Preparing For and Overcoming a Break In Income [052 | Laura Gariepy]

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Preparing For and Overcoming a Break In Income

Successfully Taking a Sabattical From Freelance Writing

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Whether in the form of an illness, caring for a loved one, or the loss of a loved one, sometimes life steps in and you need time away from work. What do you do when difficulties enter your life and you can no longer bring in any income?

Our host, Sarah Li Cain, speaks with Laura Gariepy about the recent loss of her father, how it affected her freelance career, and the kind of relationships she developed that allowed understanding with her clients. Laura also shares about the safeguards she had in place that allowed her the time away and what things are like now that she is working again.

Episode highlights

  • How her father’s illness affected Laura’s outlook on money vs family
  • What it was like navigating a return to work during the pandemic
  • How using LinkedIn has been profitable in gaining clients
  • The biggest lesson she has learned about her business and herself

About Laura Gariepy

Laura Gariepy is the owner of Every Day by the Lake, LLC, a freelance written content creation company that helps busy business owners stay top of mind with their target audience. She is also a business coach to new and aspiring freelancers and runs an online resource hub for freelancers called Before You Go Freelance.

You can learn more about her by visiting her website, Before You Go Freelance.

You can follow Laura on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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About Sarah Li Cain, Podcast Host

Sarah Li-Cain is a finance writer, the founder of Beyond the Dollar, and an AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) candidate whose work has appeared in places like Bankrate, Business Insider, Redbook, Financial Planning Association, Stacking Benjamins and Her Money podcast with Jean Chatzky (of NBC Today). Her work blends practical tips and mindset strategies so that those trying to change their financial life can see themselves in the starring role. She also integrates physical, spiritual and mental wellness so that money becomes a tool to enhance people’s lives.

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