Podcast Episode #33 Social Work to six figure freelance writer, an interview with lindy alexander

Episode 27

In this episode, Leah interviews Lindy Alexander, an award-winning freelance food, travel and lifestyle writer.

Lindy’s work has been published in numerous digital and print publications including Sunday Life, The Age/The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Travel + Indulgence, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, delicious., Good Food, The Saturday Paper, SBS Life and Jetstar magazine.  She has also created content for brands, organisations and companies including SEEK, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Indeed, EML and the Great Ocean Road regional destination websites.

In this episode Leah and Lindy discussed the following:

  • Lindy’s career as a social worker prior to becoming a writer
  • The pros and cons of working in social work
  • Lindy’s transition from social worker to writer
  • The pros and cons of being a freelance writer
  • How to cope with rejection when starting out as a writer
  • Whether it is necessary to complete a formal degree to become a paid writer
  • How writers get paid
  • Lindy’s course for aspiring freelance writers
  • Lindy’s advice to others keen to pursue a career as a professional writer

Lindy’s recommended podcasts for aspiring writers:
The Writing Coach Podcast

Recommended Facebook groups for aspiring writers:

Freelance jungle (a general group for freelancers but is very active and supportive) https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancejungle

Young Australian Writers (for people under 40yrs) https://www.facebook.com/groups/YoungAustralianWriters

The Ladybirds (women only)

To get started in freelance writing – https://thefreelancersyear.com/blog/get-started-freelance-writing/

For further information about Lindy or to find out more about Lindy’s ‘Foundations of Freelance Writing Course’: