EP 150: Nurse Freelancing with Portia

Nurse Freelancing with Portia

We nurses can work in many nursing areas that are interesting. Some of us go pro at being OR nurses, ER nurses, and travel nurses like us. However, we all have our fields of interest. Whether we stay in hospitals as staff nurses, travel to different locations, or work as freelancers, our services remain the same.

In this episode, we will talk about the ups and downs of being a freelance nurse, content writing, how to give back to the community, and many more. We also welcome our guest, Portia Wofford, an award-winning nurse turned content marketing pro and the founder of The PW Agency, Nurses Who Write, & The Healthcare Influencer Network.

If you are interested in becoming a freelance or doing some freelancing work as a nurse, this episode will surely give you an insight into how you can do it. Join us as we tackle another exciting topic that will surely provide you with the information you need.

Questions for Portia

The questions below are some that we tackled with Portia.

  1. Can you give us a background about yourself and your nursing experience?
  2. What made you decide to leave the bedside and pursue an entrepreneurial role?
  3. What are the secrets to being an effective writer? 
  4. How do you bridge the gap between business and nursing? 
  5. Why do you think nurses should create content?
  6. What role do you think social media plays in disseminating health education and content? 
  7. How can someone get started today with freelance writing?
  8. What is your current obsession? 

 

SHOW NOTES:
0:00 Introduction
1:02 Cup of Nurses Introduction
2:35 Episode Introduction
3:09 Guest Introduction: Portia Wofford
3:45 Why Portia Pursued Different Nursing Fields
7:59 What Portia Started Outside Nursing
9:33 The Barriers in Home Health & Infection Control Area
11:48 The PW Agency & The Healthcare Influencer Network
12:15 What is health equity?
15:33 How did you start your own agency?
19:26 What are the biggest barriers of being a nurse & business owner?
21:15 Tips for Nurses Who Wants to Start Their Own Business
24:07 Effective Ways To Be An Efficient Writer
26:32 Recommended Resources for Aspiring Writers
27:30 How does your writing agency work?
28:11 Do you offer SEO optimization?
29:08 Portia’s Goals for 2022
30:55 How Portia Manages Her Time
33:41 How Portia Finds Time For Herself
37:01 How Social Media Plays An Important Role in Health Education
46:04 Diversity in Nursing
49:06 Where can people find Portia Wofford?

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