Keynote speaker on leveraging the freelance economy

With over 15 years of experience, Laura is a gig economy and freelance marketing expert with the inside track on the future of remote work and freelancing. She is a three-time TEDx speaker, panel moderator, and leadership training lecturer.

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Laura is a three-time TEDx speaker and recognized podcast and keynote expert. She previously spent two years traveling the country as a leadership training speaker for over 5,000 high school students on career and personal development topics. As a veteran podcast host, Laura also enjoys leading panels and learning from others as a moderator.

Laura Briggs Speaker


  • Keynote Freelance Talk, Upwork Employee Kickoff
  • TEDxNormal: The Service Behind the Service
  • Keynote, Ohio Marketing Educators Association
  • Keynote Randolph College Liberal Arts Symposium
  • Speaker, TEDxLehighRiver, “The Future is Freelancing”
  • Speaker, TEDxGeorgiaTech, “How Self-Education Can Solve the U.S. Skills Gap.”
  • Faculty, Indiana Writer’s Center
  • Faculty, Midwest Writer’s Workshop
  • Breakout Session, Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Women in Business Conference, “Sharing Your Brand Story.”
  • Editorial Freelancer’s Association “How and When to Hire a VA”
  • Keynote, GIGCon
  • Featured on over 150 podcasts as a guest expert


  • Building a scalable writing career working for yourself
  • Landing TEDx talks
  • Building a flexible freelance career online
  • Elements of successful SEO writing & copywriting
  • Pitching literary agents/writing nonfiction book proposals
  • Hiring a digital team or finding your first VA
  • Turning one-time clients into ongoing retainers
  • Leaving a day job to pursue a career of passion

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