About Laura

Laura Briggs spent most of her life preparing to be an educator and then burned out after working as a middle school teacher in Baltimore City. After started a freelance writing career on the side, she quickly replaced and surpassed her day job earnings and hit the sixfigure mark in just 18 months. Since 2013, she’s worked full-time for herself helping clients with content and project management by leveraging time management and digital teams. She now teaches others how to build fulfilling lifestyle businesses from home as a coach. Laura is the author of “Launch Your Own Freelance Writing Business” with Entrepreneur Press.

OFFLINE SPEAKING EXPERIENCE

  • Keynote, Ohio Marketing Educators Association
  • Keynote Randolph College Liberal Arts Symposium
  • Speaker, TEDxLehighRiver 2019, “The Future is Freelancing”
  • Speaker, TEDx GeorgiaTech 2019, “How Self-Education Can Solve the U.S. Skills Gap.”
  • Faculty, Indiana Writer’s Center 2019
  • Faculty, Midwest Writer’s Workshop 2019
  • Breakout Session Speaker, Bedford
  • Women in Business Conference, “Sharing Your Brand Story.”
  • Editorial Freelancer’s Association this year on “How to When to Hire a VA”

TOPICS OF EXPERTISE FOR
INTERVIEWS AND KEYNOTES

  • 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