If you are in need of a Freelance Writer in Brainerd or for any business in the U.S., you’ve come to the right place.
If you are a children’s book author who needs some traction and visibility for your book(s), you’ve come to the right place 🙂
Hi! I am Rebecca (Becky) Flansburg and I am a full-time freelance writer, virtual assistant and project manager for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. As a freelance writer, I have expertise in writing About Pages, Bios, professional magazine articles, press kits, web content, blog posts and business profiles. I am proud of my ability to write in a fun, fresh and conversational way that keeps readers engaged, interested and coming back for more. I have been a writer for over 15 years and have been doing it as my career of choice since 2012.
As project manager for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to connect with hundreds of reviewers, bloggers, moms, authors, publishers, teachers, librarians and organizations who all share my love of shining the spotlight on children’s literacy. Learn more about MCBD, their mission and their exceptional successes.
To get to know me a little better, visit my About Page.
Email me for rates and timelines with your content needs. I look forward to working with you! Email: RebeccaFlansburg (at) Gmail (dot) com
Freelance Writing Services
My Writing Experience
I am a full-time Virtual Assistant in the field of writing, blogging and content creation. I am a feature writer for several local magazines, several blogs and several regional magazines as well. I am also currently the Content Manager for Brainerd Lakes Living Magazine; a monthly magazine centered around the Brainerd Lakes Area and surrounding communities.
I have written on topics ranging from home and family to business and social media for both blogs and magazines. Writing for these blogs and publications has given me the skills and a full understanding of how to make a story flow, along with correct grammar and spelling.
As a freelance writer, I have been writing for over 15 years and full-time for over four. My specialty is people or business profile stories though I have experience writing about many topics.
I am also proud of my fun, fresh and conversational writing style that I believe keeps readers engaged, interested and coming back for more.
Need help with content for a blog or website? Articles created based on interviews of businesses or thought leaders? Need to freshen up your bio or About Page? You’ve come to the right place and I am happy to assist you with your content creation need. Connect with me at Rebecca (at) Franticmommy (dot) com for more details or to discuss your project.
Just a few of my 2017 Published Clips
(to view more of my published magazine articles, scroll down).
HERLIFE Cover Girl Story–Going With the Flow: Jennifer Kupka Kingston of Flow + Function Yoga
Pam Snell: There’s always a New Vibe at Boxwood Finch
I’m a Huffington Post Contributor!
Stuck on how to move forward with your business, blog, book launch or even personal goals. If encouragement, accountability clarity and even a gentle virtual kick-in-the-pants is what you need to get past “stuck,” I’d love to help. Coaching blocks are sold in 4 hour increments (4 hours=$160), is done via phone or Skype and clients have 60 days to use up their four hours.
30 Day Author Support Services
I will create and promote the following-
- A Blog Post – A children’s book or chapter book (under 125 pages) review and Giveaway on Franticmommy.com- NOTE: Providing a giveaway is the fastest way to engage an audience in your message.
- A book review or Q&A blog post (author’s choice) written by me (500 word max). Author will be responsible for sending marketing materials and book cover images via email.
- A giveaway of the book(s) via Rafflecopter. Author will be responsible for mailing the winner their copy.
- A custom graphic (created by me) of the review, giveaway and activity that will make it even more shareable on social media.
- Use of my vibrant social media channels to promote the blog post and giveaway, along with book details and author info, over the course of 30 days. Promotion begins on the first weekday after payment is completed.
- Reviews: I will leave an honest review on Amazon and Goodreads.
- Social Media Blasts
- 3 posts on Facebook(included $5 boost on 2 posts) on Franticmommy’s Facebook Page (2400+ Likers) that will also be shared to my profile page (850+ friends)
- 8 posts on Twitter on my @RebeccFlansburg account (6100+ followers)
- 3 posts on Instagram under Franticmommy (1350+ followers).
- 2 posts on Pinterest (one pin to Book Love (2400 followers) and one on Best Books for Kids Group Board (39K followers)
- Posts will also be shared one time on: Google+,Linkedin and on Blogging Community Link Ups like Crafty Moms Share Sharing Saturday ,SITS Bloggers, and Bloggers Pit Stop.
Campaign will begin two business days after payment is made.
Check out current Author Support Projects:
The Big Adventures of Tiny House by Susan Bernardo
Need a Freelance Writer for an About Page/Bio for your business? You are in luck!
This service is your chance to use my writing expertise to effectively tell your story and shine the spotlight on your business talents. As a freelance writer, I specialize in people and business spotlight stories so I have this down to a fine science!
With this bundle you will get:
- A 20 minute (max) phone interview with me so I can learn your vision and expectations for this project. It also give me a chance to discover the “nuggets of gold” about your business and life.
- A 500-600 word (max) Master Bio that can be used as About Pages, LinkedIn Summaries, Marketing pieces and website information. (you will be able to work with me to fine-tune this piece as well-2 rewrites max).
- A “mini” bio of 100 words that can be used for speaking events, networking events and a piece to use when you need a short bio for guest posts or publications.
- only $159.00 (click HERE to get the ball rolling or select the “add to cart” button below)
- Web content
- Blog posts
- People and Business profile stories
- Magazine article writing
- Bios and About Pages
- Landing Pages
- Newsletter content creation
Just a few of my 2015-2016 Published Clips
Lake Country Journal Spring 2016-Adult Coloring Craze
My Re-occuring “ISO” Column in Her Voice Magazine
Just a few of my Published clips 2015
Cover Girls Sarah Kay Hoffman of a Loving Spoon
HERLIFE Centra Valley, CA Cover Story Profile Sharon Filemeno Baker
Nina Hajain: behind the music
HERLIFE Magazine Sacramento Cover Girl story of Emmy award winning TV News Anchor Edie Lambert:
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As the Business Spotlight writer for HERLIFE Magazine Central Valley, I am the pleasure of creating 3–4 business spotlight-type articles per month. It is work I truly enjoy doing.
