Any suggestions on what should be included or things I should consider?

Lisa, thanks so much for your question! This has actually happened to me as well and I will walk you through exactly how I handled it!

Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB is a nurse entrepreneur with experience as a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and business coach. She helps solopreneurs/entrepreneurs with her proactive, diverse virtual assistant skills and keeps executives and business owners organized, prioritized, and less stressed.

Trademark vs. Copyright

Revlon O. asked: Can someone tell me the difference between copyright and trademark? I’m so confused. I’ve researched it, but the more I look into the more confused I get.

First of all, this is a GREAT question Revlon! Copyrights and trademarks can certainly be confusing, but they don’t have to be!

Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB is a nurse entrepreneur with experience as a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and business coach. She helps solopreneurs/entrepreneurs with her proactive, diverse virtual assistant skills and keeps executives and business owners organized, prioritized, and less stressed.

A Simple Guide to Citing in APA Format

Alene N. asked: Does anyone know the format for properly citing a YouTube video as a reference? I tend to use APA format.

Alene, this is a great question that I wanted to expand on because many clients prefer APA format and if you’re writing for health publications, they may even require it.

Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB is a nurse entrepreneur with experience as a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and business coach. She helps solopreneurs/entrepreneurs with her proactive, diverse virtual assistant skills and keeps executives and business owners organized, prioritized, and less stressed.

Scholarship Winners Announced!

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Well, the coaching scholarship contest has ended and first and we want to thank everyone who applied! What an amazing opportunity! Woo Hoo!

We were blown away by how responsive you were and although it was a tough decision, it was incredibly insightful to see the different things great writers like you are having a hard time with. The thing to remember is no one knows everything and struggles are a normal and important part of the journey!

Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB is a nurse entrepreneur with experience as a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and business coach. She helps solopreneurs/entrepreneurs with her proactive, diverse virtual assistant skills and keeps executives and business owners organized, prioritized, and less stressed.