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I’m a work-at-home mom, Christ follower, wife, writer, blogger, and Star Wars fan.

This blog is the mothership for all my various writing projects AND it’s devoted to anyone, primarily mothers, who want to:

  • Get paid to write

  • Monetize a blog

  • Work from home

  • Grow in their faith

  • Find a balance amidst the daily challenges of parenthood, business, and faith

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Here are some samples of the content I create for LauraHarrisWrites.com:

My August Freelance Writing Income Report – $884.90 [And Why I Purposely Reduced My Clients]

By | September 21st, 2017|

Three years ago, I jokingly drafted a blog post called "How to Gain Zero Followers and Earn Nothing as a Blogger in JUST 6 Months!" It was my way of laughing off the reality that [...]

5 Practical Ways to Study Your Writing Craft as a Busy WAHM

By | September 12th, 2017|

The other day, my kids and I watched an interviewer ask the cast of Moana to share their favorite food. When it got to Dwayne Johnson, who does the voice of Maui, he replied, "Do [...]

Who am I?

I am a professional writer with a background in personal finance, a Christ follower, wife, and a mother of two beautiful children. Since this blog is devoted to motherhood, running an at-home business, and faith, I will share a little about why each are so important to me.

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Motherhood
Shortly before my husband and I got married in 2011, we took Financial Peace University and figured out it was probably a good time to get our act together. A year and a half later, we paid off the last of our $22,000 in debt right before our daughter was born. When our son arrived in 2014, I retired from my banking job and became a full-time stay-at-home mom. That was one of the happiest days of my life. What a privilege it has been to stay home with the children. Even with the sleepless nights and dirty dishes, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. By 2015, I was ready to start a career in writing.

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 Launching an At-Home Business
My full journey from hobby blogging to paid professional freelancing can be read here: “How to Become a Paid Freelancer.”

Here is a quick overview:

  • 2015 – Launched my first self-hosted blog about personal finance.

  • Began guest blogging and ghost writing for low paying gigs.

  • Discovered an online writing course called “30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success.” It taught me how to pitch editors, find paying gigs, create social proof, develop a portfolio, and add a “Hire Me” page to my website.

  • 2016 – I’m a staff writer for a number of websites, and I’ve been featured on The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Babble, The Penny Hoarder, LifeHacker, MapQuest, Her View from Home, and many others. Many of these victories are due to the principles learned in the writing course.

  • As 2017 approaches, I plan to publish my first eBook called “The Stay-At-Home Mom Blueprint” about my journey into becoming a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer.

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Faith
I believe that faith is a daily relationship with my Creator God, not just something I do on Sundays. Every aspect of my life – motherhood, business, watching my friend’s kids, scrubbing dishes, marriage – ties in directly with worshipping and honoring Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. That is why I have committed each word that I write to God, imperfect though they are.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:17 NIV

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