Business Spotlight, August of 2014-Doctors Hospital of Manteca’s Labor and Delivery Department
Business Spotlight (August of 2015) Mocse Credit Union
Business Spotlight (June issue) Design Galleria
Behind The Menu-DeVega Brothers Resturante
Business Spotlight-University Plaza Waterfront Hotel in California
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I also write articles for several local Magazines.
Brainerd School Magazine-Using QR Codes to Teach Math
HerVoice Magazine-If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes?
Her Voice Magazine (Summer Issue-2015) Multicultural Books for Girls
Her Voice Magazine (Spring 2015) The Art of Living Tiny (Tiny Houses)
Area Women Magazine Girlfriend Getaway Fun in the Brainerd Lakes Area.
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I am always looking for places to write “General Interest” type stories about a wide range of topics including family, kids, saving money making money, children’s literature, pet care, tech and lifestyle improvements.
HERLIFE Magazine Franchise Article:
Caring for Your Aging Pet – HERLIFE Magazine
Lakes Area Living Magazine: a magazine that focuses on the Brainerd Lakes Area and surrounding communities (Minnesota).
Brainerd Lakes Living Magazine
When The Zombie Apocalypse Hits, Will Your Business be Ready? (At The Work at Home Woman)
On Being a Virtual Assistant (Work at Home Woman)
Need some article or content creation work done? I’d love to help. Email me for rates and timelines with your content needs. I look forward to working with you!
Email: RebeccaFlansburg (at) Gmail (dot) com
Advanced Boost Up Coaching $129.00
This coaching package is for those bloggers who need more than a critique. This package (4 hour max):
- Blog & Social Media account and strategy advice (Facebook Pinterest and Twitter only)
- Content coaching: Evaluation of current blog posts and ideas for content topics for the future.
- Plugin recommendations (WordPress.org only).
- How do I get Readers? I will offer ideas and tactics on how to let your readers know you exist and spread the word about your blog goodness.
- Monetization: There are many ways to make money with your blog. I will share the options that have worked best for me.
- This information will be delivered to you via email in the form of an in-depth report and recap of my suggestions and include a45-60 minute Skype consultation to clarify questions and thoughts.
- Graphics: Need help with including images on your blog? Not only will I share my sources to get royalty-free images, I will include a copy of my Creating Shareable Images with Picmonkey PDF tutorial guide to you free of charge (a $4 value)
- A copy of Nicole Dean’s Blogging Brainstorming cheat sheet to help you create blog post ideas quickly and effectively.
- A free copy of my Blogging Tips & Topics for the Casual or Serious Blogger report to get you on your blogging path.
- A free copy of The Secret To Making Money With Your Blog-Polling the Experts report.
**Note: This package does not include any re-designing of your blog or implementation of my suggestions. The Boost Up Your Blog Coaching packages covers my time, advice, options, resources and tactics to help make your blog ROCK. This evaluation and guidance will occur over a one week period and will not exceed two hours of my time.
When you sign up for my Boost Up Your Blog Coaching Package you will be redirected to a Google sign-up for so I can gather your details, links and needs. I look forward to working with you!
YES! I want/need the Advanced Boost Up Your Blog Coaching Session for $129!
Pick My Brain Consulting
I am not as sage and wise as Yoda, but I know a lot of things about a lot of things! Some of the most rewarding work I do involves helping entrepreneurs just like you get the traction, clarity and confidence they need to make their aspirations a reality.
Sometimes just having someone to brainstorm with, someone who can offer a fresh perspective or verbal guidance is exactly what entrepreneurs need to get “unstuck” on a project or even get the gentle nudge they need to move forward in their business.
That’s why I am now offering my Pick My Brain services (also known as Consulting!). I have over 30 years worth of thoughts, intuitions, and experiences in the small business, and over eight years’ experience in blogging, writing and business ownership rolling around in my head. I spend a TON of time reading, learning, taking courses, trying new online tools and coaching business folks — and I’m ready to share all of that knowledge with you; knowledge that will be specific to your situation, goals, personality, and business.
If you need help with blogging, marketing, social media, project management, book launches, goal-setting, time management or getting a business idea off the ground, I am confident that I can help guide you and get the ball rolling in the right direction!
Here’s what you need to know about my Pick Your Brain Consulting sessions:
- YOU will need to do some work beforehand. If at all possible, send me a brief summary as to what your project/plan/venture/conundrum is via email after checkout. I only ask this to save time. It would be a bummer if we needed to spend 1/2 of your consulting session trying to clearly identify what it was that you wanted to do.
- YOU can expect to have my fill attention during our phone chat. If you chose to purchase a two-hour block, it will be all about YOU during those two hours.
- Pick Your Brain SESSIONS LAST no more than one hour (you do have the option to book a session of 2 hours) and you will be shocked how fast this time flies by. During our meeting/consult we will work to identify many things including resources, options and next steps needed for your business and project. I will even create a down-n-dirty To Do List for you based on our meeting so you can be sure to implement new ideas and processes ASAP.
- SCHEDULING Pick Your Brain Consulting needs to occur Monday-Friday and between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 Central. These are via phone consults. If onsite one-on-one time is needed, an upcharge of $25 will be added to the session rate. Appointments for late afternoon or early evening are possible, but need to be clarified with me ahead of time.
- FEE: Each Pick Your Brain one hour long session is an uber affordable $50– a wise investment in your business success. Click the link below to lock in your time and I will then reach out to you to select a date and time to meet. Click the link below to get started.
I look forward to helping you reach your dreams and goals this year!
I look forward to working with you!