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Get to Know North Star: Content Writer Jessica Lancaster

Get to Know North Star: Content Writer Jessica Lancaster

It’s time to get to know North Star! Today you’ll meet Jessica Lancaster, one of our awesome content writers and editors. Jessica grew up in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, later moving to North Carolina {coincidentally, right around where Marie grew up!}. She attended...

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Get to Know North Star: Content Writer Madeline Crone

Get to Know North Star: Content Writer Madeline Crone

It’s time to get to know North Star!   Today you’ll meet Madeline Crone, one of our amazing content writers and editors. Madeline grew up in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. After venturing to Western Massachusetts to attend Mount Holyoke College, she returned to the...

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How To Actually Make Money Copywriting

How To Actually Make Money Copywriting

Are you a copywriter guilty of Googling “how much to charge for a blog post”? Yeah, we’ve been there too. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding pricing yourself as a writer. People charge by the word, by the hour, by the project, or by some combination of all three....

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Get to Know North Star: Project Manager Natasha Singh

Get to Know North Star: Project Manager Natasha Singh

It’s time to get to know North Star!    Each month, we’ll introduce you to one of our amazing team members. Today you’ll meet Natasha Singh, one of our fantastic project managers.  Natasha joined North Star in 2019 as its first dedicated project manager, and...

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EPISODE 28: Evolving Your Content Creation Business

EPISODE 28: Evolving Your Content Creation Business

In this episode we will cover: Developing a vision for your business Understanding how your business needs change over time Evolving your business to play to your strengths Anticipating the need for future change Change can be scary, especially when it comes to your...

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EPISODE 27: Boundaries, Boundaries, Boundaries

EPISODE 27: Boundaries, Boundaries, Boundaries

In this episode we will cover: Why setting boundaries is important Identifying points of frustration as indicators you need a new boundary How to establish and reinforce boundaries The boundaries “gut check” The boundaries “logic check” Boundaries, boundaries,...

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How To Network + Build Relationships As A Content Creator

How To Network + Build Relationships As A Content Creator

Attention writers: networking isn’t your enemy. We know it can feel like that sometimes. If you’re an introvert like us, putting yourself out there can be scary. {We’ve psyched ourselves up for more video calls this past year than we’ve probably done in the rest of...

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EPISODE 26: How to Retain Writing Clients

EPISODE 26: How to Retain Writing Clients

In this episode we will cover: Getting your business out of feast-or-famine mode Finding opportunities for growth in existing relationships Planning for retention Clonable clients Looking at retention rates for different kinds of clients It’s always going to be easier...

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EPISODE 25: Create An Unforgettable Client Journey

EPISODE 25: Create An Unforgettable Client Journey

In this episode we will cover: Your client’s journey, from onboarding to offboarding Why optimizing and streamlining the client journey is important How to evaluate the client journey within your business Finding what works for you and for your clients Is your...

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Get to Know North Star: Content Writer Natalee Walker

Get to Know North Star: Content Writer Natalee Walker

It’s time to get to know North Star!  Each month, we’ll introduce you to one of our amazing team members. Today you’ll meet Natalee Walker, one of our awesome content writers.  Natalee’s love of writing {and good ‘ol fashioned detective work} has taken her from...

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EPISODE 24: Price Yourself for Success

EPISODE 24: Price Yourself for Success

In this episode we will cover: Pricing-first vs. income-first models Rejecting the “starving artist” narrative Benefits of re-evaluating your pricing structure Specific steps to follow to price yourself for success If you’re in a creative field, you’ve probably heard...

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EPISODE 23: Get Your Process Out of Your Head

EPISODE 23: Get Your Process Out of Your Head

In this episode we will cover: Content creation isn’t an abstract concept How to find and define your content creation process How having a process benefits you How having a process benefits your clients What’s your process for content creation? A lot of creatives...

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How to Make Writing Your Business {Without Needing a Plan B}

How to Make Writing Your Business {Without Needing a Plan B}

Do you consider writing your business? If you run a company like we do, the answer’s a pretty obvious and resounding ‘yes’. But it’s not always such a simple answer. Writers {and other creatives} aren’t always taken seriously, and that can impact how you perceive your...

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EPISODE 22: Business Growth through Consistent Messaging

EPISODE 22: Business Growth through Consistent Messaging

In this episode we will cover: How we became known for consistency How messaging consistency helps you as a content creator How to clarify your message The loudest voice doesn’t hold people’s attention the longest. The most consistent voice does. It’s something we...

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EPISODE 21: Knowing Your Worth as a Content Creator

EPISODE 21: Knowing Your Worth as a Content Creator

In this episode we will cover: How we got started as writers The culture of undervaluing creatives How to know your own worth as a content creator Questions to ask yourself to make sure you’re valuing your business A note on flexibility Alright, it’s soapbox time. We...

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EPISODE 20: Upholding Boundaries as a Content Creator

EPISODE 20: Upholding Boundaries as a Content Creator

In this episode we will cover: Why setting boundaries is important Types of boundaries content creators can set How to establish and reinforce boundaries Compromise and boundaries Content creators often worry laying down a bunch of ground rules upfront will scare off...

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Get to Know North Star: COO Brigid Ward

Get to Know North Star: COO Brigid Ward

It’s time to get to know North Star!  Each month, we’ll introduce you to one of our amazing team members. Today you’ll meet Brigid Ward, our incredible Chief Operating Officer (COO). Brigid joined North Star in January 2017 as the company’s online business manager,...

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EPISODE 19: Building a Referral Network as a Content Creator

EPISODE 19: Building a Referral Network as a Content Creator

In this episode we will cover: What a referral network is Why a referral network is valuable to content creators How to establish a referral network How to maintain referral relationships Networking: it’s not just for business owners. If you’re a copywriter or content...

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