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8 Videos (1h 8m)
    • Introduction: Meet Your Teacher

      3:10
    • Lesson One: Get Over Your Fears

      7:24
    • Lesson Two: Find Your Area of Expertise

      11:37
    • Lesson Three: Write the Perfect Pitch

      14:26
    • Lesson Four: Set Up Your Website

      14:55
    • Lesson Five: DON'T Do This!

      5:35
    • Lesson Six: Get Published

      4:54
    • Lesson Seven: Get Testimonials

      5:47

About This Class

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My name is Lauren Tharp, and I'm a multiple award-winning freelance writer and editor. I'm the owner of LittleZotz Writing and the Managing Editor of Be a Freelance Blogger. I've been freelance writing for over a decade (specializing in blogging) and have mentored hundreds of writers on how to get into freelancing. In this class, I'll teach you the basics of how to follow in my footsteps and get your freelance blogging career started. Live the dream!

Note: This class expects you to already know how to write blog posts -- it will, however, teach you how to get said blog posts published and earn money for them. 

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Lauren Tharp

Writing for Businesses. Advice for Writers.

Hey there!

My name is Lauren.

I’m a Freelance Writer Who Develops Brands Through Blogging

In 2010, after over a decade of writing as a “side job,” I started my own business — LittleZotz Writing — and made writing my sole source of income.

Through LittleZotz Writing I’ve worked in the writing & marketing departments of a television mini-series, an online radio station, a designer headphone company, and countless small businesses around the world.

I take the dull and the drab and turn it into the wow and the fab.

Here’s an example:

Do readers clamor to read a “Blog” run by a paper company?

Heck no!

But, do brides-to-be rush to read “Invitation Ideas?”

Heck yes!

And with that seemingly small change, along with some creatively-written blog posts, I helped increase Miami Envelopes profits by a little over 10% in less than a year.

I could do the same for you.

I help entrepreneurs with a vision give that vision a voice. And since I work primarily as a ghostwriter, you can rest-assured that the voice will be yours.

But that’s not all I do…

I’m Also a Freelance Writer Who Advises Other Writers

In addition to giving out free e-books, sending out bi-monthly newsletters, and offering one-on-one mentoringI run a multiple award-winning blog for freelance writers looking to become better freelance writers right here on LittleZotz Writing!

I’m also the Managing Editor for Be A Freelance Blogger, a resident expert/”queen” for the Freelance Writer’s Academy’s “Kingdom of Paidalot,” and the Editorial Assistant for Copyblogger.

I’ve been a guest on podcasts & radio shows, I’ve done interviews for newspapers & blogs, I’ve taught online webinars, and I’ve spoken at several schools.

love my writing career. I have my dream job! And I believe that everyone who wants to have a career like mine should get the chance to. That’s why I dedicate a huge chunk of my time toward helping adults and teens get started as freelance writers.

And, of Course, I’m a Writer Who is Also a Human Being

Despite what some illustrations may lead you to believe: I am not a robot! I’m a human female who was born in the 1980s. I’m short, have blue-ish eyes, and (spoilers) red isn’t my natural hair color.

My parents are both freelance artists. As is my significant other, Ramiro; the man who draws the illustrations for my blog posts. I guess it’s true what they say: People always end up marrying their parents in some form or another…  But I don’t really like to think about it too much ‘cause it’s weird. *shudder*

I was born without my right hip; however, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles built me a new one, free of charge. (I make a donation to them every year in an attempt to pay them back). Despite my initial physical limitations, I managed to earn a second-degree black belt in martial arts – and even taught the children’s classes at my dojo for nearly four years.

In my free time I like to:

  • Read. Fiction and comic books mostly, but I’ll also tackle non-fiction when the subject piques my interest.
  • Play games. I adore my Nintendo 3DS and I’m part of a DnD group.
  • Watch stuff on Netflix and YouTube. I’m a big MST3K fan.
  • Eat amazing food. Though a decent sandwich can be “amazing” in my book. So long as there’s no soy (I’m very allergic), I’m pretty easy to please!
  • Brag about my cats. Don’t get me started on my cats — they’re my babies! Robert the Cat is sort of the LittleZotz Writing mascot. He’s very involved in the writing process (by which I mean he routinely sits on my laptop as I try to work). Ringo, the orange one, prefers to stay out of the day-to-day business grind, but will sometimes offer a consultation.

But, mostly, I write. Whether it’s for work or for fun, writing is the one thing in life I most enjoy doing.

And there you go! That’s me.

Feel free to contact me any time to say “hi” and tell me all about you! :)

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