Janine Kelbach, RNC-OB, started her nursing career in a community hospital learning the basics of labor and delivery, admitting patients, the normal newborn, and scrubbing into the operating room. She quickly became a breastfeeding resource nurse and certified CPR instructor. In 2007, she took a position in a higher acuity facility in the Cleveland, Ohio area. There she worked postpartum and labor and delivery. She became the assistant manager and educated new nurses, developed educational content, and managed other labor and delivery specifications. From then until now, she has obtained her high-risk OB certification and her BSN.
She started writing for different healthcare blogs and websites in 2012. Janine is currently still writing articles and social media content for publishing companies and various clients.
In 2020, when COVID-19 hit, Janine had to pivot her business model. She had to become a homeschool teacher and had an idea to subcontract some of her work to her other nurse writer friends.
It worked, and it grew quickly into a small agency model, which is where we are today.
Janine enjoys spending time with her husband, two young boys, and their Great Danes, Marvin and Jupiter. She enjoys the beach, outdoors, working out, running, but most of all, she loves being a busy mom.
Janine Kelbach spoke to Loralyn Mears about burn out at the bedside and how pivoting to a career in writing helped her – and the other nurses she’s helped – find balance and happiness in her life.
Janine’s first paid online gig was just $5(!), but that’s all it took for her to realize the massive opportunity that the online world has to offer. This EntrepreNURSE has impacted the lives of so many people – in so many different ways! Find out how she’s built massive success and why she continues to serve as a nurse.
Janine and Adrianne cover the basics of Health Content Writing. What is it? Who does it? Where do we find their work? You may be surprised to hear her answers. Then you may be empowered to try it yourself.
Did you know that you don’t have to scale your freelance business up to a full-time job? Plenty of Freelancers have a goal of scaling their business to be able to replace their day job income, but others are perfectly happy with what they do from 9 to 5. If that’s you, you’ll love this episode with an experienced freelancer and nurse Janine Kelbach, who purposefully keeps her freelance writing biz as a part-time venture simply because she loves her job.
In this episode, Janine talks about what a successful home-based business is. Learn how she helps the beginners or established writers build their freelance writing business (from $o to 5 figures on a very part-time basis in one year).
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